Our Team

Engineers for a Sustainable World is run by a group of dedicated volunteers distributed across the United States. The Leadership Team provides support for our global chapter network and programs. We are supported by our volunteer Board of Directors and Advisory Board.

For ESW Chapters: Please send all inquiries through your regional Chapter Relations Coordinator (CRC).

For General Inquiries: Please send all general inquiries to [email protected].




The Executive Department works across ESW to ensure that our volunteers have strong leadership support, alignment on our goals, and a solid operating foundation.


Executive Director
Thomas Loughlin
[email protected]
Deputy Director, Strategic Planning
Sohn Cook
[email protected]



The HR department manages most of our organization's day-to-day recruitment and hiring.


Veronika Usmanova Recruiting Manager
Veronika Usmanova
[email protected]
Benita Manoharan Recruitment Coordinator
Benita Manoharan
[email protected]



The Development Department is in charge of individual giving, major gifts, and foundation relations. For partnerships with ESW, please contact Thomas for program partnerships.

Executive Director
Thomas Loughlin
[email protected]


Community Projects (formally Programs)

The Programs Department is in charge of running ESW's national and global programming such as Build Day, Project Grants, and the Resilient CommUnity Design Challenge. Please contact [email protected] for more information about our programs. 

The Programs Department is also in charge of developing ESW's largest event (the Biennial Conference), as well as planning regional, digital, and company events. The Biennial Conference brings together some of the brightest minds in sustainability and engineering to explore what it means to build a better world. Each conference is held at a different school within the ESW network to highlight the campus, community, and chapter accomplishments.


Community Projects Director
Ariel Yeh
[email protected]
Events Director
Christina Gartrell
[email protected]
Project Grants Coordinator
Sohn Cook
[email protected]
Program Coordinator
Allyson Schroepfer
[email protected]


Student Membership

The Student Membership Department at ESW-HQ is made up of a team of dedicated Chapter Relations Coordinators (CRCs) who act as the mainline of communication between ESW chapters and ESW-HQ.

They work with chapter leaders and members to do all of the following:

  • Maintain open communication between the chapter and the rest of the ESW network
  • Ensure chapters know about current ESW-HQ initiatives
  • Help chapter leaders with strategic challenges
  • Create useful content for student chapters

CRCs also reach out to new schools in target geographical areas to find faculty and students that may be interested in starting new ESW chapters. CRCs are instrumental in onboarding these new chapters and helping them get off to a successful start.


Sarah Barr Engel Chapter Relations Director
Sarah Barr Engel
[email protected]
Amelia Veitch New Chapter Development
Amelia Veitch
[email protected]
Emma Burke CRC: Northeast
Emma Burke
[email protected]
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • University of Buffalo
  • University of Guelph
  • University of Rochester

CRC: New York
Karlye Wong
[email protected]
  • Renssaler Polytechnical Institute
  • Cornell University
  • Clarkson University
  • Stevens Institute of Technology
CRC: Pennsylvania
Chernelle Zaide
[email protected]
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Elizabethtown College
  • University of Pittsburgh
CRC: Midwest E
Joshua Loveland
[email protected]
  • University of Akron
  • Purdue University
  • Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
  • Oakland University
  • University of Illinois: Chicago
CRC: Midwest W
Carly Cohen
[email protected]
  • University of Wisconsin: Madison
  • Michigan State University
  • Northwestern University
  • University of St. Thomas
  • Iowa State University
CRC: New England
Charlotte Kuhl
[email protected]
  • University of Massachusetts: Lowell
  • University of Rhode Island
  • Brown University
  • American University
CRC: Southern
Kavya Niranjan
[email protected]
  • University of Kentucky: Paducah
  • Eastern Mennonite University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Miami Dade College
CRC: South Central
Molly Patterson
[email protected]
  • Midwestern State University
  • Texas A&M University
  • University of Texas: Austin
  • University of Texas: El Paso
CRC: Northwest
Matt Vu
[email protected]
  • Stanford University
  • University of British Columbia: Vancouver
  • University of California: Berkeley
  • University of California: Merced
  • Seattle University
  • University of Hawai'i: Manoa
CRC: West
Danny O'Brien
[email protected]
  • California Polytechnic Institute: San Luis Obispo
  • California State University: Long Beach
  • Harvey Mudd College
  • University of California: Irvine
  • University of California: San Diego


Professional Membership

The Professional Membership Department helps start new professional chapters and oversees our professional member programming.


Andrea Oaks Professional Membership Director
Andrea Oaks
[email protected]
Austin Izzo Professional Membership Coordinator
Austin Izzo
[email protected]


Marketing & Communications (MarComm)

The MarComm Department handles everything from tech support to social media and outreach. 


Justin Feldis MarComm Director
Justin Feldis
[email protected]
Gwen Newman Public Relations Manager
Gwen Newman
[email protected]
Sophia Atwell Public Relations Coordinator
Sophia Atwell
[email protected]
Maria Zhra Ali Social Media Coordinator
Maria Zhra Ali
[email protected]
Technology Coordinator
Chris Alice Kratzer
[email protected]
Branding Coordinator
Ramsey Gunter
[email protected]
Newsletter Coordinator
Elisabeth Strayer
[email protected]


Board of Directors

The Board of Directors provides oversight and long-term planning for ESW.


Kyle Gracey Board Chair
Kyle Gracey
[email protected]
Brian Lange Strategic Planning
Brian Lange
[email protected]
Alex Julius Strategic Planning
Alex Julius
[email protected]
Hendrik van Hemmen Risk Management
Hendrik van Hemmen
[email protected]
Miguel Fraga Fundraising & Corporate Partnerships
Miguel Fraga
[email protected]
Mark Langley
[email protected]
Board Member
Dr. David Tsetse
[email protected]

Advisory Board

Our advisors provide additional support and expertise.

Rena Chen Human Resources
Rena Chen
[email protected]