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.


Sarah Innocenzi Chief Operating Officer
Sarah Innocenzi
[email protected]

Executive Director
Thomas Loughlin
[email protected]


Finance and HR

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


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

HR Manager
Ashley O'Roark



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


Sohn Cook Deputy Director
Sohn Cook
[email protected]



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.


Jesse Morales

Program Manager
Jesse Morales
[email protected]

Sebastien Selarque

Program Coordinator
Sebastien Selarque
[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 main line 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]
Savanna Smith CRC: Northeast
Savanna Smith
[email protected]
  • Cornell University
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • University of Buffalo
  • University of Guelph
  • University of Rochester
Emma Burke CRC: Mid-Atlantic
Emma Burke
[email protected]
  • American University
  • Elizabethtown College
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Stevens Institute of Technology
 Josh Loveland CRC: Northeast/Midwest
Josh Loveland
[email protected]
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Oakland University
  • Ohio State University
  • Purdue University
  • University of Akron
  • University of Pittsburgh
Carly Cohen CRC: Midwest
Carly Cohen
[email protected]
  • Michigan State University
  • Northwestern University
  • Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
  • University of Illinois: Chicago
  • University of St. Thomas
  • University of Wisconsin: Madison
Charlotte Kuhl CRC: New England
Charlotte Kuhl
[email protected]
  • Brown University
  • Clarkson University
  • Smith College
  • University of Massachusetts: Lowell
  • University of Rhode Island
Kavya Niranjan CRC: Southeast +
Kavya Niranjan
[email protected]
  • Eastern Mennonite University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Miami Dade College
  • University of Arizona
  • Iowa State University
CRC: South-Central +
Molly Patterson
[email protected]
  • Midwestern State University
  • Texas A&M University
  • University of Kentucky: Paducah
  • University of Texas: Austin
  • University of Texas: El Paso
 Matthew Vu CRC: West
Matthew Vu
[email protected]
  • California State University: Los Angeles
  • Seattle University
  • Stanford University
  • University of British Columbia: Vancouver
  • University of California: Berkeley
  • University of California: Merced
CRC: West
Daniel 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
  • University of Hawai'i: Mānoa


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]
Mike Vasudevan Professional Recruitment Manager
Mike Vasudevan
[email protected]
Austin Izzo Professional Membership Coordinator
Austin Izzo
[email protected]
Alessia Carreon Professional Recruitment Coordinator
Alessia Carreon
[email protected]


Marketing & Communications (MarComm)

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


Sophie Hopps-Weber MarComm Director
Sophie Hopps-Weber
[email protected]
Gwen Newman Public Relations Manager
Gwen Newman
[email protected]
Sophia Atwell Public Relations Coordinator
Sophia Atwell
[email protected]
Stephanie Toft Social Media Manager
Stephanie Toft
[email protected]
Maria Zhra Ali Social Media Coordinator
Maria Zhra Ali
[email protected]
Technology Coordinator
Chris Alice Kratzer
[email protected]
Justin Feldis Branding Manager
Justin Feldis
[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]
Rena Chen Human Resources
Rena Chen
[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]
Sébastian Hoyos Fundraising & Corporate Partnerships
Sébastian Hoyos
[email protected]
Miguel Fraga Fundraising & Corporate Partnerships
Miguel Fraga
[email protected]