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.


Chief Operating Officer
Sarah Innocenzi
[email protected]
Recruiting Manager
Veronika Usmanova
[email protected]



The Development Department is in charge of individual giving, major gifts, and foundation relations.


Acting Executive Director
Sohn Cook
[email protected]

Development Manager
Vicky Martin
[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.


Program Manager
Jesse Morales
[email protected]
Build Day Program Director
Zoe Bottcher
[email protected]
Chapter Liaison Coordinator
Sanjay Jain
[email protected]


Conference & Events

The Conference and Events Department is 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.


Events Director
Alyssa Owens
[email protected]
Conference Manager
Gabby Hall
[email protected]
Event Partnerships Coordinator
Elisa Rivera
[email protected]
Content Coordinator
Maria Plessia
[email protected]


Chapter Relations

The Chapter Relations Department at ESW-HQ is made up of a team of dedicated Chapter Relations Coordinators (CRCs) who act as the main connection 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.


Chapter Relations Director
Sarah Barr Engel
[email protected]
New Chapter Development
Amelia Veitch
[email protected]
CRC: Northeast
Savanna Smith
[email protected]
  • Cornell University
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • University of Buffalo
  • University of Guelph
  • University of Rochester
CRC: Mid-Atlantic
Emma Burke
[email protected]
  • American University
  • Elizabethtown College
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Stevens Institute of Technology
  CRC: Northeast/Midwest
Josh Loveland
[email protected]
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Oakland University
  • Ohio State University
  • Purdue University
  • University of Akron
  • University of Pittsburgh
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
CRC: New England
Sarah Barr Engel
[email protected]
  • Brown University
  • Clarkson University
  • Smith College
  • University of Massachusetts: Lowell
  • University of Rhode Island
CRC: Southeast +
Amelia Veitch
[email protected]
  • Eastern Mennonite University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Miami Dade College
  • University of Arizona
CRC: South-Central +
Molly Patterson
[email protected]
  • Midwestern State University
  • Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University
  • University of Kentucky: Paducah
  • University of Texas: Austin
  • University of Texas: El Paso
  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
Sabeena Sebastian
[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 Member Development

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


Professional Member Development Director
Andrea Oaks
[email protected]
Professional Chapter Development
Mike Vasudevan
[email protected]
Professional Member Development Coordinator
Sebastien Selarque
[email protected]
Professional Member Development Coordinator
Austin Izzo
[email protected]
Professional Recruitment Coordinator
Alessia Carreon
[email protected]


Communications & Technology (CommTech)

The CommTech Department handles everything from tech support to media development. 


CommTech Director
Sophie Hopps-Weber
[email protected]
Public Relations Manager
Gwen Newman
[email protected]
Public Relations & Marketing Director
Egoamaka Egbe
[email protected]
Public Relations Coordinator
Sophia Atwell
[email protected]
Social Media Coordinator
Maria Zhra Ali
[email protected]
Technology Coordinator
Chris Kratzer
[email protected]
Branding Coordinator
Justin Feldis
[email protected]


Board of Directors

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


Board Chair
Kyle Gracey
[email protected]
Human Resources
Rena Chen
[email protected]
Brian Lange Strategic Planning
Brian Lange
[email protected]
Strategic Planning
Alex Julius
[email protected]
Risk Management
Paulo Lopes
[email protected]
Risk Management
Hendrik van Hemmen
[email protected]
Fundraising & Corporate Partnerships
Sébastian Hoyos
[email protected]
Fundraising & Corporate Partnerships
Miguel Fraga
[email protected]