Who We Are

Our WashU EWB chapter partners with communities to improve their quality of life through the implementation of environmentally sustainable, equitable, and economical engineering projects while developing internationally responsible engineers. Throughout the school year, our chapter of undergraduate students meet weekly to research, brainstorm, and collaborate on designs to achieve the partner community’s specific needs. Professional engineers and faculty from WashU and the greater St. Louis area provide mentorship in technical aspects of the projects to ensure that the students’ self-guided development process meets professional guidelines and expectations.

After months of preparation, a group of students from each project makes a trip to the partner community to complete the next phase of the project, be that an in-depth assessment of the viability of the project (through communication with community leaders), the implementation of an engineering design, or the development of a community plan for maintenance and operations moving forward.


PROJECT TEAMS

EXECUTIVE BOARD

Ricky Illindala

President

illindalaritvik@wustl.edu

Ricky is a junior from Kansas City studying biomedical engineering. He is currently serving as president of the WashU EWB chapter, and previously served as public relations chair. In his free time, Ricky enjoys solving puzzles, practicing the guitar, and playing a variety of sports. 

 

 

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Ritu Dave

Vice President

ritudave@wustl.edu

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Naasik Syed

Local Project Lead

naasik.syed@wustl.edu

Naasik is a senior majoring in biomedical engineering from Plano, Texas. As local project lead, he is working with Flance Early Learning Center and Urban Harvest STL to design low-cost, self-regulating hydroponic vegetable gardens. In his spare time, Naasik loves to try new restaurants and watch cooking videos.

 

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Caleb Martonfi

Bulubandi Project Lead

hszumski@wustl.edu

Hogan is a senior Chemical Engineering major from Milwaukee, WI. He manages the Bulubandi project and is working to develop a rainwater cachment system to provide clean drinking water at the Bulubandi primary school. Beyond EWB, he likes to spend as much time outdoors as possible, especially camping and rock climbing. 

Caleb Martonfi

St. Francis Project Lead

c.j.martonfi@wustl.edu

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Connor Douglas 

Treasurer

c.douglas@wustl.edu

Connor is a junior studying computer science and economics. Getting introduced to the club through his involvement in St. Francis his freshman year, he now focuses on the club’s budget, funding, and logistics as treasurer. Outside of EWB, Connor enjoys hiking, playing lacrosse, and snowboarding.

Elizabeth Sklaire

Public Relations Chair

illindalaritvik@wustl.edu

Ricky is a sophomore from Overland Park, Kansas studying Biomedical Engineering and Economics. As the Public Relations Officer, he looks forward to sparking WashU students’ interest in EWB and spread awareness about EWB’s projects and goals through social media platforms. In his free time, Ricky enjoys solving puzzles, practicing the guitar, and playing a variety of sports. 

 


 

Thomas Urey

Secretary

drevetsm@wustl.edu

Marie is a sophomore studying Mechanical Engineering. As St. Francis project lead, she worked with St. Francis Healthcare and the Omoana house on irrigating a farm providing food HIV positive children in rehabilitation. Outside of EWB, Marie loves running, music, and boba tea.

Thomas Urey

Secretary

drevetsm@wustl.edu

Marie is a sophomore studying Mechanical Engineering. As St. Francis project lead, she worked with St. Francis Healthcare and the Omoana house on irrigating a farm providing food HIV positive children in rehabilitation. Outside of EWB, Marie loves running, music, and boba tea.

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