Executive Board Members

2016-2017 Executive Board

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Nicole Kennard


Nicole is a fourth-year Materials Science & Engineering major from Acworth, GA who loves backpacking and hiking. Nicole began the Hydroponics/Aquaponics project in Summer of 2014 with nonprofit SEEDS Global. She has also interned in the past with Kimberly Clark and John Deere. At Tech, she is involved in the Concert Band and has previously worked at the Office of Recycling and served as a Research Assistant in the Reynolds Research Group.


Grace Brosofsky

Grace Brosofsky

Vice President

Grace is a third-year from Buford, GA pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering and planning to obtain a second undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering and a graduate degree in environmental law. Her active interest in the environment began in high school when she conducted an experiment on natural herbicide solutions for the Google Science Fair that she later presented at the GLOBAL+5 conference of global governance and has been building upon through the ESW Natural Herbicides Project. She is involved in water treatment research in Dr. Huang’s lab, the SGA Sustainability Committee and Campus Services Committee, Why Should I Believe, and other student organizations. Last summer, she had the chance to apply principles of sustainability as an intern for Green Seal and the Center for Ecological Living and Learning, as well as learn from the ESW-U Energy-Efficient Building course. When not at Tech or working, she loves to spend her time figure skating, playing board games with her family, hiking, playing piano, volunteering, traveling, and blogging about animal welfare.

Grace decided to join ESW because she loves animals, the outdoors (especially the mountains), and mostly everything having to do with the natural world. She appreciates the chance to participate in an organization dedicated to finding practical ways to preserve the things she loves. In addition, Grace also really likes that ESW members can both choose a project group to commit to year-round and participate in service days open to the entire club.

A fun fact about Grace is that she is fairly addicted to the Blue Donkey iced coffee sold at the GT Farmer’s Market. She is also an avid fan of the Winnie the Pooh character Tigger and will never outgrow it.


Noor-ur-Rahman Shaikh

Noor-ur-Rahman Shaikh

Publicity and Recruitment Chair

Noor is a fifth-year from Karachi, Pakistan majoring in Materials Science and Engineering with possibly a minor in Computer Science. He decided to join ESW because he has always been interested in sustainability, specifically related to water consumption and efficient management of water resources. One hobby he has is that he loves playing tennis. A fun fact about Noor is that his favorite color is green.


Jamie Curtis


Jamie is a third-year Materials Science & Engineering major and Industrial Design minor from Redding, CT. She is a member of the hydroponics project and led them to win the Greenovation Prize in March 2015. She interns at Corning, Inc. and is a member of the 2016-2017 American Ceramics Society’s President’s Council of Student Advisors. She loves urban farming and grows basil, lettuce, orchids, and daffodils in her room. Last summer, she visited Iceland with the GREEN Program to study sustainability and renewable energy. She is a cat lover, a member of the Honors Program, and Vice President for her sorority, Alpha Omega Epsilon. After graduating, she hopes to work in product development.

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Raymond Chester

Project Manager

Raymond is a second-year Nuclear and Radiological Engineering major. He joined the Engineers for a Sustainable World to push the ideas and aspirations the club envisions. The production of energy can benefit mankind but can harm other environmental benefactors by depleting their resources. The club desires to present a mentality for producing energy with a less harmful and more efficient method. The focus of my major is to contribute to sustainable sources of energy with the use of nuclear power. To discover cleaner and more efficient energy sources is a personal goal that aligns with the goals of ESW. With the teamwork of ESW, we can spread the awareness of the necessity for sustainable energy to benefit mankind without harming the environment. Raymond enjoys writing poetry, playing chess, and playing basketball.


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Heyinn Rho

Project Manager

Coming from San Jose,CA, Heyinn has been living close to the bay. She’s a third-year Materials Science & Engineering major. She enjoys listening to people whose willingness to convert their environmental consciousness into action implementable on campus. She appreciates open concern and feedback that could become her future references. She’s also a project leader for Environmental Protection Agency’s Campus Rainworks Challenge for ESW.



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Amelia Chambless


Amelia is a second-year Computer Science major from Atlanta. She joined ESW to pursue her passion for sustainability through her computer science knowledge. Her personal interests include playing the piano and aerial silk dancing.



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