Chris was born and raised in New Jersey, moving to Terre Haute, Indiana to study at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. At the beginning of freshman year in 2012, Chris joined the newly formed SASE chapter at his school. Over the course of his time in university, he held several roles, including Public Relations Chair and Vice President. During the end of his junior in 2015, Chris began to volunteer with SASE National in the Human Resources Committee as a Recruiter. After graduating in 2016 with two degrees, Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering, Chris moved to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to continue to grow as a Systems Engineer at Rockwell Collins. After three years of work, he returned to school to attend the Leaders for Global Operations program at MIT, earning both an MBA and SM in EECS. Since graduating undergrad, he has taken the role of HR Recruitment Manager and still holds this title as well as has served as Midwest Regional Coordinator for two years. He has taken the position of Midwest Regional Manager. Outside of SASE, Chris loves hiking and kayaking, traveling to exotic countries, collecting retro video games, playing volleyball, and playing one of his twelve (maybe more) instruments. He also serves as Social Media Co-Director for the Eastern Iowa AsianFest 2019.
Randy was born and raised in Southern California, and moved to the Midwest to study Chemical Engineering at Purdue University. Since graduating, Randy has been based out of Wisconsin as a Maintenance Engineer with Hormel Foods. He began his SASE adventure as a collegiate chapter board member as a sophomore in Fall 2012, holding roles as the Treasurer, Professional Liaison, and President. He has served as a National Volunteer for the Midwest region for the past three years, and composed one-half of the #MidwestBromance for the past six. Randy served as a Regional Coordinator for two years, and will serve this year as the Program Coordinator for the Midwest Region, focusing on the success of the Midwest Regional Conference and other regional initiatives. Randy loves to travel, to try new foods, and meet new people. He'll always prefer to dine "family-style", and LOVES Taiwanese food! Randy enjoys dabbling in photography, ambitiously cooking dishes outside his ability, playing Nintendo and PC games, and singing in the car, shower, and karaoke bar.
Han Yong was born in Seoul, South Korea, but grew up in St. Paul, Minnesota. He stayed close to home during undergrad and majored in mathematics with a specialization in genomics at the University of Minnesota. There, he actively participated in the University of Minnesota SASE chapter as Treasurer and President during his junior and senior years, respectively. Since graduating, he has taught English at a high school in South Korea under a Fulbright Grant and is currently a Post-Bachelor Fellow at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation in Seattle, Washington. Han Yong is very excited to continue his role as Regional Coordinator. He hopes to guide chapters towards further success and assist chapter leaders to get the most out of their experience with SASE. His hobbies include running marathons, cross country-skiing, and Korean traditional drumming. To this day he still takes much pride in his high school mascot, the Fighting Calculators.
Jackie graduated from THE Ohio State University with a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering. He is currently working for Rockwell Automation as a Field Service Engineer. He began his SASE journey at Ohio State starting as the treasurer and concluding as the vice president. He has served as a National Conference Volunteer for two years on the programming committee. Outside of SASE, Jackie enjoys outdoor activities, watching anime, playing video games, cooking/eating food.
Jody grew up in Jakarta, Indonesia before moving to the Midwest to study Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University. He is currently on his way to completing his final year at Purdue! He first joined SASE as a freshman as a member before slowly rising through the ranks and becoming SASE Purdue's Co-President in 2018. He now extends his contribution to SASE by becoming a Regional Coordinator for the SASE Midwest Region. Outside of his organizational involvement, school, and work; Jody loves to spend his time trying new recipes from various cuisines, learning new songs on the guitar and has (recently) began writing again! Always excited to try new things, he is incredibly grateful to have the opportunity to help SASE grow as an organization and give back to the community that has defined his college life.
Vaishnavi is finishing her last year of her bachelors in Electrical Engineering at University of Illinois at Chicago. Most people call her by her nickname, Vaish. Vaish has held different positions for the UIC SASE chapter. Previously, she was the Public Relations Officer and Program Coordinator. The following year, she was the President and was also on the team for the 2018 Midwest Regional Conference. As a Regional coordinator, Vaish Is excited to help collegiate chapters grow and reach their full potential. Outside of SASE, Vaish is also a member of The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronauts (AIAA). In her free time, she enjoys going on adventures around the city, taking pictures, and trying new food.
Kerianne graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a B.S. in Neuroscience and minors in French and Chemistry. She has a background in clinical research with HELP (Hospital Elder Life Program), a quality improvement program at West Penn Hospital designed to prevent delirium in patients age 70+. She is currently based out of the Philadelphia area where she is pursuing a career in primary care. She is passionate about healthcare accessibility and helping underserved communities.
At the chapter level she has served Pitt SASE for three years, her final term serving as President. Nationally she has volunteered with National Conference Committee, HR Volunteer Management, and is now returning for her third year with the Northeast Regional Team. Reflecting upon her SASE journey, Kerianne believes that the best part about entering her sixth year with SASE is seeing the individual growth of those around her and the realization that she personally has come so far.
Parth Patel recently graduated from Stevens Institute of Technology with a Master of Engineering and Bachelor of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering. Previously, he served his chapter as Membership Chair, which focused on creating a community and family environment for members. The year following, he served as President and hosted the 2018 NE Regional Conference. As a Regional Coordinator, Parth is excited to continue to push the SASE mission, provide guidance to diverse chapters, but also cross paths with driven and passionate people. Outside of SASE, Parth enjoys traveling, volunteering, attending art galleries, drawing, designing and being unnecessarily extra!
Jose graduated from the University at Buffalo with a degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2018. He is one of the co-founders of the SASE chapter at his school and has held a distinct position every year throughout his three-year involvement. He began as his chapter’s Marketing Director moving on to Vice President of Internal Affairs and then President during his final year. As a Regional Coordinator Jose hopes help chapters become better connected so that they can help each other grow. Outside of SASE, he enjoys going on long hikes and bicycle rides.
Aaron is a senior at Worcester Polytechnic Institute pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. He is currently a Mechanical Design Intern at PBS Engineers in Glendora, California. He has been a member of SASE since his freshman year and has served as Events Coordinator and President of his chapter during his time in the organization. One of his future goals after graduation is to join the Peace Corps and volunteer as an English language or Mathematics educator. In his free time, he enjoys brunching at local cafés, walking around Laguna Beach, and enjoying cups of Sea Cream Black Coffee at 7 Leaves Café in Irvine, California.
Jennifer graduated from the State University of New York - Binghamton University with a BS in Electrical Engineering in 2019. She will continue her education at Binghamton for her Masters in Systems Engineering. During her Undergrad, she served on SASE Bing’s executive board for 4 years from Transitional (intern) to President. At the 2018 National Conference, Jen was awarded the Collegiate Star Award. As RC, she looks forward to spreading the #SASEfam love and leadership.
Professionally, Jen held internships in Ohio working for General Electric Aviation and D.C. working for Booz Allen Hamilton. She loves to travel but NYC will always be her favorite place (Brooklyn born and raised!). Her favorite food is ramen and falafel – but not together. One of Jen’s lifelong goals is to learn how to surf and be one with the water.
Nha is a senior at the University of New Hampshire working toward a bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering and minor in Mechanical Engineering. SASE has been family for Nha since her freshman year, and she joined the eboard in her sophomore as a Business Manager. She was elected as the President in her junior year at the UNH chapter. As a Regional Coordinator, Nha hopes to give back the support that she has received from SASE. In addition, Nha hopes to bring "the home" feeling to the community. Outside of school, Nha loves to talk with people and try out new Asian cuisine.
Rushna recently graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering and will be working at Accenture in the fall. She has been a member of SASE since her freshman year and started off as a Marketing Chair committee member. From there, she held the positions of Secretary, Vice-President, and President at Rutgers University, and has seen the chapter grow over the past few years. As Regional Coordinator, Rushna is excited to bring her passion for SASE to help chapters and leaders grow and achieve their goals. In her free time, Rushna enjoys traveling, watching movies, eating food, and binging Netflix.
Janice Fung is a current senior at Rochester Institute of Technology studying Biomedical Sciences. Aside from her studies, she is active in conducting research in prostate cancer, using biomarkers for early prognosis. Janice has been involved with SASE since her freshman year as a Freshman Representative to serving as her chapter's former President. She plans to work along with her fellow volunteers to inspire other SASE members and providing a platform for personal and professional growth.
Jon is a senior Software Engineering major from Clarkson University. Jon's early college life was developed through SASE as he became a Committee Chair at his chapter as a freshman and then transitioned into President the following year. Much of his reasoning for wanting to be a leader at his chapter came from attending National Conference his very first semester at college, which translated to early motivation to help improve SASE any way he could. Jon is currently a SASEXpress National Volunteer and hopes to continue helping SASE grow this upcoming year. In his free time, Jon can be found "grinding low elo" in League of Legends and watching videos on tech he can't afford.
Tina Ta recently graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering and minors in Computer Engineering and Classical Civilizations, and will be continuing her Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering in the fall. She has been involved in SASE since her freshman year holding a position as Freshman Representative. Since then, she has held the position as Health and Wellness Chair and Vice President, as well as worked on the Logistics Committee for National Conference. As Regional Coordinator, Tina is excited to continue to push forth SASE's mission, and hopes to provide guidance to chapters and help individuals achieve personal growth. Outside of SASE, Tina enjoys traveling, hiking, wearing flannels, and eating.
Derek is a rising senior studying electrical engineering at SUNY Binghamton. He has been involved with SASE for 3 years and has taken the roles of a Transitional (intern), Professional Chair, and President. As a Regional Coordinator, Derek hopes to inspire others to reach new heights and bring people closer together. He is currently working at P&G Gillette for his summer internship that he got through SASE National Conference 2017. Outside of SASE, he is currently working on several business projects, listens to podcasts and reads books like an old man, loves to dance (private/public lessons to be held at all conferences), and is excited about everything there is to life.
Aimee has held several leadership positions since joining SASE in 2012, including roles in her school’s chapter and as a National SASE volunteer. In 2016 she joined the South Region Team as a Regional Coordinator. Aimee became involved with SASE as a volunteer for the first Southeast Regional Conference. During her time with the Georgia Tech Chapter, she held the positions of President, External Vice President, and Internal Vice President. Aimee was the South Regional Student Liaison for the 2014-2015 InnoService Competition. She was also selected as one of the 2015 SASE Role Models.
Aimee earned a B.S. degree in Business Administration from Georgia Tech in 2015. She concentrated in Information Technology and earned a Minor in Korean. Aimee is a member of General Electric’s Information Technology Leadership Program. She has one cat and one bunny.
Kevin Koruthu is a Senior studying Chemical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. He was born in Houston, Texas and moved to Austin for college. He has been part of SASE since 2016, and has been part of the SASE IM Volleyball team and SASE Dance team. Kevin was the Conference Chair and MC for the 2019 SCRC. He will be starting as a new Program Coordinator this year and is excited to join the Regional team!
Outside of SASE, Kevin likes to play volleyball with various teams he is on, cooking completely from scratch, learning new dance routines, and building things with his own hands. He aims to accomplish competing in at least 2 5Ks and dance competitions.
Tu Huynh is senior in undergrad at the University of Houston and is pursuing a degree in Computer Engineering Technology. His experiences include two undergrad research for the University of Houston College of Architecture and the College of Technology and an internship at Schneider Electric. Tu was in the officer position of Outreach at the University of Houston SASE chapter with projects in establishing SASE Jr. for two of Houston school district and has helped in hosting the 2018 SCRC.
Alison is a senior at the University of Houston, pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering. Throughout college, she has been a mentor and the treasurer of her university’s SASE chapter. Alison loves meeting new people and is looking forward to staying involved with SASE as a Regional Coordinator. Outside of school, she is a freelance photographer who loves photographing portraits, families, weddings, and events. She also enjoys traveling and playing tennis!
Emilio is currently in senior standing at the University of Houston pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering. Starting as an apprentice in his freshman year, Emilio became active in the SASE-UH chapter and has accomplished various goals such as creating the Social Director position, becoming Chapter President, and hosting a Regional Conference for the South Central region. Emilio faced many hardships and challenges through his undergraduate career and the SASE family has always been there to support him through tough times. He encourages new and old members to continue being involved and support one another!
In his spare time, Emilio likes tending to his houseplants, singing while playing guitar, and using any time left to spend with family and loved ones. Next time you run into him, be sure to ask him about his nano aquarium shrimp, most recent hip-hop/rap acoustic cover, or favorite restaurants in the Houston area!
One thing I have started working on and would like to master is one of Mnemonic techniques to improve my memory! Currently I have tried out the Method of Loci but have moved on to the Peg System - wish me luck!
Jennifer is currently a senior at the University of South Florida pursuing a degree in Computer Science. She was a Co-Founder of her school’s revival SASE chapter and has held several leadership positions within the organization since 2015. Jennifer also directed the 2018 Southeast Regional Conference in which her chapter was selected to host for the first time. SASE gave Jennifer the opportunity and resources to join a community and environment that supported her growth and development and she hopes to maintain and promote the values of SASE so other individuals can achieve their full potential.
Outside of SASE, Jennifer enjoys spending quality time with her dog, Toast, and spends a lot of time at her local boba tea shops while looking at memes. She also paints, watches documentaries specifically about reptiles, and can eat an entire apple pie in one sitting.
Kelly Mak was born in Toronto, was raised in New York, and graduated from Virginia Tech in 2019 with a B.S. in Computer Engineering. She is working for Textron Systems as a Software Engineer in Baltimore, MD. She has served the Virginia Tech chapter as President for 2 terms and Service Task Force Executive. Over the last year, she has served on the SASE Giving committee as a volunteer. SASE has helped her develop personally and professionally, and she hopes as Regional Coordinator she can support others through SASE.
Outside of SASE, she enjoys binge watching TV and ruining her diet by baking cookies. One thing Kelly aims to accomplish this year is to learn to play the ukulele.
Daniel Zhu works in Seattle as a Software Development Engineer at Amazon in Alexa Voice Services. He first joined SASE in 2014 during his freshman year at the University of Washington. At UW, he worked with EcoCar3, designed The Poomba, and graduated with a BS of Electrical Engineering in the class of 2017. After that, Daniel served as a West Regional Coordinator for 1 year before moving on towards Regional Manager. Outside of Amazon and SASE, Daniel is a Board Member of an education program in the Bay Area: ASDRP, a low-cost summer research program for high school students. His interests include tech, running, basketball (MVP JaVale McGee), and frugality (i.e. looking at shoes but never buying them).
“All is well” — 3 Idiots
Shreyas was a part of SASE UCSB since Fall 2015, and during his time there served as the External VP, President, and co-directed the 2018 WRC. He is originally from the Bay Area, but after graduating UCSB in June 2018, moved to Seattle and started working at Microsoft. In his free time, he enjoys Bouldering and going to Pokemon Tournaments.
Christopher graduated from the University of Washington with a BS in Computer Science in 2016 and a MS in Computer Science and Engineering in 2017. While at the University of Washington, he served on SASE UW’s executive board for five school years as a General Officer, Member Relations Coordinator, Vice President, Senior Advisor, and President. After graduation, Chris became an RC and is now in his 7th year with SASE. Outside of SASE, he was also a Teaching Assistant and Research Assistant with the CS department, and spent time mentoring many underclassmen. Christopher grew up in Asia, spending his childhood in Hong Kong, Taipei, and Shanghai before eventually coming to the United States for college. He currently works at Google as a Software Engineer in the Bay Area.
“People say nothing is impossible, but I doing nothing everyday” — Winnie the Pooh
Tiffany Lee is currently completing her final year at the University of California, Santa Cruz while pursuing a BS in computer science. From starting off as an intern, to treasurer, to serving the UCSC SASE chapter as President in 2017-2018, she has been involved with SASE ever since the beginning of her college experience. Her hobbies include listening and finding new music, supporting nonprofits and the community, and discovering new things to learn. She is excited to be joining the West Regional Team and is looking forward to helping SASE and its chapters grow.
"Because people don't have wings...we look for ways to fly."
Soham Saha is a recent graduate from the University of California at Santa Cruz and is a Implementation Specialist at Accenture. Soham has been a part of SASE since late 2015 where he was inspired to join by attending West Regional Conference. He has served as a the Corporate Relations officer and the Engineering Vice President in the Santa Cruz chapter. In his spare time he likes to exercise, eat interesting new foods, traveling, and playing the occasional video game.
"Why so serious?" — The Dark Knight, 2008
Stephen graduated from Villanova University with a B.S in Computer Engineering, minor in computer science, and a concentration in cybersecurity. He is the co-founder of the Villanova chapter and served as the president. He is currently in a rotational program at Northrop Grumman as a cybersecurity/cloud engineer in southern California and hopes to improve his technical expertise as a growing leader. Things he enjoys doing include supporting the Villanova Wildcats, watching the NBA, traveling, snowboarding, volleyball, and just hanging out with friends.
Christopher is a senior at UC San Diego studying environmental engineering with a minor in design. He joined SASE at UC San Diego during his first year as the Social Chair Intern. From there he served as the Community Service and Outreach Officer, as well as the External Vice President and will be one of the Senior Advisors for this upcoming school year. As an incoming Regional Coordinator, he is excited to help foster growth and community among the chapters and continue to help students utilize the various resources and connections SASE can offer. Outside of SASE, he likes spending time with friends at the beach, swimming, and going to coffee shops to do homework so he feels more productive than he actually is.
Ashwin Malik works as Lead Developer for enterprise asset management startup Multiply Technology in Indianapolis, having graduated from Purdue University with a BS in Aerospace Engineering. At Purdue, he was active in both the Malaysian Students Association (PUMSA) and the SASE Purdue chapter. Ashwin joined SASE at the national level as the Midwest Regional Marketing Representative (RMR) in 2015 and also served as the Workshops & Panels Coordinator for the 2017 National Conference. Today, he is the manager for the Giving program at SASE. When not showing off his cat (Winston) on SASE video calls, Ashwin can usually be found with a book or a video game.
Keith Mui received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences from Drexel University in the Winter of 2014. His experience working in healthcare, medical device, and pharmaceutical industries has developed his analytical mindset and a background in project management. Most recently his involvements for the past two years has taken him deep into community organizing for local non-profits making an impact on the local, state, and national AAPI community. With more than 10 years of community experience Keith has been involved in various community based organizations, startups, and professional groups. Keith has been involved with SASE since 2013 starting as a founding Vice President of his chapter, working on the National Conference team from 2013-2015, and serving in Human Resources from 2014 to present day as the current committee chair.
Wilson obtained a bachelor's degree and master's degree in materials science and engineering from the University of Arizona and Arizona State University respectively. He is currently pursuing a PhD in materials science and engineering at ASU while conducting research in collaboration with Intel Corporation. In early 2014, Wilson founded the University of Arizona SASE chapter and served as its first president. He later served as a regional coordinator in the west region for two years before joining the SASE core team as the new leadership committee chair. Wilson plans to promote a stronger sense of collaboration between the various SASE committees and create leadership development programs that will be beneficial to the professional and personal growth of all SASE members. In his free time, Wilson enjoys watching anime, playing board games, cooking, training for endurance sporting events, and spending time with friends.
Alex Chen graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering in 2016. He has been involved with SASE since his freshman year in college and was the CMU SASE President in 2016. Along with becoming one of the Northeast Regional Marketing Representatives, Alex has volunteered for SASE National Conference on the Logistics Committee. Outside of SASE, Alex’s passions include sustainability, cooking, and listening to podcasts. He now works as a Project Engineer in construction.
Tiger graduated from Purdue University with a B.S. in Computer Engineering. He first joined SASE in 2013 as a general member and has taken on the positions of Marketing Chair, President, and Senior Advisor for his chapter. Since graduating, he continued his involvement nationally as a Midwest Regional Marketing Representative (RMR) for 2 years and currently serves as the RMR Manager. In addition, Tiger has deep involvement with SASE Branding, SASE IT, and the SASE Webstore.
Tiger currently works at Northrop Grumman as an Associate Cyber Software Engineer and during his free time enjoys drawing, watching anime, and keeping freshwater fish.
Angel is a student at The Ohio State University working towards a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering. She first joined SASE in 2017 as a general member and volunteered to assist the marketing team for SASE-OSU's Professional Development Conference. Since then, she has served as the chapter's Public Relations Chair and 2019 SASE Midwest Regional Conference Marketing Chair. While Angel is taking her fourth year off for a co-op opportunity with G.E. Aviation, she will continue to be involved as SASE-OSU's External Vice President, a Midwest Regional Marketing Representative (RMR), and a volunteer on the marketing team for the 2019 SASE National Conference.
During her free time, Angel enjoys drawing, binge-watching crime shows and HGTV, and eating carbs.
Jason Zheng graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering. While at Ohio State, his journey with SASE-OSU started his freshman year as a mentee and concluding as Chapter President three years later. He also played an instrumental role in hosting the 2017 SASE Midwest Regional Conference, 1st Annual SASE-OSU Professional Development Conference, and the 2019 SASE Midwest Regional Conference where he served as the Director of Programming, Conference Chair, and Conference Advisor respectively.
Jason is currently based in Kansas City, Missouri working as a Systems Engineer at Cerner Corporation. His interest includes tech, travel, food, and collecting books that he doesn’t read.
Cassandra graduated from Drexel University with a BS/MS in Biomedical Engineering. She first joined SASE in 2014 as a general member at her chapter. She then became the Event Coordinator for 2 years, then External Vice President, then President. She, along with her chapter, also hosted SASE Northeast Regional Conference in Philadelphia in 2017. Graduating this year, she will be working full-time at Comcast as a Real-time Data Streaming Engineer. In her free time, she enjoys making videos, cooking, exploring new restaurants, and trying new skincare products.
Michelle is currently pursuing a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering at Binghamton University. She has been involved in SASE since her freshman year in 2017 as a general body member. Previously, Michelle has taken on the roles of Transitional and Marketing Chair. She is now proud to be representing the Binghamton Chapter as Vice President as well as representing the Northeast Region as Regional Marketing Representative in the upcoming 2019-2020 school year. Michelle is currently interning at Procter & Gamble for the summer in Products Research. She enjoys playing volleyball, baking, and eating brunch during her days off from school and work.
Aaron studies Chemical Engineering at the University of Florida. He is an active member with SASE UF and served as the Multimedia Chair in the 2018-2019 academic year. He will continue his involvement as a Regional Marketing Representative (RMR) for the South chapter. He is currently interning for Baker Hughes, a GE company in Houston. When not creating content through photography or videography, he likes to play video games.
Sally recently graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering. During her time at OU, she was Vice-President Internal and President of the SASE chapter. With her third year being involved in SASE, she is returning as a Regional Marketing Representative for the South Region. She just relocated from Oklahoma to the Tampa Bay Area where she will be working for Raytheon as an engineer. Outside of SASE and work, her hobbies include music, hiking, photography, and traveling.
Amberly is studying Computing and Visual Arts at UCSD and going onto her fifth year. She first joined SASE in 2015 as a Publicity Intern, then took on the roles of Publicity Chair, Advisor, and President. She is currently a UI/UX design intern at Genentech for the summer and enjoys jamming with friends on different musical instruments, playing basketball and designing motion graphics.
Henry is a junior pursuing a BS in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing and a Minor in Media Arts at Fresno State. He’s a member of the Smittcamp Family Honors College, a select honors program that emphasizes leadership and scholarly excellence. He joined SASE in 2017 and was elected as Historian the following year. At Fresno State, Henry works as an Intern Business Analyst for their Digital Transformation department. If he’s not working, he’s probably procrastinating by online shopping, watching food videos, or tending to his succulent collection.
Erica Chang recently graduated from Texas A&M University with an Industrial Engineering and Biomedical Science Degree, and she is currently working at FUSED Industries. She began her journey after being introduced to SASE by her mentor, Tien Duong. She was involved at the Texas A&M University chapter as Secretary, Co-Marketing Committee Lead, and Vice President. She later on joined the National SASE fam after meeting new people and being inspired by their stories. She is currently the SASE National Conference Chair and SASEXpress Newsletter Coordinator. In her spare time, she loves to travel, watch movies, and spend time with her friends.
Ryan is a recent graduate from Clarkson University with a degree in software engineering. He is currently based out in the Dallas-Forth Worth Area and is currently working for a startup, Peoplemaven. On his free time, he works on his podcast, Chasers, and is focused on growing SASE Professional! Besides keeping up with the latest technology trends, Ryan enjoys watching sports, dabbling in design, and always experimenting with new recipes!
Katerina spent most of her childhood years in Lakeville, Minnesota. She left for a year to study abroad in Beijing, China after graduating high school and then returned to Minnesota to earn a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in Management at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. At the University of Minnesota, she started her SASE journey as the Logistics Coordinator and then Events Coordinator at her local chapter, before starting to volunteer with National Conference in the Logistics Committee. This year, she is excited to work with a growing National Conference team as Assistant Conference Chair to enhance the volunteer experience and help facilitate a well-run Conference weekend. Katerina is currently working as a first shift supervisor at Cargill's Egg Further Processing Plant in Monticello, Minnesota. In her free time, Katerina volunteers with a local language development program, learns new languages and tries new restaurants in the Twin Cities. She also enjoys playing the piano and eating at food trucks.
Janet Blancett is a thirty plus year veteran of the petroleum industry. She currently serves as an advisor to SASEPro. She was past chair of the National Conference for the SASE for a number of years, additionally serves on the board directors for the Houston Forensic Science Center, and has chaired and hosted the Young Women Energized career event for the Women's Energy Network. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Oklahoma and is a registered Professional Engineer in Oklahoma.
Crescent works as an engineer for Naval supplier Newport News Shipbuilding a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries located in coastal Virginia. Originally from the Adirondack region of upstate NY, Crescent graduated with his bachelors in Chemistry from Clarkson University followed by a Masters in Materials Science & Engineering from The University of Virginia (UVA). Throughout his career he has been active in SASE at the chapter, regional, and national levels. Most recently he had served on the Marketing committee before taking the lead with his fellow Co-Chair Ryan to helm SASEpro. He is excited to see where the new Professional frontier can take SASE in the coming years. Crescent is an avid car enthusiast, photographer, and traveler.