Randy was born and raised in Southern California, and moved to the Midwest to study Chemical Engineering at Purdue University. He began his SASE adventure as a collegiate chapter board member as a sophomore in Fall 2012, holding board positions through his senior year. He has served as a National Volunteer for the Midwest region for the past four years, and composed one-half of the #MidwestBromance for the past eight. Randy served as a Regional Coordinator, Program Coordinator, and now as the Regional Manager for the Midwest Region, focusing on the success of the Midwest Region 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.
Jason was born and raised around the NYC area and moved to the Midwest to study Chemical Engineering at THE Ohio State University. While at Ohio State, his journey with SASE-OSU started his freshman year as a mentee and concluding as Chapter President three years later. Now Jason is the Program Coordinator for the Midwest Region. He is currently based in Kansas City working as a Systems Engineer at Cerner Corporation. His interest includes tech, travel, food, and collecting books that he doesn’t read.
Jane just graduated from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities this spring with a degree in Chemical Engineering. She has been involved with her SASE chapter since sophomore year as a general member and proceeded to become the Events Coordinator her junior year, and then President in her senior year. Now she is a Regional Coordinator for the Midwest Region. She will be starting a job in Houston in the fall as an optimization engineer for ExxonMobil. Now that she’s out of school and has time, she likes to pet dogs, hike in the summer, and snowboard in the winter.
Tiffany grew up in a Chicago suburb and then graduated from University of Minnesota in 2019 with a degree in chemical engineering. She now works as a technology consultant for Mu Sigma and was in India for about 7 months for work training. During this time, Tiffany was SASEHack lead and is now returning this year as regional coordinator. She loves to crochet and knit and has recently been making amigurumi and sweaters. Tiffany’s on the lookout for friends to join her in crocheting and knitting so please hit her up if that’s something you’re also interested in!
Ummiya recently graduated from the University of Dayton (UD) with a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering. Currently, she is working at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base while also completing her MBA. If five years of schooling weren’t enough, here’s to one more! Ummiya has been a part of SASE since her sophomore year and has held various positions including Vice President and President her senior year at UD. She now continues to support fellow SASE collegiate chapters as a Regional Coordinator and hopes to guide them and act as a mentor through their SASE adventures. In her free time, Ummiya enjoys cooking / baking, watching murder mysteries, going on ice cream dates with friends, and searching for sustainable alternatives to tube toothpaste (of many other things).
Vaishnavi was born in India but grew up in Illinois. She is a recent graduate from University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) with a bachelors in Electrical Engineering. 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 and President her senior year. As a Regional coordinator, Vaish Is excited to help collegiate chapters grow and reach their full potential. In her free time, she enjoys going on adventures around the city, taking pictures, and trying new 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 semester 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 writing novels that will probably never get published. 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.
Kathlyn is a senior at the Ohio State University studying Biology. She first joined the SASE-OSU chapter in 2016 and took the leadership role as Director of Marketing and Public Relations in 2019. She continues her involvement with SASE as the Midwest Regional Marketing Representative. During her free time, Kathlyn enjoys working out, cooking, and traveling.
Shreyas is a Mechanical Engineering Senior at Kettering University. He co-founded SASE @ Kettering in January 2020 and took up the role of Vice President of his Chapter. This is his first term as a Regional Marketing Representative and he is enthusiastic about applying his creativity to bring chapters closer together. In addition, Shreyas is responsible for creating social media posts for his fraternity and helps his SASE Chapter’s and Kettering Combat Robotics club’s marketing and branding team. During his freetime, Shreyas likes playing basketball, cooking and travelling. He has lived in 4 countries, visited 21 and aims to visit a new one every year.
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 holding a distinct board position every year throughout his three-year involvement. He is currently based in the Boston area working as a manufacturing engineer for GE Aviation. As the Northeast Regional Manager, Jose hopes to foster a welcoming community within his team and expand that mindset to reach all chapters within the region. Outside of SASE, he enjoys going on long hikes and bicycle rides.
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.
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.
Meghna is from Central New Jersey and graduated from Northeastern University in Boston in 2019 with a B.S. in Biology. She started her involvement with SASE during her sophomore year. The following year, Meghna held the eboard positions of Public Relations Officer and Treasurer, and became Co-Vice President of the chapter her senior year. She has since been working at CRISPR Therapeutics in Cambridge, MA as a Research Associate in immuno-oncology. Post-graduation, Meghna has been involved in the SASE Professional Boston chapter and is looking forward to being a Northeast Regional Coordinator this year. In her free time, Meghna enjoys dragging her friends on walks, baking, and then walking some more.
Adam recently graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering Technology. He served as the Programs Chair and Chapter President during his time in his chapter’s board. Adam has held co-ops at Cannistraro in Boston, Massachusetts, Passero Associates in Rochester, New York and Langan Engineering and Environmental Services in New York City. He is currently working as a Transportation Engineer with Langan Engineering and will be pursuing a Master of Engineering in Transportation Engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology. Adam loves to travel and swim in open water. He hopes to work closely with his collegiate chapters and in SASE Jr. to foster the next generation of Asian American leaders. “If you can dream it, you can build it!” -Brooklyn Technical High School Architecture
Chahna Patel grew up in Piscataway, New Jersey and attended Rutgers University which is right in her hometown. During her time at Rutgers she was an active member of SASE from her freshman to senior year, holding the positions of Freshman Ambassador, Secretary, Internal Vice President and President. She graduated in 2020 with a B.S degree in Biomedical Engineering, and since her graduation she has been working as a Technology Associate at Guardian Life. Chahna is excited to be a Northeast Regional Coordinator, and is looking forward to hearing about each member’s SASE Journey. She wants to use these stories to inspire Asian American STEM professionals and showcase the true spirit of SASE. In her free time, she likes to listen to music, learn about other cultures, and watch documentaries. Her favourite cuisine is Mexican Food!
Sonam Ghosh works in the San Francisco Bay Area as a Data Engineer for Facebook via Accenture in the Infra Data Science group. Sonam graduated from Boston University in 2018 with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Physics. Sonam has been involved with SASE since sophomore year of college when he first joined as a general member and then transitioned to e-board for the next 2 years after that as Academic Chair and Secretary and finally has been dropping by his Alma maters chapter occasionally post graduation to hang out and attend events. As Regional Coordinator, Sonam hopes to help chapters and their members connect together and bring community. Outside of SASE, Sonam is a avid world traveler, boba drinker, kpop fan and playing League of Legends/Animal Crossing with friends and #sasefam. Everything will be daijobu - My friend
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 serving as her chapter's former President. She plans to work along with her fellow volunteers to inspire other SASE members and provide a platform for personal and professional growth.
Jason recently graduated from Northeastern University with a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering. He will be starting as a transportation engineer at HNTB in Boston this summer. He has been a member of SASE since his sophomore year, and held the positions of Programs Chair, Logistics Coordination Chair, and Co-Vice President. As Regional Coordinator, Jason is excited to bring his passion for SASE, as he strives to bring chapters closer together and to expand the community service sector of SASE. Outside of SASE, he loves watching and playing sports (especially rock climbing and basketball), watching Netflix endlessly, and learning new random skills.
Christina Yu is a senior at Bucknell University pursuing a B.S. in Computer Science & Engineering and minors in Philosophy and Physics. She founded the Bucknell chapter (SASE's 100th chapter!) and served as its first president. Christina is excited to be joining the Northeast Regional Team and is committed to promoting SASE’s mission and helping chapters and individuals grow together. She loves meeting new people and is passionate about working at the intersection of technology and social interaction beyond college. In her spare time, Christina enjoys singing, watching movies, having good conversations, and napping excessively.
Wesley is a senior at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, studying a dual in Information Technology and Economics. SASE has a very dear place in his heart, as he was involved in his local chapter first as freshman representative then president in his career. Wesley has dipped his toes into many career pools, ranging from working at government civil offices to project management at international insurance firms. Wesley is ready to bring a new face and a fresh perspective to the SASE family. In his down time, he continues to practice and sharpen his culinary skills, and recently picked up a new hobby, fishing.
Kristy graduated from Stevens Institute of Technology with a B.E. in Chemical Engineering in 2020. She first got involved with SASE in 2016 and has gone on to hold the positions of President, Vice President, and Social Chair for her chapter, as well as Marketing Chair for Northeast Regional Conference planning team in 2018. Following graduation, she has gone on to volunteer for SASE Nationals is now a RMR for the Northeast Region. Kristy works as a Process Engineer at Procter & Gamble and enjoys spending her free time exploring food places and traveling!
Moira graduated from New York University in May 2020 with a B.S. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, and a minor in Computer Science. She first joined SASE in her sophomore year in 2017 as a general body member, and has since then taken on the roles of Marketing Chair and President in her junior and senior years, respectively. She is currently based in Cincinnati, OH, where she works as a Purchasing Manager at Procter & Gamble. Outside of SASE and work, she has a passion for food (but not vegetables), skincare, makeup, concerts, and sleep.
Kelly recently graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering. Kelly is currently working as a software engineer at Textron Systems in Maryland. This will be the 5th year she will be involved with SASE, she has served as Service Task Force and President for her chapter, as well as Regional Coordinator and now Regional Manager for the South Team. She enjoys binge watching comedy shows, eating delicious food, and exploring new places!
Linda recently graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science with a minor in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2020. Linda is currently working as a software engineer at Lockheed Martin. She has been involved with SASE since 2017 and held the Treasurer and President position of the UTA Chapter. Her hobbies include painting and baking.
Rebecca has recently graduated from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and Statistics. A member of SASE since 2017, Rebecca has been a part of the executive board since 2017 and has been treasurer, vice president, and president in the UVA Chapter. Rebecca’s hobbies include baking (and eating what she bakes), ballroom dancing, and traveling.
Melissa is in her senior year studying Biomedical Engineering at the University of South Florida- Tampa. She has been a part of her chapter since 2018 and has served on the executive board on her chapter. Melissa is a South Team RC and a member of the Programming Committee for National Conference. She enjoys hiking and painting.
Camille Hernandez is a graduate student at the University of Florida pursuing a Master’s degree in Materials Science & Engineering. She recently graduated from the same university with a Bachelor’s degree in Materials Science & Engineering and a minor in Educational Studies. Camille has been involved with SASE since 2017, and is looking forward to being a Regional Coordinator for the South team! Starting out as an Engineering New Generations Committee member in the UF SASE chapter, she later became UF SASE’s Secretary and President. She also volunteered on the 2018 and 2019 National Conference Community Service Committee, and is now the 2020 SASEBowl Manager. When she isn’t studying or SASEing, Camille enjoys getting to know new people, jamming to some good tunes, crocheting, and eating bucketloads of popcorn.
Manasvi is a senior studying Computer Science at the University of South Florida. She was born in India, and moved to the United States with her family during her sophomore year in high school. She has been part of SASE since 2017; she started with volunteering with SASE USF as a programming committee member for SERC 2018 and then she held the Treasurer , Executive Director for SERC 2020 and President position of the USF Chapter. Manasvi is also a member of Logistics Committee for National Conference 2020. Outside of SASE, Manasvi enjoys dancing, one of her festivals is Navratri (a festival of dance celebrated in India for 9 days every year). She also loves to travel and decorate houses.
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 for 2019 SCRC. He will be returning as a Program Coordinator this year and is excited to continue working with the Regional team! Outside of SASE, Kevin likes to play volleyball, cooking, learning new dance routines, and building things with his own hands.
Annabella Tao, also known as Apple, is a senior studying Computer Science at the University of Houston. She has been in SASE since 2018, spearheading graphic design as part of the Marketing Committee for SCRC 2018. She continued to become the Historian and then Treasurer for SASE UH for the 2019 - 2020 Academic Year. She enjoys drawing and video games.
Vy Tran is a recent graduate from The University of Texas at Arlington with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. She was introduced to SASE in 2018 before taking on the Creative Director position at UTA SASE in Spring 2019 and continued with the E-Board the following academic year as Co-Marketing Chair. She had also assisted the SCRC 2020 Marketing Committee in web design and advertising. On a normal day, she enjoys learning and trying new things.
Daniel Zhu is a Real Estate Investor in the Greater Seattle Area. He grew up in the Bay Area, graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Electrical Engineering, and worked at Amazon Alexa Voice Services as a Software Engineer before taking the path of entrepreneurship. He has been involved in SASE since his freshman year of college (2014) and has been the West Regional Manager since 2018. He loves that SASE allows him to be with people who constantly inspire him and push him to do greater things. Dan spends too much time eating hot pot, but not enough time calling his mom. His favorite page is subtle anime memes, his favorite vegetable is cabbage, and his one true passion is Magikarp.
Swetha Cherukuri recently graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) with a Bachelor’s degree in Physics and a minor in Astronomy and Planetary Sciences and is currently a Ph.D student at the University of California, Irvine. She has been involved with SASE since 2016, beginning as UCSB’s Fundraising Chair and then serving as External Vice President and as a member of the 2018 WRC planning committee before a two-year tenure as Co-President. Swetha has been a member of the National Conference Programming Committee for the past two years and also serves as the SASE Pro Collegiate Liaison in addition to being a Regional Coordinator for the West Team. Outside of SASE, Swetha loves traveling, reading, watching films, surfing and brunching (an incredible artform that she was mentored in by Shreyas).
David Lang is a Master’s student at the University of California: Santa Cruz studying Computer Science. He graduated from the same university with degrees in Computer Science and Computational Mathematics. In 2017, David was first introduced to SASE and has been an active member since, serving as the President for his senior year and as the Senior Adviser in his first year of graduate school. He is now a member of the West Team as the Regional Coordinator for the Pacific Northwest chapters. In his free time, David enjoys urban dance, video games, and music of many genres.
Soham works for Accenture in San Jose California. He graduated with a BS in Computer Science from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2018. He joined SASE back in 2016 and was a part of the governing board in 2017 and 2018 as the Corporate Relations officer and the Engineering Vice President respectively. He then joined the national team and was a former regional coordinator for the Colorado region. In his free time Soham enjoys cooking, baking, brewing, and a wide variety of video games.
Sasha Hall is an upcoming Senior in Computer Science with minors in Business, Computer Engineering, and Engineering Leadership at the University of Colorado Boulder. She plans to pursue a career in software engineering, but is also looking to intertwine business and programming. Sasha joined SASE in 2017 and helped plan two Regional Conferences for the West Mountain Region. She is now a part of the National team as a West Regional Coordinator. In her free time she enjoys reading, listening to music, and spending time with her two dogs.
Chris Yun is a recent graduate from UC San Diego with a degree in Environmental Engineering. He was involved in SASE throughout his time in school with roles such as: Social Chair Intern, Community Service and Outreach Chair, External Vice President, and Senior Advisor. It is his second year as a Regional Coordinator for the West Region. He is working at a health tech start-up in San Diego. His interests include: swimming, watching cooking videos on YouTube, and lax times at the beach. He is a big fan of good eats, good naps, and good laughs.
Shreyas Canchi Radhakrishna graduated from University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) with a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science. He currently lives in Seattle and works for Microsoft as a Software Engineer. He joined SASE in 2015 and quickly took up leadership roles as a Fundraising Chair from 2015-2016, External Vice President from 2016-2017, and finally President & WRC Conference Director from 2017-2018. After his time at UCSB, Shreyas joined the West team as a Program Coordinator in 2019. His hobbies include hiking, bouldering, video games, traveling, brunches, and desserts.
Celine graduated from UC San Diego in 2019 with a B.S. in Cognitive Science with a specialization in Human Computer Interaction. She first joined SASE in 2016 as a publicity intern board member and has taken on the position of Publicity Chair the following year. She is excited to join the national SASE team as a RMR and hopes to help and support chapters with their marketing. In her free time, Celine likes to make matcha lattes, dabble with animation in Adobe AfterEffects, and attempt painting with her watercolor set.
Amberly recently graduated from UCSD as a Speculative Design major with an emphasis in Computing and Design. She first joined SASE in 2015 as a Publicity Intern, then took on the roles of Publicity Chair, Advisor, and President. She is currently designing web applications as a product design consultant and will be continuing her second year as an RMR for the West Region. When she’s away from her computer, she enjoys jamming with friends on different musical instruments, playing basketball, making desserts, and being a part time dog aunt..
Nirav is a Consultant within the Core Business Operations offering at Deloitte Consulting in New York City. He has strong experience in driving business transformations and strategic planning for large scale delivery programs. Nirav leads engagements primarily for clients in the healthcare space, focusing on process design, defining future state operating models, and developing business/technology roadmaps. Nirav graduated from Stevens Institute of Technology in May 2018 with a M.E. in Systems Engineering and B.E. in Mechanical Engineering. He also served as the Vice President of the SASE Stevens Chapter and co-led planning for the 2018 Northeast Regional Conference hosted by Stevens.
Victor Delacruz is a current student of the University of Nevada Las Vegas pursuing both Electrical and Mechanical Engineering degrees. Joining SASE in fall 2017, he became involved with the Leadership Committee in spring 2018 and worked at his local chapter as Director of Events for the following academic year. Currently, Victor works at Nobu Restaurants as a server assistant learning about Japanese cuisine with a Peruvian influence and fine dining. In his free time, he also like playing survival themed video games, 3D printing and going out with friends to karaoke!
Katerina Wong is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Twin Cities and a native Minnesotan. While she has been working as a Production Supervisor with Cargill in Minnesota for the past few years, she is about to move on to a new role in Tucson, Arizona! In her free time, she enjoys dabbling in new hobbies, cooking new recipes and planning her next adventure. She is super excited for the SASE fam reunion at NC 2021!
Dustin Nguyen graduated from Lehigh University in 2018 with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and Energy Engineering minor, currently working as an Energy Engineer at Delmarva Power: An Exelon Company. His SASE involvement has included presiding as Public Relations Chair at the Lehigh chapter, National Conference Marketing and Attendance Committee, and the Leadership Development Committee. When not working or volunteering at SASE, you may find him on the soccer pitch officiating matches from the amateur to professional level in Eastern Pennsylvania.
Swetha Cherukuri graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) with a Bachelor’s degree in Physics and a minor in Astronomy and Planetary Sciences in June 2020 and is currently a Ph.D student at the University of California, Irvine. She has been involved with SASE since 2016, beginning as UCSB’s Fundraising Chair and then serving as External Vice President and as a member of the 2018 WRC planning committee before a two-year tenure as Co-President. Swetha has been a member of the National Conference Programming Committee since 2019 and also is a part of SASE Pro Collegiate Relations in addition to being on the West Team. SASE has had a tremendous impact on her life - the people she's met, experiences she's had, and opportunities she's been given because of SASE have helped her become a better leader and a better person overall. As a result, Swetha is passionately committed to giving back to the SASE community that has opened her with welcome arms and taught her so much. Outside of SASE, Swetha loves traveling, reading, watching films, surfing and brunching.
Surya Elangovan currently works as a Supply Chain Manager at Amazon Air. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Management. He joined SASE two years ago as the Social Media Manager and has worked other volunteer roles helping with SASEHack and National Conference. In his free time, he likes to invest, travel, cook and play video games.
Dr. Erika Lai graduated in 2020 from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus with a PharmD. She currently works as a Pharmacist at Red Rock Pharmacy where she serves patients in long term care, assisted living, hospice, skilled nursing, and home health. Before her career in pharmacy, she worked at Fertility Laboratories of Colorado and received her bachelor's degree MCDB and Psychology with an Emphasis in Neuroscience from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She first learned about SASE after attending the SASE Regional Conference at the Colorado School of Mines. She wanted to become more involved with SASE after learning about the different opportunities SASE offered to help individuals reach their full potential. In 2012, she along with others founded the University of Colorado Boulder Chapter where she became their first Vice President. After graduating in 2013 Erika had a desire to continue to be involved in SASE. She joined the National Conference team and served on the SASE Colorado Professional board for two years. In 2017, Erika took a break from SASE to focus on her pharmacy school. In 2019, Erika expressed interest to rejoin and now serves as the City Chapter Manager for the Professional group. Erika continues to be involved in SASE as she loves to teach. She wants to give back to the community by inspiring individuals to reach their full potential. SASE also provides opportunities for her to develop skills through various leadership positions, workshops, and projects.
Pratik works at Eaton Corp. as a DevSecOps specialist. He is required to quickly build and maintain a vast array of technologies, apply and then share best practices with the wider audience. A life-long learner Pratik enjoys reading anything that helps him increase his understanding of the world.
Harmony (Alford) Schmidbauer is a Full Stack Engineer on the Security Engineering team at Auth0 and the co-founder of Auth0’s Asian Employee Network ERG. Harmony received her B. S. in Computer Science from Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, Illinois, in 2017 and began her career as a software engineer at Raytheon Intelligence & Space in State College, Pennsylvania, where she was also heavily involved in Diversity & Inclusion initiatives as the site's Raytheon Women's Network director. Sponsored by Raytheon, Harmony was first introduced to SASE at the SASE National Conference in 2018. Inspired by the community, authenticity, and quality of content, she has been a SASE volunteer since 2019. It has been her involvement with SASE that motivated her to found an Asian and Pacific Islander (API) ERG at Auth0. It was astounding to Harmony the rich culture, community, and distinct leadership training targeted toward APIs. As an adoptee, the network and insights that SASE provides have been integral not only to her personal and professional growth but also to connecting to her biological heritage.