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.
Aric is a first year graduate student at Harvard University, and is pursuing a PhD in Electrical Engineering. He joined SASE his freshman year at the University of Delaware and began working as his class representative soon after. Since then, he has also served as Public Relations Chair and Vice President at the University of Delaware, and has seen the chapter grow and evolve over the last 3 years before graduating this past spring. Additionally, he has also served as a Regional Coordinator within the Northeast Region. Outside of SASE, Aric enjoys cooking food, eating food, and running all of it off. He is also a passionate sports fan, mostly the DC sports teams.
My name is Christina Chen and I am an SRC for the Northeast region. I graduated from Binghamton University with my Masters in Business Administration and Bachelors in Computer Engineering in May 2018. I currently working for GE Power in the Digital Technology Leadership Program. I have been involved with SASE for the past 4 years and I am very excited to meet new volunteers within SASE and help SASE reach new heights!!
Irene is a senior at Binghamton University studying Integrative Neuroscience. Being a part of SASE since her freshman year, Irene has seen the organization and the #SASEfam grow and evolve into exceptional individuals ready to take on the world. Irene has conducted research and data analysis with Montefiore Medical Center's Intensive Care Unit streamlining communication and enhancing their AWARE software system. She believes in her own abilities to help improve the lives of others. She loves to learn new things and push her comfort zone by trying different things and meeting new people. She's proud to call herself a Regional Coordinator and help others push their comfort zones and become experts in being who they are. Irene likes to think she's good at cooking, but let's just say she has a lot to work on and as one review calls it "you're eating cow food."
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.
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!
Wei graduated Drexel University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering and a minor in Management Information Systems. He was President for the SASE Drexel Chapter when they hosted the 2017 NE Regional Conference. Wei joined SASE when it was founded at Drexel in 2013 and never looked back. He is currently working as a Cloud Application Consultant for IBM. As SRC, he looks forward to tackling new challenges with his team and bringing that #SASEfam to everyone! In his spare time Wei enjoys spending copious hours on the couch watching Netflix and sports (#TTP), taking random and spontaneous trips to anywhere and spending time with his friends (please hang out with him...he is very lonely).
Anushree recently obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art; a cultural and innovative school in the heart of the East Village in Manhattan. Anushree, endearingly called Anu by all, was first involved with SASE by co-founding the SASE Chapter at her school during her sophomore year. She became co-President by her senior year, and accomplished numerous milestones with her team from initiating a mentor mentee program to branching the SASE influence to nearby high schools in the city. During her time at Cooper, Anu was also President of the South Asian Society, Coopertones (A Capella group), American Institute for Chemical Engineering (AIChE), and one of the founding members of TEDxCooperUnion. Moving forward, Anu wants to use her boundless enthusiasm to continue building the SASE family and jumpstart conversations about growth and leadership with students of all ages. During her spare time, Anu loves to online shop, laugh and cry at Broadway Shows, read tales of romance and adventure, and travel with the sole purpose of trying new foods.
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.
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.
"My name is Yigong Zhang and I’m currently a senior at University of Rochester. I double major in Computer Science and Film & Media Studies, and I equally love my two majors. I consider myself to be someone always curious about the world around us, and passionate about living a fulfilling life. I became the Publicity Chair of SASE University of Rochester chapter last year, and it is a community that helped me explore the STEM world and achieve fulfillments. I'm looking forward to contributing more to SASE as RMR. "
"My name is Calvin To. I am a rising Junior attending the Rochester Institute of Technology majoring in New Media Interactive Development and minoring in Digital Business. I started my SASE journey my freshman year and got onto eboard my sophomore year as the Publicity Chair. This coming school year will be my second year on eboard holding the same position. On my free time you can find me exploring Rochester and taking pictures. I've been doing photography for a little over two years and all my work is on my instagram (@cto.visuals follow me!)."