Shiv graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering at Cornell University. He is interested in designing platforms for the development of new and personalized therapeutics. Currently, he is working on creating immune and lymphoma “organoids”, or miniature organs in vitro, to mechanistically understand B cell development and dysfunction. Within SASE, Shiv has previously served for four years on BU SASE’s executive board and as the 2015 Regional Conference Co-Chair. During this time, he is proud to have helped BU SASE win the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 Overall Strongest Chapter Inspire awards. He has since expanded his involvement by serving as RC and SRC for the Northeast Regional Team and founding SASE Jr. For his work, Shiv has been received the 2016 Rising Star award and been selected as a 2017 SASE x JC Penny Role Model.
Shiv is excited by opportunities to cultivate and collaborate with young leaders to uniquely impact the SASE community. He cannot wait to continue on to his role as Northeast Regional Team Manager and expand on his work with SASE Jr. Outside of SASE and research labs, you can find Shiv staying active, traveling, binging on sitcoms, and rooting for all New York sports teams!
Omer Bakshi graduated from Clarkson University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, and is currently a Federal Project Manager with the Department of Energy. He spent two years as a Regional Marketing Representative (RMR) for the Northeast Region, and is looking to complete his third year as both the northeast's Program Coordinator and as RMR Manager. He loves to travel and is hoping, at the very least, to visit every state in the US.
Arthi is a rising junior in life (just finished her second year out of college) and an avid TV lover. She’s involved with SASE Professionals as the Boston Programming Director, and now hopes to connect professionals and college students as one of the Northeast Senior Regional Coordinators. After college, she traveled and roamed for a bit, but has now found her way into user experience engineering at Draper Laboratory. The common theme in everything she does is finding out what makes people tick and figuring out why they think and do what they do – and that goes for SASE, her job, and hanging out with friends!
...she also loves donuts.
Christina recently graduated from Binghamton University with her Bachelors of Science in Computer Engineering and will be pursuing her Masters in Business Administration. Christina was the past president of SASE at Binghamton and has been involved in SASE for the past two years. As a Regional Coordinator, she hopes to help chapters grow regionally and nationally and to help individuals develop their leadership styles. As for her work experience, she has interned for General Electric Power for the past two summers. Christina enjoys traveling, eating, and swimming. She does not have her driver’s license, but she will not let that stop her from driving her motivation.
Dhivya is a rising 4th year student at Stevens Institute of Technology studying Mechanical Engineering. Her work experience includes 3 co-ops at GE Aviation in the greater Boston area. She has been a member of SASE since her freshman year and has served as membership chair (’15-’16) and vice president (’16-’17) for the SASE Stevens chapter. Dhivya’s extremely excited to serve as one of the Regional Coordinators for the upcoming year and help chapters and individual members grow both as leaders and professionals. Aside from SASE, Dhivya enjoys photography, eating a lot of wings, traveling, and watching stand-up comedy.
Aric is a senior at the University of Delaware, majoring in electrical engineering. He joined SASE his freshman year 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. Outside of SASE, Aric conducts research for the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at the University of Delaware, and also works as an Honors Writing Fellow. Outside of SASE, Aric is avid sports fan, especially of the DC sports teams. He is excited to bring his attitude, experience, and passion to the SASE Northeast Region!
Keri recently graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a B.S. in Neuroscience with minors in French and Chemistry. She is currently working as a General Manager with Dairy Queen, dishing out ice cream and smiles left and right! Serving Pitt SASE for three wonderful years and volunteering for National Conference 2015 led her to get further involved as a Northeast Regional Coordinator. This year, Keri is excited to continue contributing as a Senior Regional Coordinator, as well as developing SASEhub with HR and IT. Keri loves cooking and gardening - tune into her snapstory for shorts featuring her herbs' lives and her mini-series, Cooking 101!
DIris is a senior at Rutgers University, majoring in Chemical Engineering and minoring in Mathematics. She joined Rutgers SASE in 2015 as the Treasurer, and then served as President the following year. As a Regional Coordinator, Iris is eager to work alongside her peers and with the Northeast Chapter representatives to foster long term networks, friendships, and memories, to assist chapters in forming and achieving their goals, and to develop the next generation of leaders professionally, emotionally, and socially! Iris is also involved in Intervarsity, a Multiethnic Christian Fellowship, and ChinaNite, a theatrical fashion show for Love Without Boundaries. She enjoys traveling, trying new cuisines, and hanging out with friends.
Ricky recently obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the cold and frigid University at Buffalo, where he co-founded the University at Buffalo SASE chapter and presided as President for two years. During his time as President, he saw his chapter get awarded “Engineering Club of the Year” by the UB Student Association. Other leadership experiences include being Project Manager of the UB Solar Boat Team and having a seat on the Student Assembly. Ricky dreams of one day starting his own business and SASE has been integral in leading him down the right path. He hopes that as Regional Coordinator, he’ll be about to use his passion for SASE to help other chapters achieve their fullest potential. His hobbies include staying fit, reading self-help books, watching other people travel, binging Netflix shows and drawing. When he’s not pulling pranks or trying to be funny, you can find him trying to learn new things. This year, learning how to invest and bartend are at the top of his list.
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. As RC, he looks forward to tackling new challenges with his schools and bringing that #SASEfam to everyone! In his spare time Wei enjoys biking around the city and trails as well as playing any sport that involves a racket. He is waiting for the day his Knicks bring a title to the city, but also understands that life doesn’t always give you what you want.
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.
Linda Zheng graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2016 with degrees in Microbiology and Economics. She has been a part of SASE since her sophomore year of college. As well as having been Pitt SASE President, she has volunteered on SASE National Conference planning committees, and is now a Regional Marketing Representative (RMR) for the Northeast Region. Linda now lives in the Chicago area working in the healthcare field.