Engineers Without Borders was founded in 2002 with a simple goal: help small communities in the developing world meet basic infrastructure needs by connecting them with engineers with experience in those areas. Members collaborate with communities to find sustainable solutions for sanitation, water supply, agriculture, energy, and civil works.
The Boston chapter of EWB was created in 2005 to further this mission. We are a group of people from many different professions (no, you do not have to be an engineer to get involved with EWB!). Together, we strive to make the greater Boston area and the World a better, more sustainable place.
You can find the members of our current leadership team below. Please reach out to them individually via email or LinkedIn with questions or to get involved.
President, Carson Hess: Carson is the President of EWB Boston, and the State Rep for Massachusetts and Rhode Island. He works as a Testing and Commissioning Engineer for GLX Constructors. He has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rutgers University where he was also heavily involved in the student chapter of EWB.
Vice-President, Nisheet Reddy: Nisheet is the vice-president of EWB Boston and a mentor to the Harvard and MIT Student EWB Chapters. Professionally, he works as a Structural Engineer for GEI Consultants, Inc. Nisheet holds a Bachelors in Civil Engineering from Manipal Institute of Technology in India and a Masters in Structural Engineering from the University of Illinois. He is very passionate about cricket, tennis, and football (he is a huge fan of Sachin Tendulkar, Roger Federer, and Arsenal Football Club). His favorite author is Yuval Noah Harari.
Director of Development, Alyssa Stavola:
Alyssa has been a Director of Development for EWB-BPC since November 2019. She has a Bachelors in Chemical Engineering from Northeastern University where she was involved in the student chapter of EWB. Currently, Alyssa is pursuing her PhD in Chemical Engineering also at Northeastern University. Her research is focused on zinc batteries for grid-scale energy storage as she believes that safer batteries are the best way to make alternative energy a reality.
Membership Chair, Amanda Gatz: Amanda has been the Membership Chair of EWB Boston since November of 2018, after previously being involved in the WPI student chapter as an undergraduate and masters student. Professionally, Amanda works at Raytheon as an Electrical Engineer. She received her Bachelors and Masters of Engineering in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. What she loves the most about Engineers Without Borders is working towards sustainable solutions for the long run instead of quick fixes.
Secretary, Ana Guedes: Ana has been the secretary of EWB Boston since February 2019. Previously, she volunteered at the MIT EWB Chapter, assisting in the development of the Solar Education Program for Tanzanian communities. Ana has a Bachelors in Civil Engineering from the Pontifical Catholic University of Parana, a Masters in Hydraulics and Sanitation from the University of Sao Paulo and is a future PhD student at Tufts University.
Social Media Chair, Isabel Pires: Isabel has been the social media chair for EWB Boston since November of 2018. She graduated in Brazil as a Civil Engineer and has been working with Plumbing and Fire Protection design for Arup (both in São Paulo and Boston) since then. Before EWB Boston, she worked with another NGO in Brazil to help families to build emergency houses in slums in the metropolitan area of São Paulo. She has a love for great art and architecture.
|Vice President||Nisheet Reddyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Development||Alyssa Stavola and Alaleh Chahargamehemail@example.com|
|Social Media||Isabel Piresfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Tanzania Project Manager||Barbara Piperemail@example.com|