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PROJECT 1

Bio:  Hello my name is Kamila and I will be the President this 2020-2021 school year. I love NSBE and impacting change for other black engineers so I know I will love this role. A little more about me: I grew up with my parents, older sister, and twin brother in Pickerington, OH, when I graduate I plan to go to graduate school to receive my PhD, and in my free time I enjoy reading and listening to my record collection. I hope to get to know members I haven't met yet better as we all have a successful year!

Goals: 

I am really excited to lead the chapter this year and continue our path of excellence! My official goals for the chapter focus on the increase in four areas: freshmen retention, community service, academic resources, and professional development. I want our members to live the NSBE mission while also being equipped with everything they need to prosper in every area, academic or otherwise. Outside of the official chapter goals I really want every student that comes to a meeting or event to feel the NSBE fam atmosphere we bring and know they have a support system to get them through school. We are all here for each other and I want everyone to know they are welcome!

2020-2021

Major: Electrical Engineering/Biomedical Engineering

Minor: Biomedical Engineering

Year: 4th Year

Vice President:

Kennedy Kelly

Bio: Hello! I am originally from Marion, Ohio and this is my second year on the executive board. I have been involved in NSBE going on four years now, but outside of NSBE I am a member of ACM-W and a mentor for an all-girls FIRST Robotics team. In my free time I like to read my Bible, workout, and travel. My previous internship in Seattle exposed me to an intense love for water sports and hiking, so you can catch me exploring the outdoors whenever possible! 

Goals: One of the many goals I have for the upcoming school year include increasing the feeling of community within our executive board in hopes that that will overflow into our general body. NSBE is most effective and beneficial when each individual feels as if they are a part of the family, so my goal is to make sure each member feels connected, informed, and supported. At the end of this year, I want to be able to say that I did everything in my power to equip our executive board with the tools and support they need to provide the best experiences for our amazing chapter.

Email: nsbeosuvicepresident@gmail.com

2020-2021

Major: Computer Science and Engineering

Year: 4th Year

Treasurer:

Nia Johnson

Bio:  I graduated high school in West Chester, OH, which is just outside of Cincinnati. While being here at OSU, I've been a part of NSBE, Women's Glee Club, and Muay Thai Club which is a form of martial art similar to kickboxing. Last year, I was our chapter's Freshmen Retention Chair. I enjoyed getting to know those that are new to Ohio State and looking for a place of familiarity. I hope to center my future career around mentorship and teaching. 

Goals: As treasurer, I strive to increase the scope of opportunities available to our members by maintaining and increasing the partnerships and sponsorships that we have with various companies. This is very important for the professional development of our organization, but also allows for more opportunities for social activities that we can explore to grow and develop our NSBE family. 

Email: nsbeosutreasurer@gmail.com

2020-2021

Major: Chemical Engineering

Year: 3rd Year

Finance Chair: 

Mouhamadou Guisse

Bio: My name is Mouhamadou Guisse and I'm a fourth-year Aerospace Engineering major at The Ohio State University. I was raised in Cincinnati, Ohio and started my time at OSU in 2016. Here at OSU, I have been with NSBE through community service, outreach events, and academic enrichment events. I have also been an active member of the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals, as well as the Office of Diversity of Inclusion where I help with their mission of supporting minority students be successful on campus.

Goals: To help NSBE's Finance Zone maintain the high quality of resources it helps provide to members as well as help NSBE open new doors for opportunities.

Email: nsbeosufinancechair@gmail.com

2019-2020

Major: Chemical Engineering

Minor: French and Computer Information Systems

Year: 5th Year

Recording Secretary:

Lexi Wallace

Bio: I am from Cincinnati, Ohio and I love watching movies in my free time. Outside of NSBE I am involved with the Accessible Prosthetics Initiative and I volunteer with adopt a school at GEMS.

 

Goals: My goal is to increase communication between the executive board and the general body with the newsletters.

Email: nsbeosusecretary@gmail.com

2020-2021

Major: Biomedical Engineering

Year: 3rd Year

Parliamentarian:
Blythe Dumerer

Bio: I am a third year from from Mansfield Texas. In my free time I enjoy volunteering, playing intramural soccer, improving my skills as a flautist, working out, shopping, and watching movies. I am excited for this year and being apart of the E board in a new way.

 

Goals: My NSBE goal this year is to keep all meetings organized, structured, and efficient. My personal goal within NSBE is to improve upon my weaknesses allowing me to become a better leader overall. Throughout this semester I aim to continue to promote and embody the NSBE mission.

 

Email: nsbeosuparliamentarian@gmail.com

2020-2021

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Year: 3rd 

Senator I:

Jewelia Smith

Bio: I am from Columbus, Ohio and this will be my second year in NSBE and my first year on the OSU chapter’s Executive Board. Separate from NSBE, I am also involved in the Black Student Association, SHADES, and the Fashion Production Association. I also enjoy sewing, traveling, music, and trying new foods.

Goals: My goals for this year include further promoting NSBE’s goals at the chapter level and creating an inclusive environment for the chapter.

Email: nsbeosusenator@gmail.com

2020-2021

Major: Materials Science and Engineering

Minor: Studio Art

Year: 2nd 

Senator II:

Brennen Cramp

Bio: I’m from Bellbrook, OH, I played basketball throughout high school, and I enjoy playing and listening to music.

Goals: To make sure very NSBE member’s ideas on how the organization moves forward are accurately represented and to make a stronger community within the chapter.

Email: nsbeosusenator@gmail.com

2020-2021

Major: Computer Science & Engineering

Year: 2nd Year 

Academic Excellence Chair: Saffilla Allie

Bio: I am originally from Naperville, Illinois and this is my first year on the executive board, but I have been involved in NSBE since freshman year. Outside of NSBE, I am also involved in African Youth League and enjoy watching Netflix and Youtube as well as working out.  

Goals: My goals for this upcoming year include increasing the utilization of academic resources available to the general body. I also have goals of increasing the attendance of the NSBE study tables and promoting usage of the test banks. Along with that, I hope to encourage more students to apply for NSBE chapter scholarships available during the spring semester. 

Email: nsbeosuacademicexcellencechair@gmail.com

2020-2021

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Year: 3rd Year 

Telecommunications Chair: Omari Gaskins Jr

Bio: Hi, my name is Omari Gaskins Jr. I am originally from Dayton, Ohio and I am studying Human Computer Interaction at the university. I have experience with developing websites and mobile applications through the use of React.js and React Native. I am very happy to be using my skills to help our chapter!

Goals: My goal is to plan a great NSBE week, connect everyone in the chapter together through the use of our social medias, and to keep the site up to date and as clean and professional as possible.

Email: nsbeosutelecommunications@gmail.com

2019-2020

Major: Human Computer Interaction

Minor: Computer Information Systems

Year: 4th Year 

Programs Chair:

Nina Moore

Bio: I am from Shaker Heights, Ohio which is a suburb of Cleveland. While at OSU I have been a general body member of NSBE since my freshman year, the Treasurer of Lambda Psi Minority Engineering Honorary, a Calculus and Mechanical Engineering ACE tutor, and the captain of the Women’s Club Lacrosse team. After graduating this spring, I hope to work internationally in Developing Nations, designing and building sustainable communities.

 

Goals: My goal for the academic year is to put on many productive programs, that increase academic excellence and community involvement within the chapter and with neighboring chapters.

Email: nsbeosuprograms@gmail.com

2020-2021

Major: Civil Engineering with Global Engineering Option

Year: 4th Year 

Freshman Retention Chair: Jamie Tucker

Bio: Hey Everyone! My name is Jamie Tucker and I am from Farmington Hills, Michigan. I am majoring in Computer Science Engineering, hoping to use my skills inside of the sports or gaming industry. Aside from NSBE, I am involved in the Morrill Scholarship Program, where we strive to spread diversity, equity, and inclusion across campus and beyond. I really love the friendly atmosphere that NSBE provides for the Black engineers at Ohio State. Outside of school, I love watching football & basketball, and enjoy playing video games.

Goals: As the Freshman Retention Chair, I hope to increase the sense of unity and inclusion with the next wave of NSBE members. I want to retain more freshman this year so that more black engineers are able to relish in the riches that NSBE has to offer.

Email: nsbeosuretention@gmail.com

2019-2020

Major: Chemical Engineering

Year: 3rd Year 

Executive Board

President:

Kaleb Washington

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Bio: Hello everybody! My name is Kaleb Washington and I am currently a 4th year Mechanical Engineering student with a minor in Design Thinking. In addition to being the President of NSBE, I am also apart of Omega Psi Phi, SPHINX and the Bell National Resource Center. After my 5th year, I plan on attending graduate school at the Doctorate level. My overall mission is to assist the black community through means of engineered products and opportunities that emerge from the field of engineering itself. Happy to serve as your President!

Goals: My goals for this year include getting at least every black engineer on campus to attend one meeting, and to help lead a cohesive e-board. 

Email: nsbeosupresident@gmail.com

2023-2024

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Year: 4th Year

Vice President:
Chikamnele Nkwocha

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Bio: Hello! My name is Chika Nkwocha. I am a proud Nigerian-American from Akron, Ohio. I am grateful to be a member of the NSBE community as I enjoy the support I receive from my fellow Black engineers. Outside of NSBE, I am involved in African Youth League, Black Students Association, Morrill Scholars, and the NAACP.  In addition, I am also an award-winning artist passionate about uplifting Black voices and surviving Black history through the arts. In the future, I hope to address health disparities by designing artistic prosthetic devices for marginalized communities.

Goals: As VP, my goal is to strengthen the bond within the NSBE general body and continue fostering a sense of family and community. I hope to do this by increasing diversity within the NSBE org and facilitate engaging programming that is inclusive to all members!

Email: nsbeosuvicepresident@gmail.com

2023-2024

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Major: Biomedical Engineering

Year: 4th Year

Treasurer:
Nina Echelmeyer

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Bio: Hi! My name is Nina Echelmeyer and I will be serving as this year’s Treasurer. I’m from Sylvania, Ohio (a small city outside of Toledo). Aside from NSBE, I’m involved in the Biomedical Engineering Society, the Morrill Scholarship Program, and Lambda Psi. In my free time, I enjoy playing and watching sports, spending time with friends and family, and watching Netflix.

 

Goals: My goal as Treasurer this year is to budget in a way that allows all programming to be fully funded to their needs and get our chapter members out to fall regional conference and annual convention. I also want to make sure that there are sufficient funds remaining for next year’s eboard to build from.

Email: nsbeosutreasurer@gmail.com

2023-2024

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Major: Biomedical Engineering

Year: 3rd Year

Finance Chair: 
Emmanuel Key

Bio: Hi! My name is Emmanuel Key. I am a Junior studying Computer Science and Engineering. I am from Flossmoor, Illinois (South Suburb of Chicago). I was the past Pre College Initiative Chair. Outside of NSBE, I am a Morrill Scholar, and the secretary of both the  Artificial Intelligence Club and the Ohio State ColorStack Chapter.

Goals: As the Finance Chair, I hope to partner with a wide range of companies, to give our general body meaningful relations with companies and industry professionals.

Email: nsbeosufinancechair@gmail.com

2023-2024

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Major: Computer Science and Engineering

Year: 3rd Year

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Recording Secretary:
Chidinma Kanu

Bio: My name is Chidinma (Didi) Kanu and I'm a 4th year Chemical Engineering major from Cincinnati, Ohio. Outside of NSBE, I am a career coach for Engineering Career Services and am part of the Minority Collegiate Outreach & Support Team, Ohio Union Activities Board, Undergraduate Student Government's Black Caucus, SPHINX, and African Youth League. In my free time, I enjoy playing basketball, going to concerts, hanging out with friends, and traveling. 

Goals: As secretary, I hope to streamline the communication between the eboard and the general body, as well as make sure members are aware of all NSBE events and other campus events that would be beneficial to them.

 

Email: nsbeosusecretary@gmail.com

2023-2024

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Major: Chemical Engineering

Year: 4th Year

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Parliamentarian:
Stephanie Arthur





 

Bio: Hello Everyone! My name is Stephanie Arthur. I am a first generation Ghanaian-American from Columbus, Ohio.  Outside of NSBE, I am heavily involved in the African Youth League and Buckeye's First where I promote African culture and support first generation college students. I am also involved in Material Science Club and the Young's Scholars Program. In my free time, I enjoy reading and exploring different avenues of animation.

 

Goals: My goal this year is to increase the productivity of NSBE through time management and order. I hope to also increase the involvement and interest of the general body in voting and the election process.

 

Email: nsbeosuparliamentarian@gmail.com

2023-2024

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Major: Material Science and Engineering

Year: 4th Year

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Senator:
Paris Thompson

Bio: Hey everyone! My name is Paris Thompson and I'm a 3rd-year Computer Science and Engineering major. I am also a member of Morrill Scholars Program (MSP), Black and Brown Women in Engineering, Science and Technology Sisterhood (BBWESTS) and Women’s Club Water Polo.

Goals: Very eager to represent NSBE this school year and maintain the communication bridge between our chapter and the parliamentary sector on both the regional and national level.

Email: nsbeosusenator@gmail.com

 

 

 

2023-2024

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Major: Computer Science and Engineering

Year: 3rd Year

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Senator:
Troy Paschal

Bio: Hi my name is Troy Paschal and I am from Flossmoor, Illinois. I am a Junior pursuing Computer Science Engineering. This year I'm serving as NSBE’s Senator. In my free time I enjoy watching both baseball and basketball and I enjoy cooking.

Goals: My goal for this upcoming academic year is to have a great source of communication between our OSU NSBE chapter’s E-board and our NSBE regional E-board.

Email: nsbeosusenator@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

2023-2024

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Major: Computer Science and Engineering

Year: 3rd Year

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Academic Excellence Chair: Regan Morton

Bio: Hello! My name is Regan Morton and I am from Mason, Ohio. I am a fourth year materials science and engineering student who will be serving as this years Academic Excellence Chair. Outside of NSBE,  I am involved in Mount Scholars, Tau Beta Pi, Engineering Ambassadors, and Morrill Scholars. I love traveling, concerts, collecting sneakers, and wellness - you are most likely to find me in the RPAC! Looking forward to this year!   

Goals: I strive to increase overall study table attendance and provide academic support for all NSBE members, especially underclassmen. I also plan to provide information on NSBE scholarships to boost the general body's ability to receive financial aid.

Email: nsbeosuacademicexcellencechair@gmail.com

2023-2024

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Major: Material Science and Engineering

Year: 4th Year 

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Telecommunications Chair:
Shauna Burkes

Bio: Hi! I'm a fourth year Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) major with a specialization in Artificial Intelligence. In addition to NSBE, I am a member of the Epsilon Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Minority Collegiate Outreach and Support Team, Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation, and USG's Black Caucus. I enjoy hanging out with my friends, watching TV/movies, and trying new restaurants. 

Goals: My goals are to increase the NSBE social media following and engagement. I also aim to use social media as a tool to increase attendance and participation.

 

Email: nsbeosutelecommunications@gmail.com

2023-2024

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Major: Computer Science and Engineering

Year: 4th Year 

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Programs Chair:
Koel Shaw

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Bio: Hello, My name is Koel Shaw, and I am a third year Industrial Engineering major from Dublin Ohio. I will be serving as this year’s Programs Chair. I’m also a Morrill Scholar, a member of the Bell National Resource Center, and I am also involved with the NAACP. In my free time I like to workout, read, and play video games.

 

Goals: My goal for this year is to hold engaging programs for our general body, which will help increase our chapter’s sense of community. I also hope to introduce more people to NSBE through our events so they can experience all of the good things our chapter has to offer.

 

Email: nsbeosuprograms@gmail.com

2023-2024

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Major: Industrial and Systems Engineering 

Year: 3rd Year 

Freshman Retention Chair:
Jaiden Stratton

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Bio: Hi!! My name is Jaiden Stratton. I am a second year Aerospace Engineering major and outside of school I love to read, paint, and watch horror movies! I'm so happy to be able to work on the NSBE E-board and empower Black engineers.

 

Goals: Increase engagement and involvement for freshman and sophormores.

Email: nsbeosuretention@gmail.com

2023-2024

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Major: Aerospace Engineering

Year: 2nd Year 

Membership Chair:
Isaac Wilson

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Bio: My name is Isaac Wilson and I am from Columbus, Ohio. I am the Membership Chair of NSBE, the Vice President of the NAACP, a Buckeye Leadership Fellow, as well as a member the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. In my free time, I like to sing old-school R&B, dance, and cook.

Goals: Continue building the Black engineering community and establishing the family atmosphere within the general body. Creating more awareness of the various opportunities that NSBE provides through medians such as social media to increase membership. Utilizing early arrival programs such as PREFACE and MSP to increase freshman membership.

  

Email: nsbeosumembership@gmail.com

2023-2024

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Major: Aerospace Engineering

Year: 3rd Year

Pre College Initiative Chair:
Chimereze Nwaru

Bio: Hey everyone! My name is Chimereze Nwaru and I am a third year Computer Science and Engineering major. In my free time I love doing things like fencing, working out, and playing video games. 

 

Goals: My goals for this year as the Pre-College Initiative chair is to reach out to local high schools and plan events and programs that’ll get students interested and involved in the field of engineering.

  

Email: nsbeosupci@gmail.com

2023-2024

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Major: Computer Science and Engineering

Year: 3rd Year

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Torch Chair:
Sarah Smith

Bio: Hello, my name is Sarah Smith and I am from Chicago, IL. I am a 3rd year civil engineering student who’s very excited/honored to be serving on OSU’s NSBE E-board this year- as TORCH Chair! Outside of school, I enjoy playing the violin, going to concerts or comedy shows, and trying out new foods. 

Goals: My goal this year is to help implement a project that bolsters the surround community at The Ohio State University.

Email: nsbeosutorch@gmail.com

2023-2024

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Major: Civil Engineering

Year: 3rd Year 

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Conference Planning Chair:
Serina Deus

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Bio: Hello, my name is Serina and I am a third year material science engineering major with a specialization in polymers accompanied with Chem and Art minors. I'm a member of Phi Sigma Rho sorority, as well as the OSU longboarding club as additions to my membership in NSBE. I enjoy skateboarding watching anime, painting and exploring new cafes in my free time.

Goals: My goals as CPC is to prepare our chapter to conquer convention while promoting professionalism and engagement.

Email: nsbeosucpc@gmail.com

2023-2024

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Major: Material Science and Engineering

Year: 3rd Year

Conference Planning Committee Member:
Music Thornton

Bio: Hello Everyone, my name is Music Thornton, I am from Columbus, Ohio and I am a part of NSBE’s 2023-2024 Conference Planning Committee. My other involvements outside of NSBE include Social Change, Morrill Scholars, The Black Queer Coalition, and African-American Heritage Fest as an Outreach Committee Chair. I can’t wait for all the opportunities and chances to build community with others that NSBE will bring this year!

 

Goals: As someone who has been blessed with opportunities, it is important to me to help others be exposed to all the opportunities they can be. My goal for this school year is to educate the whole general body about Regional and National conferences, and encourage them to attend for the experience, community building as well as the opportunities that will be available.

Email: nsbeosucommunityservice@gmail.com

2023-2024

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Major: Civil Engineering 

Year: 2nd Year

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Conference Planning Committee Member:
Mikale Milner

Bio: Hello. I am a Chemical Engineering major on the Pre-Med track. I am a second-year student here at OSU. My hobbies include baking, cooking, doing makeup, hanging out with friends, and playing with my dog Zoro. I’ve been an active member of NSBE since my freshman year of high school. This is the second chapter-level executive board that I’ve had the honor to serve on. I have also served on the national board during my senior year of high school as a member of the first cohort of the National NSBE Jr Ambassador. My long-term goal in life is to become an Ob-Gyn and possibly own and run my own maternity hospital. I plan on becoming more involved with other student Organizations such as MCOST and possibly Black Caucus in the near future.

Goals: My goal for NSBE is to help wherever I am needed and do my part to make sure we can travel safely and keep traveling affordable for our members.

Email: nsbeosucommunityservice@gmail.com

2023-2024

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Major: Chemical Engineering, Pre-Med

Year: 2nd Year

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Conference Planning Committee Member:
Carter Langston

Bio: My name is Carter Langston, and I am a second-year Electrical and Computer Engineering major. I am a huge music lover! I play percussion and am a show host for the OSU radio! I am super excited for NSBE and all we are going to do this year!​

Goals: Ensure that all conferences go smoothly and provide everyone an opportunity to get the most out of each one!

Email: nsbeosucommunityservice@gmail.com

2023-2024

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Major: Electrical and Computer Engineering

Year: 2nd Year

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Community Service Chair:
Stephanie Aboagye-Mensah

Bio: Hey everyone! My name is Stephanie Aboagye-Mensah and I'm from Columbus, Ohio. I'm a 3rd-year Biomedical Engineering major. I am so excited to be NSBE's Community Service Chair this year and I can't wait for all the opportunities this year. Outside of NSBE, I'm also a member of the African Youth League and Engineering Learning Community. For fun, I like to rewatch my favorite nostalgic shows or sometimes read and hang out with friends. 

Goals: To create more opportunities for outreach and community engagement within the city of Columbus and other NSBE chapters.

Email: nsbeosucommunityservice@gmail.com

2023-2024

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Major: Biomedical Engineering 

Year: 3rd Year

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