Meet the Board

Exec Meeting Times: tuesday 7-8 pm

co-President | Ryan lake

relake2@illinois.edu | ewb.uiuc.president@gmail.com

I am a junior studying Civil and Environmental Engineering with a focus in Transportation and Environmental. On campus I am a researcher for the Illinois Center of Contextual Engineering and a clarinet in the Marching Illini. My hobbies include volunteering for political campaigns, reading, and cooking!

co-President | Lavanya Upadhyaya

lavanya5@illinois.edu | ewb.uiuc.president@gmail.com

Hello everyone! My name is Lavanya, and I’m a junior studying Engineering Physics, with a Nuclear Engineering technical concentration, and Statistics. I’m super passionate about research, since there are always a plethora of questions to be asked and topics to be explored. Moreover, I love music and have been singing for 11 years. I also play the piano, hike, read scientific fiction and journals, write poetry, and bake! Cakes and scones are my specialty 🙂

Vice President internal | Harrison Park

htpark2@illinois.edu

Hello, I’m Harrison. I’m a junior in Chemical Engineering and a reservist in the Marine Corps. I love to dance, sing karaoke, roll in Brazilian Jiujitsu, and play DND.

vice president external | tabish shaik

tfshaik2@illinois.edu

Hi, there! I’m Tabish, and I’m a freshman majoring in Computer Engineering. I love to watch birds in my garden, do anything engineering-related, and think about the universe. I also enjoy learning about language and playing musical instruments.

Treasurer | Michael Vilsoet

mvilso2@illinois.edu | ewb.uiuc.treasurer@illinois.edu

Hey, I’m Michael- dedicated Ecuador team member and treasurer of EWB-UIUC. Outside of class, I enjoy playing frisbee with friends and trying out terrible video games on Steam. I hope to see you at our meetings!

information chair | riley kelch

rjkelch2@illinois.edu

I’m Riley, a freshman studying Civil Engineering and a part of the Malawi project. In my free time, I like to go on runs, draw, listen to music, and binge watch reality competition shows.

Fundraising Lead | marisa ban

mban2@illinois.edu

I’m a freshman in Agricultural and Biological Engineering with a minor in environmental law & economics. On campus I’m involved in Engineers Without Borders and environmental engineering research related to nutrient pollution in water. I love to read books, run, cook, and ski.

Outreach & diversity Lead | taylor shimkus

shimkus3@illinois.edu

Hello! I’m Taylor and I’m a freshman studying Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. When I’m not studying, I enjoy cooking, listening to music, skateboarding, playing board games, and hanging out with friends. I’m also on the synchronized ice skating team!

Marketing Lead | Janani Rajadurai

jananir2@illinois.edu

Hi! I’m Janani, a sophomore studying Computer Science with a minor in Applied Statistics. I love to play the piano, swim and play badminton! I also love to travel whenever I get the chance.

Social Chair | jack lawrence

jackal3@illinois.edu

Hey I’m Jack, a freshman studying Civil Engineering. When I’m not planning events for EWB, you can find me attending ASCE meetings or paddling with the Concrete Canoe team. In my spare time, I love to run, bike, and take photos. I’m eager to travel once the pandemic is over.