Project Leads

CE Corps co-Project-Lead | Jessica Mingee

jmingee2@illinois.edu | ewb.cecorps.uiuc@gmail.com

Hi there! I’m Jessica, a junior studying Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Sustainability, Energy, and Environment. I like to play french horn, cross stitch and write calligraphy. Also, giraffes are my favorite animal of all time.

CE Corps co-Project-Lead | lavanya upadhyaya

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

I am a junior studying Engineering Physics and Statistics with a minor in Mathematics. I’ve been involved in Indian classical music for a long time and music as a whole remains one of my biggest passions. I love learning different styles of music, including listening to music in various languages, and learning how to play different instruments. I’ve also always been an avid reader, so in my (limited) free time, I love to read many genres, from science fiction to research articles to different types of novels. I also love to write stories and poems whenever I can. I’m largely involved in research, so I love reading papers (especially related to environmental sustainability and clean energy) and learning new ideas/gaining new perspectives.

malawi Project Lead | kariem hashem

khashem2@illinois.edu

Hey, I’m Kariem, a junior studying Civil & Environmental Engineering focusing on structures and construction. I’m also an Oud player (a cool Middle Eastern ancient instrument you should look up!), I love reading, politics, lifting (catch me at ARC), and playing general sports.

guatemala co-Project-Lead | julia cima

jcima2@illinois.edu | uiuc.ewb.guatemala@gmail.com

Hi! I’m Julia, a junior in Civil & Environmental Engineering. In my free time, I do dance and graphic design.

guatemala co-Project-Lead | Emily Lin

emilypl2@illinois.edu | uiuc.ewb.guatemala@gmail.com

I’m a junior in Environmental Engineering and pursuing a minor in Sustainability. In my free time I like to longboard and collect houseplants.

ecuador co-Project-Lead | Diana Pham

dpham25@illinois.edu | ewb.uiuc.ecuador@gmail.com

I’m Diana a sophomore studying Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Middle Eastern studies. I love to go biking and read or see plays at Krannert.

ecuador co-Project-Lead | Connor Steel

csteel8@illinois.edu | ewb.uiuc.ecuador@gmail.com

Hello! I’m a cat dad that can’t cat daddy, but that won’t stop me from trying. I’m passionate about issues related to the environment, engineering ethics, and emerging technology. Basketball is my sport of choice, but I’ll smack the ping pong ball around if a worthy challenger arises.