Meet Our Executive Board

Our Advisor

Dr. Catherine Fromen

Assistant Professor, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, University of Delaware

  • Post-Doctorate – 2017 University of Michigan
  • Doctorate – 2014 North Carolina State University
  • Bachelors – 2009 University of Rochester

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Our Officers

Lindsay Johnston, President

  • Major: Environmental Engineering
  • Graduation Year: 2021
  • Fun Fact: I am a cactus expert!
  • What I Love About SWE: I love being able to meet new people in my major and building connections with engineering professionals.

Hannah Gentry, Vice President

  • Major: Biomedical Engineering
  • Graduation Year: 2022
  • Fun Fact: I can make balloon animals!
  • What I Love About SWE: Getting involved with other women in engineering. It’s incredibly helpful to surround yourself with people that are going through the same struggles and triumphs as you. You can help each other through it all.

Erica Hild, Treasurer

  • Major: Biomedical Engineering
  • Graduation Year: 2022
  • Fun Fact: I can play happy birthday on the accordion
  • What I Love About SWE: I love meeting fellow women engineers, and I love all the fun meeting activities like Tea with SWE and making ice cream!

Ellie Rosin, Secretary

  • Major: Electrical Engineering
  • Graduation Year: 2022
  • Fun Fact: I’m an ordained minister and I’ve officiated a wedding
  • What I Love About SWE: Tea with SWE with  professionals and UD professors. It’s amazing to meet women who are already successful in our field, they are always such great role models and inspirations!

Gihane Rachid, Conference Chair

  • Major: Electrical Engineering
  • Graduation Year: 2022
  • Fun Fact: I’m a huge astronomy nut and enjoy going out at night and look at the stars and planets with my telescope 
  • What I Love About SWE: What I love about SWE is meeting women who also have the same experiences navigating through engineering who are able to give advice and help one another.

Kim Bieksha, Events Chair

 

  • Major: Environmental Engineering
  • Graduation Year: 2022
  • Fun Fact: I traveled to Israel this past winter
  • What I Love About SWE: I love having a community of women engineers that I can connect with and create potential study groups.

Rachael Rosengrant, Fundraising Co-chair

  • Major: Civil Engineering
  • Graduation Year: 2021
  • Fun Fact: I’m engaged!
  • What I Love About SWE: I love the opportunity it provides to meet and build friendships with other women interested in engineering.

Susie Arnopolin, Fundraising Co-chair

  • Major: Electrical Engineering
  • Graduation Year: 2022
  • Fun Fact: I absolutely love to paint and cook!
  • What I Love About SWE: I love the sense of understanding and unity between female engineers of all types here at Delaware!

Emily Magoon, Outreach Co-Chair

  • Major: Biomedical Engineering
  • Graduation Year: 2021
  • Fun Fact: I’ve donated my hair 4 times (just cut 11 inches off!)
  • What I Love About SWE: I love the opportunity to empower and be empowered by other women in engineering.

 Ilana Shmukler, Outreach Co-Chair

  • Major: Civil Engineering
  • Graduation Year: 2021
  • Fun Fact: I studied abroad in New Zealand over winter break.
  • What I Love About SWE: I love the sense of community and the opportunity to interact with engineering majors in different disciplines.