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Gifts to the WPI Fund support all students. That said, we invite you to get to know some of them—the smart, friendly students who work in the Call Center. Your contribution to the WPI Fund helps make their education possible by helping the university complete renovation projects, upgrade technology in classrooms, purchase resources for the library, send students to conferences and competitions, and take advantage of other opportunities throughout the year. Take it from Gompei — your gift is important.
 

MEET THE STUDENT CALLERS

Athina

Home state/Country
Thessaloniki, Greece

Major/class year
Electrical and Computer Engineering 2021

Activities/Hobbies
President of Hellenic Student Association Global Engager and Media Assistant at the WPI Global Lab 

What does attending WPI mean to you?
At WPI I discovered that students want to learn, and more importantly, they want to improve their community by applying knowledge in order to solve everyday problems. I chose WPI because through academic and social experiences, I will learn my strengths and my weaknesses. My education at WPI will help me find my place in this world, and will teach me how I can change it.  

Enzo

Home state/Country: Enzo
Recife, Brazil

Major/class year: 
Electrical and Computer Engineering 2021

Activities/Hobbies: 
Brazilian Student Association, Tau Kappa Epsilon, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Club Soccer, International Student Council

What does attending WPI mean to you?
Attending WPI means that I can improve my knowledge and meet people from different backgrounds that open up my view of the world.

Christine

Home state/Country: 
South Portland, ME

Major/class year: 
Biology & Biotechnology 2020

Activities/Hobbies: 
Secretary: Hispanic & Caribbean Student Association (HCSA), Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), Green Team, Biotech Club

What do you like best about WPI?
I love how different yet similar everyone is at WPI. You encounter people of different majors, interests, yet when it comes to getting through college together, we become a supportive community. 

Hong Chon (Andy)

Hong ChonHome state/Country: 
Santo Domingo

Major/class year: 
Industrial Engineering 2019

Activities/Hobbies: 
President of International Student Council, Student Government Association, Economics Student Association, Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers, Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers, Tau Kappa Epsilon

What are your goals and aspirations?
My goal is to get my engineering degree from WPI and create my own business. I would also like to travel to as many places as I can and explore the culture of those places.

Humberto

Home state/Country: Humberto
Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Major/class year: 
Electrical and Computer Engineering 2020

Activities/Hobbies: 
Society for Hispanic Professional Engineers, Hispanic Caribbean Student Association, Crimson Key Tour Guide, Foisie Innovation Studio Building Manager

What are your goals and aspirations?
As a native Honduran, I dream of being an agent of positive change to improve my country and push the boundaries of human development there and around the world.

 

Hung-En

Home state/Country: 
Kobe, Japan

Major/class year: 
Mechanical and Fire Protection Engineering 2022

Activities/Hobbies: 
Ballroom Dance Team, Alpine Ski Team, Tech News, Society of Fire Protection Engineers WPI Student Chapter, Surface Metrology Lab

What are your goals and aspirations?
My goal to become a fire protection engineer that is able to help design and evaluate systems that will eventually help save the lives of others in the future. I also hope that my future career will either allow me to continue ballroom dancing while I'm working or allow me to continue pursuing it later on in my life.

Jocelyn

Home state/Country:
Leominster, MA

Major/class year:
Chemistry 2021

Activities/Hobbies:
Phi Sigma Sigma, Grimmgroup, American Chemical Society – WPI student chapter

Why did you choose to attend WPI?
I chose to attend WPI because I wanted to have a hands-on learning experience. Having the chance to actually apply concepts that I have learned has given me a greater understanding of my coursework and has helped me become a better student. 

Karla

 Home state/Country: Karla
Mexico City, Mexico

Major/class year: 
Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering, with pre-med 2021

Activities/Hobbies: 
Global Humanitarian Alliance, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Chi Omega

What are your dreams and aspirations?
My dream has always been to be a doctor and to help as many people as I can with accessible medical technology.

Lauren

Home state/Country: 
Kingston, Jamaica

Major/class year: 
Biomechanical Engineering 2019

Activities/Hobbies: 
Engineering Ambassadors, African Percussion and Dance Ensemble, National Society of Black Engineers, Black Student Union

What are your goals and aspirations?
It is my hope to use the knowledge and expertise that I have gained at WPI and in my future experiences to make affordable prosthetics for children in developing countries, starting in my own country, Jamaica.

Khadijah

Home state/Country: 
Yonkers, NY

Major/class year: 
Electrical and Computer Engineering 2021

Activities/Hobbies:
Engineering Ambassadors, Women in Electrical and Computer Engineering club, Step Team, National Society of Black Engineers and The Grand Challenge Scholars Program 

What do you like best about WPI?
What I like best is the project based curriculum. Learning how to interact with people with different backgrounds gives me more experience on how the work field is operated. It provides me with other tools to learn besides taking exams.

Liam

Home state/Country: Liam
Honduras

Major/class year: 
Mechanical Engineering 2021

What does it mean to attend WPI?
For me, attending WPI means being part of a recognizably diverse community, accepting of all races, peoples, and ideologies.

Mbolle

Home state/Country: Mbolle
Feasterville, PA

Major/class year: 
Chemical Engineering 2020

Activities/Hobbies: 
Black Student Union, National Society of Black Engineers, American Statistical Association, Student Government Association

What does attending WPI mean to you?
Attending WPI means being a part of a family and creating lifelong friendships and connections that will forever be a part of my life, and establishing a firm infrastructure that will help me achieve my goals.

Meron

MeronHome state/Country: 
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Major/class year: 
Chemical Engineering 2020

Activities/Hobbies: 
Black Student Union, National Society of Black Engineers, International Student Council

What are your goals and aspirations?
My biggest dream is to help students see the beauty I saw in understanding chemistry and chemical engineering. I hope to someday open a non-profit laboratory and research facility for middle- and high school students in Ethiopia.

Meenakshi

Home state/Country:  
Westborough, MA

Major/class year: 
Aerospace Engineering 2022

Activities/Hobbies: 
South Asian Student Association, Alden Voices, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Why did you choose to attend WPI?
I chose WPI for its focus on projects: from the IQP, that would give me the chance to go abroad and make a difference in the world, to the MQP, which is a chance to ultimately demonstrate what I have learned throughout my college career.

Natalia

Home state/Country: Natalia
Manhattan, NY

Major/class year: 
Computer Science 2021

Activities/Hobbies:
Women’s Rowing, Student Alumni Society

What does attending WPI mean to you?
Being a WPI student means that I am able to learn about the things I love, with people who support and push me to be my best.

Rebecca

Home state/Country:Rebecca Johnson
Flushing, NY

Major/class year:
Civil Engineering 2020

What are your goals and aspirations?
My goals and aspirations include getting a world class education and finishing my degree at WPI. Upon graduation, I plan to land an engineering position with a global leader in the engineering community. To be able to work on projects that respect our environment and give back to the community. Lastly, I plan to mix it up by singing on Broadway.

Sara

Home state/Country: Sara
Pittsford, NY
 
Major/class year: 
Civil Engineering 2021

Activities/Hobbies:
Varsity Women’s Basketball, American Society of Civil Engineers, Spikeball Club, Access

What are your goals and aspirations?
My goal is to graduate WPI as a better person than I began my career here. I hope to get my master’s in fire protection engineering and get a job helping the community.

Sarah

Home state/Country: 
Lafayette, CASarah

Major/class year: 
Computer Science 2020

Activities/Hobbies: 
Student Alumni Society, Promotion of Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), Art and Design Club

What do you love about WPI?
Being a part of WPI means being a part of a great institution where I can improve myself both academically and as a member of a great community.

Selena

Home state/Country: Selena
Hamden, CT

Major/class year: 
Management Engineering 2020

Activities/Hobbies: 
Alpha Phi Omega, Christian Bible Fellowship, Student Alumni Society, Society of Women Engineers

What does attending WPI mean to you?
Attending WPI means that I have the opportunity to advance my education in an efficient and effective manner while engaging in a close-knit community.

Sophie

Home state/Country: 
Rocky Hill, CT

Major/class year: 
Mechanical Engineering 2022

Activities/Hobbies:
Women's Club Frisbee Team, Phi Sigma Sigma, Society of Women Engineers, Fitness Club

What does attending WPI mean to you?
Attending WPI means that I am surrounded by like minded individuals who want you to succeed.

 

Yared

Home state/Country: Yared
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Major/class year: 
Computer Science 2020

Activities/Hobbies: 
American Statistical Association

Why did you choose to attend WPI?
Attending WPI means that I am among ambitious individuals who push and support each other to reach their goals.