Amanda Schwartz Major: Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Year: 3rd Hometown: Windsor, CT Fun Fact: Amanda was once attacked by a flock of 100 seagulls trying to steal her ice cream! Dasha Artsikhovska Major: Materials Science and Engineering Year: 5th Hometown: Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine Fun Fact: Dasha speaks four languages!
Jasmin Lopez Major: Chemical Engineering Year: 4th Hometown: Lawrenceville, GA Fun Fact: Jasmin is fluent in Pig Latin!
Kristin Fairey Major: Mechanical Engineering Year: 4th Hometown: Mount Pleasant, SC Fun Fact: Outdoor activities are Kristin's favorite, especially running, hiking, and kayaking!
Lucie Rosenberg Major: Neuroscience Year: 3rd Hometown: Queen Creek, AZ Fun Fact: Lucie has been to 25+ concerts!
Marissa Rubino Major: Mechanical Engineering Year: 4th Hometown: Bartlett, IL Fun Fact: Marissa has been skydiving before!
Morgan Powers Major: Computer Science Year: 3rd Hometown: Acworth, GA Fun Fact: Morgan went to a performing arts high school (with Lil Yachty)! Peiyao Wu Major: Mechanical Engineering Year: 4th Hometown: Nanjing, China Fun Fact: Peiyao loves paleontology and she has worked with fossils from two billion years ago! Sarah Wilson Major: Environmental Engineering Year: 4th Hometown: East Northport, NY Fun Fact: Kourtney Kardashian came to Sarah's office one time!
Tiffany Jeng Major: Chemical Engineering Year: 2nd Hometown: Marietta, GA Fun Fact: Tiffany was a gymnast for 13 years but she never broke a bone!
Anna Peterson Major: Civil Engineering Year: 5th Hometown: Greensboro, NC Fun Fact: Anna's company kickball team is the 2018 Bryan-College Stating tournament champs! Grace Mulcahy Major: Materials Science and Engineering Year: 5th Hometown: Nantucket, MA Fun Fact: Grace's hometown is an island!
Jillian LaTour Major: Computer Science Minor: French Year: 2nd Hometown: Waxhaw, NC Fun Fact: Jillian used to pole vault and she's adopted! Lauren Barger Major: Biomedical Engineering Year: 2nd Hometown: Newnan, GA Fun Fact: Lauren loves art and calligraphy and she also played volleyball at a national level throughout high school! Maddie Gordon Major: Biomedical Engineering Year: 2nd Hometown: Atlanta, GA Fun Fact: Maddie has an advanced certification in scuba diving!
Melanie Graham Major: Mechanical Engineering Year: 2nd Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio Fun Fact: Melanie has been downhill skiing since she was 2! Nicole DeRosa Major: Electrical Engineering Year: 2nd Hometown: Skaneateles, NY Fun Fact: Nicole loves to run, hike, and do anything outdoors! Prerna Balaji Major: Industrial Engineering Year: 3rd Hometown: Marietta, GA Fun Fact: Prerna used to have hair long enough to sit on!
Stephanie Almeida Major: Computer Science Year: 3rd Hometown: South River, NJ Fun Fact: Stephanie helped to plan the first ever technology and art hackathon HackGT has ever thrown! Yun Jeon Major: Computer Science Year: 4th Hometown: Lawrenceville, GA Fun Fact: Yun has been skydiving!
Clarisse Matyczyk Major: Aerospace Engineering Year: 3rd Hometown: Buford, GA Fun Fact: Clarisse is an award winning director!
Hollyn Tao Major: Biology Year: 1st Hometown: Barboursville, WV Fun Fact: Hollyn has had 6 senior rescue dogs and she wants to be an elephant in her next life! Julia Laws Major: Materials Science and Engineering Year: 2nd Hometown: Palo Alto, CA Fun Fact: Julia has swam with whale sharks!
Lily Huff Major: Mechanical Engineering with a Concentration in Design Year: 4th Hometown: Birmingham, AL Fun Fact: Lily has flown on more private jets and small aircraft than commercial flights! Manasa Akella Major: Mechanical Engineering Year: 1st Hometown: New Albany, Ohio Fun Fact: Manasa holds a martial arts world record for the most wooden boards broken by a jump front snap kick in 30 seconds for her age and gender division! Miranda Bisson Major: Computational Media Year: 2nd Hometown: Gainesville, GA Fun Fact: Miranda loves to design tattoos!
Niki Emani Major: Biomedical Engineering Year: 2nd Hometown: Schrewsbury, MA Fun Fact: Niki has double-jointed fingers!
Sarah Johnson Major: Aerospace Engineering Year: 2nd Hometown: Fredericksburg, VA Fun Fact: Sarah collects antique postcards!
Taylor Niehoff Major: Biology Year: 4th Hometown: Columbia, SC Fun Fact: Taylor has danced for 15 years!
Aida Sefic Williams Major: Mechanical Engineering Graduation Class: 2009 Hometown: Bogart, GA Aida lives in Aiken, SC, and work as Production Manager with Zeus Industrial in Gaston, SC, chase after her 3-year-old, Emina, and run half marathons. Caitlyn Seim Major: Electrical Engineering Graduation Class: 2013 Hometown: Savannah, GA Caitlyn is a Postdoctoral Fellow atStanford University.
Christine Tanko Major: Mechanical Engineering Graduation Class: 2009 Hometown: Marietta, GA Christine is a reliability engineer.
Ilyssa Wilden Major: Computer Science Graduation Class: 2014 Hometown: Marietta, GA Ilyssa is a software engineer at Apple.
Katie Capone Squire Major: Aerospace Engineering Graduation Class: 2016 Hometown: Sarasota, FL Katie is a research engineer at the Georgia TechResearch Institute.
Meenal Kumar Major: Computer Science Graduation Class: 2019 Hometown: Edison, NJ Meenal is a software developer at Publicis Sapient.
Miyu Toyoshima Major: Biomedical Engineering Graduation Class: 2007 Hometown: Marietta, GA Miyu is an Engagement Manager atMcKinsey & Company.
Rebecca Henderson Major: Materials Science and Engineering Graduation Class: 2012 Hometown: Fort Oglethorpe, GA Rebecca is a metallurgist/corrosion engineer.
Anna Marianchuk Major: Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Graduation Class: 2019 Hometown: Decatur, GA Anna will be working as a process engineer at Procter & Gamble.
Camila Santiago Major: Biomedical Engineering (Pre-med) Graduation Class: 2009 Hometown: Duluth/Suwanee, GA Camila is an R&D Senior Scientist/Engineer for Procter & Gamble.
Heather Bloodworth Major: Applied Mathematics Graduation Class: 2014 Hometown: Dahlonega, GA Heather is a Software Pre-Sales Engineer withNCR Corp., providing technical expertise andinnovation to some of the world's largest andfastest growing hospitality chains from sunnyOrange County, CA. Jamie Curtis Major: Materials Science and Engineering Graduation Class: 2018 Hometown: Redding, CT Jamie currently works in R&D at CorningIncorporated, where she develops newmanufacturing processes. Some of her work isfocused around processes for products theycurrently sell and other work is for emergingtechnologies. She is also the treasurer of thelocal Society of Women Engineers chapter andvolunteer for Circle of Sisterhood. Lindsey Ulmer Major: Chemistry Graduation Class: 2019 Hometown: Johns Creek, GA Lindsey is a PhD student at the University of Washington in Seattle.
Megan Cahill Major: Materials Science and Engineering Graduation Class: 2018 Hometown: Alpharetta, GA Megan is working as an analytical chemist for a minerals company called Imerys, has two rescue dogs, and volunteers at a horse rescue in her free time. Olivia Rowland Major: Mechanical Engineering(before transferring and studying education) Graduation Class: 2017 Hometown: Springfield, MO Olivia is currently teaching middle schoolmath and science! Virginia Dobson Major: Electrical Engineering Graduation Class: 2015 Hometown: Douglasville, GA Virginia designs control systems for water and wastewater treatment plants.
April Gadsby Major: Civil Engineering Graduation Class: 2016 Hometown: Atlanta, GA April is a a PhD student at Georgia Tech intransportation engineering researching therelationship between the surroundings andcyclist stress/behavior. Catherine Schlueter Major: Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering Graduation Class: 2019 Hometown: Middleton, OH After graduating, Catherine decided to moveto Alabama with her boyfriend, another GT Alum.She is currently working at SanminaCorporation, a company that helps clients designand manufacture their products. Holly Parrish Major: Computer Engineering Graduation Class: 2016 Hometown: Northern Virginia Holly works at EY Cyber Security Consulting.
Kali Nicholas Major: Mechanical Engineering Graduation Class: 2016 Hometown: Renton, WA Kali works as a network design engineer for Georgia Power.
Maryellen Malone Major: Biochemistry Graduation Class: 2019 Hometown: Atlanta, GA Maryellen is attending Cambridge Universityas a member of Churchill College. She ispursuing a Masters of Philosophy inBiochemistry. Melanie Deal Hale Major: Civil & Environmental Engineering Graduation Class: 2007 Hometown: Snellville, GA Melanie is working as a registered professionalengineer in transportation/roadway designfor Arcadis.
Quincy Faber Major: Biochemistry Graduation Class: 2019 Hometown: Dallas, GA Quincy is doing her PhD in Microbiology at the University of Florida.
Alpha Omega Epsilon was founded on November 13, 1983 at Marquette University with 27 charter members, all of whom were engineering students. Many of the charter members had been unofficial 'little sisters' of members at brother fraternities Triangle and Sigma Phi Delta and came together, deciding that there was a need for a sorority for women in engineering. The organization was officially recognized four months later, and the Alpha Chapter of Alpha Omega Epsilon initiated its first candidate class in Fall 1984.
In 1990, a national executive board was created by 4 founding members to govern the expansion and business of the growing organization, which had expanded at that time to include 2 chapters and several colonies and interest groups. As the national constitution and bylaws were drafted, the sorority decided to increase the scope of its membership to include members of not only engineering fields but the technical sciences as well. In 1992, Alpha Omega Epsilon joined the Professional Fraternity Association, which also serves members of fraternities such as Alpha Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma, business and band fraternities, respectively, that are also present at Georgia Tech.
When the national constitution and bylaws were ratified at the annual convention in 1993, there was a consensus to make Alpha Omega Epsilon a social organization in addition to its identity as a professional society for women in engineering and technical science. In 1996, a national foundation was established to serve the larger community and to assist the sorority in its endeavors. The Alpha Omega Epsilon Foundation serves others through academic programs, leadership and career development programs, and in volunteer services. Members of the sorority and their family members are eligible to apply for the Rings of Excellence Scholarships that the AΩE Foundation awards annually. Alpha Omega Epsilon expanded to become an international organization in 1998 when the Eta Chapter at University of British Columbia, Vancouver was installed.
The Sigma Chapter at Georgia Institute of Technology was installed on February 4, 2006. It was founded by the following charter members and has grown to include more than 30 active members at any time: Joanne Antoine (ChBE), Dionne Gilmore (ME, PHYS), Brooke Mullis (ChBE), Amanda Avery (PTFE), Meghan Gilroy (BME), Camille Sauer (AE), Carlin Bright (AE), Christen Jackson (BME), Aida Sefic (ME), Christine Clayton (ME), Chanchala Kaddi (BME), Tracy Shandor (CE), Hilary Coor (ME), Mary Lim (CE), Stephanie Sigers (ME), Melanie Deal (CE), Amanda Lovingood (EE), Jessica Smith (EE, AE), Kristen Dudley (ISyE), Kirsten Lundstrom (ME), Megan Springman (BME), Christine Erdy (ChBE), Erica Manley (EE), Corresha Thomas (ME), Mary Jane Fairbairn (ISyE), Parry Memarzadeh (BME), Miyu Toyoshima (BME), Julianne Flowers (ME), Kelly Michaud (ME), Brittany White (CE).
Purpose and Motto
As it is outlined in our chapter constitution, we exist to serve the campus in the following capacities:
1. Promote females in engineering and the technical sciences through professional development events. 2. Help further the advancement of female engineers and technical scientists at Georgia Tech by providing support groups, academic advisement, and opportunities for developing lifelong bonds of friendship. 3. Enlighten female engineers and technical scientists to the career opportunities available to them. 4. Strengthen the relationship between students and faculty. 5. Help develop the highest standards of personal integrity and character.
Our motto is 'Friendship, Leadership, Professionalism.' Friendship lies at the heart of every activity that Alpha Omega Epsilon members participate in. We aspire to be leaders in our fields and provide additional leadership opportunities for our members. Professionalism is also an integral part of our organization; we are dedicated to educating the community at large on engineering and technical science opportunities and for the advancement of women in these fields.
Ideals and Ojectives
All members of Alpha Omega Epsilon strive to embody the following ideals:
1. As an individual, I will promote integrity, character, honesty, self-confidence, and uphold my financial responsibilities. 2. As a sorority, we will promote unity, friendship, professionalism, follow traditions, and maintain our image. 3. As an integral part of the school, we will promote engineering and technical science activities, high scholastic standards, and strong relations between students and faculty. 4. As an active member in the community, we will promote understanding, knowledge, and communication within our profession.
Additionally, we all pursue the betterment of our community through the following objectives:
1. To create friendships while promoting self-confidence, professionalism and motivation among female engineers and technical scientists of all curricula. 2. To work for the betterment of the individual and the Sorority as a whole. 3. To create a friendly and warm environment among its members. 4. To promote the welfare and interest of the profession. 5. To strengthen the relationships between students and faculty. 6. To enhance educational achievements and scholarship. 7. To help develop the highest standards of personal integrity and character. 8. To foster and maintain the bond of sisterhood through a continuing program for the alumnae.
Symbols, Jewels, and Colors
Colors: Our colors are royal blue, silver, and white. Jewels: The jewels of Alpha Omega Epsilon are blue sapphire, pearl, and diamond. Mascot: Our mascot is the dolphin. Dolphins are extremely intelligent and gregarious creatures, not unlike Alpha Omega Epsilon sisters.