About Us

Current Sisters


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!



Alumnae


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 at
Stanford 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 Tech
Research 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 at
McKinsey & 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 with
NCR Corp., providing technical expertise and
innovation to some of the world's largest and
fastest growing hospitality chains from sunny
Orange County, CA.


Jamie Curtis
Major: Materials Science and Engineering
Graduation Class: 2018
Hometown: Redding, CT
Jamie currently works in R&D at Corning
Incorporated, where she develops new
manufacturing processes. Some of her work is
focused around processes for products they
currently sell and other work is for emerging
technologies. She is also the treasurer of the
local Society of Women Engineers chapter and
volunteer 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 school
math 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 in
transportation engineering researching the
relationship between the surroundings and
cyclist stress/behavior.


Catherine Schlueter
Major: Mechanical Engineering and
Biomedical Engineering
Graduation Class: 2019
Hometown: Middleton, OH
After graduating, Catherine decided to move
to Alabama with her boyfriend, another GT Alum.
She is currently working at Sanmina
Corporation, a company that helps clients design
and 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 University
as a member of Churchill College. She is
pursuing a Masters of Philosophy in
Biochemistry.


Melanie Deal Hale
Major: Civil & Environmental Engineering
Graduation Class: 2007
Hometown: Snellville, GA
Melanie is working as a registered professional
engineer in transportation/roadway design
for Arcadis.



Quincy Faber
Major: Biochemistry
Graduation Class: 2019
Hometown: Dallas, GA
Quincy is doing her PhD in Microbiology at the
University of Florida.

History

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.