Hey there! Meet our 2017-2018 Exec Team below.
Hey there! This is my fourth year with EWB and I am so excited to take on the role of Co-President! EWB has helped me grow so much over the last three years in ways that I wouldn’t have expected. This organization fosters strong professional development while sharing a new way of addressing sustainable development and impact investing. EWB has been one of the best parts of my undergraduate degree and I would love to see YOU be a part of our chapter community!
Hello! I’m Bryn Leonard-Fortune, a two year EWB member and part of the UAlberta Chapter. Since joining EWB, I have had so many opportunities to learn and connect with people and ideas surrounding global issues, sustainability, and our role in finding a solution. Being a part of this community has broadened my awareness of and passion for sustainable development, the impact of individuals and groups, and what it means to be a global-minded thinker. This community has been the perfect environment for developing my skills -both professional and personal- and creating impactful relations. I look forward to what we can accomplish together!
Returning Junior Fellow 2017
My name is Christina, and I am the Returned Junior Fellow at the University of Alberta chapter. I am currently in my fourth year of civil engineering. What excites me most about EWB is the amazing opportunities it has and continues to provide for me. This past summer I had the opportunity to work with WASH Catalysts, an EWB venture in Malawi, which aims to shift the rural water sector away from a series of “project- ized” approaches, to a water service delivery system that is institutionally sustainable. My eyes were opened to what project sustainability in development work looks like- something that would not have happened if it weren’t for my involvement with EWB. Now that I have returned home, I am able to use EWB as a platform to share what I have learnt with both chapter members and the larger university community.
Member Learning Lead
Hello, this is my second year with the UofA EWB chapter, and this year I am the Lead of Member Learning. EWB excites me as it has showed me how people are capable on making such a significant impact, both globally and locally. The organization has given me a great opportunity to learn and grow as an individual as issues are examined from many perspectives, and not just from an engineering standpoint.
I’m Sophie and I’m currently in second-year Materials Engineering. I believe EWB is making a difference in the world and provides people with opportunities to help their communities grow. I’m excited to see the changes that will stem from EWB’s advocacy efforts and the impact it will have on SubSaharan African communities as well as locally here in Canada. I’m looking forward to learning and sharing experiences with the chapter!
Local Work Lead
Megha Sharma is a 4th year Chemical Process Control Engineering Coop student at University of Alberta. Her passions include advocating for diversity and inclusivity within the Engineering Faculty. As a local work lead Megha focuses on creating events such as workshops on campus that provide tools for other Engineering student groups to reduce systematic barriers gender, racial, and sexual orientation minorities face within the male dominated field. She joined Engineers Without Borders because she believes that advocating for a sustainable future has to take a intersectional approach, in other words, has to address all the identity barriers one faces such as race, class, economic wealth, sex and gender. She believes as Engineers we are masters of change and innovation on the technological side, however, it’s time we become masters of change in the social side as well.
Finance & Operations Lead
Though I have not been with EWB for very long, I can say for certain that I have gained both growth and awareness during this time. As a third year civil engineering student, I have always looked for ways to do more beyond my field and education, and found that EWB was the place to start. EWB is an amazing community of people that are not only like-minded, but also all have a passion to do more. The projects that EWB participates in has been eye-opening, providing me with a new viewpoint on impactful change. The experience has been amazing so far, and a anticipate the exciting things to come.
The need for community and the desire to belong to a group of like-minded, supportive, and compassionate individuals is what motivated me to seek a place where I could foster growth, explore and expand my worldviews, and increase my knowledge of global issues. EWB is that place. We are dedicated to gain a profound understanding of our global community and to accomplish sustainable, lasting change. My responsibility as the relations lead is to stimulate support, maintain communication, and strengthen our ongoing partnership with various stakeholders.
Tamanna Haque, hi! This is my first year as a part of the EWB community and UofA chapter and I’ve jumped in head-first into the program since I’d heard so much about it growing up. I have the advocacy lead position and am now a co-lead for member learning as well. EWB has created such a comfortable and safe space for me to grow and learn at my own pace while making the small differences that I can along the way. EWB advocates for change in global issues while promoting sustainable development, two things very near and dear to my heart. This comminity has helped my foster social and proffesional skills for my career and I’m excited to see all the new opportunites it brings me.
Kumvana Fellow Director
Global Engineering Certificate Director