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ISE Ambassadors

ISE Ambassadors

ISE Ambassadors assist the ISE department, student body, and community. This support is in a variety of areas, including advisory board and alumni relations, community outreach, curriculum development and improvement, marketing, event planning, and recruitment. Example activities include assistance with Department, College, and University recruiting events for prospective ISE students (Engineering Open House, University Open House weekends, etc.), and freshman engineering students (Freshman Information Session), as well as social events (e.g., Family Day). Ambassadors are amongst the best and brightest ISE upperclassmen: they are selected through a rigorous application and interview process in the Spring semester, with service as an Ambassador that begins the following Fall.

Click here to read more about the ISE Ambassadors Program (PDF | 10.8 MB).

Connect with the ISE Ambassadors

Are you interested in meeting with an ISE Ambassador to learn more about the undergraduate program in the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department?  Fill out the Google Form linked below to schedule a virtual meeting!  We're happy to chat with you about the major, opportunities in the ISE field, Virginia Tech, and answer any other other questions you may have. 

Link: https://forms.gle/nQH3nPRTB3ceCa517

Ask Ambassadors

If you would like to learn more about the program, schedule a meeting with the ISE Ambassadors co-coordinators, or find out how the Ambassadors can support your needs, please contact ISEambassadors@vt.edu.

ISE Ambassadors Co-Coordinators

Guide and coordinate the committees that encompass ISE Ambassadors.

Travers

Stephen Travers

Hometown: Chapel Hil, NC

Class of 2022

"I chose ISE because I enjoy working in a collaborative environment, and finding optimal solutions to real world problems. I am interested in logistics, manufacturing, and I interned at UPS during summer 2020!"

 

Sarena Saing

Sarena Saing

Hometown: Springfield, VA

Class of 2022

"After graduation, I hope to go into Consulting with my ISE degree because I love working on different projects, helping others, and meeting new people."

 

Advisory Board and Alumni Relations Committee

Responsible for managing relations and events with alumni and the ISE Advisory Board.

Anvitha Nachiappan

Anvitha Nachiappan
Committee Head

Hometown: Chantilly, VA

Class of 2022

"I love ISE because it allows me to problem-solve while keeping the big picture in mind. It is a unique area of study that enables me to work with technology and people. I am interested in human factors and operations research. ISE at VT is the perfect intersection of those fields."

Aziz Abousam

Aziz Abousam

Hometown: Fairfax, VA

Class of 2022

"I think ISE is the most unique engineering program because of the versatile skills and concepts we learn in the program. I am interested in operations research and how it interacts with other fields, such as human factors, manufacturing, and management systems.  There is something everyone can find interesting!"

Sam Indest

Sam Indest

Sam Indest

Hometown: Ridgeland, MS

Class of 2022

“I joined ISE with the goal to learn how to effectively problem solve in different complex environments. I have always been drawn to Operations Research and Analytics and look forward to applying my expertise in these areas after graduation."

Ally Jet

Ally Jet

Ally Jett

Hometown: Northport, NY

Class of 2023

“I chose ISE because I enjoy seeing the big picture, or the whole process, as well as the final product. This summer I interned at General Motors working on the production of the GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado. ISE has opened many doors for me to break into big companies and be a part of the production of products we see everyday."

Community Involvement Committee

Manages community outreach projects performed by the organization.

Grace Keith

Grace Keith
Committee Head

Hometown: Floyd, VA

Class of 2022

"ISE has opened many doors for me in terms of opportunities and responsibilities, I plan to specialize in the manufacturing field and use my degree to improve processes and efficiency. I love meeting new people and learning about new and exciting ways to support the department!"

Mike Lyons

ISE Ambassador

Ha Van Nguyen

Hometown: Stafford, VA

Class of 2022

“I love ISE because it is incredibly versatile and gives you the opportunity to explore all areas of the engineering world and more! I am currently interested in manufacturing/logistics and hope to have a career in the healthcare industry!"

Molly Zuidema

Molly Zuidema

Molly Zuidema

Hometown: Garner, NC

Class of 2023

“Being an ISE is something I’ve always wanted and have always had a passion for, because it allows me to use my skills as an engineer and as a leader to better the systems around me. I love getting to improve my community and the lives of others through innovation and can’t wait to use my time at Virginia Tech as the backbone of my bright future."

Ashley Girod

Ashley Girod

Ashley Girod

Hometown: Arlington, VA

Class of 2023

“I chose ISE because it teaches students a framework for solving technical problems, while also considering the impact those solutions have on people, businesses, and the environment. I always look for ways to improve the efficiency and sustainability of decisions, which is why I am interested in Operations Research."

Curriculum Committee

Organizes events for the students to give feedback regarding ISE curriculum, and provides free tutoring resources for ISE courses.

Maya Baker

Maya Baker
Committee Head

Hometown: Richmond, VA

Class of 2022

"I chose ISE because of its wide applicability to different industries I have an interest in, like consulting, engineering management, and systems improvement."

Kevin Sandler

Kevin Sandler

Hometown: Merrick, NY

Class of 2022

“What I love about ISE is how its focus is how to make things better. Individuals and industries alike are always aiming for improvement and growth, and the skills the students develop is widely applicable. Within ISE I am interested in working in data visualization in a variety of industries, including airlines and theme parks.”

Brian Zapata

Brian Zapata

Bryan Zapata

Hometown: Sterling, VA

Class of 2022

"I chose ISE because of its versatility in optimizing systems of people, materials, processes, and information to make systems more efficient and reduce hazards. Through my time in Virginia Tech I have developed a passion for news reporting and using ISE to write more authentic stories, raise awareness on overlooked issues, represent underrepresented communities, challenge prejudices, and tackle the complexities of media. I strive to become a starring news anchor for ABC World News or a top tier news outlet and redefine our narrative!"

Event Planning Committee

Responsible for planning fundraising events and other fun activities hosted by the department.

Tyler Pugh

Tyler Pugh
Committee Head

Hometown: South Riding, VA

Class of 2021

"ISE was the perfect fit for me because I saw intersections between my love of Business, Psychology, and Engineering!  I hope to use my major in ISE with my Spanish major to go abroad and work in international business, creating more efficient ways to design and develop en español."

Tia Farese

Tia Farese

Tia Farese

Hometown: Washington Crossing, PA

Class of 2023

"I love ISE because the possibilities are endless. I have had the opportunities to participate in the Disney College Program and intern for UPS and am really excited to see where else ISE will take me!"

Vitha Anumolu

Vitha Anumolu

Vitha Anumolu

Hometown: Chantilly, VA

Class of 2023

"My favorite thing about being in ISE is the skills and valuable experience that I have developed, and those I will gain in the future! I really look forward to using my knowledge of the field in order to be a leader within the professional workforce. The biggest goal I have for myself is to, one day, be my own boss."

Alexis Flick

Alexis Flick

Alexis Flick

Hometown: Fredericksburg, VA

Class of 2023

"What I love about ISE is the great group of people it has introduced me to, as well as the many different opportunities it has to offer! I’ve really enjoyed learning about systems engineering and plan to pursue the government/military industry."

Supran Poudel

Supran Poudel

Supran Poudel

Hometown: Charlotte, NC

Class of 2023

"I’ve wanted to be an ISE engineer since before I even entered high school. My experience with my professors and classmates in the ISE department has been amazing, and I hope to help the people in my community as much as they’ve helped me. I have no hesitation in saying the most interesting field to learn about is Human Factors, and I hope to learn more about it at graduate school."

Recruitment Committee

Responsible for holding recruitment events for potential college students and freshman engineering students.

Roshan George

Roshan George
Committee Head

Hometown: Charlottesville, VA

Class of 2022

"I love ISE because it enables me to see the big picture and apply engineering skills to optimize people, technology, and processes. That combined with opportunities in fields ranging from manufacturing to consulting or even finance and healthcare made ISE the perfect fit for me!"

Amber Clauss

Amber Clauss

Amber Clauss

Hometown: Manassas, VA

Class of 2023

"My love for ISE stems from its unique blend of technical, interpersonal, and leadership skills as well as its systems based approach. The sense of community in this major is unlike anything I have experienced and I am very excited to be able to have a part in growing that community."

Amy Han

Amy Han

Amy Han

Hometown: Annandale, VA

Class of 2022

"I enjoy working within ergonomics and product management because it allows me to interact with lots of different people!"

Jessica Aujla

Jessica Aujla

Jessica Aujla

Hometown: Centreville, VA

Class of 2023

"Choosing ISE was the best decision I could have made. I absolutely love the major and there are so many ways to get involved with the ISE community. I’m really excited to apply the skills I’ve learned through ISE and the business and innovation minors!"

Alec Bradfield

Alec Bradfield

Alec Bradfield

Hometown: Durham, NC

Class of 2023

"Switching from Chemical Engineering to ISE was the best college decision that I have made! I love how everything that we learn in ISE seems to be very applicable and that the ISE community is so helpful and friendly! I look forward to applying my many skills garnered from the ISE program (specifically with Human Factors) to the workplace."