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The purpose of The Women in Engineering Student Advisory Board (WIESAB) is to provide feedback, insight, advice, and support to the Women in Engineering Program, and to promote community among all women in the School of Engineering. 

Meet Our Members!


Marisol Hernandez - Chair of WIESAB

Marisol Hernandez is a senior studying Civil and Environmental Engineering. She has been involved in WIE since her freshman year when she joined Flexus, the WIE Living and Learning Community. She is very passionate about Women in Engineering and is actively involved in WIE programs, including serving as a Mentor Coordinator in the WIE Connect Peer Mentoring Program. Marisol also is involved in Alpha Omega Epsilon, SHPE, and Vintage Voices. She enjoys reading, swimming, and exploring new places. She studied abroad in Spain during the spring 2023 semester. 

Ijeoma Asonye

I am Ijeoma Asonye. I am a student, author, entrepreneur, and artist. I study Mechanical Engineering and Creative Writing at the University of Maryland. Outside of school, I write A LOT. I wrote the novel, "The Beautiful Math of Coral," a coming-of-age story set in college, one reason being that I love to tell stories. I like being involved in different modes of expression whether that be helping out in virtual reality projects, spending a year writing a book, or taking a class about graphic novels. As you can probably tell, I am someone who likes to explore and be free. l'd like to say I am someone with an artistic soul but engineering doesn't hold me back (despite the large premise about STEM not being creative) it just gives me another way to express my artistic self and engineer different forms of art!

Kristen Bradish

Riordan Correll-Brown

Rae Correll-Brown is a senior studying Chemical Engineering. She first became involved with WIE through the Flexus Living and Learning Program, and has since worked as a WIE tutor and a peer mentor. Outside of WIE, she is a member of the AIChE board and the Gemstone Research Honors Program. She also works in a lab on campus researching solid-state batteries. Rae is excited to serve on the WIE Advisory Board for the first time and help contribute to a program that has had such a positive impact on her UMD experience. 

Samantha Farren

Hello All! My name is Samantha Farren and I am a Junior in the Fire Protection Engineering Program here at the University of Maryland. Prior to my transfer into the A. James Clark School of Engineering I attended Onondaga Community College, in Syracuse New York, where I
graduated from the Fire Protection Technology Program. I am proud to serve on the WIE Student Advisory Board as it allows me to continue my journey in advocating for all women in all professions. In addition to the WIE SAB, I also serve on the Fire Protection Engineering
Department’s DEI committee as well as the DEI committee for the A. James Clark School of Engineering.

Terry Goolsby

Terry is a Junior in Materials Science.  She secured a B.A. in History from UMD in the last century, along with a J.D. from George Washington University National Law Center ('92). She  practiced law and won several litigation matters.  In 2007 she investigated renewable energy and in 2011 started a 501(c)(3), Clozynergy, Inc., preparing underserved communities for energy jobs. She intends to lead the U.S. in the Circular Economy, recovering atoms and molecules from waste.

Kavyasri Gouda

Kavyasri Gouda is a junior Mechanical Engineer pursuing a minor in sustainability. She is passionate about renewable energy and designing technologies that allow humans to thrive while protecting the environment. She became more involved in WIE as a sophomore, as she wanted to be more active on campus and enjoyed connecting with WIE students and alumni. She was formerly a College Park Scholars peer mentor and recently started a cultural club called Hindu YUVA. She is looking forward to serving on WIESAB this semester and meeting new people!

Alison Grafton

Alison Grafton is a student majoring in bioengineering graduating in the Spring. She is on a biomechanics and biomaterials track and plans to pursue a career related to this after graduating. She has taken a step involved with WIE this semester, also participating as a WIE intern and enjoying helping manage and plan events for current and prospective students. Outside of WIE, she is involved with Alpha Omega Epsilon, a technical sciences sorority, and studied abroad through the Clark in Madrid program during Spring 2023. Alison is excited to be a part of the WIE SAB this semester and promote an environment for women in engineering from all backgrounds.

Sarah Han

Sarah Han is a junior majoring in Bioengineering who plans to earn her MD/PhD in clinical research and tissue engineering. She became involved in WIE through the peer mentoring program during her freshman year and quickly realized the importance of the WIE community. On campus, she is involved in research at Fisher Lab and is also part of student organizations such as the College Park Scholars Advisory Board, Student Health Advisory Committee, and the Student Alumni Leadership Council. Her favorite hobby is listening to jazz with warm apple cider. She is excited to be a part of WIESAB to represent women's voices and to bring a more diverse and inclusive engineering community! 

Aniqa Islam

Aniqa Islam is a senior majoring in Mechanical Engineering, with a minor in Planetary Science. Off campus, she is a former intern for Northrop Grumman, a current intern at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, and an incoming Systems Engineer/Flight Controller for Lockheed Martin. On campus, she works in the Dynamic Effects Laboratory for the Aerospace Engineering Department. She first became involved with WIE through the FYSE program the summer before her freshman year and has met some of her closest friends through it. She’s been serving on WIESAB since her sophomore year is excited to continue helping promote diversity and further inclusivity in engineering by working with women for women during her final semester here.

Emily Liu

Emily Liu is a junior majoring in Civil and Environmental Engineering. Outside of classes, she has involvement in multiple on-campus research for modeling trace gases, improving the efficiency of wastewater treatment plants, and stormwater management on campus. She is also a STEM tutor for student veterans and military-connected students. Her areas of interest include water management, pollution control, renewable energy, waste management, and green infrastructure. Emily is excited to serve on the WIE Advisory Board for the first time to promote diversity and inclusion in engineering.

Roshni Pallavajjala

Hi! My name is Roshni Pallavajjala and I am sophomore studying Bioengineering, with a minor in Nanoscale Science and Technology. I first became involved with WIE through the FLEXUS Living and Learning Program, and now I am really excited to be a part of WIE Student Advisory Board! Outside of WIE, I participate in bioengineering research and part of Alpha Eta Mu Beta (Bioengineering Honors Society). I hope to be able to promote diversity and inclusion within engineering!


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