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Graduate Engineering Association (GEA) Student Ambassadors

The Graduate Engineering Association or GEA acts as "the voice of graduate students" in the School of Engineering and represents engineering across campus. Student membership to GEA is divided into two categories: Graduate Engineering Ambassador and Graduate MemberAll currently enrolled graduate students are considered members of GEA. Ambassadors are selected each year for a fellowship (applications open in March) to provide leadership within the organization through committees and recruitment support for both the school and departments/programs within engineering. They are an elite group of engineering leaders who work closely with adminstrators in the school to identify resources and strengthen our recruitment and retention efforts at KU. 

The organization further provides professional development, research/outreach, and travel opportunities for all graduate students in the school. To get invoved with the organization, email gea@ku.edu or one of the Graduate Ambassadors listed below.  

 

Emilio Alverio
  • Public Relations Committee Chair
  • MS Mechanical Engineering
  • Previous Institution: University of Kansas
  • Hometown: Quincy, Illinois
Aaron Blevins
  • Travel Committee Vice-Chair
  • Ph.D. Aerospace Engineering
  • Previous Institution: University of Kansas
  • Hometown: Mayetta, Kansas
Craig Cunningham
  • Professional Development Committee
  • MS Bioengineering
  • Previous Institution: University of Kansas
  • Hometown: Overland Park, Kansas
Taylor George
  • Recruitment Committee
  • MS Aerospace Engineering
  • Previous Institution: University of Kansas
  • Hometown: Scott City, Kansas
Camilo Giraldo
  • Public Relations Committee
  • MS Mechanical Engineering
  • Previous Institution: Olivet Nazarene University
  • Hometown: Medellin, Colombia
Nikhila Gunda
  • Treasurer & Travel Committee Vice-Chair
  • MCM Construction Management
  • Previous Institution: University of Kansas
  • Hometown: Hyderabad, India
Max Jiang
  • Public Relations Committee
  • MS Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
  • Previous Institution: University of Kansas
  • Hometown: Chengdu, China
Ben Liu
  • Social Committee Chair
  • Ph.D. Electrical Engineering Computer Science
  • Previous Institution: Beijing Jiao Tong University
  • Hometown: HuNan, China
Bailey Miller
  • Research & Outreach, & GEAK5 Co-Director
  • Ph.D. Aerospace Engineering
  • Previous Institution: University of Kansas
  • Hometown: Leavenworth, KS
Sebastian Moreno
  • Professional Development Committee
  • MS Bioengineering
  • Previous Institution: University of Kansas
  • Hometown: Lima, Peru
Valerie Pringle
  • Research & Outreach Committee
  • PhD Chemical & Petroleum Engineering
  • Previous Institution: University of Kansas
  • Hometown: Eudora, KS
Jose Rocha
  • Research & Outreach Committee Chair
  • MS Mechanical Engineering
  • Previous Institution: University of Kansas
  • Hometown: Santa Cruz, Bolivia
Charu Srivatsa
  • Professional Development Committee
  • Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering
  • Previous Institution: Jain University
  • Hometown: Bangalore, India
Sirisha Thippabhotla
  • Professional Development Committee Chair
  • Ph.D. Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
  • Previous Institution: University of Kansas
  • Hometown: Hyderrabad, India
Stacy Tinner
  • Recruitment Committee
  • MS Environmental Engineering
  • Previous Institution: University of South Florida
  • Hometown: Tallahassee, Fl
Simon Velasquez Morales
  • Recruitment & GEAK5 Co-Director
  • Ph.D. Chemical & Petroleum Engineering
  • Previous Institution: University of Kansas
  • Hometown: Medellin, Colombia
Ankit Verma
  • Travel Committee
  • PhD Chemical & Petroleum Engineering
  • Previous Institution: Indian Institute of Technology Madras
  • Hometown: Indore, India
Brett Whorley
  • Research & Outreach Committee
  • PhD Bioengineering
  • Previous Institution: University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Hometown: Omaha, NE


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