Meet the Council!

President: Anisha Barde

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Hi! My name is Anisha Barde, and I’m a senior in the Honors Academy majoring in Computer Engineering. Outside of REHC, I’m a co-captain and player on the Rutgers Womxn’s Ultimate Frisbee team (Go Nightshade!). If I’m not throwing a disc, you’ll find me doing any activity related to music (including singing, dancing, and listening to any genre) or participating in a community service project!

External Vice President: Ajita Nair

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Hi everyone! My name is Ajita Nair, and I'm a senior majoring in Biomedical Engineering and minoring in Business Administration on the pre-med track. Aside from REHC, I'm involved with the Examiner Pre-Health Journal, RU Sailing, as well as being a Design Advisor for the Honors Academy. In my free time, you can find me making nanoparticles in Dr. Fabris’s Lab, nose deep in a good book, adding movies to my never-ending watchlist, singing, playing the tabla, or hanging with my cat!

Internal Vice President: Althea Miquela

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Hi, everyone! My name is Althea Miquela, and I am a senior in the Honors Academy studying Industrial and Systems Engineering. I have a passion for empowering those around me and learning about this changing world to make an impact. Apart from the REHC, you could find me hiking, doing research on intersectionalities between robotics and renewable energy, as a site leader with RU Alternative Breaks leading immersive service trips, singing, playing guitar, going to the beach, and enjoying my time (and food) with the people around me. Overall, I aim to be fearless and make genuine connections with people around me.

Treasurer: Sean Maniar


Hey! My name is Sean Maniar and I'm a junior majoring in electrical engineering. I'm from Tinton Falls, NJ, and am serving as the REHC Treasurer this year. I'm also the Vice President of Academics of my fraternity at Rutgers as well as serving as an elected representative of the Tinton Falls Democratic Committee. In my free time, I enjoy hanging out with friends, watching basketball (my favorite team is the Knicks), and listening to music. A fun fact about me is that I've never had coffee before. I'm excited to be a part of REHC and hope I can help to make this semester a great one!

PR Chair: Vanna Mendoza

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Hi! I'm Vanna, a senior studying applied sciences in engineering and computer science. Aside from REHC, I'm an LA for MATLAB, I'm part of a NY/NJ Filipino organization and the Filipino club on campus, and I'm in SWE. When I'm not in class, you can find me playing volleyball at Werblin with my friends, getting bubble tea, playing video games, or listening to music. So excited to get the chance to meet you all soon!

PR Chair: Meem Arzani

Hello everyone, I'm Meem, a senior in the Honors College majoring in mechanical engineering! Along with REHC, I'm also involved in the Rutgers Rocket Propulsion Lab. When I'm not studying, you can find me buried in a good book or trying to teach myself something new! I'm looking forward to one last year with you all, so here's to a good time!

Outreach Program Chair: Cecilia Diaz

Hello everyone! My name is Cecilia Diaz and I am a Junior in the Rutgers Engineering Honors Academy studying Aerospace Engineering. Other than REHC I am also involved with SWE and EWB as well as a member of HAEC. In my free time I like to play music, go on hikes, and spend time with friends.

Outreach Program Chair: Aryan Patel

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Hi, my name is Aryan! I’m a second year Aerospace Engineering major and an Outreach Lead for REHC. Outside of school, I spend a lot of time in the gym, listening to music, playing guitar, and coding. This semester, I’m looking forward to the new events that our Outreach team is putting together.

First-Year Mentorship Program Chair: Ria Patel

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Hi, I’m Ria! I’m a senior in the Honors Academy studying industrial engineering and minoring in computer science. I play club soccer here at Rutgers. I’m also involved in Rutgers University Dance Marathon and SOE Ambassadors. Outside of school, I love to travel and eat!

First-Year Mentorship Program Chair: Ruchi Patel

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Hi! My name is Ruchi Patel and I am a sophomore in the Honors Academy, majoring in Industrial and Systems Engineering and minoring in Data Science. This past summer, I had the opportunity to conduct research at Northwestern University. Aside from REHC, I am involved in SWE, IISE, and HANC. Some other hobbies include taking walks, playing with my dog, and baking!

First-Year Mentorship Program Chair: Smriti Mumudi


Hi everyone! My name is Smriti and I’m one of the First Year Mentorship Chairs for REHC. I am a Sophomore majoring in biomedical engineering with a prospective minor in chemistry. In addition to REHC, I am also a part of HANC. In my free time I like to ice skate, hang out with friends, volunteer, and read manga/manhwa.

Industry Mentorship Program Chair: Luke Dragon

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Hello! I'm Luke Dragon and I'm the co-chair for the Industry Mentorship Program. I am a member of the Engineering Honors Academy majoring in Civil Engineering and minoring in Math and Urban Planning. Outside of class and REHC, I plan on working in bridge structurres upon graduation and I enjoy surfing/building my own surfboards.

Industry Mentorship Program Chair: Nicholas Precarpio


Hi everyone! I'm Nick Percarpio and I'm a sophomore in the honors college majoring in industrial engineering. Outside of REHC I'm involved in the meteorology club and I'm an Honors College Ambassador. In my free time, I enjoy running, cooking for friends and family, and listening to music.

Keynote Speaker Program Chair: Emanuel Meshoyrer

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Hi! I am a junior studying Industrial and Systems Engineering with a double minor in Economics and Data Science. I recently had the opportunity to intern with Collins Aerospace within the Power and Controls division. Outside of REHC, I am involved with the Rutgers University Senate, IISE, and undergraduate research in the Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics. In my free time, I love taking walks outside with my dog, playing ultimate frisbee with my friends, and experiencing great music. I also enjoy reading nonfiction books and am always searching for new books to add to my list.

Keynote Speaker Program Chair: Mukund Ramakrishnan

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Hi there! I'm Mukund Ramakrishnan, and I'm a junior in the Honors Academy majoring in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Outside of class and REHC, I'm really involved with music at Rutgers. I'm a tenor in the Rutgers Kirkpatrick Choir, and I enjoy performing and listening to all kinds of music. In my free time, I run, bike, and read -- definitely give me some good nonfiction to add to my list! I'm looking forward to a fun-filled and exciting year.