Meet the Council!

President: Harshita Jain

Hi everyone! I am a senior at Rutgers, majoring in Biomedical Engineering and minoring in Business Administration. I am passionate about intersection of healthcare and social innovation, and love to volunteer in my free time. On campus, I'm involved with Residence Life as an RA, serve as Treasurer of AEMB, and perform research in the Parekkadan lab. Some of my other interests include traveling, reading, and running!

External Vice President: Anisha Barde

Hi! My name is Anisha Barde, and I’m a junior in the Honors Academy majoring in Computer Engineering with a minor in Computer Science. Outside of REHC, I’m a player on the Rutgers Women’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 community service with Omega Phi Alpha!

Internal Vice President: Ria Patel

I'm Ria, and I am Internal Vice President for REHC! I am an industrial engineering major and computer science minor part of the Honors Academy. I am also involved in other clubs outside of REHC at Rutgers including Dance Marathon, club soccer, and Scarlet Council. Outside of school, I love hiking, traveling, and eating! I also have a mild obsession with everything Disney.

Treasurer: Althea Miquela

Hi, everyone! My name is Althea Miquela, and I am a junior in the Honors Academy studying Industrial and Systems Engineering with a minor in Social Justice. 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 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.

PR Chair: Vanna Mendoza

Hi! I'm Vanna, a junior studying mechanical 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, and I'm a junior in the Honors College studying Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering! Outside of REHC, I'm part of the Rutgers Rocket Propulsion Lab and SWE. In my free time, I love writing stories, reading, and exploring new places. I'm looking forward to an amazing year back on campus!

Outreach Program Chair: Vasu Garg

Hello! My name is Vasu Garg and I am a senior studying Electrical Engineering and Mathematics. Outside of REHC, I am also involved in IDIA and play intramural basketball and tennis at Rutgers. I've recently picked up bowling and golf as hobbies and have gotten unnaturally addicted to them. A fun fact about me is that any activity I pick up I get unnaturally addicted to it.

Outreach Program Chair: Sean Maniar

Hey, my name is Sean Maniar and I'm a sophomore in the School of Engineering studying computer engineering. I'm from Tinton Falls, NJ, and am serving as the outreach program cochair on REHC. I'm also involved with EGC as a committee sub-chair. In my free time, I enjoy hanging out with friends, watching basketball (my favorite team is the Knicks), camping, and listening to music. I'm excited to be a part of REHC and hope I can help to make this semester a great one!

First-Year Mentorship Program Chair: Ajita Nair

Hi everyone! My name is Ajita Nair, and I'm a junior majoring in Biomedical Engineering and minoring in Business Administration on the pre-med track. Aside from REHC, I'm involved with Rutgers Pre-Health Journal RU Examiner, Club Field Hockey, and research in a Material Science & Engineering lab! In my spare time, you could find me nose deep in a good book, singing, or spending time with my cat!

First-Year Mentorship Program Chair: Mukund Ramakrishnan

Hi there! I'm Mukund Ramakrishnan, and I'm a sophomore in the Honors Academy majoring in Computer Engineering. I'm a huge music nerd — outside of class and REHC, 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, read, write songs, watch drama series, and play classic RPGs. I especially love all things current events and you can always find me listening to The Daily and This American Life. I'm looking forward to a fun-filled and exciting year!

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 am involved in research regarding pervious and reinforced concrete through the Aresty Program and I'm a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. In my free time, I love to surf and play chess, and my fun fact is that my middle name is Rutger.

Industry Mentorship Program Chair: Emanuel Meshoyrer

Hi! I am Emanuel Meshoyrer and I am a sophomore in the Rutgers Honors Academy studying Industrial and Systems Engineering with a minor in Economics. Outside of REHC, I am involved with EGC. In my free time, I love running outside with my puppy, playing soccer and ultimate frisbee, and enjoying great music. I also enjoy reading nonfiction books and am always searching for new books to add to my list.

Keynote Speaker Program Chair: Ellen Chen

Hello everyone! My name is Ellen Chen, and I am a senior in the Honors Academy majoring in Packaging Engineering. I had the opportunity to co-op at AbbVie, a pharmaceutical company, for one year as a sophomore and junior. Until December of 2021, I am a packaging co-op at Mondelēz International, the snack company that makes Oreos! Besides serving as one of REHC’s Keynote Speaker Program Chair, I am also involved in Packaging Club and Engineers Without Borders. My other hobbies include soccer, running, art, reading, and, most of all, napping!

Keynote Speaker Program Chair: Cecilia Diaz

Hello everyone! My name is Cecilia Diaz and I am a Sophomore 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.

Class of 2025 Representative: Nicholas Percarpio

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

Class of 2025 Representative: Smriti Mumudi

Hi everyone! My name is Smriti and I’m one of the Class of 2025 Representatives for the REHC. I am 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. I’m really excited to be a part of REHC and can’t wait to get started!

Class of 2025 Representative: Ruchi Patel

Hi everyone! My name is Ruchi Patel and I’m a freshman in the Honors Academy majoring in Biomedical Engineering with a minor in Computer Science. Outside of REHC, I am involved in the Honors Academy Networking Committee and SWE. In my free time, I enjoy taking walks outside, spending time with my friends and family, and painting! I am so excited to be a part of REHC and hope I can contribute to make this semester great!

Class of 2025 Representative: Aryan Patel

Hi, my name is Aryan, and I am from Hillsborough, NJ. Some things I am interested in are technology, music, sports, and nature. In my free time, I could be at the gym, playing guitar, reading a book, or out and about with my friends. I look forward to being very involved on campus. While I am at Rutgers, one of my main goals is to get certifications in a bunch of different skills. Another is to leave my mark on Rutgers, which is part of what drove me to join REHC.

Class of 2025 Representative: Nishtha Singh

Hello! My name is Nishtha. I'm a freshman studying Computer Engineering. The honors community at Rutgers has given me a sense of belonging, which was meaningful to me as I'm an international student. Serving as the representative for my class is both an honor and a way for me to give back to the community. Aside from REHC, I'm also a part of Rutgers SWE and the EGC. In my free time, I love listening to music. Can't wait to see what the semester has in store!!