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Meet the Great Lakes Region

Chad Norvell 

Chad joined EWB in 2008 at Portland State University. While earning his civil engineering degree, he served as chapter president for two years and traveled on five trips to Central America to direct community projects in potable water and flood mitigation. Currently serving as president of EWB’s West Coast Region, Chad helps guide chapters in effectively implementing community programs and provides a crucial link between chapters and EWB Headquarters. In 2012, Chad was awarded the EWB Founders’ Award for exemplifying the mission and vision of EWB-USA. Chad currently works as the lead engineer and designer for WorldHaus, Inc., a social enterprise bringing safe, desirable, and affordable housing to half a billion people in India.