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Meet the Mountain Region

Volunteer Engagement Team






Annie Smith is EWB-USA's Volunteer and Communications Coordinator in the Denver, CO office. In her role, she focuses her energy on creating new avenues of communication between volunteers and staff, and finding new ways of engaging rock-star volunteers with the mission of EWB-USA. In her free time, she enjoys discovering new coffee shops, playing ping pong like a champion, and quality time with her puppy, Rufio.


President 





Andrea joined EWB in 2011 while pursuing her doctorate degree in Environmental Engineering at the University of Arizona. Andrea has served as vice-president and fundraising committed chair at the University of Arizona Student Chapter. She was part of the design and travel team for the sanitation program in Marquirivi, Bolivia. After graduating in 2014, Andrea has worked as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of New Mexico (UNM) and became part of the UNM student chapter. Andrea served as the Mountain Region Steering Committee (MRSC) Vice-President from July 2015 -  2016 and currently she continues to work for the Mountain Region as the President of the Mountain Steering Committee.


Vicky Karanikola
Vice President

 



Vicky Karanikola was born in Greece where she graduated with a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Technical Institute of Serres, Greece. After joining the work force in Greece for 2 years in the field of construction she decided to move to the US to pursue a MSc degree in Civil Engineering at San Diego. In August of 2015, she earned her PhD at the department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering at University of Arizona where she currently holds an Assistant Research Professor position. She has been involved with EWB-UA since 2008 and has served as the project manager of EWB-UA’s sanitation project in Bolivia. Currently she serves as the Vice President of the Mountain Region Steering Committee.

Treasurer
 


David Heinrich (Dave) finally joined the Rocky Mountain Professionals chapter of EWB in 2014 after many years of intending to do so. He owns his own civil consulting engineering firm called Akamai Design, LLC and has previous experience as the Civil Engineer for the Town of Superior and an associate/project manager for a private civil design consulting firm in Boulder and a land surveyor in both Colorado and Nevada. He received his Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2000 and his professional engineering license in civil engineering in 2008. Dave was elected to the Mountain Region Steering Committee in the summer of 2014 and looks forward to continuing to build his input with the entire EWB group into the future.


Sarah Moore
Secretary




Sarah joined EWB in 2010 while pursuing her undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of Arizona.  Since then, she has served as Secretary and Vice President of the UA Student Chapter. After completing her undergraduate degree in 2014, she began a PhD program in Chemical Engineering at the University of Arizona, where she was heavily involved with the chapter's sanitation project and traveled to Marquirivi, Bolivia in 2015.  Currently, Sarah is serving as project lead for EWB-UA's irrigation projects in San Carlos, Arizona and the Dominican Republic.  Sarah joined the Mountain Region Steering Committee in January 2015 as Secretary and is looking forward to serving the region.

Cody Pederson

Arizona State Rep




Cody Pederson had a start in Engineers without Borders-USA University of Arizona Chapter in 2009 while pursuing a bachelor's degree, and has been heavily involved since 2012 after returning from a two year service and religious mission trip to Bolivia.  Cody has served as secretary and then president of the University of Arizona Chapter, and has always enjoyed working with other chapters and discussing challenges with them. Cody is now working for Honeywell Aerospace as a systems engineer in north Phoenix.

Megan Fessenden
Colorado State Rep




Lee Rosen

Colorado State Rep





Lee is a professional engineer with 10+ years of experience in water resources engineering consulting and has a proven track record in leading projects from planning to design and through construction.  He was a mentor to the EWB-USA University of Minnesota Student Chapter where he helped design and implement projects in Uganda and was the Treasurer for the Minnesota Professional Chapter prior to recently relocating back to Denver.  Lee has traveled to 40+ countried and all 50 states.  When he isn't traveling, he enjoys backcountry skiing, hiking, triathlons, and photography.  Please let Lee know how he can help support your chapter in connecting with the EWB-USA network, strengtheining your organization's foundation, and linking you to training and resources.


 

Michael Flores

Utah State Rep






 
Edison Elder
Wyoming State Rep






Idaho State Rep

 

The Mountain Region Steering Committee is looking for a motivated individual who wants to serve EWB, its members, its chapters, and its communities on another level.  Applications will be reviewed monthly until the position is filled.  Contact ewb.mountain@gmail.com for more information.

NOTE: Although Wyoming does not currently have a State Representative on the MRSC, questions about Engineers Without Borders chapters in Wyoming may be directed to Sarah Moore (MRSC Secretary).

Montana State Rep


The Mountain Region Steering Committee is looking for a motivated individual who wants to serve EWB, its members, its chapters, and its communities on another level.  Applications will be reviewed monthly until the position is filled.  Contact ewb.mountain@gmail.com for more information.

NOTE: Although Wyoming does not currently have a State Representative on the MRSC, questions about Engineers Without Borders chapters in Wyoming may be directed to Dave Heinrich (MRSC Treasurer).
New Mexico State Rep

 


The Mountain Region Steering Committee is looking for a motivated individual who wants to serve EWB, its members, its chapters, and its communities on another level.  Applications will be reviewed monthly until the position is filled.  Contact ewb.mountain@gmail.com for more information.

NOTE: Although Wyoming does not currently have a State Representative on the MRSC, questions about Engineers Without Borders chapters in Wyoming may be directed to ewb.mountain@gmail.com
 
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The Mountain Region Steering Committee is looking for a motivated individual who wants to serve EWB, its members, its chapters, and its communities on another level.  Applications will be reviewed monthly until the position is filled. Contact ewb.mountain@gmail.com for more information.







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