What We Do and Who We Are


EWB is a non-profit that partners with people from countries around the globe, and works with them to find solutions that will improve quality of life in their communities.

As part of the MIT Engineers Without Borders chapter, a student-run organization, we are learning practices that will make us lifelong change-makers. Our team is a diverse group of engineers, scientists, leaders, designers, humanitarians and innovators that's working together to create a better world, one community at a time.

Meet Our Exec Board

Iselle Barrios

Chemical Engineering-Energy | 2025

"Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye." - Helen Keller

Ruchitha Channapatna

Vice President
Mechanical Engineering | 2026

"The best way to predict your future is to create it"

Celestina Pint

Undecided | 2027

"The work of today is the history of tomorrow, and we are its makers." - Juliette Gordon Low

Fiona Duong

Health and Sanitation Team Co-Lead
Chemical-Biological Engineering | 2024

"Keep moving forward."

Lai Wa Chu

External Relations Chair/Farm and Irrigation Team Co-Lead
Civil & Environmental Engineering | 2024

"Everything small is just a small version of something big."

Emma Scott

Farm and Irrigation Team Co-Lead
Mechanical Engineering (2A) | 2026

"Working on the farm and irrigation team has taught me a lot about the complexities of an engineering project and given me experience understanding all the work that goes into designing an irrigation system. I have really enjoyed getting to know new people on the team and the work we have done together to keep this project moving forward."

Maria Hernandez

Health and Sanitation Team Co-Lead
Computer Science & Molecular Biology | 2025

“The noblest question in the world is: What good may I do in it?” — Benjamin Franklin"

Olúwatómi Ìdòwú

Chemical Engineering | 2027

"Taking life one step at a time, finding beauty in the little things."

Kareena Shah

Aeronautical/Astronautical Engineering | 2027

"Human progress has always been driven by a sense of adventure and unconventional thinking." - Andre Geim

Karie Shen

Education Chair
Bioengineering/Brain & Cog | 2027

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts."

Susan Hong

Publicities Coordinator
Undecided | 2027

"Yes we can!"-Bob the Builder

Keonna Simon

Computer Science and Molecular Biology | 2026

"Be so good they can't ignore you.” - Steve Martin