Student Leaders and Members

Rory Buckman (’19)

Project Leader - Malawi

Rory is a senior studying Civil Engineering with an interest in Water Resources and Coastal Engineering. He is from Auckland, New Zealand by way of San Jose, CA and has been a part of EWB since his freshman year and travelled on an assessment trip to Malawi in the summer of 2017. He's excited to continue developing the project this coming year. Outside of engineering Rory runs on the Cross-Country team at Tufts and loves writing and filming movies.

Elana Chan (’21)

Vice President

Elana is a sophomore studying environmental engineering and community health. She has been a part of the Malawi team since her freshman year, and she travelled to Malawi in the summer of 2018 for the first implementation trip. Outside of EWB, Elana can be found helping around the greater Boston area, going on long walks, or doing research in the civil and environmental engineering department.

Katie Elliot (’20)

PMEL (Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning) Malawi

Katie is a Junior Electrical Engineering major from Brooklyn, NY. She has been in EWB since her freshman year and loves seeing the project develop. On campus, she is also a part of Tufts Energy Group and Society of Women Engineers. On her free time, she likes to watch TV shows like Westworld and Black Mirror.

Julia Ferreira (’20)

Alumni Relations, Nicaragua

Julia is a junior majoring in chemical engineering and minoring in engineering management. Julia is also involved in the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), and enjoys singing in an acapella group on campus.

Olive Garst (’21)

Sophomore Representative (IGL/Tisch)

Olive is a sophomore electrical engineering major. She joined EWB in 2017 to work on international projects in a hands on way. In her free time, Olive is involved in ultimate frisbee and the boxing team, along with gardening club. She is excited about what EWB has in store for the coming school year.

Michelle Gee (’20)

Latin America project leader

Michelle and is a junior chemical engineer. In her free time she enjoys swimming and stand up paddle boarding. She is looking forward to implementing of EWB’s plans for a water tower in Nicaragua this year!

Katie Harrison (’21)

Katie a sophomore Environmental Engineering major from California, and she loves being outside! The Tufts Mountain Club is a group on campus that she’s been involved in since the beginning of freshman year. Skiing, hiking, and backpacking are some of Katie’s favorite outdoor activities. She also love dogs and does a lot of dog-walking.

Jordan Hindes (’20)

Tufts EWB Latin America Project Leader

Jordan is a junior Mechanical Engineering and Math student from New Jersey.

Aruni Kacker (’19)

Senior Advisor, Nicaragua

Aruni is a senior mechanical engineering and mathematics student, was project leader from January 2017-May 2018, and is currently a senior advisor. Outside of EWB, Aruni enjoys dancing, martial arts, and pursuing mechanical engineering research.

Ricky Kaufman (’21)

Community Outreach

Ricky is a second year student majoring in mechanical engineering. He loves learning about robotics and aerospace, and also has a huge interest in geography and history. Ricky is excited to broaden EWB's networks and work with all the incredible people on the team.

Vikram Krishnamachari (’19)


Vikram is a senior from Newton, MA, studying mechanical engineering. He is the president of Tufts Engineers Without Borders and works as a Resident Assistant in a freshman dorm on campus. He also does research on aerogels with Prof. Marc Hodes of the mechanical engineering department. Vikram performs South Indian classical music and serves as a Pantry Manager at the Centre Street Food Pantry. He is also an engineering tour guide for Tufts Admissions. Vikram is a huge fan of the Boston Celtics.

Jake Kroner (’21)

Fundraising Chair, Latin America Group

Jake is a sophomore at Tufts University studying computer science and economics. He enjoys playing tennis, skiing, listening to music, travelling, volunteering, and working with kids. Jake is very excited to serve as the Fundraising Chair for the Latin America group in Tufts EWB.

Wei Han Lim (’19)

Nicaragua PMEL/Webmaster

Wei Han is a senior majoring in chemical engineering with a minor in Spanish and has been a part of EWB since his first year. He is the PMEL for the Nicaragua project as well as the webmaster, and traveled to Nicaragua in May 2017 as part of an assessment trip. He is also part of the Tufts chapters of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and Tau Beta Pi.

Jennifer Sohn (’19)


Jen Sohn is a senior biochemistry major and one of the Tufts Engineers without Borders treasurers. She joined EWB to help use international development work and engineering projects to intervene in public health crises abroad. When not at EWB meetings, she can be found singing in the Chamber Singers, mixing chemicals in Pearson, or kicking it with the Tufts Taekwondo team.