Student Leaders and Members

Joey Cirone (’17)

President

Joey is a senior studying Electrical Engineering and has been involved in EWB since freshman year. He is very excited to see the two new projects in Malawi and Nicaragua take off after and keep in touch with EWB even after he graduates.

Elizabeth Bender (’18)

Vice President

Elizabeth is a junior studying Biomedical Engineering and has been a member of EWB since her freshman year. She is excited to see what the future holds for Tufts EWB’s two new projects in Malawi and Nicaragua.

Rory Buckman (’19)

Alumni Outreach Coordinator

Rory is a sophomore studying civil engineering. He has been a part of EWB since 2015, he is also a part of Tufts Eco-Reps and on the Varsity Cross-Country and Track Teams. He is excited to see the group and projects grow over the next couple years.

Tom DePalma (’18)

Project Lead East Africa Program

Tom is a junior studying Biomedical Engineering and has been in EWB since freshman year. He enjoys long runs in the woods, candy canes, and buildings that are shaped like baskets.

Kate Elliot (’20)

Freshman Representative East Africa

Katie is a freshman studying studying electrical engineering. She has just joined EWB this year and is very excited to watch the projects grow as she gets more involved.

Michelle Gee (’20)

Freshman Representative Latin America

Michelle is a freshman chemical engineer and has been part of EWB since 2016. In her free time she enjoys swimming, kayaking and reading. She is excited to see the projects develop and work with other members of the board.

Javier Licardie (’19)

Co-Fundraising Chair

Javier is a sophomore studying Biochemistry and has been a member of EWB since his freshman year. He spends his free time reading, listening to podcasts, or playing quidditch.

Wei Han Lim (’19)

Nicaragua Fundraising representative

Wei Han is a sophomore majoring in chemical engineering with a minor in Spanish and has been a part of EWB since his first year. He believes that access to clean water is one of the most important global issues of our time and is glad to be part of the solution in a small but meaningful way. In his free time, he enjoys reading, writing, singing, and seeing performances in Boston.

Grace Polakoski (’18)

Co-PMEL for East Africa

Grace is a junior studying Environmental Engineering and has been a member of EWB since her sophomore year. She is excited to be involved in the very beginnings of an EWB project and can’t wait to see what EWB accomplishes!

Luis Rebollar (’17)

Former Travel Team member

Luis is a senior majoring in Chemical Engineering and minoring in Mathematics. He has been involved since his sophomore year, and had the opportunity to travel to Nicaragua with EWB for an assessment trip. He is passionate about using what he has learned to increase water accessibility in developing communities, and is excited to see how Tufts EWB will complete both Nicaragua and East Africa projects as time progresses.

Jennifer Sohn (’19)

Co-Treasurer

Jen is a sophomore majoring in biochemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences. She is also pursuing a pre-medical concentration and enjoys studying Spanish. She has been part of Tufts EWB’s Nicaragua group since her first year and is passionate about EWB’s water access projects! While not working on EWB, Jen can be found kicking it with the Tufts Taekwondo team or singing in Chamber Singers.