The Executive Board (2017)


Amber Lin '19


Amber is a junior from Edison, NJ majoring in Civil and Environmental Engineering with certificates in Entrepreneurship, Energy, and Vocal Performance. She plans to pursue a career in the sustainable design of urban infrastructure, and is interested in how efforts from science, policy, and industry must work together in order to successfully transform society to be sustainable in all ways.


Andrew Ma '19


Andrew is a junior in Whitman College majoring in Physics with certificates in Applications of Computing and Engineering Physics. He is from Riverside, Connecticut, but originally hails from San Mateo, California. Andrew is a recipient of the 2016 and 2017 Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment summer research fund for his research project optimizing organic LEDs. He is also a Class of 2019 Senator.

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Nicholas Kick '20


Director of IT

Nicholas is a sophomore in Rockefeller College and hails from West Chester, Pennsylvania. He is studying Civil and Environmental Engineering with a certificate in Entrepreneurship. He is primarily focused on utilizing entrepreneurial techniques to find solutions for the pressing sustainability issues prevalent today, especially with regard to renewable energy and sustainable design efforts. Nicholas is also the Technical Team Co-Lead of the Engineers Without Borders Peru team and a member of the newly formed P.U.T.T. P.U.T.T. project.


Todd Baldwin '20

Director of Finance and Careers Committee Member

Todd, a North Carolina Native, is a sophomore who is studying Chemical and Biological Engineering with certificates in sustainable energy and entrepreneurship. In the past, Todd participated in a research initiative to conduct preliminary studies on the efficiency of microbial fuel cells. This is in line with his main interest in sustainability, which is alternative chemical energy forms that can compete and replace the traditional oil and gas industry. He is currently conducting research on batteries with Professor Daniel Steingart of the Andlinger Center.


Anushka Dasgupta ‘19

Director of Communications and
Research & Reports Committee Member

Anushka is a Chemical & Biological Engineering major from Northborough, Massachusetts. A proud Forbesian, she is pursuing a certificate in Materials Science. She’s interested in how materials science can be applied to energy storage and generation. In her free (?) time, she enjoys drawing and painting.

Jason Mulderrig ‘18

Chair of Research & Reports

Jason is a senior from Whitman College and hails from Middletown, Delaware. He is majoring in Mechanical Engineering and is pursuing a certificate in Materials Science. Jason is interested in wind energy and energy storage systems. He is a recipient of the 2016 Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment summer research fund for his research project “Analysis of Helmholtz Resonance-Piezoelectric Energy Harvester via Wind Tunnel Tests.”

Abhiram Karuppur ‘19

Chair of Careers

Abhiram is a junior in Mathey College and hails from central New Jersey. He is majoring in Chemical and Biological Engineering, and is pursuing certificates in Sustainable Energy, Materials Science, and Finance. Abhiram is interested in synthesizing new fuels/energy sources and chemically optimizing current nonrenewable and renewable energy sources to make them economically feasible. He is a recipient of the 2016 PEI Summer Internship for his research project optimizing organic transistors.


Sanjana Duggirala '20

Co-Chair of Community Engagement

Sanjana is a freshman in Forbes College and is from East Windsor, NJ. She hopes to major in philosophy or sociology, and is interested in the intersection between sustainable engineering and environment policy, as well as exploring more effective storage energy storage options


Robert (Robbie) Cohen ‘19

Community Engagement Co-Chair
and PECC Team Member

Robert is a New Jersey local with interests in renewable energy technologies, particularly nuclear fusion. He is extremely passionate about engineering as he recognizes the importance of bridging academics with real-world application. Over the years to come and upon graduation, Robert aspires to continue making an impression on the world around him by prioritizing philanthropy and pursuing a career in research and education.


Arjun Subramaniam '21

Co-Chair of Campus Events and PECC Team Member

Arjun Subramaniam is a freshman from the California Bay Area. He is majoring in Computer Science with possible Certificates in Statistics and Machine Learning and Neuroscience. His energy interests include strategies for powering the developing world, as well as the role computers and artificial intelligence can play in energy.


Kavya Chandran '21


PECC Co-Director

Originally from Houston, Texas, Kavya calls Mathey College her home. She is a freshman intent on majoring in Electrical Engineering, and her interests include energy storage and environmental policy. In her free time, she enjoys reading and spending time with friends and family.


Misha Tseitlin '21


PECC Co-Director

Misha is a freshman in Butler College from the California Bay Area. He is a potential Economics or Woodrow Wilson School major with interests in public policy, business, and emerging technologies. He is interested in the impact of government and industry on the energy sector and its impacts on broader development.

The Members of the Board (2017)

William (Will) Atkinson ‘18

Research & Reports Committee Member

Hailing from Rumford, Rhode Island, Will is a senior in Forbes College. He is in the Geosciences department, Environmental Studies certificate, and PEI Environmental Scholars Program for his research on soil climate change feedbacks. Overall, he is interested in the intersection of technology and policy for renewable energy deployment at the grid level. Will is also a Leader Trainer for Princeton Outdoor Action, as well as an avid musician on campus.


Joe Abbate ‘18

Research and Reports Committee Member

Joe is a senior in the physics department. He is interested in statistical applications to physics, and wants to begin work in the energy sector after attending graduate school. He has worked on fusion both at the Princeton Plasma Physics Lab and at Culham Centre for Fusion Technology, and is currently doing a thesis on disruption prediction in tokamak plasmas. 


Amy Amatya ‘21

Research and Reports Committee Member

Amy is a freshman in Mathey College and a prospective Geosciences major. Growing up in Los Angeles just blocks from the beach, she is passionate about the ocean and has taken an interest in the ecological effect of marine energy installations.


Mike Whitmore '19

Campus Events Committee Member

I am a junior in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering department with certificates in Computer Science and Robotics.  I am from Denville, New Jersey and I am a member of the campus events board.  I joined PUEA because I care about issues of sustainable energy, and I believe that the best way to have a lasting influence on the energy industry is to create awareness on college campuses and in the minds of the students who will eventually lead the industry.


Francis Ogoke '19

Campus Events Committee Member

Francis is a junior from Calgary, Alberta, majoring in Chemical and Biological Engineering and pursuing certificates in Applications of Computing and Sustainable Energy. He is interested in the production of low-cost sustainable energy technologies as well as increasing campus engagement with energy issues.


Akash Samant ‘21

Campus Events Committee Member

Akash is a freshman in Forbes College from Scottsdale, Arizona. He plans on majoring in Mathematics with possible certificates in political economy and Statistics and Machine Learning. He is interested in the ways in which energy can be effectively provided in developing countries, as well as the economic incentive structures necessary to push renewable sources forward.

Miriam Buscher ‘19

Careers Committee Member

Mim is a junior in Rockefeller College majoring in Chemical & Biological Engineering and pursuing a certificate in Environmental Studies. She comes from Williamsburg, Virginia and is most interested in the chemistry behind second-generation biofuels and their potential as a viable alternative energy source.


Neil Slighton ‘20

Careers Committee Member

Neil is a sophomore studying Operation Research and Financial Engineering. He is interested in energy technologies and is doing research in fusion reactors. He is ultimately interested in private sector renewable energy from a business/entrepreneurial perspective. 


Taylor Bacon ‘19

Community Engagement Committee Member

Taylor is a junior from Santa Fe, NM, passionate about sustainability and the outdoors. She’s majoring in Chemical & Biological Engineering with a focus on energy and environmental technology, and pursuing certificates in Sustainable Energy and Technology & Society. She is especially interested in how to bridge the gap between the renewable energy technologies being developed and the political and social engagement with those technologies.


Fred Zheng ‘19

Community Engagement Committee Member

Fred Zheng is a junior in Mathey College  He is currently majoring Mechanical Aerospace and thinking about obtaining a certificate in Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Systems.  He is a member of the Princeton Rocketry Club and Sympoh.  He hopes to use his career in engineering to create a more sustainable future.


Nina Osipova ‘20

Community Engagement Committee Member

Nina is a sophomore from Houston, TX majoring in Computer Science with a certificate in Applied and Computational Mathematics. She has done research on energy optimization and she's interested in learning more about how technology is becoming more energy efficient. A tutor at Princeton High School, she also wishes to educate younger generations on the benefits of being 'energy-aware.' Her hobbies include trying new things like dancing, writing for fun, and ceramics.


Christopher Gliwa ‘21

Community Engagement Committee Member

Chris is a freshman from East Rutherford, New Jersey and a member of Whitman College. He plans on studying chemical & biological engineering as well as pursuing certificates in environmental policy and sustainable energy. His passions include sustainability, chemistry, and public policy. Chris hopes to one day work in government and influence environmental protection policies both nationwide and worldwide.


Justin Hinson '21

Community Engagement Committee Member

Justin is a freshman from Princeton, New Jersey majoring in Computer Science with a certificate in Statistics and Machine Learning. he conducted research through an internship over the summer of 2017 at Princeton University’s Andlinger Center in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and hopes to learn more about ways to promote sustainability and environmental protection. His other interests include international relations and improving public education.


Simone Downs ‘20


PECC Marketing Lead

Simone is a sophomore from Philadelphia, PA and a member of Rockefeller College. She plans to major in the Woodrow Wilson School and is interested in the policy side of energy, particularly in finding ways to encourage and expand forms of renewable energy in society.


Neha Chauhan ‘21


PECC STEM Content Lead

Neha is a freshman from Highlands Ranch, Colorado, planning to pursue a major in Chemical and Biological Engineering and a certificate in Environmental Studies. She is devoted to sustainability and is particularly interested in expanding usage of wind energy.


Jessica Zhou ‘19


PECC Media Lead

Jessica is a junior in the psychology department. While she is not an engineer, she is interested in sustainability as well as STEAM community outreach, particularly working to demystify misconceptions about nuclear energy .She is also the co-founder of Eresponsible, a non-profit that gives e-waste a new life through creating public art installations.