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The STLC is developed and organized by the Student Leader Training Committee.

Meet the Student Leader Training Committee Team


Brandon Graham

Brandon Graham is the CEO and co-founder of Arke Aeronautics, a technology company that enables first responders to arrive faster and respond more effectively using autonomous unmanned aviation systems. He is also currently pursuing his MBA at Rowan University in Glassboro NJ and is the chair of Student Leader Training at ASME. Brandon is a Stanford University Innovation Fellow who is passionate about solving world problems with technology, growing early-stage entrepreneurship ecosystems, and working with students looking to build their leadership mindsets. Over the past four years, he has mentored more than 50 student and early-stage startups, launched 5 entrepreneurial programs on campus at Rowan University, and has taught the entrepreneurial mindset and design thinking to over 3000 people from 15 countries around the world.


Nicole Salloum

Nicole is a management and strategy consultant.

After earning her bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Nicole shifted her career into the business world by pursuing a Masters in Strategic Management at HEC Paris. This combination allows her to apply what she learned in engineering to solve business problems. Within ASME, Nicole was chair of the Student Leader Training team for 5 years. Currently, she focuses on the SLT expansion strategy, namely the implementation of leadership workshops globally.



Omar Kheir

Omar is the Product & Business Intelligence Manager at EPCOM, located in El Paso, TX. He graduated earlier in 2019 from the University of Michigan with a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering focusing on Materials processing in his thesis. Omar earned a Bachelor's of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from the American University of Beirut where his involvement in ASME began during his sophomore year where he managed his student section's social media followed by running the section. He has currently a few roles in ASME: the Conference Content Lead for the Student Leadership Training Conference, the Project Manager of what will become the "ASME Career Engagement Center" and most recently, working on an LGBT+ Inclusion Initiative under the Diversity and Inclusion Strategy Committee.


Fernanda Prazeres

Fernanda Prazeres is an undergraduate student from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and a tech intern at Zoop, a Brazilian payments company. Fernanda has a passion for chemistry, code, and 3D printing. She was a volunteer at the first E-fest South America (2018) in Brazil, where she won 1st place at Old Guard Oral Competition. Currently, she is the representative for Brazil at the Caribbean & Latin America ASME Student Regional Team, and the social media lead for Student Leader Training. At SLT, Fernanda is responsible for the creation of digital content in order to increase the leadership program's online digital presence and drive applications and online community engagement.