The STLC is developed and organized by the Student Leader Training Committee.
Meet the Student Leader Training Committee Team
Samantha Hoover is a Mechanical Engineer at Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery, a manufacturing company that focuses on designing filling machines for the packaging industry. She is a recent graduate of Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) in Milwaukee WI. While at MSOE she served as an ASME Chair for three years and Student Regional Chair for the Midwest of Student Section Enterprise Group. She is currently serving as the Community Engagement Lead of Student Leader Training and Student Section Revitalization Coordinator of Student Section and Early Career Committee. Samantha is the silver medal recipient of the Charles T. Main Leadership award for 2021. She is passionate about mentoring others and growing in the field of mechanical engineering.
Michel Khoueiry is a Ph.D. Student in Transportation Engineering at the George Washington University where he works on the development, optimization, and technology of autonomous vehicles and self-driving cars. He earned his BE in Mechanical Engineering from Notre Dame University in Lebanon with High Distinction while chairing the ASME Student Section during the 2020-2021 Academic Year. He is a determined and hard-working person, always eager to learn, and a motivated team player that can reliably work with others to solve problems efficiently. Meticulous work, time management, and attention to detail are a few of his many engineering skills. Michel currently serves as the Content Creation Lead (elect.) for the 2021 Student Leadership Training Conference.
Arya Abhay Vyavahare
Arya has graduated with a Bachelor’s in Technology in Mechanical Engineering from the Cummins College of Engineering for Women, Pune. She is working with Mercedes Benz research and development as a graduate engineer trainee. She also serves as the Member-at-Large on the ASME SECD council and is a part of the all-programs group for early-career engineers through the ASME India section. She is associated with ASME for more than 3 years and was the chair of the ASME Cummins student section in her senior year. She has worked passionately and diligently for the student section events and has been a part of various impactful volunteering and leading roles at ASME EFx CCOEW 2019, ASME E-Fest Digital, and was a speaker and panelist at ASME E-Fest Careers 2020. Arya is empowered by the will to learn, advance the ASME mission, and support engineers, especially women engineers to raise their career bar.
Katlyn M. Coolbaugh
Katlyn has been a member of ASME since being a student at Manhattan College. In her senior year, she held the position of treasurer for her local chapter and attended the 2019 SLTC in Salt Lake City. Katlyn graduated in May of 2020 and began her professional career with an MEP, building design and consulting firm in New York City. She currently holds the role of Program Expansion Lead (Elect).
Member at Large, Program Expansion
Radhika is a Mechanical Engineer who graduated from Cummins College of Engineering, Pune. Currently, she is a Design Engineer at Becton Dickinson (BD) TCI. She is a member at ASME ECEPC Meet & Greet and also a part of ASME India Program Development group. She has been associated with ASME since her Freshman year and is a core team member at ASME Cummins student section. She was the leader (Chair) to host the ASME Efx at CCOEW in 2019 which was the first EFx with an all-women team. She has won first place for the ‘Elevator Pitch’ competition held at Efest 2020 Asia pacific. She was selected to attend SLTC at IMECE’19 in Salt Lake City. She was a moderator for one session at Digital Efest’21. Radhika believes in ASME’s goal & mission and wants to contribute from her side for mechanical engineering students and towards women empowerment.
Member at Large, Content Creation
Joseph Chakar is a PhD-track student at Ecole Polytechnique, specializing in artificial intelligence techniques for photovoltaic applications. He graduated from the Lebanese American University (LAU) with a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering and the Charbel Khairallah Award for Excellence in Engineering. Prior to joining the Content Creation committee of the Student Leader Training Conference team, Joseph had hosted the first ASME EFx in Lebanon and served as the Vice-Chair of the ASME LAU chapter and the Middle East & Africa Regional Board. He has seven years of scientific teaching and leadership training experience and has taught over 200 national and international students.
Member at Large, Social Media
Abdulrahman Samy currently works as a Quality Assurance Engineer at ECG – Engineering Consultants Group, Egypt. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Manufacturing and Production Engineering from Modern Academy for Engineering & Technology, Cairo, Egypt. Abdulrahman has been an ASME Volunteer since 2015, he held many positions, started as the Founder of Modern Academy Student Section then became the Student Liaison for ASME Egypt Professional Section, SRC- Student Regional Chair for the Middle East and Africa Region. MAL, Member at Large – ASME SSEG- Student Section Enterprise Group, Abdulrahman attended the 2017 SLTC, Tampa, Florida. and currently serves as MAL- SLTC organizing team.
Edgar Estuardo Escobar Alonzo
Member at Large, Program Expansion
Edgar graduated from Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala -USAC- with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and received a distinction in Academic Excellence. He started his trajectory at ASME in 2019 with a group of students that established the first ASME Student Section in Guatemala and had the privilege to be the first Representative from Guatemala at ASME Student Regional Team Caribbean & Latin America. Currently, he serves as Member-at-Large for the Program Expansion of the Student Leadership Training Committee. Also, he is part of the Proyecto Morazan that seeks to develop a CubeSat by three public Central American universities, its aim is to make early warning systems for the mitigation of floods and landslides, which can operate in remote areas with little or no access to terrestrial communications, his role is Spacecraft Structures and ADCS Engineer. He considers teamwork as vital in the achievement of goals that promote development.