Edikan Umana – Telecommunications Chair

Hey! My name is Edikan Umana but most people call me ‘Eddie’. I’m from a small college town called Carbondale, Illinois.  I’m a Junior here at the university majoring in Computer Engineering. Outside of school, I’ve been involved with African Students Association (ASA), Books and Basketball (Tutoring Program), Campus Y, Student Technology Advisory Committee (STAC) and am now going to be a Student Tech Coordinator in the Brookings Residential College for this year.  I enjoy watching and playing soccer, reading up on technology, working with fellow musicians, and conversing about life, philosophy and religion. If you have any questions, you can reach me at eumana@wustl.edu.

Robert Ramirez – Membership and Chapter Development Chair

What’s up yo! My name is Robert Ramirez and I am from Jacksonville, Florida, and I am this year’s Membership and Chapter Development Chair for Wash U’s chapter of NSBE. I’m double majoring in Chemical Engineering and Applied Mathematics, and I will likely minor in Computer Science. I’m also interested in Japanese Language, and my favorite TV shows are Spongebob and Boy Meets World. My favorite musical artist is Billy Joel, and I enjoy revising papers written in English, quantifying subjective things, and making lists of interests of mine (I have an ordered list of my favorite TV shows and musical artists, so I could go into detail about how my next favorite artists are Weird Al Yankovic, Lionel Richie, and ABBA…I’ll stop there). After I graduate I plan on going to graduate school for my Ph.D. in Materials Science. Oh yeah, and I’m a White Hispanic (or a Cajun Chicano?).

Gabby Cazeau – Current Programs Chair

Gabby Cazeau is a Junior majoring in Chemical Engineering.  WashU NSBE has been instrumental in encouraging, inspiring, and supporting Gabby throughout her engineering journey.  As the current Programs Chair for WashU’s NSBE Chapter, Gabby is really excited to plan all the great events that will help bring our NSBE chapter closer together.  She spent this past summer studying abroad in France with Washington University’s French Language Institute.

Maurice Reynolds – Publicity Chair

Hi everyone! I am currently a sophomore BME major from Tennessee. I have done some research in the past through SSBBR and plan to do more very soon. I am super excited to be the publicity chair for NSBE this year. I am also a Calculus PLTL Leader this year! You can be assured that I will invest much of my time exposing NSBE to the WashU and St. Louis community.

Jasmine Kwasa – PCI Chair

Hellooo My name is Jasmine Kwasa and I’m excited to serve as WU-NSBE’s PCI chair for the second year in a row! I am a senior studying Biomedical Engineering with a minor in Electrical Engineering. Outside of NSBE and a full courseload, I am a researcher in a nerve tissue engineering lab, president of Orchestrating Diversity (a non-for-profit music program for city students), and involved in Engineering World Health and Mortar Board Senior Honorary. In my infinitesimal free time, I play violin in Chamber Ensembles and I dance with WU’s K-pop dance group.

Ask me anything! I love meeting new people!

Deborah Ohiani-Jegede – Professional Development Chair

Hi everyone! My name is Deborah and I have the pleasure of serving as your 2012-2013 NSBE Professional Development Chair. I’m a junior BME major/ MechE minor. Outside of NSBE I’m involved in Engineers without Borders, the WashU Club Boxing Team, African Students Association (ASA), and My Sisters Keeper (MSK) bible study group. Additionally, I’m a McKelvey Research Scholar. Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. I look forward to meeting you!



J. Onyi Oradiegwu – Treasurer

Hi. My name is Onyi and I am a junior majoring in biomedical engineering and systems engineering. I am very excited to serve as the WU NSBE treasurer for the 2012-2013 school year. In addition to being’s NSBE’s treasurer, I am also a member of WashU’s club volleyball team and a McKelvey Undergraduate Research Scholar. I currently work as an undergraduate research assistant at WashU School of Medicine’s Department of Orthopedic Surgery. When I’m not studying, I enjoy exercising, volunteering, keeping up with current events, and having deep discussions. I look forward to a fantastic and successful year with WU NSBE.



Candace Armour – Vice President

Candace is the Vice President of our NSBE Chapter and is passionate about seeing our chapter grow and flourish. She’s a Senior 3/2 student studying Mechanical Engineering and pursuing an M.B.A. at WashU’s Olin Business School. Candace is from the Chicago metropolitan area and her hobbies include dancing, reading and shopping! During her time at WashU she has been involved in the Association of Black Students Executive Board, Minority Report Dance Team, Diwali, Black Anthology, WashU Cheer Team, Harambee Christian Ministry Leadership Team, and Target H.O.P.E.  She has spent her summers interning as an INROADS intern for United Technologies Aerospace Systems (formerly known as Hamilton Sundstrand). If you have any questions regarding NSBE, the Mechanical Engineering program, or any of her experiences, feel free to contact her!

Shanriell Lambert – President

Hi everyone! I’m Shanriell and I am honored to serve as your 2012-2013 NSBE President. I am majoring in Biomedical Engineering and completing my MBA. On campus I’m involved with Locks of Love, Each One Teach One, and Harambee Christian Ministries. I am also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. I love to travel and really enjoy cooking. I am excited for this awesome school year and can’t wait to welcome new people to the NSBE fam. This organization has been critical to my experience at Wash U and has afforded me wonderful opportunities and I would love for you to get involved. Feel free to contact me with any questions you have about ANYTHING!