My name is Nick Albertson, and I'm from Chapel Hill, North Carolina. I'm majoring in mechanical engineering and pursuing an aerospace certificate, and hope to continue on to graduate school after Duke. I am the vice president of Duke Quidditch, I am a mechanical engineering department intern and I am working in the Duke RAMA lab (Robotics and Manufacturing Automation). Please feel free to contact me with any questions you might have!
Welcome to the E-Team website! We are a group of upperclassmen engineering
students who form Pratt's peer advisory group, and we would love to help
you make the transition to Duke. If you have any questions about classes,
student groups, life on campus, or really anything, don't hesitate to ask
one of us!
I'm Emily Auger from Tampa, Florida. In addition to E-Team, I'm involved with DSG, SWE, and greek life. I love Pratt because the people are so close and so amazing, and I feel like I'm learning useful information that I will actually be using in the future. I also feel like engineering has opened up a lot of doors that otherwise wouldn't be opened. Besides engineering, I love basketall, tennis, and swimming.
Hey, I'm from the Houston area, and I love being a part of the Pratt community. Within ECE, I am doing the computer concentration, but I also love mathematics and hope to do research in computer science and energy efficiency. Basically, I've taken a wide range of courses. This summer, I'll be doing software development at GE Corporate, so I can definitely give some career tips too. On campus, I am the president and founder of Duke Sangeet and one of the co-captains of Duke Raas. My hobbies include playing the violin, dancing, traveling, and watching Modern Family. If you have any questions about Pratt or Duke life in general, let me know!
I was born in New York City but grew up in Charlotte, NC. On campus, I am in Sigma Nu and am a member of the Genetically Engineered Machines Club. Don't hesitate to e-mail me with any questions.
Howdy y'all! I'm Emily! I'm from Houston, Texas and I'm a mechanical engineer. I'm involved in Engineering Student Government, Alpha Phi sorority, and I tour guide. I would love to answer your questions!
Hi! My name is Sammy Bernstein and I'm from New York City. On campus, I'm involved with the equestrian club as well as the professional society for mechanical engineers on campus, ASME. Please contact me with any questions you have!
I grew up in Orange, Connecticut and am a junior studying Biomedical Engineering. Outside of engineering I am a member of the Tadpole Organization and the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. I also work at the Duke University Eye Center. I am excited to meet new students in Pratt, so feel free to ask me any questions you have about life at Duke.
I'm from Philadelphia, PA and I love Duke and Pratt! I'm a CEE major on the environmental engineering and water resources track. I'm a huge sports fan (for Philly and Duke teams), and I've black tented each year. I'm also involved in Cru, a Christian ministry on campus, as well as Greek life. Feel free to ask me anything about CEE, Pratt or Duke in general!
Hi I’m Jade! I was born in England but grew up in Miami. I am a Senior studying Mechanical Engineering. I am on Pratt’s Academic Advising Council and the ME Officer for the E-team. I am a member of Pi Beta Phi and studied abroad in London last semester! If you need advice on balancing Pratt academics and social life, or are thinking about studying abroad please contact me! I love being in Pratt and am happy to answer any of your questions!
My name is Sam Butensky and I'm a pre-med Biomedical Engineer with a minor in Chemistry. I'm in the Duke Jazz Ensemble, play intramural sports, work in a cardiology lab, volunteer at the Duke Hospital, and participate in Engineers Without Borders. I am also a huge Duke basketball fan. Please feel free to let me know of any questions or concerns that you may have. I'll do my absolute best to help.
I'm from Portland, Oregon, and I'm involved with a few random things on campus - I'm President of Women's Club Tennis, a member of the Career Ambassador Team, an RA for Few, I was a FAC for Randolph, and I'm a member of the Duke University Student Dining Advisory Committee and the Financial Aid Advisory Committee. I've also had some experience writing for The Chronicle and last summer I also participated in the Howard Hughes Summer Research Fellows program. If you're interested in any of these activities or have any other general questions about BME, feel free to contact me!
My name is Gregory Canal, a junior from Middletown, New Jersey. I am studying Electrical and Computer Engineering, and am also minoring in Music. I play piano for the Duke Jazz Ensemble, am a member of the Jazz@ and Soundboard committees, participate in the Outing Club, and will serve as president of Meridian House next year. I love to get involved with the music scene on campus whenever I can, and like the balance of engineering with other campus activities.
I'm from Houston, TX and I'm planning on going to medical school after graduation. I currently work in Marc Sommer's lab, doing research on transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and its effects on single neurons. Outside of academics, I spend most of my time taking ballet class as well as giving Admissions and Pratt tours. Feel free to ask any questions about Pratt or Duke in general!
Hey guys, I am from Adana/Turkey and I am majoring in BME and Neuroscience. I am very interested in Neural Engineering and after college, I want to continue my education in graduate school and do research in this field. On campus, I am involved in Neuroscience Majors' Union, Synapse and Boeing Grand Challenges K12 Outreach Program. I look forward to meeting with you all soon!
Hi all I grew up in Fremont, California, but I moved to Shanghai, China for high school and have lived there ever since. I'm a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and I play for the Duke Men's Club Rugby team. I enjoy meeting new students at Pratt and giving advice if you want it. Let me know if you have questions regarding any aspect of life here at Duke.
My name is Savannah Chiavacci and I am from Miami, Fl. I am studying Mechanical Engineering and I love it! Along with E-Team, I am also in the Society of Women Engineers. I am involved in Greek Life as a member of Pi Beta Phi. E-Team has helped me pick all the right classes, but more importantly, pick the right teachers. Please ask me any questions you may have, I would love to help you too!
Hi! I'm Natalie from Manhasset, New York. Currently a senior, I am majoring in CEE and also earning a certificate in Latin American Studies. Feel free to ask me about courses in and out of Pratt, as well as study abroad, as I spent my junior fall semester in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I am in the Pratt Fellows program here and can also answer any questions regarding undergraduate research opportunities!
I'm from St. Louis, Missouri and my time at Duke has been pretty fantastic so far! I'm involved with Project WILD, APO (the service fraternity), and a research lab, but I've also just gone out and done a ton of random things on campus. For instance, I will be abroad in the fall in Australia and I have gone to Uganda for DukeEngage as well. If you have any questions about anything and/or everything, please feel free to e-mail me!
I'm from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and am interested in eventually becoming a professor. I love playing tennis and basketball, and you can always catch me watching the newest episode of the Mentalist or Mad Men. I am also involved with Microconsulting for North Carolina in database design, and this summer I'll be here at Duke doing research in the Howard Hughes Program. Please feel free to ask me about anything. I'd love to help out!
I'm from San Jose, California. Coming into Duke, I struggled with the classic humanities/social sciences vs. STEM question and in the end I guess I just settled for both. (Duke is pretty awesome at letting its engineers have some freedom.) Outside of Pratt I volunteer at the local nursing home, work at the Duke Annual Fund, and I harbor an online shopping addiction.
HI! My name is Chris, I am a Biomedical and Mechanical engineering major from Indianapolis, Indiana. In my free time, I am on the Drumline for the Duke marching and pep bands, play club baseball, and am a member of Design for America here at Duke. My hobbies include pick-up basketball, watching good sports movies, and supporting Duke basketball! Pratt has become a key part of who I am and I love to answer any questions about it!
Hi everyone! My name is Katie and I'm from Chicago, IL. I'm currently a junior ME with a certificate in Energy and the Environment. Around campus, I'm involved in athletics (cheerleading), Greek life (Alpha Phi sorority), and I am the president of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. If you have questions about any of these things or just general Pratt info, please feel free to contact me!
I absolutely love it here at Duke. I am a member of Chi Psi fraternity and am involved in Duke Dance Marathon. I TA the intro ECE class, am participating in DukeEngage Vietnam this summer, and I am studying abroad in London in the fall. I think I want to work at a theme park after I graduate. Going to college can often be stressful, so please don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions!
I'm originally Canadian but have also lived overseas and went to high school in the Houston, Texas area. Mechanical engineering is my major, yet I have many interests outside of Pratt as well- I'm minoring in Finance and have taken classes in several other departments. I have many friends in both the various engineering disciplines and Trinity, so if I'm unable to answer any questions from personal experience, I'll certainly find someone who can. Ask me anything, and I'll be happy to do everything I can to help!
Hi! I'm from Austin Texas, and I am currently studying Electrical and Computer Engineering and Economics. Apart from E-team, I am also involved with Duke University Union (DUU) one of the largest student organizations on campus that does all types of event planning from concerts to speakers. I have also recently participated in the Analyst Training Program for the Duke Investment Club. But most importantly, I am a Cameron Crazie. I look forward to meeting all of you, and answering any questions you may have. Pratt has been a wonderful experience and I would love to share that experience with all of you!
Hi I'm Morgan, I'm from Los Gatos, California and I absolutely love Duke and Pratt! I am happy to help anyone with any questions you have about getting involved on campus or classes! I am also a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma, a sorority on campus so if anyone has questions about Greek life and SLGs I can help you out!
Hi, I am from Nepal. Apart from engineering, I am interested in community service activities. Currently I am member of Duke Refugee Aid and Tadpole, which is an engineering club. Studying in Pratt is a great experience not only because of the great academic program but also because of helpful and supportive people around you. I am really excited to meet you all coming fall and feel free to contact me during summer with your questions.
I'm Caroline and I'm from San Diego, CA but spent my high school career living in Belgium. I'm a sophomore studying mechanical engineering with an econ minor. I play intramural sports and also love going to Duke games - especially basketball. Feel free to email me with any questions.
I am from Montgomery, Alabama and I'm involved in Duke Quidditch. Duke (especially Pratt) has so many opportunities and interesting things to pursue. If you have any questions, feel free to email me!
Hello Class of 2017! I'm a rising sophomore from Seattle, Washington. I'm currently involved in the Duke Marketing Club and recently joined Tadpole, a club where we fix toys for young children. Between classes and studying in the library, I enjoy catching a game or two at Cameron Indoor Stadium, whether it's basketball or volleyball. Given that I've most recently finished my freshmen year, let me know if you have any questions about classes, life on East campus, or anything else!
I’m from Lynbrook, New York, and I’m studying my final year of Mechanical Engineering. I absolutely love the Triangle area and Durham, despite growing up so close to New York City. I’ve interned at STV, Inc. and Arup in New York City doing mechanical systems design for buildings. If you’re interested in working at a firm that designs buildings and infrastructure, I’d be happy to answer any questions.
I am a CEE from Miami, FL. In addition to the ETeam, I am an active member in Delta Sigma Phi as well as a traveling member of the men's club volleyball team. I spent the fall semester of my junior year studying abroad in Sydney. I'm eager to help you make the best of your Pratt experience. Don't hesitate to reach out, I'm more than happy to take your questions or concerns.
I'm from Dublin, California. At Duke, I split my time between school, Psi Upsilon Fraternity, the Martial Arts Club, and DAGGER. I'm hoping to make a career somehow out of biomechanics, but haven't figured out exactly how that will happen. Let me know if you have questions, I'll be happy to answer them!
I am a member of the class of 2014 and I have greatly enjoyed my experience at Duke -- and I absolutely love meeting new people. I am double majoring with economics because I am considering a combination of engineering and business in my career. I would love to speak with freshmen regarding which classes to take, how to make summers worthwhile, and how to make the most of the four years at Duke!
I am a sophomore from American Canyon, a suburb of Napa Valley, majoring in Biomedical Engineering and minoring in Chemistry with intentions to continue his education at medical school after graduating from Duke. I previously worked for Bernhardt Lab at Duke University assisting with ecological and environmental engineering research. Last summer, I worked in Nolan Lab at Stanford University and Cytobank investigating flow cytometry. I am also interested in computer science and bioinformatics.
Hi I'm Jennifer and I'm from Chantilly, VA. I actually transferred from Trinity to Pratt and am now studying Civil Engineering on the Environmental Track, as well as pursuing a minor in French. I'm on the Dancing Devils, which is Duke's official dance team that performs at home football and basketball games, as well as a member of Zeta Tau Alpha. I participated in the Duke in Montreal summer program and am studying abroad at the University of Queensland in Australia.
Hi! My name is Dan; I attended high school 20 minutes away from Duke, but my immediate family free-flows between China and North Carolina. I enjoy developing geeky projects (currently working with the Raspberry Pi platform), eating at new places, and weight lifting in my spare time. I'm almost certain I want to major in ECE and Econ, so if you have any questions about those subjects, feel free to reach out to me!
I am from San Jose, California and am mainly involved in working in a biomedical engineering lab, doing community consulting, and being president of house council. I love playing volleyball and basketball here at Duke. I would love to speak with freshmen and help them in anyway that I can. Feel free to email me with any questions.
I'm from Virginia Beach, VA but Duke is my home away from home. On campus, I'm involved in Cru, FAC Board, SWE, and I'm a tour guide. I did the summer study abroad program in Berlin, and I have black tented for three years. Feel free to ask me any sort of question you may have!
Hello! I'm Kevin, and I'm a junior studying BME/ECE here at Duke. Currently, I call San Jose, CA my home, but I've also lived in New Mexico, New York, and Canada. I started out as a pure BME when I first came to Pratt, as that is what I want to do when I graduate, but I've found that ECE complements my skillset very well, and it's something I find really fun too! In my spare time, I love to play tennis, ultimate frisbee, and piano. I also love talking to freshmen and helping them make the transition into college, so please don't hesitate to ask me any questions!
I'm from Chicago, Illinois, and l think Duke and Pratt are awesome! In addition to engineering, I'm really interested in social sciences (economics, philosophy, etc). I also like playing soccer, tennis, and basketball, jamming on guitar, and talking about life. Please feel free to ask me any questions you have about engineering or Duke in general!
Born in Colombia, South America. Move to Panama City Beach, Florida in 2003. Involved in Tri Delta sorority. I love Pratt because it challenges me as a person and as a student.
Hi I'm André! I was born and raised in Jamaica but I now reside in Durham, NC. I transferred into Pratt during my Sophomore year and I'm pursuing a CEE major with a concentration in Structural Engineering and Mechanics. Outside academics I'm involved with Duke Engineers for International Development (DEID) and the Duke chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). I'm also involved in the Duke Episcopal Center and intramural soccer. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me. I am more than happy to answer your questions as well as share my Pratt and Duke experiences with you.
I was born and raised in Park City, Utah. I am in Ubuntu, and I'm very involved with the Duke Catholic Center and the club golf team. I love Pratt because it's such an awesome community filled with really passionate people who are there to support you and grow with you.
Born and raised in Denver, I've lived in Colorado all my life. I'm a part of Kappa Alpha Order here at Duke, and I enjoy sports. If you have any questions about engineering, or just freshman year in general, don't hesitate to ask.
I love hanging out with my friends, dancing, working out, math, being a PRATTstar, laying outside in the sun, shopping, and listening to music. I've been really involved in tutoring ever since I was in high school and also enjoy working with younger kids and teaching them about math, science, and art. I like to be challenged and work hard, but I also love to have lots of fun. Balance is key!
Hi! I'm from Long Island, New York. In addition to my academics and the E-team, I'm highly involved with Duke's EMS squad, ultrasound research as a Pratt Fellow, and Duke's sorority chapter of Alpha Phi. I've also participated in the Engineering World Health DukeEngage last summer by working as an engineer in a local hospital in Tanzania. Ask me questions, because I have a lot of experiences and advice to offer!
I'm from Fort Lauderdale, Florida and am pursuing the Environmental Engineering & Water Resources track within the CEE department. My favorite part of being a CE, apart from the classes, would have to be the bond I have formed with my fellow classmates. Although we are a small group, we're very tight knit. I look forward to meeting you!
Hi! My name is Le and I’m a junior BME/ECE dual major on a pre-med track. I was born in Shanghai, China, but I’ve been living in Maryland since I was three and am now in North Potomac, MD. In addition to being part of the E-Team, I am on the exec board for the Duke Engineers for International Development and am a member Engineering World Health. I’m also a member of Chi Psi Fraternity and serve currently as Secretary of the Interfraternity Council. I’m a huge basketball fan (both college and NBA) and I love listening to Kanye as well as eating KFC and Chipotle. I can’t wait to meet all of you and if you have any questions for me please don’t hesitate to ask!
I'm a rising senior from Greenwich, CT studying Structural Engineering at Duke and getting a certificate in Architecture. I worked last summer in construction management and steel design, but will be trying my hand at real estate development this summer. I love being an engineer in pratt though because the classes are very hands on and applicable to real life, even when they don't seem intramural sports, and am working on starting a Duke chapter of CANstruction.
I'm from East Brunswick, New Jersey. I'm hoping to eventually pursue a career in drug delivery research. I'm planning on studying abroad in London Fall 2013. Outside of academics, I am a member of Delta Gamma and am a member of the Undergraduate Writing Tutor program. Feel free to contact me with any questions!
Hello, my name is Jeffrey and I'm from Diamond Bar in southern California. Having completed my freshman year, I am excited to continue my Pratt career and hope to pursue a career in biotechnology. Aside from Pratt, I enjoy contributing to Duke Libertarians and my fraternity, Phi Delta Theta. Please do not hesitate to contact me about classes, freshman life, or just to chat about life.
I'm a senior from Charlotte, NC, and I'm involved in the Biomedical Engineering Society, Habitat for Humanity, and Dormitory House Council. I traveled to Costa Rica and Nicaragua last summer to repair broken medical equipment and assess developing world needs, so I'm quite interested in medical device design. Please feel free to ask me anything!
My name is Lauren Silverstein and I am from Great Neck, New York, which is in Long Island. I am on the Duke club swimming team, am involved in Duke Engineers for International Development, greek life, and work for Duke Summer Science Sleuths, a science summer camp for high school students. Feel free to email me if you have any questions!
I'm from Bulgaria, but I live in Atlanta. I'm involved in Duke Swing and the Performance Club. I was on the Duke Rugby team, but have left for the semester due to... due to Pratt. I play Intramurals when I have time. My favorite ice cream is Mint Chocolate. What I love about Pratt is the challenge and the community. What I worry about is the insetting insomnia.
I LOVEEE FOOD. But other than eating... I like to travel. I did DukeEngage in Vietnam and studied abroad in London. I'm involved with ESG, a SLG(Round Table the best Table!), APO, and two on campus jobs. If you're interested in any of that or have any questions at all, don't be afraid to shoot me an email! Did I mention I like to eat?
I'm from Chicago, IL. On campus, I am involved in the greek community as a member of Zeta Tau Alpha, and I am a member of the Duke Society of Women Engineers. In the Fall of my junior year, I had an amazing semester studying abroad in Brisbane, Australia! I love to dance and have done so since I was two. I am also a huge Duke basketball fan! I look forward to answering any of your questions about Pratt or anything else!
I'm from Houston, Texas and a member of the Varsity Duke Women's Field Hockey team. I am a Baldwin Scholar and I volunteer for the Sports Information Department during Women's Basketball games. In addition, I am a member of the Pi Beta Phi Sorority. I am a Pratt transfer and am so excited for the opportunities available to me as an engineer!
My name is Vignesh Vudatha. I'm from Jacksonville, FL. I'm a BME major and a premed student. I'm involved in Engineering World Health, Duke Innoworks, Duke Cancer Center Support Program, and research. The best thing about Pratt is the incredible people you meet, whether they be professors or fellow peers. Also, engineering is pretty cool. In my free time, I enjoy watching Duke basketball, hanging out with friends, playing the piano, and messing around. If you have questions, feel free to email me whenever!
Hey Pratt! My name is Dutch Waanders and I'm a Biomedical Engineer minoring in Chemistry from Old Saybrook, CT. I've been involved in a lot of different things in my time here, including a variety of club sports and community service opportunities, as well as the swing dance club. I'm also a leader for Project BUILD. Feel free to e-mail me about anything.
Growing up in Beijing, China, the most populated country in the world, I am extremely fascinated by the biological mystery of human beings and the complexity of computers. As for now, I am planning to double major in BME with a possible double major in Computer Science. I am a member of Delta Sigma Pi and involved in the First-year Internship Program, organizing a student baking contest! Most importantly, I love Duke and I love Pratt! Feel free to ask me questions you may have about Pratt, Duke, or just anything!
I am from China and went high school in Singapore. I major in Mechanical Engineering as well as Mathematics and I am a big fan of soccer, (You may play with/against me in intramural events) table tennis and various card games. I joined the Pratt family in sophomore year because I realized that engineering is a discipline where you could best see theories and principles at work. If you are anxious about the courses you plan to take or feel lost about what you should do outside classroom, I will always be happy to help you.
My name is Angela Woods, and as a biomedical engineer and researcher, my career goal is to contribute to the progress of developing prevention methods and treatments for cancer and other diseases. I am very interested in tissue engineering and gene therapy. I am involved in many engineering organizations, including ESG's Academic Action Committee, Society of Women Engineers, and Engineering World Health. Additionally, I volunteer at Duke's hospital and am involved with Chapel Pathway Scholars. I enjoy playing flute and piano in my free time. I'm very excited to offer advice and tips. Duke's engineering program has provided wonderful experiences for me, and I can't wait to share any insight I have with you!
Hi, I'm Stanley. I'm from a suburb of Chicago, where I went to a math and science boarding school. I'm really excited to be in ECE because I feel like there's so much potential in the field. Though I really enjoy engineering, I'm also really passionate about service - I'm in dPS, have tutored elementary students, and work in DEID (Engineers Without Borders). I love getting to know people, so feel free to hit me up anytime to talk about anything!
Hey there! I'm Sherry and I am from New Jersey, but I often get asked if I'm from California. I was born in LA and always dream of returning back there. In my few semesters here, I have been really loving Duke and try to get involved in every facet possible. Firstly, I am in Cru. I'm also in both a sorority and selected living group. I'm a FAC. I'm Team Development Chair of Relay for Life and was on dPS Freshmen Connect last year and LOVED IT! I play Club Rugby and am the manager for the Varsity Volleyball team. I love all the things I do, but the most important aspect of my experience here at Duke has been the people that I have met. Don't get consumed by the Duke Bubble, go out and met people and experience life!