ChE Graduate Board

The Chemical Engineering Graduate Board at the University of Virginia consists of graduate students who go beyond their academic pursuits to improve the quality of life, both academically and socially, for students in the Chemical Engineering department.

To accomplish our mission, we:

  • Communicate graduate student concerns and interests to the faculty
  • Plan activities and serve as hosts for visiting prospective graduate students
  • Plan social activities for the graduate students and faculty
  • Organize seminars where graduate students present their research
  • Organize guest speaker seminars
  • Assist in recruiting new faculty


Board Members 2022-2023

Charlie Leroux, President

Rhea Braun, Vice President and Seminar Chair

Meagan Phister, Social Chair

Dean Yost, Recruitment Chair

Natalie Smith, Secretary

Anukriti Shrestha, International Liaison and IDEA Committee Representative

Tori Vigil and Sammy Fieser, CHEERS Coordinators

Sanha Kim, GESC Liaison

Geshani Bandara and Randi Herath, Communications/Social

Class Representatives

Mark Bannon

Sean Bannon

Ashley Conley

Natalia Diaz

Aditi Gourishankar

Greg Grewal

Keka Mandal

Bev Miller

Jenna Sumey

Colby Whitcomb