Undergraduate Student Ambassadors

About the Ambassadors

The SEAS Undergraduate Student Ambassadors are a diverse group of students from different departments who are enthusiastic about UB and want to share their experiences and all that the university has to offer.

When visiting campus, you may see our ambassadors volunteering at Open House, Discovery Day, Friday Engineering Tours, and other events. If you see them, say hello and feel free to ask them your questions about UB!

Meet the Ambassadors

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Adam Trimper

Major: Electrical engineering

Where are you from?

Buffalo, NY

What are you involved in here at UB?

Student Leader for EAS 199: Engineering Principles and EAS 202: Engineering Impact on Society; Robotics Club project lead: Battlebots and IGVC (Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition); Science is Elementary at Westminster Charter School; Intramural Project: Snowbot (Autonomous Robotic Snowblower); Student Assistant in the Office of Undergraduate Education for SEAS

What's a fun fact about you?

I've played piano for 12 years and am an aficionado of father-esque humor.

What do you like most about UB/SEAS?

Not knowing anyone in the engineering department while also being a commuter student made me anxious about coming to UB, even as a local student. That worry was quickly dissolved as UB has endless opportunities to make friends through clubs and extracurricular  activities. Professors are friendly and open to questions, while having classes with people in the same major makes it easy to get to know colleagues.

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Kenah Riccardi

Major: Civil Engineering

Where are you from?

Orange County, NY

What are you involved in here at UB?

NSBE (National Society of Black Engineers); the ECO-Rep leadership program; and LSAMP (Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation).

What's a fun fact about you?

I've been a vegetarian for three years.

What do you like most about UB/SEAS?

I most enjoy how the staff and professors in SEAS are always willing to help, whether it's school related or not!

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Alexander Liu

Major: computer science

Where are you from?

Rochester, NY

What are you involved in here at UB?

What's a fun fact about you?

During my free time I love to play basketball, guitar, and piano. I also love to eat food.

What do you like most about UB/SEAS?

I love UB because of the easily accessible professors and access to extracurricular activities.

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Prankur Sinha

Major: electrical engineering

Where are you from?

Lucknow, India

What are you involved in here at UB?

University Honors College; UB chapter or IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers); and UB Scientista. I am also a member of UB Glee, Culinary Club, and I am the Events Coordinator for the UB Indian Student Association.

What's a fun fact about you?

I am fond of singing, dramatics, and traveling. I am an all-time foodie and love cooking and relishing new cuisines.

What do you like most about UB/SEAS?

UB SEAS is one of the largest schools at UB and is deeply committed to providing academic and technological excellence to students. The one thing that I like the most about UB SEAS is the hands-on experience that the departments provide in the form of clubs and resources like UB Robotics, Experiential Learning Network and various machine shops. These resources help enhance the technological skills and reinforce classroom learning.

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Hana Basheer

Major: computer science

Where are you from?

Williston Park, NY

What are you involved in here at UB?

I am Co-Director of UB Scientista; PR Chair of UB ACM (Association for Computing Machinery); and a member of CSE Undergraduate Student Advisory Board and IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers).

What's a fun fact about you?

I've been doing theater since I was 12 and hope to start a theater club soon at UB.

What do you like most about UB/SEAS?

I chose to go to UB because I love the strong sense of community here! The professors, staff, and students are very approachable and always willing to help. There are also quite a lot of opportunities to get involved, whether it be through research, clubs, or internships - you name it.

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Sreeya Guha

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Where are you from?

Kolkata, India

What are you involved in here at UB?

I am involved with UB Scientista and am an Enterprise Infrastructure Services Student Assistant.

What's a fun fact about you?

I am an avid traveler and love learning about the cultures of different places.

What do you like most about UB/SEAS?

The entire SEAS community is always there for each other and always will help you out during times of need.

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Haemanthi Sree K R

Major: computer engineering

Where are you from?

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

What are you involved in here at UB?

I am an undergraduate teaching assistant and a member of UB Scientista.

What's a fun fact about you?

I can speak five languages and I am currently learning Arabic.

What do you like most about UB/SEAS?

There are so many ways to get involved in respective departments. The faculty members are friendly and are always there to help. I personally feel that the CSE department has so much to offer to the students - from volunteering for events to getting involved in research. You also get to meet people from different parts of the world, which is cool!

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Isabelle Linares

Major: Biomedical Engineering

Where are you from?

Rochester, NY

What are you involved in here at UB?

I am involved in the student chapter of the Biomedical Engineering Society, the Society of Women Engineers, and Women in Science and Engineering. I am also a mentor in the Honors College and participate in research at the Jacobs School of Medicine.

What's a fun fact about you?

I studied abroad in France during the Summer 2018 semester, where I took statics and also traveled to 4 different countries. I would highly recommend this program to all freshman engineers!

What do you like most about UB/SEAS?

The SEAS at UB goes beyond the classroom; there are so many great ways to get involved - from clubs, to tinkering, to internships, and working with faculty on research. The options are endless, and the community here is unbeatable.

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Emma Crooks

Major: Industrial engineering

Where are you from?

Binghampton, NY

What are you involved in here at UB?

I am the marketing director for the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers here at UB, and a student leader for EAS 199, the introductory engineering seminar for freshman engineering majors. I am also part of Outdoor Adventure Club, Women in Science and Engineering, and the school's ski club, Schussmeisters.

What's a fun fact about you?

I have been to seven different countries: England, Scotland, France, The Netherlands, Belgium, Canada and the Bahamas, and America, of course. I love traveling and photography, and I plan on traveling to more countries in Europe and heading to Asia and Australia in the near future.

What do you like most about UB/SEAS?

What I really love about UB is the community of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the school in general. It was intimidating coming to UB from a small high school, but as I got to know everyone within engineering, I learned how much of a tight knit community we are, and I felt at home. I love winter, so I picked the perfect place!

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Madeline Donegan

Major: Industrial Engineering

Where are you from?

Rochester, NY

What are you involved in here at UB?

I currently do Optimization reserach on fire safety, get to be part of a start-up on an engineering team, run a battlebot team as the Vice President of the Society of Women Engineers, and work in the Student Union.

What's a fun fact about you?

I try to hit up one of the four malls in the Buffalo area at least once a week.

What do you like most about UB/SEAS?

My favorite thing about the SEAS at the University at Buffalo is how many opportunities and events are available throughout the year. If you are looking for a school with opportunities, you picked the right place!

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Saumya Pandey

Major: Computer science

Where are you from?

Albany, NY

What are you involved in here at UB?

I am part of the Society of Women engineers, Women in Science and Engineering, Indian Student Organization, and Buffalo Zeal. I am also part of a research project and currently a teaching assistant for a CSE class, as well.

What's a fun fact about you?

A fun fact about me is that my one and only hobby is dancing. I have always been passionate about dancing since childhood and it is something that I will never stop doing.

What do you like most about UB/SEAS?

What I like about University at Buffalo and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences is the vast amount of opportunities available to make you a successful student  - for instance, numerous clubs and organizations, research opportunities, etc.

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Yash Kishore

Major: mechanical/aerospace engineering

Where are you from?

Patna, India

What are you involved in here at UB?

Undergraduate Researcher at CAL (Control and Automation Lab); Team Captain of the UB Hyperloop Team, Hyperbulls; and a member of Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS), Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), and UB Men's Soccer.

What's a fun fact about you?

I'm really good at arguing. I like politics, too!

What do you like most about UB/SEAS?

The one thing that I like the most about SEAS is that you can approach any of the professors from any department and you can get involved in research, labs, or studies. I got involved in CAL my freshman year of engineering and started working on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. There are also a lot of opportunities for students to get involved in the MAE department, be it volunteering for alumni events, organizing competition and events, or just attending club meetings.