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Student Ambassadors

Hana Flores

Hana Flores, CBEE Student Ambassador
Hometown: Bowie, Maryland
High School: Bowie High School
Degree Track: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
Areas of Interest in Chemical Engineering: Tissue engineering, protein engineering and pharmaceutical engineering
My favorite thing about CBEE is: The professors! It is clear that every professor wants you to succeed and be your mentor.
Why I chose CBEE: I was interested in every aspect of STEM and wanted a major that would allow me to learn as much about science as I could which I could later apply to any field I was interested in.
What do you plan to do with your Chemical Engineering degree: I plan on pursuing my PhD in Bioengineering and then going into academic research to work towards better therapeutics for osteoarthritis and to teach at the university level.
UMBC Activities & Clubs: AIChE, ChemE Car, Ultimate Frisbee and HLSU
Hobbies: Playing piano, watching movies, and taking pictures of my cat
My favorite thing about the Baltimore area: I love trying new restaurants in downtown Baltimore! There’s always a new place from a wide variety of cultures to try.
E-mail: hflores1@umbc.edu

Chris Ashby

Chris Ashby, , CBEE Student AmbassadorHometown: Arbutus, Maryland
High School: Our Lady of Mount Carmel High School
Degree Track: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
Areas of Interest in Chemical Engineering: Drug delivery systems, mathematical modeling and experimental design.
My favorite thing about CBEE is: How involved all the professors are with student success.
Why I chose CBEE: I chose CBEE because of the content and the closeness of the department.
What do you plan to do with your Chemical Engineering degree:  I plan to work in the industry and work at a pharmaceutical manufacturing company, helping to create and deliver the medications people need, or continuing my education to become a professor.
UMBC Activities & Clubs: Wrestling Club, AICHE, ChemE Car Club, Academic Success Center tutor and CBEE Teaching fellow.
Hobbies:
Drawing, reading, walking, and playing video games
My favorite thing about the Baltimore area: There is huge diversity in such a small area, making it easy to find great local food.
E-mail: ash39@umbc.edu

 

Kelechi Emezienna

Kelechi Emezienna, CBEE Student Ambassador

Hometown: Lanham, Maryland
High School: Dematha High School
Degree Track: Environmental & Sustainability
Areas of Interest in Chemical Engineering: Environmental health, water/wastewater, process & manufacturing, and consulting
My favorite thing about CBEE is: The faculty and staff have been a grand help along this academic journey of mine, becoming a resource for fostering my personal growth as both a man and an engineer.
Why I chose CBEE: I have an affinity for chemistry, paired with an interest in the engineering field. I enjoy fixing/problem-solving, so I believe my mind’s gears turn in a way that is necessary for CBEE.
What do you plan to do with your Chemical Engineering degree: I plan on seeking work within the engineering industry. I am currently tasked with finding a summer internship where I am hoping to find an opportunity that I can continue beyond my graduation.
UMBC Activities & Clubs: National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), AiChE and Achievement & Inspiration through Mentorship (AIM)
Hobbies: 
Eating, manga, video games, studying for any Chemical Engineering exam (during my free time), and after-school mentoring (grade-school students)
My favorite thing about the Baltimore area:
I grew up in a more suburban area, so access to a major city like Baltimore within 15 minutes of me is a great change of pace.
E-mail:  kemezi1@umbc.edu