Grad SWE Officers

President Maria Warren

Maria Warren is a Civil Engineering Ph.D. Candidate at Georgia Tech. As leader of GradSWE, she is committed to building an inclusive community for graduate students of all genders at Tech. She graduated from the Illinois Institute of Technology with a B. S. in Civil Engineering. Her research involves application of experimental methods and fracture mechanics to understand the residual behavior of steel structures under dynamic loads. Besides enjoying her work in the lab, Maria likes to play soccer, travel, and hang out with her dog.

Vice President
Lindsey Trejo

Lindsey Trejo is a third year Ph.D. student in Bioengineering. She received her B.S. in Biosystems Engineering and Biochemistry from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln and M.S. in Biokinesiology from the University of Southern California. She currently studies passive elastic ankle exoskeletons to improve walking in older adults and how the exoskeletons change underlying tissues, such as muscle and tendon.

Secretary Shireen Datta

Shireen is a Masters student and researcher at the Aerospace Systems Design Laboratory, where her current work explores process optimization for advanced aircraft concepts. Before this, she obtained her undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Trinity College Dublin and interned at Jaguar Land Rover and IBM. Alongside her goals to build a career in sustainable space systems, Shireen aims to be a lifelong advocate and enabler for gender/racial minorities to succeed in engineering.

Industry Relations
Mayar Allam

Mayar Allam is a second-year Ph.D. student in biomedical engineering between Georgia Tech/ Emory University. Her research is related to developing novel imaging tools to understand how the immune system interacts with human cancers. Outside of the lab, she enjoys traveling, cooking, painting, and learning new languages. She is excited to work with GradSWE this year as the industry chair.

Academic Chair Ojuolape Oghenetega
Ojuolape Oghenetega is a PhD student in Chemical Engineering with a research focus on Separation Techniques, at the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. She holds a BSc. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Lagos, Nigeria. When she’s not in the lab, she enjoys cooking, traveling, and reading.