Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering ELAs

Meet your Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering ELAs! Feel free to reach out and introduce yourself.

Kunj Patel

Junior, Systems Engineering and Design
kunjtp2@illinois.edu | LinkedIn | Section IS1

What was your favorite class you took freshman year and why?
Eng 100. I made so many friends in the class and always had a fun time in the class. It was a stress reliever amongst the other hard engineering classes.

Contact me if you are interested in...
dancing, Quantitative Finance (Quant)

Tell us more about yourself!
I can speak 5 languages.

An RSO I joined in freshman year was Ghungroo Dance Company (it's a Bollywood hiphop fusion dance team).

My favorite place to eat is Chipotle (need that protein).

 

Abby Dannegger

Junior, Industrial Engineering
agd4@illinois.edu | LinkedIn | Section IS2

What was your favorite class you took freshman year and why?
My favorite class that I took freshman year was SE 261 (Business Side of Engineering). I enjoyed this class because it had a business/finance aspect that I was interested in and guided me towards choosing Econ & Finance as my track option.

Contact me if you are interested in...
joining the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers

Tell us more about yourself!
My favorite restaurant is Bread Company in Urbana.

I will be returning to intern at Keysight technologies this summer.

Allison Voris

TBA, Industrial Engineering
avoris2@illinois.edu | LinkedIn | Section IS3

What was your favorite class you took freshman year and why?
TBA

Contact me if you are interested in...
TBA

Tell us more about yourself!
TBA

 

Jacob Zielinski

Senior, Industrial Engineering
jacobz4@illinois.edu | LinkedIn | Section IS4

What was your favorite class you took freshman year and why?
My favorite class as a freshman was ATMS 120: Severe and Hazardous Weather. It was a gen-ed that I actually did not even need to take, but the professor was awesome and presented the info in such a cool way that made it super interesting. It's also super cool to learn about these crazy forces of nature and how we handle them.

Contact me if you are interested in...
mixing business into your engineering pathway. I have a business minor and have worked extensively in Gies through IBC so I have a good idea of what that looks like and how to accomplish it.

Tell us more about yourself!
My favorite spot on campus is probably the Digital Computing Lab (DCL) just because the lighting is always dimly lit and very conducive to a chill atmosphere. Also the engineering computer lab in the basement has cozy chairs and almost no one is ever there so it's pretty private if you want to work alone.

Ayesha Abbasi

Senior, Industrial Engineering
ayeshaa2@illinois.edu | LinkedIn | Section IS5

What was your favorite class you took freshman year and why?
SE101 (didn't take freshman year, but normally a freshman-level class) because it was a creative class so the sketching and modeling/designing was so interesting for me. I loved the hands-on experience and group projects.

Contact me if you are interested in...
the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers, the majors in general, volunteering, or Greek Life.

Tell us more about yourself!
I am double-jointed in my thumb.

In freshman year I joined The Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers!! (joined sophomore year because I switched majors, but a great club for freshmen to join). This is a great club for professional/academic development within your major and provides amazing networking opportunities, helping you get involved in the ISE community.

 

Sophie Benmore

Senior, Systems Engineering and Design
benmore2@illinois.edu | LinkedIn | Section IS6

What was your favorite class you took freshman year and why?
My favorite freshman year class was SE101 as I am a fan of digital prototyping and enjoyed getting to know some people from my major through the projects during COVID.

Contact me if you are interested in...
Engineering or Materials Science Research, Business and Engineering RSOs

Tell us more about yourself!
I have run a marathon and love to trail run/hike.I am the President of the National Organization of Business and Engineering.

Ariya Patel

TBA, Industrial Engineering
ariyabp2@illinois.edu | LinkedIn | Section IS7

What was your favorite class you took freshman year and why?
TBA

Contact me if you are interested in...
TBA

Tell us more about yourself!
TBA

 

Andrew Kasper

Senior, Industrial Engineering
akasper3@illinois.edu | LinkedIn | Section IS8

What was your favorite class you took freshman year and why?
My favorite freshman year class was SE 101. I always liked spending time getting the sketches down and the final project was super fun with my group.

Contact me if you are interested in...
gymnastics, Greek Life, IISE

Tell us more about yourself!
I have done gymnastics my entire life.

A must-do freshman activity is meet the people in your dorms. I am still close friends with the guys that were on my floor from Scott Hall and we talk regularly.

My favorite food is Bangkok Thai's Shrimp Fried Rice Level 4 Spice.