WPI Student Caller Who's Who

Gifts to the Annual Fund support all WPI students. That said, we invite you to get to know some of them—the smart, friendly students who work in the Call Center. Your contribution to the Annual Fund helps make their WPI education possible by helping the university complete renovation projects, upgrade technology in classrooms, purchase resources for the library, send students to conferences and competitions, and take advantage of other opportunities throughout the year. Take it from Gompei — your gift is important.


MEET THE STUDENT CALLERS



Name: 
Chandlor Lyles

Home state/Country: 
Massachusetts 

Major/class year: 
Management Engineering, 2016

Activities/Hobbies: 
Intramural Basketball, Rugby Club, Black Students Union (BSU), National Society of Black Engineers (NESBY)

The best thing about being a WPI Student Caller: 
The co-workers you work with and meet and the great intellectual conversations you have with some of the callers.

What celebrity do you get mistaken for?: 
No one 

You can do anything you want after college – no boundaries, what would you do? 
I would love to travel the world and live outside of the United States for a while. Experiencing new cultures, environments and people is something I have forever longed for.


Name: 
Danielle

Home state/Country: 
Palmer, MA
 
Major/class year: 
Mechanical Engineering-Biomechanics 2016

Activities/Hobbies: 
Traveling, music, reading, watching movies, trying new foods, tubing, babysitting.

The best thing about being a WPI Student Caller: 
Get to talk with alumni and hear their valuable advice.

What celebrity do you get mistaken for? 
always a blonde one... 

You can do anything you want after college – no boundaries, what would you do?: 
Community service with children!

 


Name:
 
Nehir Keskin

Home state/Country: 
Bodrum, Turkey 

Major/class year: 
Mechanical Engineering / Biomedical Engineering, 2015

Activities/Hobbies: 
Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity, Photography Club, Sailing Club

The best thing about being a WPI Student Caller: 
Getting to learn a lot from the alumni we call and learning information that is not posted in the WPI website.

What celebrity do you get mistaken for? 
Maybe a more Latin celebrity due to my looks. :) 

You can do anything you want after college – no boundaries, what would you do?: 
I would get another degree in journalism along with my engineering degree to get a job and travel the world for work.


Name:
 
Harry Ramachandran

Home state/Country: 
Chennai, India 

Major/class year: 
Mechanical Engineering, 2018

Activities/Hobbies: 
Soccer, Pool and Procrastinating... Like a lot of Procrastinating... Like so much that I run out of things to do while procrastinating

The best thing about being a WPI Student Caller: 
Learning from experienced alumni what not to do while in college.

What celebrity do you get mistaken for? 
All Indians in all Hollywood movies and sitcoms 

You can do anything you want after college – no boundaries, what would you do?: 
Trace back my life by going to every country I've lived in and then go travel to more countries!




 

 

Name:
 
Megan

Home state/Country: 
Chelmsford, MA 

Major/class year: 
Class of 2016

Activities/Hobbies: 
Varsity Softball, RHC, SocComm

The best thing about being a WPI Student Caller: 
Getting to talk to alumni who have really awesome stories and advice!

What celebrity do you get mistaken for? 
Christina Aguilera, Genie in a Bottle days. 

You can do anything you want after college – no boundaries, what would you do?: 
A Physician’s Assistant.




Name:
 
Ahmed Safat Hossain

Home state/Country: 
Bangladesh 

Major/class year: 
Aerospace Engineering, 2017

Activities/Hobbies: 
Soccer, Guitar, drawing, playing pool and cycling.

The best thing about being a WPI Student Caller: 
The feeling of happiness winning prizes.

What celebrity do you get mistaken for? 
Taylor Lautner 

You can do anything you want after college – no boundaries, what would you do?: 
Go back to school with all my friends and start all over again on the red court.


 

 

Name:
 
Eddie Dring

Home state/Country: 
Massachusetts 

Major/class year: 
Biology, 2017

Activities/Hobbies: 
Running, playing guitar, eating & sleeping!

The best thing about being a WPI Student Caller: 
Getting to hear from really enthusiastic alumni!

What celebrity do you get mistaken for? 
I’m too distinctively fabulous to be mistaken for anyone! 

You can do anything you want after college – no boundaries, what would you do?: 
Travel/backpack around the world, and pick up odd jobs in random places I end up to support my lifestyle.


Name: 
Sopheaktra Chhim

Home state/Country: 
Cambodia 

Major/class year: 
Architectural Engineering, 2016

Activities/Hobbies: 
Badminton, Volleyball, Video Games, Sleep. And eat, of course.

The best thing about being a WPI Student Caller: 
Receiving valuable advices from alumni and networking.

What celebrity do you get mistaken for? 
All Asian celebrities 

You can do anything you want after college – no boundaries, what would you do?: 
I would travel around the world and help solving one major problem in each country.


 

 

Name:
 
Dan Pongratz

Home state/Country: 
Massachusetts 

Major/class year: 
RBE, 2017

Activities/Hobbies: 
Table tennis, Pool, video games, Ultimate Frisbee, Watching movies, having a good conversation.

The best thing about being a WPI Student Caller: 
Talking to some pretty awesome people and listening to some great stories.

What celebrity do you get mistaken for? 
That guy that was in the movie, with the person, and then that thing happened. You know the one I mean.

You can do anything you want after college – no boundaries, what would you do?: 
Be Batman.


Name: 
Saloni Sachar

Home state/Country: 
Massachusetts  

Major/class year: 
Biochemistry/2016

Activities/Hobbies: 
Rugby, Running, Painting, Reading, Cooking, Traveling, Texting.

The best thing about being a WPI Student Caller: 
I think the best thing about being a caller is making that connection with the alumni. They have so much to offer and their advice goes such a long way. You don't always realize how many people have graduated WPI and how far they have come until you have conversed with alumni from years past. The stories these alumni have are inspirational and remind me that I can do what I set out to do. Also, the work environment is so great that this hardly feels like work. It is also wonderful that the people work here are amazing and make the "work" not seem like work.

What celebrity do you get mistaken for?
None


You can do anything you want after college – no boundaries, what would you do?: 
My dream is to practice medicine. I love school and I love to learn. I want to put my love for medicine and desire to help people into a job that I look forward to going to everyday... After that dream is accomplished, I would love to open up a small cafe where I can cook!


 

 

Name: 
Hannah Robinson

Home state/Country: 
Massachusetts  

Major/class year: 
Chemical Engineering, 2016

Activities/Hobbies: 
Alpha Xi Delta, Frisbee, Ukulele

The best thing about being a WPI Student Caller: 
Talking to the alumni.

What celebrity do you get mistaken for?:
Lil Wayne

You can do anything you want after college – no boundaries, what would you do?:
Travel around the world and eat lots of yummy food!


Name:
 
Savanna H.

Home state/Country: 
Texas, USA

Major/class year: 
Robotics Engineering 2016 Masters

Activities/Hobbies: 
SCUBA Diving, Running 5ks, Surfing, and hopefully Snowboarding this winter.
The Best Thing about Being a Caller: Getting to talk to the Alumni, hear their stories and their advice. And the high energy happy people I work with.

What celebrity do you get mistaken for?:
Someone once told me I look like Jean Grey (the character from the X-Men).

You can do anything you want after college – no boundaries, what would you do?: 
If I could do anything after college it would be to explore and investigate anything that struck my fancy.