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: 
Manisha Krishnan

Home state/Country: 
India 

Major/class year: 
Class 2016

Activities/Hobbies: 
Habitat for Humanity, Reporter for the Towers, 2016 Class Board, Promotion of Animal Welfare Society, International Student Council, Alpha Gamma Delta

The best thing about being a WPI Student Caller: 
Some of the older, distinguished alumni have some very interesting stories from their college days, if you know what I mean!

What celebrity do you get mistaken for? 
Alicia Keys 

You can do anything you want after college – no boundaries, what would you do? 
Start my own company, get a belly button piercing, and become the coolest CEO ever!


Name: 
Steve Young

Home state/Country: 
Massachusetts

Major/class year: 
IE 2014

Activities/Hobbies: 
Hiking

The best thing about being a WPI Student Caller: 
Alumni can be hilarious

What celebrity do you get mistaken for? 
Dude from Burn Notice

You can do anything you want after college – no boundaries, what would you do?: 
Hike across Europe.

 


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:
 
Matt Noyes

Home state/Country: 
North Andover, Massachusetts 

Major/class year: 
Aerospace Engineering, 2015

Activities/Hobbies: 
Playing drums

The best thing about being a WPI Student Caller: 
Alumni stories.

What celebrity do you get mistaken for? 
Matt Noyes 

You can do anything you want after college – no boundaries, what would you do?: 
President of the USA.


 

 

Name:
 
Nicole Holmes

Home state/Country: 
Massachusetts 

Major/class year: 
Chemical Engineering, 2015

Activities/Hobbies: 
Varsity Field Hockey, Phi Sigma Sigma

The best thing about being a WPI Student Caller: 
Getting to talk to WPI alum

What celebrity do you get mistaken for? 
Katie Holmes 

You can do anything you want after college – no boundaries, what would you do?: 
Work in the fire protection field.



Name:
 
Kevin Kell

Home state/Country: 
Massachusetts 

Major/class year: 
Computer Science, 2015

Activities/Hobbies: 
Longboarding, running, hiking

The best thing about being a WPI Student Caller: 
Talking to alumni who have crazy stories from the Olden Days.

What celebrity do you get mistaken for? 
Master Yoda 

You can do anything you want after college – no boundaries, what would you do?: 
Go back to college. Forever.


 

 

Name:
 
Tenell Rhodes, Jr.

Home state/Country: 
Connecticut 

Major/class year: 
Electrical & Computer Engineering and Robotic Engineering, 2015

Activities/Hobbies: 
Piano, Guitar, Phi Kappa Theta, Call Center, Ultimate Frisbee, Robotic Engineering

The best thing about being a WPI Student Caller: 
Having the opportunity to represent my school passionately is fun. Hearing former students' stories gives me ideas on how to make my time here more worthwhile.

What celebrity do you get mistaken for? 
Soulja Boy 

You can do anything you want after college – no boundaries, what would you do?: 
Invisible Ninja or win the 75th Annual Hunger Games.


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:
 
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:
 
Arianna Niro

Home state/Country: 
Massachusetts 

Major/class year: 
Robotics Engineering, 2014

Activities/Hobbies: 
Women's Varsity Crew, AFROTC, Phi Sigma Sigma, Crimson Key, SPARC, Colleges Against Cancer, Student Alumni Society

The best thing about being a WPI Student Caller: 
The opportunity to talk to alumni! They have some really awesome stories about WPI and great tips for success for the future! It's great to hear about how WPI helped prepare them for their life.

What celebrity do you get mistaken for? 
Angelina in Brangelina 

You can do anything you want after college – no boundaries, what would you do?: 
Become a professional skydiver and learn Jiu Jitsu on the side.




 

 

Name:
 
Jacquelyne DiTroia

Home state/Country: 
Massachusetts 

Major/class year: 
Biomedical Engineering, 2016

Activities/Hobbies: 
Varsity Softball, RHC, SocComm

The best thing about being a WPI Student Caller: 
Speaking with Alumni, and talking with friends of my sister (Class of 2004).

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:
 
Tim Marschall

Home state/Country: 
Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany 

Major/class year: 
IMGD (artistic), 2017

Activities/Hobbies: 
I love and play soccer, I love 3D Modelling, travelling and generally do whatever sounds fun  : )

The best thing about being a WPI Student Caller: 
I get the chance to talk to so many different people, hear great stories and even get the best life advice!

What celebrity do you get mistaken for? 
The guy that cleans the glass at 00:58 of Westlife’s video called “Uptown Girl” looks a little bit like me from the angle at that scene… 

You can do anything you want after college – no boundaries, what would you do?: 
I would play soccer at my favorite club in Germany and lead them to the Champions League title…


Name:
 
Ahmad Abojaradeh

Home state/Country: 
Arizona/Jordan 

Major/class year: 
Mechanical Engineering, 2015

Activities/Hobbies: 
Swimming, writing, surfing.

The best thing about being a WPI Student Caller: 
Getting to talk to all the awesome alumni and hearing about their time at WPI.

What celebrity do you get mistaken for?: 
I’m one of a kind, celebrities get compared to me. 

You can do anything you want after college – no boundaries, what would you do? 
Publish my novels and travel around the world.


 

 

Name:
 
Nicolas "Nick" R. Hewgley

Home state/Country: 
Texas 

Major/class year: 
Biology/Biotechnology and Humanities and Arts Concentration in Drama/Theatre, 2015

Activities/Hobbies: 
WPI Men's Glee Club, MASQUE Theatre, VOX Musical Theatre

The best thing about being a WPI Student Caller: 
The ability to talk to people who have walked the same steps I have here at WPI!

What celebrity do you get mistaken for?: 
Josh Hutcherson 

You can do anything you want after college – no boundaries, what would you do? 
I would want to travel the world and find somewhere so amazing and spectacular to me that I would want to live the rest of my life there.


Name:
 
Rohit Bansal

Home state/Country: 
India 

Major/class year: 
Robotics Major, Entrepreneurship Minor, 2015

Activities/Hobbies: 
Playing the guitar, Listening to music, Playing video games, Roller Skating, Debate, Public speaking, solving the Rubik’s Cube.

The best thing about being a WPI Student Caller: 
We get to speak with Alumni, hear some great stories, and find out something new about WPI every time.

What celebrity do you get mistaken for?: 
Rajesh Koothrappali from the Big Bang Theory. 

You can do anything you want after college – no boundaries, what would you do? 
I would travel the world and try to make a positive impact in every place I visit.


 

 

Name:
 
Eddie Dring

Home state/Country: 
Massachusetts 

Major/class year: 
Biology, 2017

Activities/Hobbies: 
Glee club, staying up late

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?: 
I would move to London and be a musician and a writer.


Name:
 
Elena Musteata

Home state/Country: 
Nashua, NH 

Major/class year: 
Biotechnology, 2016

Activities/Hobbies: 
Dancing and running

The best thing about being a WPI Student Caller: 
Learning new things about WPI from some of the older alumni!

What celebrity do you get mistaken for? 
Mila Kunis 

You can do anything you want after college – no boundaries, what would you do?: 
Go on a trip around the world.


 

 

Name:
 
Dominique Throop

Home state/Country: 
Virginia 

Major/class year: 
Chemical Engineering, 2014

Activities/Hobbies: 
Women's Crew, Alpha Phi Omega

The best thing about being a WPI Student Caller: 
The people I work with.

What celebrity do you get mistaken for? 
None, I'm one of a kind! 

You can do anything you want after college – no boundaries, what would you do?: 
Live on a yacht and travel the world.


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:
 
Lindsay Hock

Home state/Country: 
Connecticut 

Major/class year: 
Biomedical Engineering, 2014

Activities/Hobbies: 
Rowing, Sports

The best thing about being a WPI Student Caller: 
You get to talk to a lot of awesome alums!

What celebrity do you get mistaken for? 
Ashley Hubacz 

You can do anything you want after college – no boundaries, what would you do?: 
Become a surgeon.


Name:
 
Tushar Narayan

Home state/Country: 
New Delhi, India 

Major/class year: 
Computer Science and Electrical & Computer Engineering, 2015

Activities/Hobbies: 
Student Government Association, Residence Hall Council, Reading

The best thing about being a WPI Student Caller: 
The amazing interaction that I get to have with alumni.

What celebrity do you get mistaken for? 
Aladdin 

You can do anything you want after college – no boundaries, what would you do?: 
Form a real-life superhero Avengers team!


 

 

Name:
 
Elizabeth Audet

Home state/Country: 
Connecticut  

Major/class year: 
Architectural Engineering, 2014

Activities/Hobbies: 
Rowing, Phi Sigma Sigma, Student Support Network, Architectural Engineering society.

The best thing about being a WPI Student Caller: 
The best thing about being a WPI student caller is hearing from the Alumni about how WPI has impacted their life and what amazing things they were able to fulfill through their education.

Name:
 
Megan

Home state/Country: 
Chelmsford, MA

Major/class year: 
Class of 2016

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

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

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:
 
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:
 
Sarah Cook

Home state/Country: 
New Paltz, NY 

Major/class year: 
Biomedical Engineering, 2014

Activities/Hobbies: 
Varsity Volleyball, Varisty Track and Field

The best thing about being a WPI Student Caller: 
Getting to hear stories from alumni.

What celebrity do you get mistaken for? 
Kerry Walsh 

You can do anything you want after college – no boundaries, what would you do?: 
Get Samantha Browns job and travel all over the world.


 

 

Name:
 
Abdullah Khan

Home state/Country: 
Pakistan  

Major/class year: 
Electrical & Computer Engineering, 2016

Activities/Hobbies: 
Playing Soccer and Cricket. Following international relations and current affairs. Listening to music.

The best thing about being a WPI Student Caller: 
I get tons of advice from alumni who were in my shoes at one point.

What celebrity do you get mistaken for? 
Russell Peters

You can do anything you want after college – no boundaries, what would you do? 
Live like Jay Gatsby, without the ending.


Name:
 
Camden Knoff

Home state/Country: 
Minnesota

Major/class year: 
Mechanical Engineering/2016

Activities/Hobbies: 
Cycling, reading, playing piano and eating

The best thing about being a WPI Student Caller: 
Getting advice on finding jobs

What celebrity do you get mistaken for? 
Andy Samberg (when my hair is longer)

You can do anything you want after college – no boundaries, what would you do?: 
Travel the world then open up a bike shop/coffee shop!


 

 

Name:
 
Alex Bean

Home state/Country: 
Massachusetts 

Major/class year: 
Management Engineering, Concentration in Mechanical Engineering, 2013

Activities/Hobbies: 
Guitar, travelling, movies, my fraternity, video games, playing in my band, vinyl records/stereos.

The best thing about being a WPI Student Caller: 
Having friendly conversations with parents and alumni who can give me great advice and interesting stories/perspectives?

What celebrity do you get mistaken for? 
Chris Pratt (Andy from Parks & Recreation!)

You can do anything you want after college – no boundaries, what would you do?: 
Play around the country/world with my band!


Name:
 
April Solon

Home state/Country: 
Massachusetts 

Major/class year: 
2017

Activities/Hobbies: 
Alpha Phi, Fencing Club, running

The best thing about being a WPI Student Caller: 
Talking to all the awesome alumni and hearing all their stories.

You can do anything you want after college – no boundaries, what would you do?: 
Open a bakery/ be a cake decorator.


 

 

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: 
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!