Project Teams Staff
A dedicated team of professional staff provide support, guidance, and oversight for each team and the overall program.
Lauren Stulgis, Swanson Director of Student Project Teams
Lauren joined Cornell Engineering as the Swanson Director of Student Project Teams in August 2019. Preceding Cornell Engineering Lauren spent 13 years at Duke University in roles with the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative, the Pratt School of Engineering, and Nicholas School of the Environment. Prior to her career in higher education Lauren spent four years as an environmental consultant in Chicago. She earned her B.S. in earth and ocean sciences from Duke University in 2001, and an M.S. in oceanography from the University of Delaware in 2003. Lauren is a dedicated student advocate and a passionate proponent of experiential education. She is excited to support the unique learning and growth opportunities offered through Engineering Student Project Teams and is thrilled to be part of the Big Red Family.
Lauren lives in Ithaca with her husband, two children, and five pets. In her spare time she enjoys hiking and exploring the Finger Lakes region, practicing karate, listening to audio books, crafting, and cheering on her family in their many activities.
Contact Lauren: email@example.com, 607-255-6366
Kate Reiter, Cunningham Assistant Director of Student Project Teams
Kate joined Student Project Teams in January 2022. Before joining the College of Engineering, she spent 3 years in career advising roles with Bowers CIS and Architecture, Art, and Planning. Prior to Cornell, Kate spent several years raising her family and previously served as the U.S. Director of Amigos de Jesus, where she managed an international service-learning program in Honduras, Central America. Preceding her education roles, she worked as a structural engineer for consulting firms in Seattle and Chicago. Kate earned her BEng in Civil Engineering from Villanova University and is currently working on her MEd in Learning, Cognition, and Development from Rutgers University Graduate School of Education. She is excited to help facilitate meaningful experiential learning opportunities for Cornell Engineering students.
Kate lives in Ithaca with her husband, Matt, and four children. In her spare time she enjoys reading, long walks with friends, and spending time with her extended family on Lake Ontario and Lake Michigan.
Contact Kate: firstname.lastname@example.org, 607-255-7531
Gibran El-Sulayman, Project Teams Assistant
Gibran joined Cornell Engineering in October 2016 and the Student Project Teams in August 2017. Prior to Cornell and higher education Gibran has over 15 years of industry experience as a chemist in the bioanalytical and polymer chemistry fields. He earned his B.A. in Chemistry from Oberlin College in 1998.
Gibran currently lives in Ithaca with his wife, Great Danes, parakeets, and a Russian tortoise. Gibran has moonlighted as a DJ for over 20 years, loves video games, and would tell you that he is a pretty good cook.
Contact Gibran: email@example.com, 607-255-2754
Noah Hamm, Project Teams Safety and Operations Supervisor
Noah comes to Project Teams with a broad range of academic support experience at Cornell starting in 2003. He’s worked in ornithology, facility management, library science, and digital and traditional fabrication. Prior to Cornell, Noah lived in Eastern California and worked in land management and conservation biology. Noah earned his Bachelor of Science in Evolutionary Biology from Northland College and his Associate of Arts from Deep Springs College.
Noah lives in Caroline with his wife and two children in the off-grid, solar powered home that he built. He enjoys all kinds of word games and puzzles as well as outdoor adventures like hiking and biking.
Contact Noah: firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrew Wang, Teaching Assistant
Andrew is a Masters of Engineering (M.Eng) student in computer science. He also completed his undergrad years at Cornell, majoring in math and computer science. In his free time, Andrew enjoys cooking traditional Chinese cuisine and going to the gym.
Andrew provides Canvas course support for the following Project Teams courses: ENGRG 1400, 3400, and 4400. He is also available to consult with team leads regarding team-specific sections of 3400.
Our team of student employees provide support for operations in the Experiential Learning Lab and help with a wide variety of tasks to keep the program running smoothly.
Italivi is a junior mechanical engineering major from California. If she has no problem sets or prelims, you can find her watching YouTube cave-diving documentaries or thriller movies.
Will is a senior mechanical engineering major from Truckee, CA. He loves skiing in the winter and dirt biking in the summer. Will is team lead for the Baja Racing Team, has worked as a mechanic for the last few years, and loves anything that involves turning wrenches.
Johnny is a chemical engineering major from Blacksburg, VA studying mechanical engineering with hopes of researching sustainable fuels, meats, or plastics. He loves everything related to nature including drumming, running, camping, and playing the piano.
Harris is an M.Eng student studying electrical and computer engineering and is interested in embedded systems for automotive and aerospace applications. He is from Long Island, NY and a member of the Cornell FSAE Racing Team. In his free time, you can find Harris rock climbing or helping run the Maker Lab in Phillips Hall.
Lexi is a junior majoring in mechanical engineering. She is from New York and is a member of the Cornell FSAE Racing team. Lexi is interested in automotive and aerospace engineering. In her free time, she enjoys watching football and baseball, hiking, and fashion.
Krista is a junior mechanical engineering major from Temperance, MI. She's the mold subteam lead of the Cornell Concrete Canoe Team. She loves to ride her motorcycle, knit, and work out.
Lauren is a senior mechanical engineering major from Roxbury, NJ. She is the aerodynamics lead for the Cornell FSAE Racing team and enjoys hiking and kayaking in her free time.
Natalie is a junior mechanical engineering major from Westchester, NY. She is a member of the Baja Racing Team and likes to crochet in her free time.
Charlotte is a mechanical engineering major from Carlisle, MA. She is the ergonomics/composites sub-team lead for the Baja Racing Team. In her spare time, she loves hiking, backpacking, and doing anything outdoors.
Silas is a junior mechanical engineering major from Los Angeles, CA. He loves mountain biking in the summer and skiing in the winter. Silas works on suspension on the Cornell Baja Racing Team and enjoys rock climbing and building remote control cars in his free time.
Isabel is the Project Teams Social Media Assistant and a senior ILRie from Snowmass, CO. She is a pre-law major with minors in business, law & society, and information science. She also works as a communications intern for the Cornell Asian and Asian American Center (A3C) and is a research intern for LabourStart. In her free time, she enjoys writing, skiing, hiking, cooking, and visual arts.
Cornell - Autodesk Student Ambassadors
Sophia Gnehm, Team Lead for Mars Rover
Greg Sharma, Mechanical member for Cornell Electric Vehicles
This year's Autodesk ambassadors are available to assist teams in exploring and utilizing Fusion 360.
- Hands on training workshop
- Generative Design
- Other topics by request
- Consulting with project teams to work through specific ideas or goals.