SWE at Texas A&M seeks to expand the involvement of its graduate students through the creation of GradSWE. The purpose of GradSWE is to provide a support network, as well as personal and professional development opportunities catered towards graduate students in engineering and other STEM disciplines who wish to empower women in engineering and other STEM disciplines.


  • C^3: Coffee, Cookies, and Conversations – a biweekly discussion series of topics relevant to graduate students. RSVP --> 

  • Workshops and lunch-and-learns with speakers from industry and other university graduate programs

  • Mentoring programs for graduate students and undergraduates

  • On- and off-campus socials including salsa dancing, badminton, 5K run, game night, and wine tasting, just to name a few!

Our Team

Mahnoosh is a Ph.D. student in industrial engineering. She got her B.S. degree in petroleum engineering and Economics from Sharif University of Technology. Her research area is in health care, human factors and data science. Mahnoosh joined SWE when she started school at Texas A&M in 2016. She believes that SWE is a professional organization which helps women in engineering to improve their leadership and communication skills and build great networks. In her free time, Mahnoosh enjoys playing the piano, cooking and watching movies.

Mahnoosh Sadeghi

Sheyenne is a Master’s student in Civil Engineering with a structural engineering specialization. She received her B.S. in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M. Her research involves testing asymmetric steel shapes. She has been a part of SWE since her freshman year of college and loves the community of like-minded women that she has found. In her free time, she enjoys playing board games and video games, watching basketball, and reading.

Sheyenne Davis

Manali is a Ph.D. student in Chemical Engineering. She received her M.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University and her bachelor’s degree from Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani in India. Her current research involves the use of process systems engineering and optimization techniques to reduce the environmental footprint of energy generation systems. Attending the WE19 conference and meeting so many amazing women inspired Manali to join GradSWE at Texas A&M, and contribute to the organization’s efforts in promoting women’s involvement in engineering and technology. Outside of work, Manali enjoys reading, painting and movies.

Manali Sunil Zantye
Professional Development
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Veronica Aguayo is a Biomedical Engineering Master’s student. She received her bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering with a focus in biomaterials and tissue engineering from Texas A&M University in College Station. Veronica is passionate about designing high quality and innovative medical technology for the advancement of healthcare worldwide. She joined SWE to help empower young girls and women from all backgrounds to get involved in engineering and technology. In her free time, Veronica likes being outside, traveling, painting, and going to local coffee shops.

Veronica Aguayo
Membership Coordinator

Karen is a Master’s student in Petroleum Engineering. Prior to her graduate studies, she worked at a
reservoir management advisory firm, where she developed data-driven technologies to improve the
efficiency of recovering subsurface resources. The variety of challenges she tackled triggered her desire
to study more about the subsurface dynamics and associated uncertainties. Her research involves using
machine learning to characterize fracture interference patterns from fiber optic sensing data. Karen
joined SWE as an undergraduate student at UT-Austin. Now as an experienced professional, she brings a
new perspective and is eager to contribute to the SWE community at Texas A&M. Besides enjoying her
life as a graduate student, she loves music, photography, and spending time with her dog Darcy.

Karen Chen
Mentorship Coordinator
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Visit our mentorship page to to find out more about the programs we offer. Please email 

with any questions!