SWElites

What is SWElites?

SWElites is a Freshman Leadership Program within the Society of Women Engineers at Texas A&M University. We focus on developing leaders, giving back to our community, and encouraging STEM education through excellence, sisterhood, and integrity. This exciting program is in its fifth year, and we are looking for driven and enthusiastic applicants who are ready to step into real leadership roles to kick start their collegiate career at Texas A&M. If you are looking for an outlet where you can make an impact on the community around you as well as improve both leadership and professional skills, this is definitely the place for you.

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Committees 

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Fundraising

The Fundraising committee coordinates fundraising events, encourages fiscal responsibility and fosters the development of essential business skills that enable members to be comfortable in a sales environment.

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Professional Development

The Professional Development committee encourages the development of essential professional and networking skills needed in industry through a major career fair, company tours, resume building activities, and LinkedIn workshops.

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Socials

The Socials committee focuses on public relations, marketing SWElites through social media, encouraging relationship development by planning various social events, and recording events through photography. 

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Service

The Service committee encourages active community involvement and compassionate leadership through several service and volunteer events such as Big Event, STEM 5K, and the Physics and Engineering festival.

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Education

The Education committee fosters the development of essential engineering skills needed in industry through hands-on workshops and informs members of opportunities such as internships, workshops, research opportunities, hackathons, and scholarships, especially those geared towards freshmen.

SWElites Co-Chairs

Rachel Gruenbaum

 Howdy! My name is Rachel Gruenbaum and I am a sophomore Chemical Engineering major from Fort Worth, TX. After being a member of the SWElites service committee last year, I am super excited to be serving as one of this year’s SWElites co-chairs! In addition to SWElites, I was a part of the SWEsters Against COVID-19 research team and the SWE Big-Little Program last year. Outside of SWE, I love drinking coffee, trying new recipes, working out, and exploring thrift stores with my friends!

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Emma Ong

Howdy! My name is Emma Ong, and I am a sophomore Computer Science major from Houston, TX. I have the honor to serve as a SWElites Co-Chair this year and am excited to pass on everything I learned in SWElites last year to the next freshman class! In addition to SWElites, I have had the privilege of participating in FLAME, the SWE TREC team, and one of the SWE Aggies Against COVID-19 teams. Outside of SWE, I have been involved with Girls Who Code, Kode With Klossy, and Built By Girls. In my free time, I enjoy watching Chinese Dramas, working out, listening to music, and spending time with my friends and family!

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SWElites Counselors

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Mariel Lopez

Socials

Howdy! My name is Mariel Lopez and I'm a sophomore computer science major from Houston, TX. I was a part of SWElites last year, so I'm super excited to be back and serve as a Socials Co-Counselor. I made so many amazing memories in SWElites and I can't wait to be part of yours. I love going on food adventures, traveling, watching movies, and hanging out with friends. Freshman year can get overwhelming, but just know that I'll always be there for you. I can't wait to meet y'all!!

Gabriella Rocha

Socials

Howdy! My name is Gabriella Rocha, and I’m a sophomore Industrial & Systems Engineering major from Houston, TX. I first became involved with SWE my freshman year as part of the SWElites Social Committee, and I’m beyond excited to be a Socials Co-Counselor this year! SWElites blessed me with opportunities to serve the community, grow professionally, and make great friends. I’m thrilled to see you all flourish and make amazing memories! When I’m not in class or studying, I love drawing, cooking, spending time with family and friends, and annoying my dog. Your freshman year may not always be picture-perfect, but never hesitate to reach out to me and talk about anything! I can’t wait to get to know you all!

Sarah Tipoff

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Howdy! My name is Sarah Tipoff and I’m a sophomore industrial distribution major from Frisco, TX. Last year, I was a member of the professional development committee in SWElites, and I loved volunteering for the SWE high school conference. I’m so excited to help the next class of SWElites grow in their professional development and become leaders on our campus. Outside of school, I love to travel, cook, dance, watch movies, and spend time with family and friends. Thanks and gig ‘em!

Megan Roberson

PD

Howdy! My name is Megan Roberson and I am a junior chemical engineering major from San Antonio, TX. I became involved in SWE my sophomore year and was on the Public Relations Committee. This year, I am excited to serve as one of the Professional Development co-counselors. Outside of school, I love to read and spend time with my friends. I also am always on the lookout for more plant pals to add to my ever growing collection of succulents.

Sara Garcia

Service

Howdy! My name is Sara Garcia and I am a sophomore civil engineering & project management student from Katy, TX here at A&M. I am so excited to be working with each and every one of you in SWE & SWELites as a counselor this year in the Service committee. These two organizations have been such a fundamental part of my first year as an engineering student and have granted me so many opportunities to learn and grow - professionally and academically - like no other. When I'm not living it up at the library or at general meetings, you can find me hanging out with close friends, exploring the world, and finding different ways to make people smile. Please don't hesitate to reach out to me and I look forward to meeting you all!

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Van Le

Education

Howdy! My name is Van Le and I am a sophomore computer engineering major with a minor in biomedical engineering from Katy, TX. I am so excited to serve as one of the Education co-counselors this year. My journey with SWE began with SWElites on the Professional Development committee! In addition to SWElites, I have had the honor of being the Outreach counselor under the SWE Representative and participating in the SWE TREC team and Aggies Against COVID-19 SWEliminator team. SWE has been like a second home to me, and I hope to make it yours as well. Please don't hesitate to reach out to me whenever you need advice or just someone to rant to! In my free time, I enjoy baking, binging anime, and head-banging to K-pop.

Megan Pol

Education

Howdy! My name is Megan Pol and I am a sophomore computer engineering major from Atlanta, GA. I am very excited to be serving as one of the Education committee co-counselors this year. Last year, I was a part of SWElites on the STEMfest committee. SWElites provided me with many opportunities to learn professional skills and allowed me to form friendships with other like-minded, hard-working female engineers. You can find me at Zachry and on spontaneous late night food runs. I enjoy hiking, kayaking, reading, traveling and hanging out with friends. Feel free to reach out anytime! SWE was an important part of my freshman year and I hope to make it yours as well. I look forward to meeting y'all and helping in your journey with SWE!!!

Monica Arrambide

Fundraising

Howdy! My name is Monica Arrambide Valdes and I am a sophomore computer science major from Katy, TX. I had the opportunity to be part of SWElites last year, and it allowed me to learn and experience so many great things, as well as make some amazing friendships. I am overjoyed to continue being part of SWElites by serving as one of this year's Fundraising committee co-counselors. In my free time, I enjoy binge watching Netflix shows, playing tennis, scratch painting and hanging out with friends. I'm happy to help in any way I can and I can't wait to meet y'all!

Reagan Achee

Fundraising

Howdy! My name is Reagan Achee and I’m a mechanical engineering major from Georgetown, TX. I became involved in SWElites my freshman year, participating in the Socials committee. SWE brought me so many opportunities to interact with those in the industry as well as others at Texas A&M who share my interests and I hope it does the same for you. I love to read, dance, watch movies, and bake. I’m excited to see what this year will bring as I serve as a Fundraising committee co-counselor!

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