Executive Board Members

Connect and learn about the people who are responsible for making everything happen.

DeMario Caldwell


Hometown: Enterprise, AL
Degree: BS in Electrical Engineering & Wireless Engineering
Favorite Quote:“No matter how much you want, laziness won’t help a bit, but hard work will reward you with more than enough.” Proverbs 13:4
Why you love NSBE: I love because it gives us the opportunity to help individuals like myself excel.

Crystal Donald

Vice President

Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
Degree: BS in Biomedical Engineering, MS in Computer Engineering, MBA
Favorite Quote: "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you." - Marianne Williamson
Why you love NSBE: NSBE was the first place where, as a teenager, I saw hundreds of successful professionals who looked just like me. NSBE was hugely instrumental in my personal development as an academic, a leader and a professional.

Ashley Coleman


Hometown: Woodbridge, VA
Degree: BS Architectural Engineering, MS Civil Engineering
Favorite Quote: "Be the change that you wish to see in the world."  - Mahatma Gandhi
Why you love NSBE:  I love it for the network amongst like engineers as well STEM involvement in the community.

Quincy Smith

Telecommunications Chair

Hometown: High Point, NC
Degree: BS in Computer Engineering & Electrical Engineering
Favorite Quote: "A bird sitting on a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking because her trust is not on the branch but on its own wings. " Dr Abdul Kalam 
Why you love NSBE: I love NSBE because it provides a vehicle to the world of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math that some may have never had the chance to experience on their own.

Marie Little


Hometown: Harrisburg, PA
Degree: MS in Technology Management
Favorite Quote:“As long as you are comfortable, you're not growing"
Why you love NSBE: NSBE is a dynamic organization that not only captures one's love of STEM while as a youth, but provides ongoing encouragement, support and resources throughout your career. Serving isn't just a job, it's my calling. We truly are a family.

Paula Cooper


Hometown: VWylliesburg, VA
Degree: BS in Information Technology
Favorite Quote:"Stop chasing the money and start chasing the passion" Tony Hsieh
Why you love NSBE: I love NSBE because it gives hope and causes young minds to dream!

Tyler Danzy

College Initiative Chair

Hometown: Hickory, NC
Degree: BS in Systems Engineering & Engineering Management
Favorite Quote: "A goal without a plan is just a wish." Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Why you love NSBE: I love NSBE because it provides engineers with a good circle of people around them. You can always find somebody with solid advice on things you may encountering in life.

Clarence Lyons

Finance Chair

Hometown: Valley, AL
Degree: BS in Chemical Engineering / MBA
Favorite Quote: "We" is greater than "me" 
Why you love NSBE: I love NSBE because it gives me a platform to expose the next generation to the career possibilities in engineering, while also connecting me with other like-minded professionals across the industry.

Dwayne Rogers

Programs Chair

Hometown: Bishopville, SC
Degree: BS in Mechanical Engineering & MBA in Marketing and Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Favorite Quote: “God place the best things in your life on the other side of terror, on the other side of your maximum fear are all of the best things in life." Will Smith
Why you love NSBE: I love NSBE because it gives me a place to develop professionally as well as to help recruit and develop the next generation of engineers. 

Jennifer Robinson


Hometown: Oklahoma
Degree: BS in Industrial Engineering & Management, MBA
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Tia Johnson

professional development chair

Hometown: Rochester, NY
Degree: Dual BS in Industrial Engineering & Psychology. MBA w/ concentration in Organizational Leadership
Favorite Quote: "It is easier to build strong children than repair broken men" -Fredrick Douglas
Why you love NSBE: I love our organization because I see myself in each of the NSBE jr/Pre-College Initiative students who I interact with. I've been a NSBE member for the last 17 years and I wouldn't be where I am in life without the NSBE love, support and encouragement that I received while navigating this crazy world as an adolescent, college student and now professional.

Bilal Muhammed

Pre-College initiative Chair

Hometown: Newark, NJ
Degree: BS in Computer Science, PhD in Theology
Favorite Quote: "The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy." -Martin Luther King, Jr.
Why you love NSBE: NSBE is the vehicle "Paying It Forward" and catalyst for "Sustainable Change"