Executive Board Members

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Degree:B.S. Architectural & M.S. Civil Engineering

Ashley Coleman

Hometown: Woodbridge, VA 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.


Marie Little

Hometown: Harrisburg, PA Favorite Quote: Winners never quit and those who give up never win. Why you love NSBE: The NSBE infrastructure creates a positive support system that carries you throughout your career and beyond.

Degree:Mechanical Engineering

Lesley Blyden

Hometown: Tallahassee, FL Favorite Quote: "Do what you can until you can do better"- Unknown Why you love NSBE: I needed NSBE in college, it was through those relationships and support that helped me attain my degree. Now that I am a professional, I want to reach back and help others.

Degree:Dual BS in Industrial Engineering & Psychogy. MBA w/ concentration in Organizational Leadership

Tia Johnson

Hometown: Rochester, NY Favorite Quote: “It is easier to build strong children than repair broken men." - Frederick 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 16 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.

Degree:Information Technology

Paula Cooper

Hometown: Wylliesburg, VA Favorite Quote: “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt Why you love NSBE: I love the impact that NSBE has on our future engineers. It is truly amazing the commitment the organization has on the community and especially the youth.

Degree:B.S. in Civil Engineering, Clemson University

Kim Gardner

Hometown: Atlanta, GA Favorite Quote: "A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new."——Albert Einstein Why you love NSBE: I love the cycle of NSBE. From being one of those young kids introduced to STEM activities through NSBE Jr. to now being employed in the industry, I am excited to continue my professional growth and enhance my involvement in supporting the NSBE mission.


Olivia Williams

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Kenny Lee

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