Officers

Fall 2017

Office Hours

Dori Schrock

President

president@ufiise.org

Year: Junior

If you have interned at a company in the past, where did you intern and when?

GE Power, Summer 2017

If you could trade places with anyone in the world, who would it be and why?

I would trade places with Maya DiRado, who swam for the USA in the 2016 Olympics and won 2 gold medals, yet ended her swimming career to work for a consulting company as a business analyst. As a swimmer, she really stands out as someone who I admire for her intelligence and athletic talent.

Which has been your favorite class thus far and why?

My favorite class so far has been VB.Net as it teaches a different way of thinking, which can then be applied to different programs on the job.

How did you hear about IISE and what motivated you to stay involved?

I heard about IISE through tabling my freshman year, and the welcoming comunity, as well as the diverse options for learning and mentorship, as someone who had no idea what I wanted to do with an ISE degree or if it was even for me, motivated me to stay involved.

Tia Noble

VP Internal Affairs

vpinternal@ufiise.org

Year: Junior

If you could trade places with anyone in the world, who would it be and why?

Beyonce. Obviously.

Which has been your favorite class thus far and why?

My favorite class I've taken thus far is VB. It requires a very logical way of thinking which I loved. Also, it was awesome to see my programs functioning properly and knowing that I made that happen gave a great sense of accomplishment.

How did you hear about IISE and what motivated you to stay involved?

My freshman year RA was involved in IISE and he encouraged me to come to a meeting. After that, I quickly realized how many great opportunities IISE had to offer. I met some amazing friends through this club and learned so much about the ISE field that has better prepared me for my career.

Summer Provance

VP External Affairs

vpexternal@ufiise.org

Year: Junior

If you have interned at a company in the past, where did you intern and when?

I have interned with GE Healthcare for 2 summers. First, I was a sales engineering intern, working with the ultrasound marketing team to increase their reference lists. Last summer I was on the manufacturing floor as a lean leader, making value stream maps, yamazumi charts, standard work, gemba charts, and 5Sing work stations!

If you could trade places with anyone in the world, who would it be and why?

Shakira hands down! Her hips don't lie and she's [really] fierce.

Which has been your favorite class thus far and why?

I loved VB.NET! It forced me to think creatively and problem solve in a way I never have before.

How did you hear about IISE and what motivated you to stay involved?

I heard about it my mentor in another club. I stayed because of the awesome mix of social and professional events! This club offers something for everyone, and is such a supportive community/family.

Chase Jones

Treasurer

treasurer@ufiise.org

Year: Sophomore

If you have interned at a company in the past, where did you intern and when?

Florida Blue, Summer 2017

If you could trade places with anyone in the world, who would it be and why?

I wouldn't want to trade places with anyone.

Which has been your favorite class thus far and why?

My favorite class so far has been Calc 3 (MAC 2313) since I really enjoy the thinking process around math

How did you hear about IISE and what motivated you to stay involved?

I'm not too sure how I heard about IISE at first, but I saw them have a presence at many tabling events that I would go to. I became involved in IISE because of the awesome people in the organization making me feel welcome.

Greg Wiley

Communications Director

commdirector@ufiise.org

Year: Senior

If you have interned at a company in the past, where did you intern and when?

Agilis Measurement Systems, Inc. (May-Aug. 2015) / Parametric Solutions, Inc. (May-Aug. 2016)

If you could trade places with anyone in the world, who would it be and why?

The head of the EPA--I really want to help people and help the environment and I think that would be the best/coolest position to accomplish those goals

Which has been your favorite class thus far and why?

I really enjoyed DSS because I think it was really cool being able to create useful programs and to manipulate data to solve a problem. I also liked being able to increase my Excel knowledge, which is really beneficial in the long-run.

How did you hear about IISE and what motivated you to stay involved?

I switched into ISE the spring of my freshmen year and shortly after that I think someone came into a classroom and announced the first GBM and I also saw the event on Facebook. When I went to the GBM, nearly all the officers came up to me and said hi and made me feel really welcome. During the meeting, I saw how my degree could be applied to so many different fields and I was also really impressed with the M&M program. I applied to be a mentee that night and I've been really involved ever since. I stay involved because I'm always learning new skills, meeting new people, and learning new ways I can apply my major after college.

Valentina Vaca

M&M Coordinator

mmcoordinator@ufiise.org

Year: Junior

If you have interned at a company in the past, where did you intern and when?

GE Aviation - Summer 2017; GE Appliances - Fall 2016

If you could trade places with anyone in the world, who would it be and why?

Serena Williams, I would love to be the greatest women's tennis player

Which has been your favorite class thus far and why?

VB.net : I found it to be a very useful program to know and was even able to use to use VB in my internship to create a Weld Defect program.

How did you hear about IISE and what motivated you to stay involved?

I heard about IISE Summer B my first year through an ISE welcome event. I stayed involved because I met the greatest people and made the best experiences here at UF.

Matt Rosenthal

Networking Chair

networking@ufiise.org

Year: Junior

If you have interned at a company in the past, where did you intern and when?

Walt Disney World, Summer 2017

If you could trade places with anyone in the world, who would it be and why?

Anthony Bourdain: I would love to travel the world, eating good (and strange) foods and experiencing cultures very different than my own

Which has been your favorite class thus far and why?

COP2271: I feel really accomplished when I create a program from scratch and it works exactly the way I want it!

How did you hear about IISE and what motivated you to stay involved?

I heard about IISE through tabling my Freshman year. I stayed involved in IISE because the members are really friendly and welcoming, and because the programming is really fun and informative!

Grace Taylor

Chapter Development Chair

chapterdev1@ufiise.org

Year: Sophomore

If you could trade places with anyone in the world, who would it be and why?

I would trade places with anyone who lives in Hawaii, because Hawaii is the dream.

Which has been your favorite class thus far and why?

My favorite class so far was Calculus 3, because Keeran's comments about the Alligator articles were the best part of my day.

How did you hear about IISE and what motivated you to stay involved?

I heard about IISE from my adviser, and I stayed because I wanted to learn more about my major, and everyone was really knowledgeable and friendly.

Walker Hills

Chapter Development Chair

chapterdev2@ufiise.org

Year: Sophomore

If you could trade places with anyone in the world, who would it be and why?

The president, because i could do a better job.

Which has been your favorite class thus far and why?

Map 2302, I like math.

How did you hear about IISE and what motivated you to stay involved?

Edmur Huq (former IISE President), he was president, the people are cool and the organization is great.

Tilak Patel

Webmaster

webmaster@ufiise.org

Year: Sophomore

If you have interned at a company in the past, where did you intern and when?

Systems Reliability Intern at The Home Depot, Summer 2017

If you could trade places with anyone in the world, who would it be and why?

I would trade places with former president Barack Obama, because he's done with the presidency and in the vacationing period of his life (well-deserved), without any political nonsense.

Which has been your favorite class thus far and why?

I would say that my favorite class has been Calculus 2 because of how it makes you think of the real-life concepts through math.

How did you hear about IISE and what motivated you to stay involved?

I heard about IISE when I got an email to sign up to have become a Mentee in the M&M program. My first mentor bailed on me but I found a really great mentor in Tia Noble who not only showed me the ropes of ISE but made me feel welcome in IISE, which made me motivated to stay involved.

Taner Telci

Fundraising Director

fundraising@ufiie.org

Year: Junior

If you could trade places with anyone in the world, who would it be and why?

Robert Downey Jr. because he is Iron Man and Sherlock Holmes.

Which has been your favorite class thus far and why?

Although it was hard, I enjoyed VB the most, because it was the first time that I was in an ISE course.

How did you hear about IISE and what motivated you to stay involved?

I over heard some people talking about the organization in the library when I was a freshman and decided to check it out. Once I went to a few meetings and I met the people in IISE, it became more about doing something with friends and doing my part to help those around me.

Emma Bland

BEC Representative

becrep@ufiie.org

Year: Sophomore

If you could trade places with anyone in the world, who would it be and why?

I would trade places with Elon Musk because I want to be involved in making a future based on 100% renewable energy.

Which has been your favorite class thus far and why?

My favorite class has been Calc 2 because Chui was an amazing teacher and really cared about the students.

How did you hear about IISE and what motivated you to stay involved?

I heard about IISE through Facebook and I stayed involved because of all the amazing connections I made with other students.

Laura Espinosa

Athletics Director

athletics@ufiise.org

Year: Sophomore

If you could trade places with anyone in the world, who would it be and why?

Gina Rodriguez, because she's awesome!

Which has been your favorite class thus far and why?

Solidworks, because it let me be creative.

How did you hear about IISE and what motivated you to stay involved?

My coworker, now mentor, Meredith told me about it. I was motivated to stay involved because there are a lot of opportunities to grow my skills and interests

Liana Meier

Social Media Chair

socialmedia@ufiie.org

Year: Sophomore

If you could trade places with anyone in the world, who would it be and why?

I would trade places with my future self because I’m curious to see where/what I will be doing in 10 years. Also, I would be able to see what my family and friends are up to that far in advanced and what kinds of cool technology/inventions would be available.

Which has been your favorite class thus far and why?

EML2023 using SolidWorks has been my favorite class so far. I was able to be creative through computer graphics to sketch and draft 3D objects that could later be produced to use in the real world. One assembly we created was even 3D printed for us to keep!

How did you hear about IISE and what motivated you to stay involved?

I heard about IISE through a friend already in the club. I was motivated to stay involved because people in the group made me feel comfortable and I learned a lot from them while making connections of my own through club events that I will be able to share with others in the future.