The leadership of our chapter of AIChE seeks to provide a social atmosphere for all undergraduates to come together and discuss all there is to know about chemical engineering, including invaluable information regarding career fair, guest speakers from the industry, community service opportunities, a Chem-E Car competition, Engineering Fair, and some amazing social events and general help for most undergraduate courses.
Internal Programs Director
External Programs Director
Sister Chapter Liason
Social Program Coordinator
Professional Programs Coordinator
ChemE Jeopardy Captain
ChemE Car Captain
Brett Bertini & Emerick Gilliams
Graduate School Liaison
Mentor Program Coordinator
Meet the Team
My name is Sam Sheek and I will be serving as our student chapter’s next President. My duration will consist of two semesters: Fall 2021 and Spring 2022. I have been a member of UF AIChE since Fall of 2019 when I was in Materials and Energy Balances. The mentor/mentee program coordinator was my first officer position with the organization. This program, social events and info sessions put together by AIChE allowed me to see the impact we can have on other chemical engineering students. I felt the need to be a part of this student organization. During Spring of 2021, I was the External Programs Director where we put together information sessions with companies and graduate schools. Some of my plans as President is to increase the recruitment of new students and install more events where students can interact with each other.
Hello!! I am currently the Vice President of AIChE and have been involved since Fall 2019 during my sophomore year. My first leadership position with AIChE was Corporate Liaison in Fall 2020 followed by Secretary in Spring 2021. Currently, I am in my junior year and will be a senior in the spring semester. I hope to make this a great semester by fostering a community with ChemE’s of all class standings after being online with the pandemic. Building a community and support system for underclassmen is important to me as it helped me while I was going through my early colleges semesters. Outside of AIChE, I enjoy drawing, gaming, and socializing when I have free time.
Hello, my name is Grace Li and I am your Corporate Liaison for this semester. As Corporate Liaison, I will be responsible for planning and hosting info sessions alongside the External Programs Director. I have been a part of AIChE since Fall of 2019 and AIChE has provided me with many great opportunities. The people I’ve met here have given me a lot of valuable advice in many topics and I hope you enjoy being a part of AIChE as much as I do!
Hi, my name is David Padron and I am the current Internal Programs Director, prior to this I was the Mentor Program Coordinator. As the Internal Programs Director I oversee the Mentor Program Coordinator, Social Programs Coordinator, and the Professional Programs Coordinator. I love playing sports, board game, and watching movies with my friends. I also love trying new foods and drinks (love boba!). This semester I hope to get AIChE involved in at least 1 intramural sport, host as combination of in person and online events, and have great end of semester social.
Hello! My name is Zoe and I’m the Sister-Chapter Liaison this Fall. I am currently a second-year student and have been involved with AIChE since Fall 2020. As Sister-Chapter Liaison, my goal is to connect UF AIChE members with fellow chemical engineering students at the Bandung Institute of Technology in Indonesia. This semester, I hope to foster a stronger bond between our two chapters where we can learn more about each other’s cultures, interests, and engineering experience. Outside of AIChE, I am involved with SWE and Pride Student Union, and I enjoy hula hooping and gaming in my free time.
Hi, my name is Melina and I am the current Outreach Director. I am a 4th year Chemical Engineering major. As the Outreach Director, I oversee community service events, interaction with our sister chapter, and K12 experiment production. This semester I hope to add more members to the committee and have more people come out to community service events because they can be really fun!
Hello! My name is Kayla Kent and I am your K-12 engagement chair this semester. I am currently a second year and I have been a part of AIChE since Fall 2020. I have really enjoyed being a part of this club as it has helped me connect with other ChemE’s. Although in-person community events may be limited, I am excited to organize STEM-related activities with local K-12 schools throughout the semester. Outside of AIChE, I am a part of SWE and Chemistry Club, and enjoy swimming in my free time.
Hi! My name is Vienna Moran, I am the social programs coordinator this semester. I have been involved in AIChE since my first semester at UF and I am excited for the opportunity to be more involved this semester and plan fun events for everyone. In my free time, I enjoy reading, gardening, and petting dogs.
Hello, I’m Param Dhavale and I am the Webmaster for this fall 2021 semester. My job is to make sure this website is up and running properly. My goal for this semester is to keep the website updated and to help create a webpage to help companies see the value in hosting info sessions or just getting more involved with AIChE. In AIChE, I’ve participated in various social events where I have met the amazing classmates who keep this club running. Outside of AIChE, I keep up with class work and occasionally play tennis and Destiny 2.
Hey! My name is Brooke, and I am excited to be AIChE’s Marketing Director this Fall. I am a second year ChE student who enjoyed the marketing committee so much last fall that I had to come back. I look forward to promoting AIChE’s upcoming events and meeting new people along the way.
I am the Jeopardy co-captain with Emma and a junior majoring in Chemical Engineering with a minor in Business Administration. Currently, I work as an environmental engineering intern at Seminole Electric Cooperative and will be moving to Austin, TX this summer for a process engineering internship with Samsung Austin Semiconductor. I love getting involved with AIChE, playing the viola, and dabbling in photography on my off-days.
Hello! My name is Brett Bertini, I was born and raised in Key West, Florida and I am currently a senior in chemical engineering. I am an avid scuba diver, a USCG certified captain, and enjoy working on electrical projects in my boat when I’m back home. I have been involved with AIChE for two years, I attended general body meetings regularly, and spend a semester on the treasury and outreach committee each. After my time on those committees, I joined ChemE Car’s Power generation team and after one semester became the power team leader. After my semester of power team leader, I worked my way up to the position of Captain of ChemE Car. If anyone is interested in joining ChemE Car and getting some design team experience with your talented peers, feel free to reach out!
Hello everyone! My name is Elise and I will be the mentor mentee program coordinator for this semester. Through this program I hope to facilitate new relationships between older and younger AIChE members to foster personal and professional growth. I am responsible for creating groups and weekly challenges for members to complete. My hobbies include baking, working out, reading and of course Gator gamedays!