Graduate Engineering Association (GEA) Student Ambassadors

The Graduate Engineering Association or GEA acts as "the voice of graduate students" in the School of Engineering and represents engineering across campus. Student membership to GEA is divided into two categories: Graduate Engineering Ambassador and Graduate MemberAll currently enrolled graduate students are considered members of GEA. Ambassadors are selected each year for a fellowship (applications open in March 2019) to provide leadership within the organization through committees and recruitment support for both the school and departments/programs within engineering. They are an elite group of engineering leaders who work closely with adminstrators in the school to identify resources and strengthen our recruitment and retention efforts at KU. 

The organization further provides professional development, research/outreach, and travel opportunities for all graduate students in the school. To get invoved with the organization, email gea@ku.edu or one of the Graduate Ambassadors listed below.  

Emilio Alverio
  • MS Mechanical Engineering
  • Previous Institution: University of Kansas
  • Hometown: Quincy, IL
Kendall Belcher
  • Ph.D. Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering
  • Previous Institution: Louisiana Tech University & Oklahoma State University
  • Hometown: Shreveport, LA
Aaron Blevins
  • Ph.D. Aerospace Engineering
  • Previous Institution: University of Kansas
  • Hometown: Mayetta, KS
Cade Albert
  • MS Mechanical Engineering
  • Previous Institution: University of Kansas
  • Hometown: Santa Calrita, CA
Alejandra Escalera Mendoza
  • MS Aerospace Engineering
  • Previous Institution: University of Kansas
  • Hometown: La Paz, Bolivia
Camilo Giraldo
  • MS Mechanical Engineering
  • Previous Institution: Olivet Nazarene University
  • Hometown: Medellin, Colombia
Danny Griffin
  • Ph.D. Bioengineering
  • Previous Institution: Widener University
  • Hometown: Frederick, Maryland
Ben Liu
  • Ph.D. Electrical Engineering Computer Science
  • Previous Institution: Beijing Jiao Tong University
  • Hometown: HuNan, China
Bailey Miller
  • Ph.D. Aerospace Engineering
  • Previous Institution: University of Kansas
  • Hometown: Leavenworth, KS
Sarah Morton Rupert
  • Ph.D. Civil Engineering
  • Previous Institution: University of Connecticut
  • Hometown: Oxford, CT
Sharad Richardet
  • MS Bioengineering
  • Previous Institution: University of Kansas
  • Hometown: Wichita, KS
Jose Rocha
  • MS Mechanical Engineering
  • Previous Institution: University of Kansas
  • Hometown: Santa Cruz, Bolivia
Charu Srivatsa
  • Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering
  • Previous Institution: Jain University
  • Hometown: Bangalore, India
Xingtian Tao
  • Ph.D. Aerospace Engineering
  • Previous Institution: Northwestern Polytechnical University & University of Southern California
  • Hometown: YueYang, China
Sirisha Thippabhotla
  • Ph.D. Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
  • Previous Institution: University of Kansas
  • Hometown: Hyderrabad, India
Tugba Turnaoglu
  • Ph.D. Chemical & Petroleum Engineering
  • Previous Institution: University of Oklahoma; Ankara University
  • Hometown: Ankara, Turkey
Simon Velasquez Morales
  • Ph.D. Chemical & Petroleum Engineering
  • Previous Institution: University of Kansas
  • Hometown: Medellin, Colombia
Gang Yang
  • Ph.D. Chemical & Petroleum Engineering
  • Previous Institution: China University of Petroleum
  • Hometown: Dotong, China


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