Executive Board

The University of Louisville Chapter of Engineers Without Borders' executive board consists of engineering students supervised by professional engineers. This allows the students and future engineers to gain invaluable experience while ensuring the highest standards for all our projects.

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Lauren Reinersman
Chapter President

Lauren Reinersman is a Junior Mechanical Engineering major who loves service and solving problems with engineering. She has found the perfect combination at EWB/WP and is passionate about continuing the excellence of the chapter as well as strengthening the impact and community connections of the chapter locally. She was previously Professional Development Conference Coordinator and Treasurer for the chapter. Outside of EWB/WP, she has been on leadership for raiseRED and Leadership Advantage, and she is in the pilot program for the Global Engineering Track (G.E.T. Abroad) Program at UofL with an emphasis on the globalization of engineering.

John Ciaramitaro
Vice President

John Ciaramitaro is from Villa Hills, Kentucky. John is a Junior and studying mechanical engineering at the University of Louisville, was a Boy Scout for 8 years and achieved the rank of Eagle Scout.  John is currently VP of activities in the Triangle fraternity and one of the Sponsorship Coordinators for RaiseRed this year. John is excited to be serving as EWB UofL’s chapter vice president and hopes to do great work for the organization. Per aspera ad astra!

Nicholas Battjes

Nicholas Battjes is a Senior Industrial Engineering Student at the University of Louisville. He is currently the Treasurer of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity and the President of the Red Cross Club. He currently co-ops at the American Printing House for the Blind. He plans on pursuing a Masters in Engineering Management and an MBA after he receives his Industrial Engineering Bachelors Degree.

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Daniel Padgett
Communications Chair

Daniel Padgett is an Electrical and Computer Engineering Grad Student at the University of Louisville.  This is his fourth year as an officer of EWB/WP.  In addition to EWB/WP, Daniel is a Governor's Scholar, a Dean's Scholar, a member of Tau Beta Pi, an IEEE officer, enjoys playing tennis, programming, and playing the piano.  Daniel co-op'ed at Chemours in Louisville and at C&I Engineering.

Chris Tran
Fundraising Chair

Chris Tran, a Louisvillian for all of his life, is an Electrical Engineering Freshmen at the University of Louisville. Chris has worked with many organizations such as Dare to Care, UNICEF, and the Ronald McDonald House in order to fundraise money. When not studying, Chris can be found working at a nail salon, volunteering around Louisville, or cooking in Kurz. He hopes to graduate and pursue a career that can help to better the environment.

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Samuel Kessler
Project Lead: Water Project

Sam is the Water Project Lead for the UofL Engineers Without Borders and Water Professionals chapter. Prior to joining EWB/WP, Sam graduated from the Gatton Academy at WKU in 2018 where he researched aquaculture at the KY State University Aquaculture Research Center. He also worked with the Campbellsville Water Company with MS4 assistance and tracking I&I. He is now a Sophomore Grawemeyer Scholar and Civil Engineering major at UofL. With a Civil Engineering degree, Sam plans on attending law school to gain a career focusing on sustainable development, environmental law, and rural renewable energy.

Ryan Shackleford
SSSC Representative
Jonah Hermes 
Social Media Coordinator

Jonah Hermes is a Sophomore Mechanical Engineering major at University of Louisville. He helped plan and conduct EWB’s Professional Development Conference. He has experience editing photos and creating posters as well as a photography hobby. Jonah is an Eagle Scout that loves service and continually strives to serve the chapter and the community. Outside of EWB/ WP, he works as a lab assistant in UofL’s Rapid Prototyping Center designing and conducting experiments on materials created using additive manufacturing. He hopes to use his Mechanical Engineering degree to create more efficient forms of renewable energy.

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Elizabeth Padgett
Service Chair

Elizabeth Padgett is a Biomedical Engineering Junior at the University of Louisville. Along with EWB, she is a governor’s Scholar, a BMES member, and a member of the UofL Exposure Photography Club. She grew up near Paducah, KY and, when not studying, can be found going on adventures with friends, exploring the world through photography, making music, and doing embroidery. She has a great love for helping the community and is excited to lead her team in helping the Animal House Adoption Center.

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Ryan Shackleford is a second year Bio engineering student at the University of Louisville. He has been a part of the Water Project since it began. Outside of EWB/WP, Ryan is a Grawemeyer Scholar, a part of the GEMS program, a member of Triangle Fraternity, and active in Speed School Student Council. His future plans are to use his engineering and service experience to pursue a career in the medical field.

Jaime Styer
Service Chair

Jaime Styer is a Junior Industrial Engineering major at the University of Louisville. She has a deep love for service both in her community and beyond. In conjunction with EWB/WP, Jaime is the Vice President and Secretary of the University of Louisville’s chapter of Alpha Pi Mu, a Governor’s Scholar, and a Dean’s Scholar. She currently co-ops in the healthcare division of UPS Supply Chain Solutions.