Committee Chairs

As an organization, we always want to improve. Therefore, if you would like to formally complain about your committee chair, other officers, or the overall organization, please fill out the following form. If you would like the parliamentarian to follow up with you regarding this complaint, please remember to fill out your name and email address. If you would like to remain anonymous, you do not need to fill out those questions.

Events – Eunice Marquezimg_8908


Hi! I’m Eunice, a Senior Mechanical Engineering student just dying to get this last year over! I will be head of Events this year and am looking forward to expanding the use of the committees to get members more involved with ASME. This past summer I interned at Western States Fire Protection Company as a design intern. I will be living at Calhoun Lofts this year, which I am super excited about. I enjoy sleeping, binge watching shows, and playing video games. Oh and one last thing #TeamValor! I am looking forward to meeting all of you!

Outreach – Jesus Hidalgoimg_8909


Hi! I’m Jesus, a Junior Mechanical Engineering student. I will be in charge of Outreach this year. I hope to draw interest from future college students through Fall/Spring ICE. Go COOGS!




Recruitment – Tooba Ehteshamimg_8910


Hi, my name is Tooba Ehtesham. I am the recruitment chair. I will be in charge of organizing ASME representation at various social and recruitment events. My goal is to increase membership and participation within the organization.




Newsletter – Van Nguyenimg_8911


Extracurricular Activities: I enjoy reading, exercising and reading the news.

Classification: Newsletter Committee Chair

What you hope to do as committee chair/officer: I hope to provide the members of ASME with useful/helpful information and keep everyone up-to-date on the latest events!

Any notable achievements: I once caught my niece with one hand without looking as she was falling from a table. No one saw though, sadly.

Interests/Hobbies: Drawing and hiking. I also plan to start learning woodworking.

Webmaster – Katya Urrutiaimg_8848


Hello everyone, I’m Katya! This will by my fourth year in college and my second year at UH. I transferred to UH as a mechanical engineering major from Tarrant County College, located in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. At my previous college, I was historian for their Cornerstone Honors Program and a member of Phi Theta Kappa and Psi Beta.

I chose a major in engineering to pursue my creative nature. I have always had a passion in creativity and engineering will enable me to utilize my skills and focus on the area of design. On my free time (we have free time?), I love to cook, travel and watch sports (especially UH football).

As ASME webmaster, my goal is to create a website that will not only keep our current members and Alumni informed but also to encourage potential membership. I plan to accomplish this by creating a website that is not only informative but professional, user friendly and aesthetically pleasing. If you would like to make a suggestion regarding the website, please feel free to contact me!

Public Relations – Tamaramiebi Ogunimg_8912


I am currently a junior. I enjoy playing football(soccer), listening to music and watching TV shows (especially those that are comic book related). I am also interested in photography although I am not the best at it but I will continue to learn and get better. I hope to make our chapter of ASME have more of an online presence and also show others the various things the organization does and how much fun we have doing it using pictures and videos on our social media pages. I also hope to get as many people as I can involved in the Public relations committee.

Parliamentarian – Lacey Manningimg_8913


Hi everyone! My name is Lacey, and I am a senior in mechanical engineering with a mathematics minor. I will be your parliamentarian for this academic year. If you’re wondering what that means, I make sure we follow the ASME Constitution and Bylaws and have a little bit of order during all our exciting events. Also, I keep a tally of any voting results. I hope to work with the other officers to make ASME an organization of which people want to become members and continue to be active members. When I’m not in the library or ASME lounge, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, playing video games, reading, and watching UH football. Go Coogs!

Membership – Jacinta Adriansyahimg_8914 


Hi, I’m Jacinta and I am a junior studying mechanical engineering at the University of Houston. After I graduate, I hope to pursue a career in the automotive industry because I love cars and I think they’re really cool. When I’m not busy studying or being involved in school activities, I enjoy dancing, travelling, and eating good food. My goal as membership chair of ASME at UH is to encourage involvement within the organization by documenting reward points that members can earn from activities and events.

Mentorship – Dakota Daltonimg_8915


Hello! I’m Dakota Dalton, and I will be the Mentorship Chair with ASME for the 2016-17 school year. I’m currently a senior in Mechanical Engineering, and I should be graduating in May 2017. On the rare occasions when I’m not studying, I enjoy reading and learning and keeping up with current events. I’m also involved with FSAE, and for my Capstone I’m helping to build the suspension system. With the new Mentorship program, I hope to help people succeed in their college career, learn more about ASME, and foster interpersonal connections.

Energy Coalition – Noussair Erassifiimg_8916


Hello! My name is Noussair Erassifi. I’m a Junior Mechanical Engineering student at the University of Houston and I will be your Energy Coalition Liaison for this year. My interests are watching Netflix, hanging out with friends after studying (usually at night), and football!

My job is to directly communicate with the Energy Coalition, a group of over 30 UH student organizations that are all interested in the energy field. I will relay upcoming events, such as guest speakers and tailgating, to our fellow members so that they are better aware of the opportunities available to them.

As you all know, Houston is one of the energy capitals of the world. Because of this, it is vital for a university such as ours to take advantage of all the opportunities our wonderful city gives us. This is why the Energy Coalition was created. I hope that the events hosted by the Energy Coalition draws your interest to the energy field and gets you more involved in figuring out what you want to do.

image1Alumni – Anthony Carbone


Hello everyone, I am Anthony Carbone and I graduated with my BS in Mechanical Engineering in 2016 from UH. During my time there I was active in ASME and served as Chair during the 2015-2016 academic year. Now, I work with GHG Corporation as a Flight Controller for NASA in Houston’s Mission Control Center. Additionally, I liked ASME so much that I decided to stick around as their Alumni Liaison in order to bring more value to the organization and build/keep connections among the ASME members. Networking is a huge part of school, work, and especially life and I will be doing my best to provide opportunities for ways to connect students with industry members and previous graduates. In my free time, I enjoy playing video games, watching anime, and when I get the opportunity, to go hiking and enjoy nature. Let’s keep this ASME family alive and get it growing!

Fundraising – Esti Brookhimimg_8917


Hi! I’m Esti, a mechanical engineering student, obviously, at the University of Houston. I transferred to UH after studying on a year abroad at Tel-Aviv University and then completing my Associates at Houston Community College. I’m the first person in my family to pursue a STEM degree which is a big part of the reason I love to be involved in organizations like ASME. My overall goal as an officer is to help encourage young engineering students and to show them how enriching it is to be involved in an organization like ASME.

When I’m not working, I enjoy being adventurous. Some of my hobbies include dancing, Krav Maga, painting and crafting, game nights and generally just laughing with friends and family. My life goal is to travel the globe and experience different cultures. In fact, I own a growing shot glass collection and plan to complete it someday.

Since I’ve moved back to Houston, I’ve worked several jobs though one in particular was working as a blackjack and roulette dealer for a casino party company. As the fundraising chair, I hope to utilize my casino training and organize exciting events that will not only help raise money for the organization to accomplish its goals but also be a means for mechanical engineering students to get together and have a little fun.

Go Coogs!