About

The Engineering Student Activities Council is the umbrella organization for all the student groups within SEAS at Penn. ESAC coordinates the activities of the various undergraduate organizations and acts as a liaison between undergraduate engineering students, SEAS faculty and administration. ESAC also helps to create a community of Engineers at Penn by sponsoring events, such as Engineering Formal and Engineers Week.

 

 

 

Arush Jain | President || EE 2020 | arushj@seas.upenn.edu

Arush is in the Class of 2020, majoring in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Engineering Entrepreneurship. He is originally from Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Outside of ESAC, Arush is a dancer for Penn's Garba Raas team, Penn Raas.

 

 

 

Sheila Gaur | Vice President || CIS 2021 | gaurs@seas.upenn.edu

Sheila Gaur is a member of the Class of 2021, majoring in Computer Science in SEAS and Finance in Wharton as a part of the M&T Program. She is from Potomac, Maryland and loves to golf, hike, watch Game of Thrones, and travel in her free time. Outside of ESAC, Sheila is involved in Weiss Tech House and M&T Innovation Fund.

 

 

 

William Deo | Treasurer || MEAM 2021 | willdeo@seas.upenn.edu

William Deo is a member of the Class of 2021, majoring in Mechanical Engineering and Physics as part of the VIPER Program. He is from Toronto, Canada and loves exploring cities and finding the best spots to eat. Outside of ESAC, William is involved in Penn’s International Affairs Association, the Club Swimming Team and Penn Science Across Ages. In his free time, you can find him spending time with his family and friends or watching basketball.

 

 

 

Ellie Chen | Events Chair || BE 2022 | elliec@seas.upenn.edu

Ellie is a member of the Class of 2022, majoring in Bioengineering. She's from Plano, Texas, one of the suburbs of Dallas, Texas. In addition to ESAC, Ellie is involved in the International Affairs Association, ADAPT (Assistive Devices and Prosthetic Technologies) and loves photography and art.

 

 

 

Ariana Harvey | Liason Chair || CIS 2022 | ayharvey@seas.upenn.edu

A melodramatic artist and avid tennis player heavily addicted to ice cream, Ariana is part of the Class of 2022 and is majoring in Computer Science. She is also on the Penn Aerial Robotics Software Team, the Professional Development Committee for the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), and the PAACH PEER Program. When not immersed in a book, Ariana tends to ponder out-of-her-league philosophical ideas.

 

 

 

Tirtha Kharel | Public Relations Chair || CIS 2022 | tkharel@seas.upenn.edu

Tirtha is a member of the class of 2022, and is majoring in CIS. He is from Houston, Texas. In his free time he loves playing basketball, singing, or relaxing with some Netflix. Outside of ESAC, he is involved with his startup Glome and is a dancer on Penn Raas.

 

 

 

Stephen Lee | Technology Chair || CE and SE 2022 | sjlee129@seas.upenn.edu

Stephen is a member of the class of 2022, majoring in Computer Engineering and Chemistry. He is from Manhasset, New York and loves go on food crawls in the city to find the best places to eat. In his free time, Stephen loves playing League of Legends, Overwatch, or Civilization V with his friends and spending time with his family.

 

 

 

Michael Sanborn | Events Chair || SE 2022 | msanb@seas.upenn.edu

Michael is a member of the class of 2022 and is planning to major in Systems Engineering. He is from Cape Cod, Massachusetts and loves going to the beach, riding roller coasters, and playing tennis. Outside of ESAC he is a member of the Penn Wind Ensemble, and participates in Access Engineering.