Student Ambassadors

Get the Luddy student perspective

Curious about life at the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering? Our Student Ambassadors will tell you all about it. Check out their bios and email them directly with your questions or to set up a one-on-one chat or Zoom.

You can also learn about Luddy life from our Pacesetters. They help ensure that the student experience here is diverse and inclusive.

 

Undergraduate Ambassadors

Become an Undergraduate Ambassador

Luddy undergraduate ambassadors talk to high school students and parents about our degrees, career options, and Luddy student life opportunities. By becoming an Ambassador, you’ll build your leadership, presentation, and communication skills, add to your resume, network with students and employers, and provide a service to both prospective students and to Luddy!

Current undergraduate students interested in learning more about joining the Ambassador team should email Lauren Headley at lheadley@indiana.edu.

Arpan Bose
Arpan Bose - Senior
  • Major: Informatics (Sports Marketing & Management cognate)
  • Minor: Sports Marketing & Management
  • Hometown: Kolkata, India & Bloomington, IN
  • Email: bosea@iu.edu
Internships/Involvement:
  • Study Abroad: Denmark, Faroe Islands, & Netherlands (Summer 2023)
  • Mark Cuban Center for Sport Media & Technology, Intern (2021-present)
  • Adobe, Student Ambassador (2021-present)
  • Luddy Living Learning Center, Lead Peer Mentor (2022-present), Peer Mentor (2021-22)
  • IU Athletics Hoosier Hype Crew, Captain
  • Luddy Marketing & Communications, Photographer (2022-present)
  • IU Student Athletic Board, Member (2020-present)
  • IU Men's & Women's Soccer, Ball Boy (2020-present)
Meredith Fain
Meredith Fain - Senior
  • Major: Computer Science (Security specialization)
  • Minor: Informatics, Math, Graphic Design
  • Hometown: Greenwood, IN
  • Email: merefain@iu.edu
Internships/Involvement:
  • Software Engineer Intern, Ford Motor Company (Summer 2023)
  • Cybersecurity Intern, Conagra Brands (Summer 2022)
  • Serve IT, UX Design Intern (Spring 2023)
  • FIRST Alumni and Mentors at IU, Secretary and Founding Member
  • Cybersecurity Club, President (2020-23)
  • Sigma Kappa Sorority, Public Relations Chair
  • Hutton Honors College Member
  • IU Office of Admissions Student Ambassador
Stephan French
Stephan French - Senior
  • Major: Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence specialization)
  • Minor: Business
  • Hometown: Memphis, TN
  • Email: stffrenc@iu.edu
Internships/Involvement:
  • Tech Arch Delivery Analyst, Accenture (Summers 2022, 2023)
  • Technical Intern, SAS (Summer 2021)
  • IU Board of Aeons, Vice President (Fall 2023-Present)
  • National Society of Black Engineers, Social Chair (Fall 2022-Present)
  • Dean's Advisory Council on Diversity & Inclusion, Board Member (Spring 2021-Present)
  • Luddy Student Government, Chief of Staff (2021-22)
  • Luddy Living Learning Center, President (2020-21)
  • Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc., Senior Vice President (Fall 2023-Present)
Nicky Goh
Nicky Goh - Junior
  • Major: Intelligent Systems Engineering (Computer Engineering concentration)
  • Minor: Math, Computer Science, Medical Sciences
  • Hometown: Bloomington, IN
  • Email: ngoh@iu.edu
Internships/Involvement:
  • Platform Development Intern, Stryker (Summer 2023)
  • Technology & Digital Infrastructure Engineering Intern, Boeing (2022-23)
  • Natural Sciences Editor, IU Journal of Undergraduate Research (2021-23)
  • Field Supervisor, IC-EMS at IU (2023)
  • Undergraduate Research, Fuqua & Macklin Labs (2019-21, 2022)
Natalie Hartman
Natalie Hartman - Senior
  • Major: Intelligent Systems Engineering (Bioengineering concentration)
  • Minor: Biology, Mathematics
  • Hometown: Osceola, IN
  • Email: hartmnat@iu.edu
Internships/Involvement:
  • Luddy Student Government, ISE representative
  • IU Student Foundation, Metz Grant committee and L5C2 committee
  • Intramural Volleyball and Tennis
Anudeep Jain
Anudeep Jain - Junior
  • Major: Cybersecurity & Global Policy
  • Minor: Cognitive Science, Intelligence Studies, Informatics
  • Hometown: Bloomington, IN
  • Email: aj110@iu.edu
Internships/Involvement:
  • Civic Innovation Intern, enFocus (2023)
  • INgineering Club, Director of Professional Development (2022-23)
  • Indian Student Association
  • Boy Scouts of America
Peyton Johnson
Peyton Johnson - Senior
  • Major: Computer Science (Security specialization)
  • Hometown: Racine, WI
  • Email: peyjohn@iu.edu
Internships/Involvement:
  • Network/Security Infrastructure Intern, CNH (Summer 2023)
  • Tech Team Member, UITS Tech Center Consulting (2022-23)
  • Cybersecurity Club
  • Club Golf Team
Calvin Josenhans
Calvin Josenhans - Sophomore
  • Major: Computer Science (Programming Languages specialization), Mathematics
  • Minor: Spanish
  • Hometown: Mishawaka, IN
  • Email: cjosenha@iu.edu
Internships/Involvement:
  • Luddy Living Learning Center, Peer Mentor (2023-24)
  • IU Chess Club
Lexi Kassenbrock
Lexi Kassenbrock - Sophomore
  • Major: Informatics (Biology cognate)
  • Minor: Biology, Human-Computer Interaction
  • Hometown: Evansville, IN
  • Email: lmkassen@iu.edu
Internships/Involvement:
  • Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority
Kareena Katsman
Kareena Katsman - Junior
  • Major: Cybersecurity & Global Policy
  • Minor: Slavic & Eastern European Languages and Cultures
  • Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
  • Email: kkatsman@iu.edu
Internships/Involvement:
  • Teacher Assistant Internship, IU Intensive Freshman Seminar (Summer 2023)
  • Luddy Pre-College Summer Program, Lead Counselor (Summer 2023)
  • Hutton Honors Council Association, Science and Technology Council Board Member
  • Women in Computing Club
  • Cybersecurity Club
  • Office of Sorority & Fraternity Life, Leadership & Wellness Educator
  • Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority
Wodsander Maxime
Wodsander Maxime - Junior
  • Major: Cybersecurity & Global Policy
  • Hometown: Fishers, IN
  • Email: wodmaxim@iu.edu
Internships/Involvement:
  • Future Black Leaders Inc. (Summer 2023)
  • Luddy Pre-College Summer Program, Counselor (Summer 2023)
  • Cybersecurity Club
Cameron McEvilly
Cameron McEvilly - Sophomore
  • Major: Informatics (Business cognate)
  • Minor: Data Science
  • Hometown: Bloomington, IN
  • Email: clmcevil@iu.edu
Internships/Involvement:
  • Student Athletic Board, Chair
Aaron Olson
Aaron Olson - Sophomore
  • Major: Computer Science
  • Minor: Psychology, Statistics
  • Hometown: Canton, IL
  • Email: aarolson@iu.edu
Internships/Involvement:
  • Luddy Living Learning Center, Peer Mentor (2023-24)
  • Undergraduate Research, participant (2022-23)
  • Luddy Living Learning Center, Executive Board (2022)
Carian Perez
Carian Perez - Junior
  • Major: Intelligent Systems Engineering (Cyber-Physical Systems concentration)
  • Minor: Mathematics, Creative Advertising
  • Hometown: Indianapolis, IN
  • Email: perezcar@iu.edu
Internships/Involvement:
  • Explore Intern, Microsoft (Summer 2023)
  • Society of Women Engineers, Executive Board
  • Latino Cultural Center, Latina Initiative Facilitator
  • Social Media Assistant, Kelley School of Business
  • Groups Scholar
  • IU Powerlifting Team
Kyla Peter
Kyla Peter - Junior
  • Major: Data Science (Data Science Design specialization)
  • Minor: Environmental Sustainability Studies
  • Hometown: Lamar, IN
  • Email: kypeter@iu.edu
Internships/Involvement:
  • Advanced Analytics Intern, Brown-Forman (Summer 2023)
  • Study Abroad, Hutton Honors: Costa Rica (Summer 2023)
  • IT Security Intern, Brown-Forman (Summer 2022)
  • Luddy Living Learning Center (2021-22)
  • Intramural Volleyball
Griffin Peters
Griffin Peters - Senior
  • Major: Intelligent Systems Engineering (Cyber-Physical Systems concentration)
  • Minor: Computer Science, Mathematics
  • Hometown: Greenwood, IN
  • Email: petersgm@iu.edu
Internships/Involvement:
  • Information Technology Intern, Caterpillar (Summer 2023)
  • Software Engineer Intern, Genesis (Summer 2022)
  • Christian Student Fellowship, President (2022-23)
  • Intramural Basketball and Soccer
Niyati Ramanathan
Niyati Ramanathan - Junior
  • Major: Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence specialization), Finance
  • Hometown: Hillsborough, NJ
  • Email: nramanat@iu.edu
Internships/Involvement:
  • Study Abroad, Global Business Immersion: Singapore (2023)
  • Data Systems Intern, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (Summer 2022)
  • Woman's Financial Association, Vice President
  • Epsilon Nu Tau Business Fraternity, Academic Chair
  • Intramural Dodgeball
Collin Rassell
Collin Rassel - Senior
  • Major: Data Science (Networks and Applied Data Science specialization)
  • Minor: Business
  • Hometown: Russiaville, IN
  • Email: cdrassel@iu.edu
Internships/Involvement:
  • Data Science Intern, Elanco (Summer 2023)
  • Study Abroad: London School of Economics (Summer 2022)
  • IU Men's Ultimate Frisbee Club, Captain and Club President (Fall 2020-present)
  • Herbert Presidential Scholar
Danishjeet Singh
Danishjeet Singh - Junior
  • Major: Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence specialization)
  • Minor: Data Science, Statistics
  • Hometown: Punjab, India
  • Email: singhdan@iu.edu
Internships/Involvement:
  • OSoME@IU (Observatory on Social Media), Research Assistant
  • IU Computer Vision Lab, Research Assistant
  • IU Google Developer Student Clubs, Technical Officer
  • Luddy Tech Consultant
  • Luddy Living Learning Center
  • IU Asian Pacific Islander Alumni Association
Dane Spencer
Dane Spencer - Junior
  • Major: Computer Science (Software Engineering specialization)
  • Minor: Virtual Reality, Informatics, Creative Technologies in Art+Design
  • Hometown: Roachdale, IN
  • Email: danespen@iu.edu
Internships/Involvement:
  • Research & Extension Experience for Undergraduates, Georgia University, Virtual Experience Laboratory (Summer 2023)
  • Luddy Student Planning and Resource Corp, member (2023-present)
  • Luddy Living Learning Center, Peer Mentor (2022-present)
  • Undergraduate Research, participant (2022)
Olivia Venditti
Olivia Venditti - Junior
  • Major: Informatics (Business cognate)
  • Minor: Business, Anthropology
  • Hometown: Mishawaka, IN
  • Email: ovenditt@iu.edu
Internships/Involvement:
  • Project Coordinator Intern, Trimble Co. (Summer 2023)
  • Options Analyst Intern, Chicago Board of Options Exchange (Summer 2022)
  • Luddy Dean's Advisory Council, Student Representative (2022-present)
  • Luddy Living Learning Center, Peer Mentor
  • Undergraduate Research, participant (2021)
  • IU Women's Rugby Team, Event Coordinator & Most Valuable Forward
Evan Weidner
Evan Weidner - Junior
  • Major: Intelligent Systems Engineering (Computer Engineering concentration)
  • Minor: Computer Science, Mathematics, Data Science
  • Hometown: St Louis, MO
  • Email: eweidne@iu.edu
Internships/Involvement:
  • Software Engineer Intern, Mastercard (Summer 2023)
  • Design Intern, MoDOT (Summer 2022)
  • Research, Math Cancer Lab (2023) & Privacy-Preserving Machine Learning (2022)
  • Alpha Kappa Psi (Business Fraternity), A.D. of Technology (2023)
  • Intramural Tennis and Soccer
Reid Zona
Reid Zona - Sophomore
  • Major: Informatics (Business cognate)
  • Minor: Psychology, Business
  • Hometown: Barrington, IL
  • Email: rzona@iu.edu
Internships/Involvement:
  • Study Abroad, IT/UX Research Intern - Tribboo: Spain (Summer 2023)
  • Intern, Cappella (Summer 2023)
  • Intern, Mobile Mark (Summer 2022)
  • Undergraduate Research, participant (2023)

Graduate Ambassadors

Graduate Ambassadors provide support to prospective and incoming students by sharing useful resources and their valuable experiences both in and outside of the classroom. They are enthusiastic Luddy Graduate students with the passion to help other students find their niche within Luddy, and transition to their life at IU and Bloomington.

By becoming an Ambassador, you can demonstrate leadership and service at a Big 10 University, build your communication skills, add to your resume, network with students and employers, and give back to your school.

For more information about becoming a Luddy Graduate Ambassador contact us at GoLuddy@iu.edu.

Pallabi Bhowmick
Pallabi Bhowmick
  • Major(s): PhD in Informatics
  • About Pallabi
    • Pallabi is a Ph.D. student in Informatics. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and Engineering from India and pursued Master’s Degree in Informatics from Technical University of Munich, Germany. She worked as a Developer in Wipro and Intel before joining Indiana University. On a personal front, she loves to travel, experience different culture, and has thoroughly enjoyed her journeys to more than 20 countries across 3 continents.
Sabid Bin Habib
Sabid Bin Habib
  • Major(s): PhD in Computer Science
  • About Sabid
    • Sabid is a Ph.D. student in Computer Science. He works on improving the privacy of the internet of things (IoT) with Dr. Apu Kapadia in the IU Privacy Lab. Sabid is enthusiastic about making friends from diverse cultures, traveling places, taking photos, and playing sports such as cricket and table tennis. Sabid grew up in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and completed his undergrad at the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology.
Laura Brumleve
Laura Brumleve
  • Major(s): MS Library Science
  • About Laura
    • Laura is completing her first year as a master’s student in the Library Sciences program specializing in Data Science. She received her Undergraduate degree in Sociology and worked in clinical research for a couple years before joining the MLS program. In her free time, she enjoys reading science fiction and foraging for mushrooms!
Pallabi Bhowmick
Vikrant Deshpande
  • Major(s): MS in Data Science
  • About Vikrant
    • Vikrant is a Master student in the Data Science program. His hometown is Pune, back in India, and he has 3.5 years of workex at Deloitte USI as a Consultant/ Data Science Engineer. At IU, he’s working at the CNS center since his first semester, researching on single-cell RNA sequencing methodologies from a data perspective, Machine Learning, and Statistical proofs. He'll also be interning during his Summer to forecast revenue via Time series analysis. Intensive coursework here at IU has been thoroughly rewarding- Machine Learning under Prof. Khardon, ML for signal processing under Prof. Kim, Exploratory Data analysis under Prof. Fukuyama, Applied Distributed Systems, etc
Bhavik Donga
Bhavik Donga
  • Major(s): MS in HCI
  • About Bhavik
    • Bhavik is a Software Engineer turned Product Designer pursuing his Master's in Human-Computer Interaction at Indiana University, Bloomington. Besides work, he loves photography, cooking, traveling, and exploring local cuisines. To know more about him and his work you can visit: https://www.bhavik.design
Larry Gates
Larry Gates
  • Major(s): PhD in Computer Science
  • About Larry
    • Larry is a PhD student in Computer Science. He works with Dr. David Leake in research on Case-Based Reasoning. He is one of the associate instructors for one of the intro classes for the Luddy undergraduate computer science class. His PhD Minor was in Instructional Systems Technology (through the Education School). Larry grew up in Indianapolis and completed his undergraduate at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.
Ambarish Gurjar
Ambarish Gurjar
  • Major(s): Masters of Intelligent Systems Engineering
  • About Ambarish
    • Ambarish Gurjar is a PhD. Student at Intelligent Systems Engineering Department. He is from Mumbai, India with a background in Computer Engineering. Before coming to Indiana University he deployed projects that use Deep learning methodologies to help grape farmers in India and assist persons with visual impairment.
Elijah C. Mitchell
Elijah C. Mitchell
  • Major(s): MS in Intelligent Systems Engineering
  • About Elijah
    • Elijah is Master’s student in Intelligent Systems Engineering. Currently, he is an Undergraduate Instructor for CS/ISE and an Office Assistant for Luddy Academic Advising. He spends his time playing fetch with his dog, going to the SRSC, and exploring new foods in Bloomington.
Pareshi Rajveer
Pareshi Rajveer
  • Major(s): MS HCI
  • About Pareshi
    • Pareshi is a HCI/d master's student with an undergrad degree in Computer Science and Engineering. She is from Jaipur/Bangalore. She has worked for multiple organizations - startups, design studios, NGOs - in the capacity of UX/Product designer before coming to IU. She is passionate about robotics and autonomous automobiles. When she is not working, she's probably thinking about her next tattoo or what color should she dye her hair with.
Lavanya Subramanian
Lavanya Subramanian
  • Major(s): MS in HCI
  • About Lavanya
    • Lavanya is a second year student in the MS HCI/d program. Currently, she is pursuing her interest in Urban Informatics at the Healthy Cities Lab. Prior to attending IU, Lavanya was a Product Analyst at Vue.ai where she worked with retail automation products. She holds an Undergraduate degree in Architecture and hopes to become a transdisciplinary designer. Lavanya is a self styled chips connoisseur and is famous (among her friends) for kesari and restaurant recommendations.
Vedant Vachharajani
Vedant Vachharajani
  • Major(s): MS in Computer Science
  • About Vedant
    • Vedant Vachharajani is a MS in Computer Science student at Luddy School. He did his Undergrad in computer engineering from Ahmedabad, India. He worked as a Software Developer for a year before starting his Master's. He interned with Walmart Global Tech as a Software Engineering Intern in Summer '22. In his free time, he likes to socialize, play FIFA, and binge-watch.