Student Ambassadors

Engineers Ireland has appointed Student Ambassadors to form a network of volunteers that help promote the institution and drive student membership and engagement on third-level campuses. 

Student Ambassadors will work closely with our academic advocates, college engineering societies and our Sectors to organise events and initiatives to engage and support our students members.

Learn more about our first 14 Student Ambassadors below.


University College Dublin (UCD)

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Name: Simon Peter

Course: B.Eng Common Entry Engineering

Bio: Simon Peter is a first-year Engineering Student in University College Dublin (UCD) who is currently a Representative for Stage One Engineering and UCD's Engineering Society, as well as an Engineers Ireland Student Ambassador. Before his studies, he went to school in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, and only recently moved to Ireland. In his free time, Simon likes to ski or work as a sailing instructor.


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Name: Sarah Nasr

Course: B.Eng Civil Engineering

Bio: Sarah Nasr is a Civil Engineering Student currently studying in UCD. She is the Events Officer for the Engineering Society in UCD and her role involves organising events oriented to all UCD engineering students. Besides engineering and maths, Sarah is passionate about travelling and trying new and exotic foods.


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Name: Niamh Cullen

Course: M.E Materials Science and Engineering

Bio: Niamh Cullen is in her final year of a Master's in Materials Science & Engineering. She studied Biomedical Engineering for her undergraduate and has a special interest in medical devices and biomaterials. During her third year at college, she acted as class representative for approximately 250 stage 3 engineers. Her dream is to move to the States to live in her favourite city, Chicago. In her spare time, she enjoys running and playing Gaelic Football.





Munster Technological University - Cork

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Name: Zaida Reyes

Course: B.Eng Mechanical Engineering

Bio: Zaida Reyes is a 3rd year mechanical engineering student in MTU Cork. She is the secretary of the WiSTEM society. As secretary she takes minutes in society meetings. She is the mechanical rep for the mechanical and biomedical engineering society (MBES). As a member of the MBES committee she organises events such as society social nights and collaborates with other societies. Zaida’s pastimes include playing saxophone and flute in a marching band and she also enjoys travelling.


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Name: Wren Bracken

Course: B.Eng Structural Engineering

Bio: Wren Bracken is a second year Structural Engineering student at Munster Technological University. They are currently chairperson of the MTU Civil Structural Society and a Student Ambassador for Engineers Ireland. In their spare time, Wren enjoys cooking and playing music.





Dublin City University (DCU)

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Name: Kirsten Lee

Course: B.Eng Electronic and Computer Engineering

Bio: Kirsten Lee is in her 2nd year of Electronic and Computer Engineering in Dublin City University. She is an avid member of the student body, undertaking roles such as class representative and peer tutor. She is very active in college societies. She was the former Team Leader for Enactus DCU, where she collaborated with organisations such as Enterprise Ireland and multinational banking firms such as KBC, Citibank and Standard Chartered. She is now the current Public Relations Officer for DCU Engineering Society, running the social media accounts. In her free time, she works in a community pharmacy and is a supporter of Bohemian FC.


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Name: Sol Lee

Course: B.Eng Mechanical and Sustainable Engineering

Bio: Sol is currently in her 2nd year studying Mechanical and Sustainable Engineering. She is currently working at the DCU Students' Union Helpdesk. In her spare time, Sol enjoys listening to music, watching fashion shows and likes travelling.





Institute of Technology Carlow

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Name: Mohommad Gulam Hussain Yawari

Course: B.Eng Aerospace Engineering

Bio: Hussain Yawari is a final year aerospace engineering student at ITC. He is enthusiastic about bringing forth solutions to real world engineering problems, helping classmates and volunteering. Being selected as student ambassador for engineers Ireland is a new and exciting beginning for him.





Technological University of the Shannon - Midlands Midwest

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Name: Rosangela Condori Chavez

Course: B.Eng (Honours) Renewable and Electrical Energy Engineering

Bio: Rosangela Condori is a first-year international student at TUS Moylish Campus in B.Eng. (Honours Degree) in Renewable and Electrical Energy Engineering. Back in Peru, prior moving to Ireland for her undergraduate programme, Rosangela was involved in different volunteering programmes and social work. During quarantine, she enjoyed spending most of her time teaching children from different parts of Peru (affected by the pandemic), she has also volunteered at rescue centres/ dog shelters, primary schools, and NGOs. Rosangela enjoys being involved in projects, focusing on gender equality, climate change, sustainable lifestyle, diversity, female empowerment, etc.


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NameSumana Kelly

Course: B.Sc (Honours) Civil Engineering Management

Bio: Sumana Kelly currently studying for the BSc (Hons) degree in Civil engineering at the Moylish Campus of TUS and is part of student committees in both Engineers Ireland and Institute of Civil Engineers. While attending third level Sumana has also been a leader in trying to integrate the non-Irish population which is 29% of Cahir town into the community through various festivals, events and social interaction. In her spare time, Sumana is a home-baker, and enjoys music and string instruments, in recent years she has taken up learning the cello.





Institute of Technology Sligo

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Name: Martin Ward

Course: B.Eng Mechatronic Systems

Bio: Martin Ward is currently a part-time student remotely studying Mechatronic Systems with IT Sligo, with the aim of using these studies to actively contribute to enhancing renewable energy systems. Martin spent multiple years working at a high level within the manufacturing industry. Martin now works in operations in Enel X since 2021. His current role enables him to provide demand response solutions to stabilise power grids around the globe. In his spare time Martin enjoys travelling, football and motorbike track days.





University of Limerick (UL)

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Name: Brónagh O’Hanlon

Course: B.Eng in Electronic and Computer Engineering

Bio: Brónagh O'Hanlon is a 3rd year student in a bachelors of Electronic & Computer Engineering Degree. Brónagh has experience in ambassador roles, as she is currently a UL Student Ambassador. Brónagh is president of the WiSTEM2D society within UL, and as is passionate STEM and her future career. In her spare time, Brónagh enjoys reading, exercise and exploring the outdoors!





Trinity College Dublin (TCD)

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Name: Rogelio Rafael Ramel

Course: MAI Electronic Engineering

Bio: Rogelio Ramel is currently a 3rd year electronic engineering student in Trinity College Dublin. Rogelio has been heavily involved in the welfare of engineering students, from acting as the Junior Fresh Class rep to being a peer mentor to the first year engineering students. Rogelio has been on the board of committee for DU Engineering Society, organising events and speakers. Outside of Trinity, Rogelio has also volunteered in the STEPS programme, in both the 'Engineering Your Future' and 'Young Engineers Award' as a visiting student engineer. In his spare time, Rogelio loves to travel. Last summer, he spent it travelling across the country visiting college friends that he didn't get the chance to catch up with over lockdown!


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Name: Mia Brazkovic

Course: MAI Biomedical Engineering

Bio: Mia is a Biomedical Engineering student at TCD. Since high school, she enjoyed volunteering and organising events, and was part of many students organisations such as the European Youth Parliament and Belgrade International Model of United Nations. When she moved to Ireland, she continued to take part in many Trinity societies such as Trinity Entrepreneurial Society, Engineering Society and Society for International Affairs, as well as Trinity Students Union and European Students' Union. This year she is Student Convenor for the School of Engineering and is taking part in School of Engineering Executive meetings and activities on the faculty level. Last April, she co-founded Fiki Labs, a start-up that focuses on developing sustainable, carbon-negative alternatives to petroleum-based plastic and is made of Irish algae and microalgae. She was part of the Trinity LaunchBox programme and the Blackstone LaunchPad programme and is currently working in the Trinity Tangent LaunchBox 2022 team. In her spare time, Mia enjoys snowboarding, climbing and cycling.


Want to get in touch with one of our Student Ambassadors or become an Ambassador yourself? Email pyimbog@engineersireland.ie.