Meet the Council!

President: John Yager

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Hi everyone! My name is John Yager, and I will be serving as President of REHC for the 2020-2021 school year. I am a senior in the Honors College studying Applied Sciences & Engineering and Computer Science with a minor in Political Science. On campus, I've been involved in research at the Center for Quantitative Biology, EGC, Honors College Ambassadors, and tutoring for Rutgers Athletics. Outside of RU, I enjoy playing and watching sports like basketball, playing the saxophone and piano, and playing Call of Duty (very poorly). I'm excited to support the Council as they serve the Honors Community in new and innovative ways this year!

External Vice President: Jasmine Philip

Hi everyone, I’m Jasmine and I’m the EVP for REHC this year! I’m majoring in Computer Engineering, with a double minor in Philosophy and Computer Science. Besides REHC, my campus involvement includes being the Treasurer for TEDxRutgers, a finance strategist for HackRU, and a Design Advisor for Honors Design and Development. I’m also a mentor for Big Brothers Big Sisters. In my free time, I’m either reading, trying to get through my Netflix watch list, checking out interesting podcasts, going hiking, or annoying my puppy, Daisy!

nternal Vice President: JP Edralin

Hi! I'm JP Edralin and I am a senior in the Honors College studying applied sciences in engineering and computer science. I have been on the council for four years, previously serving as a Class of 2021 Rep, First-Year Mentorship Co-Chair, and Treasurer. Outside of REHC, I am also involved with EGC and am a consultant for OIT. For fun, I really enjoy staying active and being outdoors. I love running, playing soccer and basketball, working out, biking, and longboarding. When I'm not outside, my favorite show to watch is Black Mirror, but recently I've been getting more into the anime and k-drama scene. I'm looking forward to a successful year!

Treasurer: Ellen Chen

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Hello everyone! My name is Ellen Chen, and I am a junior majoring in Packaging Engineering. I had the opportunity to co-op at AbbVie during the spring of my sophomore year. Besides serving as REHC’s treasurer, I am also involved in Engineers Without Borders, Packaging Club, and AIAA at Rutgers. My other hobbies include soccer, running, art, reading, and, most of all, napping!

PR Chair: Harshita Jain

Hi everyone! I am a junior here at Rutgers, majoring in Biomedical Engineering. I am particuarly interested in the intersection of healthcare and social innovation, especially in underserved areas, and loves to volunteer in my free time. On campus, I am involved with Residence Life, RU JAIN, and research, and have previously taught as a Learning Assistant. 

Outreach Program Chair: Althea Miquela

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Hi, everyone! My name is Althea Miquela, and I am a sophomore in the Honors Academy studying Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) with a minor in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE). Outside of REHC, I am part of LEx Leaders as an Alternative Break Site Leader and a member of the Voorhees Choir. I love to keep an open mind and learning about different cultures and ways of life. I aim to be fearless and as adventurous as possible while doing good things in the world during my time here at Rutgers.

Outreach Program Chair: Meem Arzani


Hello everyone! My name is Meem Arzani, and I'm a sophomore in the Honors College majoring in Mechanical Engineering. Along with REHC, I'm involved with EGC and SWE, and I love the community at Rutgers and hope to build great friendships. My hobbies include listening to music, learning about space, and reading -- I'm always on the hunt for a good book!

First-Year Mentorship Program Chair: Vanna Mendoza


Hi, I'm Vanna Mendoza! I'm an Honors College sophomore majoring in Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science. Outside of REHC, you can find me at SWE or spending time with the Filipino organization on campus, RAPS! I love listening to music, drawing, and grabbing bubble tea with friends. Hope you're as excited for this year as I am!

First-Year Mentorship Program Chair: Aasvi Shah


I'm Aasvi and I am a senior studying Mechanical Engineering. Aside from school, I like to dance and listen to music. I used to be on a dance team at Rutgers (RU RAGA) and sometimes dance in my free time now. I also enjoy traveling and exploring new places, though this year my traveling was limited (or should I unlimited) to wherever books could take me.

First-Year Mentorship Program Chair: Anisha Barde

Hi! My name is Anisha Barde, and I’m a sophomore majoring in Computer Engineering with a minor in Computer Science. Outside of REHC, I’m a player on the Rutgers Women’s Ultimate Frisbee team (Go Nightshade!). If I’m not throwing around a frisbee, you’ll find me doing anything music-related (from singing to dancing to just listening to music) or doing community service with Omega Phi Alpha!

Industry Mentorship Program Chair: Vasu Garg

Hello! My name is Vasu Garg and I am a junior studying Electrical Engineering and Mathematics. My favorite pastimes include playing almost any sport, listening to music or working on becoming an amateur weatherman. Outside of REHC I am involved in IDIA.

Industry Mentorship Program Chair: Luke Dragon

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Hello! I'm Luke Dragon and I'm the co-chair for the Industry Mentorship Program. I am a member of the Engineering Honors Academy majoring in Civil Engineering and minoring in Math and Urban Planning. Outside of class and REHC, I am involved in research regarding pervious and reinforced concrete through the Aresty Program and I'm a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. In my free time, I love to surf and play chess, and my fun fact is that my middle name is Rutger.

Keynote Speaker Program Chair: Ajita Nair


Hi everyone! My name is Ajita Nair, and I'm a sophmore studying Biomedical Engineering. Aside from REHC, I'm involved with Rutgers Pre-Health Journal RU Examiner, AMSA and Club Field Hockey! In my spare time, I love to sing, read, run and spend time with my cat!

Keynote Speaker Program Chair: Ria Patel

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I’m Ria! I am a sophomore studying Industrial and Systems Engineering a part of the Honors Academy. I’m also part of EWB, RU Dance Marathon, Scarlet Council and club soccer outside of REHC! I love playing soccer and cooking and traveling (although that might take a little while)! I also have an obsession with everything Disney.