College of Engineering Alumni Board welcomes six new members

Alumni board headshotsThe UGA College of Engineering Alumni Board is excited to welcome six new members for the 2023-2024 academic year. The Alumni Board plays a significant role in guiding the efforts and initiatives of the college. Members are committed to building lifelong connections between students, alumni, and the College of Engineering. Those selected serve a three-year term.


Maanasa Ghantasala (BSCSE ’20)
Microsoft – Data Scientist
Atlanta, GA

Tylesha Giddings (BSME ’18)
Southface Institute – Technical Project Manager
Decatur, GA

Avalon Kandrac (BSBE ’19)
Choate Construction Company – Assistant Project Manager
Nashville, TN

Emily Loncarich (BSME ’21)
Holder Construction – Senior Engineer
Atlanta, GA

Shane Piché (BSCE ’18)
KCI Technologies – Design Engineer
Atlanta, GA

Ryan Romeo (BSME ’17, PHD ’22)
The MathWorks, Inc. – Engineering Developer
Natick, MA


Peter Akinosho (BSCE ’18)
Jacobs Engineering – PM Rotation Engineer
Fort Irwin, CA

Bianca Bitere (BSME ’19, MS ’20)
Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division – Mechanical Engineer
Washington D.C.

Alex Blankenship (BSCE ’19, MS ’20)
PES Structural Engineers – Project Engineer
Athens, GA

Jack Bush (BSME ’20)
Lockheed-Martin – Electronics Engineering Associate

Chase Culler (BSEE ’17)
AT&T – Senior Specialist, Technical Business Analysis
Atlanta, GA

Reed Ehrhardt (BSCE ’18)
Hussey Gay Bell – Civil Engineer
Savannah, GA

Tara Hughes (BSENVE ’18, MS ’19)
PowerSecure, Inc. – Energy Project Engineer
Atlanta, GA

Savanah Jackle (BSBE ’19, MBA ’19)
COX Enterprises – Learning and Development Manager
Atlanta, GA

Anastasia Klosterman (BSCE ’20, MS ’21)
1898 & Co. – Zero Emissions Transportation Lead Analyst
Atlanta, GA

Brendon Mack (BSCE ’17)
Gresham Smith – Bridge Design Associate Engineer
Atlanta, GA

Harina Som (BSCSE ’20)
SAP – Product Consultant
New York City, NY

Garrett Steck (BSENVE ’16)
South Company – New Ventures Principal
Atlanta, GA

Niyelle Tucker (BSBE ’21)
Proctor & Gamble – Scientist
Cincinnati, OH

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