Executive Board 2011-2012

Kevin McDonald, President
Kevin has been with the club since he was a freshman, rising from OCM to Treasurer, then to Vice President, and finally President of SEBS. He’s double majoring in electrical engineering, with a speciality in communication and networks, and in Political Science and expecting to graduate with SEAS ’12 and CC ’13. His academic passions include technology policy, specifically with regards to the internet and alternative energy. He hopes that his two majors will allow him to turn this passion into a career.

Stephanie Sarbanes, Vice President
Stephanie is the Vice President of Campus Programming of SEBS. She is a junior in the College majoring in Biology and looking to pursue research and teach.  She’s allllll about viruses, DNA, phospholipids and other tiny and beautiful things.

Darren Chu, Treasurer
Born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Darren left his high school as the valedictorian, head of the house prefect, and captain of the basketball and tennis teams.  Since coming to Columbia, Darren has held positions on the Engineering Student Council, the Asian American Alliance and Columbia Community Outreach boards.  He competes in intramural basketball at Columbia and is a brother of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity.  He is currently a sophomore studying Chemical Engineering and has interned in the Financial and Oil & Gas industries.

Operating Board 2012-2013

Walid Ahmad, Operating Board
Walid, SEAS 2014, is an Applied Physics major with a minor in Economics; Originally from East Hampton, CT, I transferred to Columbia from UConn last semester. My other activities on campus include working as a Research Assistant at the Department of Astroyphysics. I’m currently working on the GAPS project under Professor Hailey, which involves fabricating and testing Silicon X-Ray detectors as part of a balloon-borne experiment meant to search for the presence of dark matter particles. Other interests of mine include soccer and music.

Eric Bohn, Operating Board
My name is Eric Bohn, and I’m sophomore studying Civil engineering and minoring in Architecture. I grew up in both Jakarta, Indonesia and Charlottesville, Virginia, and am half American and half Japanese. My hobbies include sports (especially soccer) and following EDM (electronic dance music).

Connor Callahan, Operating Board
Connor is a sophomore in Columbia College majoring in physics and mathematics. He is particularly interested in theoretical physics and the ideas behind string theory. He thinks this area of science will help society by giving it a more elaborate understanding of the world. Outside of that, he is into music and philosophical literature.

Christine Chen, Operating Board
Christine is a freshman at Columbia Engineering, majoring in biomedical engineering and hoping to attend medical school. She is currently with Heights-to-Heights Mentoring, where she serves as the online coordinator. When she is not volunteering, Christine enjoys learning different languages, spending time with her close friends, and playing basketball.

Tony Hung, Operating Board
Tony is a freshman aspiring Biomedical Engineering pre-med in the Engineering School. In his spare time, he likes to hang out, eat, game, party, sing, and play guitar with a little bit of harmonica on the side. A native of New York, he is an avid Jets and Nets fan (despite last year’s struggles) and likes all things tech.

Ricky Raudales, Operating Board
A tinkerer from a young age, Ricky has never turned down the opportunity to learn how something works. These days, he spends much of his time headbanging against the wall when an orgo problem set doesn’t go his way. He much prefers to read about the brain, anyway. As for the unforeseeable future, Ricky hopes to attend graduate school for neurobiology, upon where he anticipates more headbanging will occur.

Kelsey Roberts, Operating Board
Kelsey is a freshman studying biochemistry at Columbia College. During her first year at Columbia, she chaired the BioBus event on campus with Eric. She is interested in research, and through SEBS hopes to show others how fascinating science can be.

Vanshil Shah, Operating Board
Hi, I’m Vanshil Shah, and I’m a sophomore at Columbia University in the School of Engineering and Applied Science. I’m still an undecided major, but right now I’m leaning towards computer engineering. What interests me in this field is that computer engineering is basically a combination of electrical engineering, and computer science, both of which I want to study. I was a part of Columbia University Swing dance last semester, and am looking to join the intramural basketball team this semester.

Sasha Stedronsky, Operating Board
Sasha is a freshman at Barnard College. Having spent a gap year in Asia, she loves to travel and learn new languages. Although she is a chemistry major, she dreams about the day she is accepted to business school. When she’s not in the laboratory, you’ll likely find her at the gym, surfing SeekingAlpha, or spending time with her sisters of Kappa Alpha Theta.

Jessica Wang, Operating Board
Jessica is a sophomore at Columbia Engineering, majoring in Operations Research. Jessica is currently involved in Lion Dance at Columbia, where she often performs for local schools and special occasions around the city, enriching the culture in the neighborhood. When she is not practicing or performing, Jessica enjoys watching How I Met Your Mother, playing tennis, and having fun with her closest friends.

Kevin Yan, Operating Board
Kevin is currently a freshman at Columbia College, majoring in either neuroscience or biochemistry. In his free time, he enjoys following sports teams from his home state of Texas, including the Cowboys, Rangers, and Mavericks. When he’s not doing research in a lab or writing Lit Hum papers, Kevin can be found spending time with his close friends over his favorite TV show, Modern Family.

Want to join us?  Email board-sebs@columbia.edu to get in contact with us.