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Diana Xu
Midwest Regional Manager (RM)
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Diana is currently a senior pursuing a degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and a minor in Nutritional Sciences at Michigan State University. There, she actively participated in the revival of the SASE chapter as a co-president, president and this year, as a senior advisor. Diana is motivated to help strengthen and grow the SASE Midwest Region during her time as a Midwest RC. Her future professional goal is to apply a dual degree (MD or DO-PhD) program to become a physician-scientist. Ultimately, she hopes to help individuals live healthier and more productive lives through scientific research and as a practicing physician. Outside of school and campus organizations, she enjoys eating, singing, cooking, and spending time with her friends!

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Christopher Lui
Midwest Regional Coordinator (RC)
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Christopher is a current senior at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and will be graduating in May 2016 with two degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering. Originally from New Jersey, he has happily been part of the SASE Midwest Region for 4 years. Since his freshman year, Christopher has been a part of the Rose-Hulman SASE Chapter and has held various leadership positions from Publicity Chair to Vice-President. He has also been involved with SASE National Team as part of the Human Resources Committee since early 2015. Christopher looks forward to working with the Midwest Regional Team to create a stronger overall region as well as develop the chapters individually. When not doing SASE, Christopher enjoys volunteering to teach English as a Second Language, collecting super retro video games, learning new languages, and playing one of his many instruments, including piano, ukulele, guitar, erhu, and more.

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Mahesh Chigurupati
Midwest Regional Coordinator (RC)
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Mahesh is in his final semester at The Ohio State University studying Chemical Engineering with personal interest in manufacturing and sustainable engineering. He has been extensively involved across various functions of SASE during his time at Ohio State starting as chapter Treasurer and concluding as chapter President. Additionally, SASE OSU held the 2017 SASE Midwest Regional Conference for which Mahesh had served as the Event Co-Chair. He managed various committees responsible for conference planning, communicated with the SASE Regional team and met with corporate as well as Ohio State Department sponsors to put together one of the most successful Midwest Regional Conferences.



As Regional Coordinator, Mahesh plans to continue to grow his hometown SASE Region through effective Midwest chapter development using the skills and contacts gained through collegiate chapter leadership. He hopes to further increase the quality of currently established chapters as a means of inspiring unaffiliated institutions to originate one of their own. Mahesh’s personal interests include all things cars, motorcycles and an occasional good book as time permits. He enjoys connecting with friends and family as often as possible in between school and internships.”

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Randy Hsu
Midwest Regional Coordinator (RC)
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Randy was born and raised in Southern California. He recently graduated from Purdue University with his BS in Chemical Engineering, and MS in Engineering Management. He joined SASE Purdue as the treasurer, moving on to serve as a professional liaison, and finally as president. His favorite cuisine: Taiwanese!

"I just graduated 2015 with my ChE, and will be graduating in about a month with my master's degree. A bit more about me: I like to watch cooking shows, read cooking books and blogs, try new food and drinks, etc. I like to play tennis and go swimming, and would always pick "too hot" over "too cold." This past year, I've been mainly focused on school and my role with Purdue's Residential Life as the Staff Resident, supervising RAs (Resident Assistants)."

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Victor Gofron
Midwest Regional Coordinator (RC)
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Victor is a recent graduate from the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign with a Bachelor of Science in Material Science Engineering. Currently, he is a Failure Analysis Engineer at Intel in Hillsboro, Oregon. In the future, Victor hopes to continue his education pursuing a PhD in Materials Science Engineering. Victor has been involved with SASE since late 2014 initially as head of the Fundraising Committee for the Midwest Regional Conference, followed by a heavily involved year as the Vice President Internal of the chapter. As regional coordinator, Victor has several goals in mind for the SASE Midwest region. Amongst his top goals is to further build SASE as a platform to develop effective leaders, establish stronger connections between chapters and a commitment to making a positive experience for anyone involved with SASE. He recognizes the challenge this poses but is excited for the opportunity to work with a wonderful team of SASE leaders to help recognize his goals. Victors, when asked about his hobbies, stated that the question isn’t fair since there are too many to choose from. After much friendly discussion, he eventually stated some of his top hobbies which include listening to music (pretty much any genre other than country), playing video games (primarily Dota 2 and Hearthstone with occasional others sprinkled in) and learning (which is odd to hear as a hobby but Wikipedia considers it one).