Co-Lead and Marketing Committee Lead
School: Georgia Institute of Technology Business Administration + Concentration in Information Technology 2015
Company: Digital Technology Leadership Program at General Electric
What I like to do in my spare time: Sleep, eat, work out (once a year), and buy candles + stationery
"I’ve been involved with SASE for 5 years. I realized the organization is much more than a simple club that connects you with companies to help you “get a job”. It’s a group of students and working professionals who come together with a common goal -- to break down barriers and help others succeed along the way. SASEtank is an initiative my friend, Alex Aw, and I started to help fulfill an unmet need for the entrepreneurial members of the SASE community. It’s been a long, rough journey, but what gets me going is seeing the direct impact I’ve been able to make in members nationwide. In addition, SASEtank has provided an opportunity for me to meet and work with people outside of my region, people I don’t think I would’ve met otherwise. If I were to go back, there’s nothing I would change."
Co-Lead and Outreach Committee Lead
School: North Carolina State University, Chemical Engineering 2016 (South Region)
Fun fact: Ultimate frisbee, eat, and hike
"I founded the NCSU chapter when I was an undergrad and served as its first President. I wanted to stay involved even after graduating because I loved the #SASEFAM, so I became a South Regional Coordinator (RC). I heard about SASEtank through Alex and Aimee and joined. Not only did I have friends working on it, but the initiative’s purpose resonated with me: investing in future entrepreneurs to help build their communication skills while encouraging them to take chances!"
Logistics Committee Lead
School: Syracuse University, Computer Science 2019 (Northeast Region)
Fun Fact: I’m a freelance photographer and love cycling. Also I can eat a lot -- like A LOT!
"I didn’t want to just limit myself with the university setting, so I connected with the Syracuse SASE Chapter President. I joined as a Fundraising Committee member, marking my first SASE involvement. I was immediately drawn to the ideology and mission behind this enormous organization. I soon met Khanh Vu at NE Regional Conference, and after a brief conversation with him, I decided to take a step further. I’ve Voila, here I am, volunteering for National SASE and serving as the Logistic Committee Chair for SASEtank!"
Logistics Subcommittee Member
School: North Carolina State University, Industrial Engineering (Southeast Region)
What I do in my spare time: I like cooking. I hope to open my own restaurant when I’m retired. I want it somewhere quiet, focusing not just on profitability but with a core focus on showing people good food.
"I first joined SASE because I believed it was a portal to new opportunities. However, the organization became so much more. SASE introduced me to so many incredible people and I'm thankful for that. For SASEtank, it was a no-brainer decision. I would never turn down an opportunity to join something this exciting with a great organization such as SASE. It has been a great ride, working with other members on this."
Marketing Subcomittee Member
School: University of Georgia, Business Management 2016 (South Region)
Company: Sales Manager at Macy's
Fun fact/What I do in my spare time: I love thrifting and thinking about all the cute dogs I want to adopt.
"I was drawn to what SASE represented and its community. Unfortunately my school didn’t have a chapter. My sister, Aimee, invited me to attend National Conference 2015 with her Georgia Tech Chapter, and I had a blast. I enjoyed my experience so much that I wanted to get more involved in SASE events and activities. Since joining this organization, I’ve enjoyed meeting various people who have inspired me. I joined the SASEtank team because I truly believe it’s important to present more opportunities for aspiring entrepreneurs within the SASE community."
Marketing Subcommittee Member
School: Northeastern University, Computer Engineering BS, Engineering Management MS 2019 (Northeast Region)
Fun fact/What I do in my spare time: I like to take photos (shameless instagram plug @ynnejcheung). Is eating food a hobby? Also, I like pineapple on pizza.
"I joined SASE with interests in creating connections with people who are passionate in what they do. SASE has empowered me to step out of my comfort zone, helping me grow, and as a result, I’ve worked with and met really awesome people! SASEtank caught my interest because I wanted to get more involved in entrepreneurship and startups in the future. I’m currently the Co-President of the Northeastern SASE Chapter. I love giving back to the community that has given me so much!"
Marketing Subcommittee Member
School: University of Washington, Electrical Engineering 2017 (West Region)
What I like to do in my spare time: Watch basketball and anime; tinker with small robots and electronics; dye my hair.
"I’m in SASE because it’s rewarding to be involved with something more than just my education or my company. SASE allows me to grow as a leader, connect with other ambitious minds, and work towards a meaningful goal. SASE and SASEtank both allow me to stay engaged as a developing worker. More specifically, I chose to be in SASEtank because I wanted to work with driven individuals. The people involved with SASEtank, both the committee members and the participants, have done great things and will continue to aspire higher. I’m proud to be a part of such a team."