Our Leadership

President – Rachel Rath

Rachel Rath has been involved in EWB-DC since 2012 as a member of the Water and Health Project. She originally joined the team as a co-lead for the public health sub-group and later served as project co-lead for two years. She has traveled to the project site in Mbokop, Cameroon for two assessment trips and one implementation trip. Additionally, she helped found the EWB Impact Standing Content Committee and currently serves as the Chair. Rachel holds a BA from American University in International Relations, an MPH from The George Washington University in Global Health, and is currently pursuing an MBA at Georgetown University.

Vice President – Harry Ramnath

Harry Ramnath joined EWB-DC in the fall of 2014 as a member of the Cameroon Water Supply and Health program, assisting with the efforts surrounding construction management, community capacity building, and public health education leading up to an implementation trip in March of 2015. In 2018 he assumed roles in chapter leadership first as Treasurer, monitoring the finances of the the projects under the EWB-DC umbrella, and then as the Vice-President. He has a background in Civil Engineering with degrees from Columbia University and the University of Florida, and currently works as an IT Consultant in the Washington, DC area.

Treasurer – Ashley Reives

Ashley Reives joined EWB-DC in 2012 as a member of the Cameroon Water Supply and Health program assisting in the assessment and implementation planning stages. She later served as a Cameroon Project Lead for two years, supporting the project through technical design phases and four Implementation trips on the first system in the program. She has supported the EWB-DC chapter in fundraising, social media, event planning initiatives, and most recently, as the Chapter Treasurer. Ashley has a BS in Systems Engineering and MS in Engineering Management. She currently works in federal consulting in the Washington, DC region.

Secretary – Buck Wiemers

Buck Wiemers joined EWB-DC in 2018 as a member of the Peru project team.  Buck holds a BA in Mathematics from College of the Holy Cross and a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Maryland.  He currently works as a Water Resource Engineer at an environmental consulting firm.