Our Leadership

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President – Nicole Regobert

Nicole joined EWB-DC in 2017 to “give back and make an impact to communities in need by using her EWB/Project Management experience.” Since joining the DC Chapter she has volunteered with the El Salvador project and traveled with the team in September 2017 to successfully close it out.  Nicole has been involved with EWB-USA since 2010 through leadership roles with the EWB-Mid Columbia Professional Chapter in Washington State and with the Central Houston Professional Chapter. Additionally, she serves as an ICP Reviewer for EWB-USA. Nicole loves to travel and learn about new cultures. In fact, she’s on track to visit every continent in the world! She joined Chapter leadership to help keep the chapter organized and to find ways to engage more with other regional chapters.

Vice President – Kavin Sanghavi

Kavin is an engineer in Washington, DC and has been involved with EWB since he was in college at Carnegie Mellon University. There, he was a Project Lead for a sustainable energy project in rural Zimbabwe. Since graduating and moving to DC, he has been an active member in the Peru team’s water treatment project. Kavin looks forward to working to continue growing the DC Professional Chapter of Engineers Without Borders as Vice President!

Treasurer – Shea Metzgar

Shea is the current treasurer of the EWB-DC chapter. She also serves as a co-lead with the chapter’s Panama project, which is working towards building a library and community center in the community of Hato Rincon. She has been a member of the EWB-DC professional chapter for two years and has made one trip so far to our partner community in Panama. Previously, she spent four years as a member of the EWB-GWU student chapter, where she also held the roles of treasurer and project lead for a program in La Pena, El Salvador.

Secretary – Buck Wiemers

Buck Wiemers has been involved with EWB-DC since roughly 2017. This is his second term as Chapter Secretary, and he also participates on the Peru project, time permitting. Buck is a civil engineer at a small firm, focusing on water resources, environmental restoration, and stormwater management. Prior to becoming and engineer, he worked for Habitat for Humanity for seven years as a construction site manager. Buck also volunteers with organizations working in disaster recovery, environmental restoration, and trail building.

Immediate Past President – Rachel Rath

Rachel Rath has been involved in EWB-DC since 2012 as a member of the Cameroon 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-USA Impact Standing Content Committee, has been involved in EWB-USA’s Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion, and EWB-USA’s COVID-19 response efforts. Rachel holds a BA from American University in International Relations, an MPH from The George Washington University in Global Health, and an MBA from Georgetown University.