Engineers Without Borders

University of Mississippi

Meet the 2019 Officers

President

Olivia Wagg

Ontario, Canada

Olivia is a senior, majoring in Chemical Engineering. Aside from being the President of our EWB Chapter, Olivia is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineering and the Society of Women Engineers. In her spare time, Olivia enjoys volunteering at animal shelters, exploring different cultures and cuisines, and temporarily tattooing her friends with henna.

What do you think is the best part of EWB?

“My favorite part of EWB is seeing and hearing the ideas of others, of all different walks of life, come together for the benefit of those in need.”

Vice President

Lena Turner

Picayune, MS

Lena is a senior, majoring in Mechanical Engineering. Aside from being the Vice President of our EWB Chapter, Lena is a member of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, and the Center of Manufacturing Excellence. In her spare time, Lena enjoys eating chocolate chip cookies, playing the ukulele, and watching a lot of Parks and Rec.

What do you think is the best part of EWB?

“Being surrounded by people who are mission and service minded, and who get excited about helping others.”

Treasurer

Witt Lovelace

Oxford, MS 

Witt is a senior, majoring in General Engineering with a Business Emphasis. Witt believes that EWB is important at Ole Miss because all students are free to join if they desire to better the world around them. In his spare time, Witt enjoys sports, especially  watching the Cavs, Saints, and Indians, and he likes to watch Game of Thrones and Stranger Things.

What do you think is the best part of EWB?

“Each EWB program produces a relatively small impact on the world around them; but the work done by EWB collectively throughout the country can make a huge impact in many communities around the world. These benefits are tangible.”

Secretary

Megan Staffieri

Lucedale, MS

Megan is a senior, majoring in Mechanical Engineering with an emphasis in Manufacturing. Aside from being the Secretary of our EWB Chapter, Megan is a member of the Center of Manufacturing Excellence and the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College. In her spare time, Megan enjoys life on the farm, mac and cheese, and Parks and Rec.

What do you think is the best part of EWB?

“It is amazing to see how college students can come together in unison with other communities and make such a large impact! I am so grateful to be a part of that.”

International Design Team Lead

Jack Holiman

Vicksburg, MS

William is a senior, majoring in Mechanical Engineering. Aside from being the International Design Chair of our EWB Chapter, William is a junior representative of the Society of Women Engineers. In his spare time, William enjoys learning how to program things such as an Arduino set.

What do you think is the best part of EWB?

“The amazing people who make up our chapter. They always give 110% effort in everything we do. Our chapter would not be the same without our awesome members.”

International Design Team Lead

Noah McKone

Vicksburg, MS

William is a senior, majoring in Mechanical Engineering. Aside from being the International Design Chair of our EWB Chapter, William is a junior representative of the Society of Women Engineers. In his spare time, William enjoys learning how to program things such as an Arduino set.

What do you think is the best part of EWB?

“The amazing people who make up our chapter. They always give 110% effort in everything we do. Our chapter would not be the same without our awesome members.”

Local Projects Team Lead

Benjamin Koltai

Lucedale, MS

Megan is a junior, majoring in Mechanical Engineering. Aside from being the Deomestic Design Chair of our EWB Chapter, Megan is a member of the Center of Manufacturing Excellence and the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College. In her spare time, Megan enjoys spending time with her friends and watching Criminal Minds.

What do you think is the best part of EWB?

“It is amazing to see how college students can come together in unison with other communities and make such a large impact! I am so grateful to be a part of that.”

Fundraising Team Lead

Thomas Breakell

Roanoke, VA

Thomas is a junior, majoring in Chemical Engineering. Thomas loves being a part of EWB because he loves providing sustainable solutions that will give to the community long after completion. In his spare time, Thomas enjoys skiing, hiking, and swimming.

What do you think is the best part of EWB?

“EWB creates a network of engineers who understand the necessity of sustainability and innovation to drive the improvement of the global community.”

Marketing Team Lead

Sydney Bagby

Madisonville, LA 

Sydney is a junior majoring in Accounting. Aside from being the Marketing Lead of our EWB Chapter, Sydney is a member of Rebels for Suicide Prevention, the Center of Manufacturing Excellence, and the Circle K Club. In her spare time, Sydney enjoys traveling, cooking, creating art, writing, and making memories with friends.

What do you think is the best part of EWB?

“I think the best part about EWB is the relationships and experiences it provides students. EWB connects likeminded individuals who are passionate about changing the world. Being a member has allowed me so many opportunities to serve others and to create valuable friendships, and I can’t wait to help other students have the same opportunity!”

Member Representative

John Mark Huff

Puckett, MS

John Mark is a sophomore, majoring in Mechanical Engineering with an emphasis in Manufacturing. Aside from being the Member Representative of our EWB Chapter, John Mark is a member of Kappa Alpha fraternity and the Center for Manufacturing Excellence. In his spare time, John Mark enjoys playing with his goats.

What do you think is the best part of EWB?

“Showing students the importance of service using engineering and teaching them practical field skills.”