EWB-16

Marissa DelRocini

President

Mechanical Engineer, 2018

4 years in EWB, Camden, Tanzania, Guatemala and Kenya Project

Other Involvement: Salsa Club, Chem-E Car, Pi Tau Sigma, Research Assistant: Department of Cell Biology & Neuroscience, Learning Assistant Program

Favorite Color: Dark Teal

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Pistachio

Favorite Quote: “If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.” – Thomas Edison

Why did you join EWB?

As an incoming first-year student one of my upperclassman friends suggested that I join EWB. I came to the first meeting and instantly fell in love with the organization and it’s mission to empower communities both domestically and internationally.

Why did you stay?

When travel team members came back with some pictures from an implementation, I was amazed. Being able to help EWB work in collaboration with communities to implement these structures was very motivational for me, and I realized that while I was making great friends I was also contributing to these wonderful accomplishments.

How has EWB helped you?

Overall, EWB has been an amazing experience where I feel like I can make a difference, enhance my technical and leadership skills, and make amazing friends. Additionally, EWB has helped change my view on service activities. Having the focus of EWB and our activities be on collaboration and empowerment rather than fixing things resonated very well with me and has helped me become more aware of the over-arching purpose and goals of serving communities.