Takoi Hamrita, Ph.D.Prof. at the UGA College of Engineering, WIE Region 3 Coordinator

Summit Chair 

Merry CrowderProduction Engineer at Toyota-Denso Automotive Compressor of Georgia

Assistant to the Chair 


Nita PatelSystems and Software Engineering Director at L-3 Warrior Systems, Founder of WIE-ILC
Keyana TennantManager of the WIE Program


Jarrod Buffington
Jarrod BuffingtonBusiness Manager, UGA Engineering

Summit Treasurer

Cathy Tomajko
Cathy TomajkoRetired Associate Dean, GA Tech

Event Management Support

Vickie Burkhalter
Vickie BurkhalterAdministrative Assistant II, UGA

Administrative Support 

Carolyn Marquez
Carolyn MarquezFounder of Run Ruffian

Web Design Support 


Viraj Patel
Viraj PatelComputer Science UGA


Trent Walls
Trent WallsComputer Systems Engineering UGA

Project Support

Michael Melatti
Michael Melatti Computer Systems Engineering, UGA


Kaitlyn Summey
Kaitlyn SummeyComputer Systems Engineering UGA

Project Support

Pravallika Nallamotu
Pravallika NallamotuComputer Systems Engineering UGA

Project Support and Website Development

Brittnie Oo
Brittnie OoMarketing Major UGA

Social Media


Jennifer Sherer, Ph.D.
Jennifer Sherer, Ph.D.VP of Innovation Metro Atlanta Chamber
Maryam Alavi, Ph.D.
Maryam Alavi, Ph.D.Dean of GA Tech Scheller College of Business
Leslie Sibert
Leslie SibertVP Distribution at Georgia Power
Cathy Freeman, Ph.D.
Cathy Freeman, Ph.D.Pres. Freeman RF & Microwave Solutions LLC
Dana Randall, Ph.D.
Dana Randall, Ph.D.Co-Executive Director of the Institute for Data Engineering and Science; ADVANCE Professor of Computing, Georgia Tech.
Elena Karahanna, Ph.D.
Elena Karahanna, Ph.D. L. Edmund Rast Professor of Business in the MIS at UGA
Jennifer Van Buskirk
Jennifer Van BuskirkRegional President, Northeast, AT&T Mobility
Cheryl Gomillion, Ph.D.
Cheryl Gomillion, Ph.D.Assistant Professor in the College of Engineering at the University of Georgia
Parisa Khosravi
Parisa KhosraviFormer CNN Senior Vice President and Motivational Speaker
Jean Wolf Smith
Jean Wolf SmithLeader in Professional Services and IT
Michelle Wilcox
Michelle WilcoxSenior Technical Manager for Honeywell Aerospace
David Hartnett
David HartnettSenior Vice President of Economic Development
Angela Mitchell
Angela MitchellSenior Engineer of R&D for Halyard Health
Dr. Melissa Hallow, Ph.D.
Dr. Melissa Hallow, Ph.D.Assistant Professor at the University of Georgia
Maria Mazursky
Maria MazurskyDirector of External Relations at Georgia Tech