Meet the Board
President, Yenet Tafesse
Hello Everyone! My name is Yenet Tafesse and I am a junior in the Computer Science BSE department pursuing a certificate in Robotics and Intelligent Systems. I am very excited and honored to be serving the NSBE community as President this year. Aside from NSBE, I am involved in PEESA, DoroBucci and more. I love everything about NSBE from the supportive community on campus to the greater connection among black engineers in the nation. I look forward to helping cultivate this amazing community and making sure black engineers feel heard and supported.
VP, Mutemwa Masheke
What’s up Princeton!? My name’s Mutemwa, born and raised in the beautiful Lusaka, Zambia and I am now a senior in the COS department. Aside being the VP of the BEAUTIFUL board, I’m also the coolest member of NSBE (It’s SO exhausting being this awesome 😪). This year NSBE is planning some of the biggest and most impactful programming we’ve ever had and I’m excited to work among the really talented members of our team who are also (almost) just as incredible people as me!! Please feel free to reach out for anything you want to talk about (big or small) – and don’t forget to check out the other members’ bios!
Treasurer, Pascal Nabare
My name is Pascal Nabare and I am a sophomore from Ghana concentrating in Computer Science. In my free time, I like to play video games, hang out with friends, or watch YouTube videos. I am very excited to be on the board this year and I look forward to having an amazing year with NSBE.
Secretary, Gedeon Guercin
Hello y’all, my name is Gedeon and I am happy to serve as your Secretary for NSBE this year! I am a Junior in the COS department and I’m also in PBMA. Some of my interests include basketball and video games. I’m also usually the one who sends out emails so be on the lookout for that!
Senator, Jaelin Haynes
Hi everyone, I’m Jaelin! I am a senior from Atlanta majoring in Computer Science, and pursuing a certificate in Technology and Society. My other interests include psychology and human-computer interaction. I am excited to serve on the board to help with fostering the NSBE community, promoting opportunities, and forming connections.
Senator, David Amelemah
I am a Chemical & Biological Engineering Major, a Triple Jumper on Varsity Track & Field, and a proud member of the Princeton NSBE board. I love listening to different types of music and am currently doing research on lipid nanoparticles for my senior thesis.
Academic Excellence Chair, Etiosa Omeike
My name is Etiosa, I am a junior from Elmont, New York pursuing certificates in Statistics and Machine Learning and Robotics and Intelligent Systems. When I’m not dancing or listening to Asake, you can catch me at the East Asian Library reading papers about robotics, helping NSBE coordinate events, or power lifting!
Professional Development Chair, Yusuf Fashanu
Hello! My name is Yusuf Fashanu, and I am a senior majoring in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. I am originally from Nigeria, but I moved to the Bronx, New York when I was 11 years old. My hobbies include drawing, watching soccer, and playing video games. I am so excited to be part of the NSBE Board, and I look forward to working with the rest of the NSBE board and fostering a great NSBE community on campus this year.
Pre-Collegiate Chair, Joachim Ambaw
My name is Joachim, and I’m from Silver Spring, MD (shoutout DMV!). I’m a junior in the MAE department, and besides NSBE, on campus I’m involved with PEESA and PBMA. Really excited to help with NSBE’s vision this year!
Social and Communications Chair, Wangari Ashley
Hi everyone! I’m Wangari, a sophomore from Nairobi, Kenya. I’m a member of the class of ‘25 in the COS department. I’m ecstatic to serve as your Social and Communications Chair. I am also involved with SAIP, The Princeton Pride Alliance and Dorobucci.
Programming Chair, Darius Ganza
I’m a junior in the CBE department. I love NSBE and I’m so excited for the potential we have and the impact we can have on the experience of black engineers at Princeton.