NSBE Princeton Board

The Princeton chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers

Meet the Board

President, Raphael Njoku

Raphael will be responsible for the smooth and efficient operation of NSBE activities, in addition to leading the board through a plethora of exciting events. He will also represent Princeton’s chapter at NSBE Conferences. Here’s what he has to say: Hi everyone! I am a rising junior in the ELE department and an RCA in Butler College. I am excited to implement great initiatives for you this year, doing even better than last year! Looking forward to meeting you all at future events!

VP, Bennett Holmes

Bennett will be overseeing the operations of the Executive Board and spearheading our initiatives this year. He was on the Executive Board last year too, so Bennett will be bringing wisdom and experience to our team. Bennett is a rising junior in the MAE department; already holding the position as the President of Princeton’s BAC, we are happy to have proven experience and leadership on our board.

Treasurer, Taj-Jahnae

Taj-Jahnae will involved in our financial planning, budgeting and fundraising strides. Here’s what she has to say: Hi all! I’m a member of the CBE department and a member of the class of ’22. In the past I have worked with the Princeton Gerrymandering Project and Audible.com, but I plan on pursuing research in geothermal energy with CHAOS Lab this summer. When not working I can be found getting good eats at Jammin’ Crepes or chilling in the vicinity of Frist!

Secretary, Jayla Cornelius

Jayla will be organizing and planning the events, controlling the logistics and and recording our operations. Here’s what she has to say: I am a rising sophomore studying Civil and Environmental Engineering. In my junior and senior year of high school, I was involved in NSBE and truly became passionate about the organization after traveling to the 45th National Conference in Detroit, Michigan. Some fun facts about be are that I love to knit and I have a twin sister. I can’t wait to be a part of the amazing things to come from NSBE!

Senator, Andrew Paul

Andrew will be representing our chapter at meetings, voting for national policies and supporting all the events our board hosts. Here’s what he has to say: I’m so excited to join the board of the Princeton’s NSBE Chapter. I am a rising junior from Kingston, Jamaica majoring in ELE. I feel truly honored and blessed to be a part of this community and to be put in a position where I can more readily give back. So many of us here at Princeton are doing amazing things. Even though we are in a pandemic, I hope you are all optimistic about the future. As senator, I promise to do what I can to ensure you all feel supported during the semester. We will be hitting the ground running when school returns and I can’t wait to see you all. 

Senator, Tadiyos Berhane

Tadiyos will be representing our chapter at meetings, voting for national policies and supporting all the events our board hosts. Here’s what he has to say: Hey everyone! I am a rising sophmore studying Computer Science. I will be serving as one of our senators for the upcoming school year. My hobbies include video games, basketball and anime. My hometown is Silver Spring, Maryland so feel free to hit me up if you’re from the DMV or have any questions about anything!

Academic Excellence Chair, Jafar Howe

Jafar will be producing and providing academic resources for our NSBE students. Here’s what he has to say: I’m Jafar, an international student from Trinidad & Tobago studying Electrical Engineering with a keen interest in ethical and moral philosophy.

Professional Development Chair, Larry Zebaze

Larry will be working to bring recruiting events to campus, in addition to liaising with corporate professionals. Here’s what he has to say: I to hope to help create many opportunities for students and help bolster professional relationships. I am also excited to being on the board and contributing as much as I can to NSBE.

Pre-Collegiate Chair, Lindsey Moore

Larry will be involved in expanding our relationship with local schools and hosting initiatives for the youth in Princeton’s area. She is a returning member of our Executive Board, bringing experience and wisdom to the team!

Historian & Alumni Engagement Chair, Naomi Oke

She will be involved in coordinating with our alums, as well as maintaining a log of Princeton’s history in NSBE. Here’s what she has to say: I am a sophomore from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, majoring in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and pursuing a certificate in Robotics and Intelligent Systems. I hope that I can foster a stronger connection between Princeton NSBE Alumni and current Princeton NSBE members.