I am a fourth-year chemical and biomolecular engineering major interested in oil and gas. I have completed two terms with ExxonMobil Chemicals during my time at Georgia Tech. I began as a Challenge program participant in 2014 and have remained active in the OMED community as a 2015 Challenge Counselor and a 2017 OMED Ambassador. For a part of my time at Tech, I had an environmental science minor and was able to travel to Iceland to study alternative energy sources. Other activities I participate in or have participated in on campus are The American Institute of Chemical Engineers, The National Society for Black Engineers, women's club volleyball team, and Cultural and Diversity Affairs Committee.
Hometown: Albany, Ga.
Major: Chemical Engineering
I am a fifth-year chemical engineering student from Albany, Ga. I am a two-term intern with Colgate-Palmolive, serving in their Global Supply Chain program. I am a member of Omega Chi Epsilon Chemical Engineering Honor Society. I also serve as a Stamp's Health Ambassador. Through the Vannberg Lab, I work to help attract more minority students to the biotechnology master's program at Tech. I also participate in various service actives. During the semester, I help mentor a student with Asperger Syndrome towards a personal goal. Once a week, I volunteer at Grady Hospital in their labor/delivery center.
Hometown: Kennesaw, Ga.
Major: Biomedical Engineering
I am Renee Copeland, a rising fifth-year biomedical engineering major from Kennesaw, Ga. My OMED involvement started back in Challenge 2013: I participated in the Edge program my freshman year, and have served as an Edge Leader for the past three years. I have also been a member and served on the executive boards for the Georgia Tech Society of Black Engineers, the women’s club soccer team, the African American Recruitment Team, Biomedical Engineering Student Advisory Board, and Omicron Delta Kappa. I also serve as an ambassador for OMED. I have been doing research in the Laboratory for Drug Delivery for about two years now, and work on developing new drugs to be delivered through the skin. In my free time, I enjoy exploring new places and restaurants in Atlanta, training for my half marathon in June, playing soccer, and hanging out with friends. After Georgia Tech, I ultimately plan to become a doctor. I am super excited to meet Challenge 2017, and can’t wait for the fun summer ahead!
Hometown: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Major: Industrial Engineering (CS Minor)
I'm a fourth-year industrial engineering student with a computer science minor. I have been a part of OMED since Challenge 2014. I loved it so much I came back to be a counselor for Challenge 2015. Fall 2017 will be my fourth semester as an OMED Student Ambassador. I have loved being an ambassador, and I am really excited to keep working with OMED. During my time at Tech, I have also had the opportunity to explore different student organizations and do a study abroad at GTL. I served in the board of directors of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers for two years, I've been part of the Georgia Tech Dance Company, and this year, I will be serving in the executive board of the Caribbean Student Organization as the public relations/communications chair.
Oladipupo Johnson (Ola)
Hometown: Lagos, Nigeria
Major: Mechanical Engineering
My name is Oladipupo Johnson. I am a rising senior aiming for a degree in mechanical engineering. I was born and raised in Nigeria and moved to America for college. OMED has been my family since my first day at Georgia Tech, and I am blessed to serve as an ambassador this year. Catch me on the football pitch or rocking out at under the couch.