Challenge Counselors

Issis Andujo

Hometown: Dalton, Ga
Class: Sophomore
Major: Aerospace Engineering

Hola! I am Issis Andujo. I was raised in Chihuahua, Mexico, but I have been living in Georgia for 10 years. I am a rising second-year student majoring in Aerospace Engineering. I am involved in the Honors Program, the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), Latin American Student Organization (LASO), Flying Club, marching band, and as an equipment manager for the GT Football team. I will never turn down three things: helping somebody, a thrilling experience or a cup of coffee. During my free time, I enjoy listening to any genre of music or playing/watching sports with my friends. I love to travel and learn about other cultures specially their food. I cannot wait to meet you all and help you transition to this new chapter of your life. Congratulations and welcome to the yellow jacket family!


Deri Barnes

Hometown: Austell, Ga
Class: Junior
Majors: Biomedical Engineering

My name is Deri Barnes and I am a rising 3rd year at Georgia Tech and my major is biomedical engineering. I am from Austell, Ga. During my time here at Georgia Tech I have worked with SGA. During my time here at Georgia Tech I have worked with SGA and African-American student union where I was community outreach co-chair. I am also certified in CPR and have directed a youth ambassador program against human trafficking


Vincent Bell

Hometown: Lawrenceville, Ga.
Class: Junior
Majors: Aerospace Engineering

I'm a rising 3rd year Aerospace Engineering major, born in Birmingham, Alabama raised in Lawrenceville, Georgia. My birthday's January 15th 2002 and a member of the Baháʼí faith. Challenge 2020 Participant and member of the third Clark Scholars cohort. Recreational martial artist and member of GTSBE.


Devin Dukes

Hometown: College Park, Ga.
Class: Senior
Majors: Business Administration

My name is Devin Dukes. I am a 5th Yr. Business Administration major. I like to eat, sleep, workout, and play video games. Upon graduation, I would like to become a consultant.

JahWill Fannings

Hometown: West Point, Ga.
Class: Sophomore
Majors:Music Technology

Hello, I'm JahWill Fannings. I'm a 2nd year undergraduate at Georgia Tech studying Music Technology. I run a recording studio as a mix and recording engineer. I also am a recording artist. I am a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer. I enjoy helping others and encouraging people. I am an Eagle Scout from Troop 9003.


Amanda Hamlet

Hometown: Laurel, Md
Class: Senior
Majors: Industrial Design

I am a 4th year graduating senior at GT from Maryland. This fall I will attend the University of Maryland to pursue my M.S in Human Computer Interaction. I enjoy nature hikes, listening to music, and traveling.


Jeremiah Jones

Hometown: Atlanta, Ga.
Class: Senior
Majors: Industrial Design

What's going on guys! My name is Jeremiah and I'm an Industrial Design major from Columbus, Ga. I love to cook, hang with my two dogs, and blast music in my free time. I'm excited to meet you all this summer!


Taj Lowe

Hometown: Tucker, Ga.
Class: Junior
Majors: Civil Engineering

Hey! My name is Kellie Monzon Cruz. I'm a rising second-year student majoring in Computational Media with Media and Interaction Design threads. Outside of school, I spend my time taking walks, watching shows/movies, and spend plenty of time with friends. As a former Challenge participant, I had a great experience and made many friends and memories. I'm hoping to make it as great of an experience for you as it was for me!


Aimee Ogando

Hometown: Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic
Class: Sophomore
Majors: Civil Engineering

Hello everyone!! My name is Aimée Ogando! I am a third-year Civil Engineering major from Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic and I am very excited to be a Challenge Counselor this year! I love watching sports (specifically Formula 1 and the NBA), traveling, learning new things, and meeting new people. At Georgia Tech I am involved with the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), the Hispanic Recruitment Team (HRT), FASET, SMILE, Construction Engineering Association (CEA), and Student Government Association (SGA). I am really looking forward to the summer to help you all adapt seamlessly to Tech and meet interesting, awesome incoming students. Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions, concerns, doubts, want to chat, or simply rant! Go Jackets!


Dylan Prysock

Hometown: Douglasville, Ga.
Class: Sophomore
Majors: Industrial Engineering

"Hey Everyone, I am Dylan Prysock and I am a second-year Industrial Engineering major from Douglasville, Georgia. I am interested in music, sports, working out, and hanging out with friends. I am involved with a couple of things on campus, including GTSBE and AAMI, and work as a football equipment manager. I am looking forward to meeting you all this summer and having a good time this summer."


Mia Roberts

Hometown: Chicago, IL.
Class: Senior
Majors: Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Hi! My name is Mia and I am a Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Major from Chicago, IL. Outside of school, I like to read, eat, and watch TV. I look forward to meeting everyone this summer!

Kemuel Russell

Hometown: St. Croix, US Virgin Islands
Class: Junior
Majors: Biology

Hello everyone. My name is Kemuel Russell and I am a rising junior majoring in Biology with minors in Psychology and Spanish on the Pre-Health track. I am from a small island called St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands, but I have been living in College Park, GA for some time. My involvements on campus include: African American Student Union, Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students, Student Hospital Connections, Doctors Without Borders, and many more. During my free time, I enjoy painting, sports, playing videogames, watching anime, and taking care of my plants. Looking forward to an amazing summer with you all.

Zane Stokesberry

Hometown: San Mateo, Ca.
Class: Sophomore
Majors: Computer Engineering

Hey! My name is Zane Stokesberry and I'm a first year Computer Engineering major. I grew up in the Bay Area in California, but I've loved being in Atlanta since I got here. In my free time, I love playing basketball and soccer, listening to music, and working out. I was a Challenge participant last year and it turned out to be one of my favorite Summers, and I can't wait for you all to experience it!


Alaika Suffrena

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Class: Senior
Majors: Chemical Engineering

Hey there my name is Alaika, I am a 4th year Chemical Engineering major. My future goals are to work in Cosmetics in research and development. My hobbies are cooking, making Youtube videos, and doing makeup. I am excited to share my experience throughout college with you all, and hopefully make your first year smooth sailing.


Jhane Sulcer

Hometown: Jacksonville, Fl.
Class: Sophomore
Majors: Mechanical Engineering

Hello, my name is Jhané Sulcer and I am a rising second year Mechanical Engineering major from Jacksonville, FL.  Some of my favorite hobbies include dancing, playing volleyball, getting food, and hanging out with friends.   In my Challenge year I had a lot of fun, made memories, and met many cool people that have become great friends of mine.  It was a great help in getting accustomed to Tech and eased that transition into an unfamiliar place.  I am excited to meet you all this summer and help make it a great one!


Mariah Washington

Hometown: Nashville, Tn.
Class: Senior
Majors: Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Hi everyone! My name is Mariah Washington and I am a 4th year Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering major from Nashville, TN. On campus, I am a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, GT Student Ambassadors, OMED Edge Program, and much more! I was also blessed with the opportunity to intern with Thermo Fisher Scientific over the past summer. During my downtime, I enjoy weight training, walking on trails, listening to music, and hanging out with friends. I truly enjoyed Challenge when I participated in 2018 and the opportunities provided for incoming minority students, so I cannot wait to advise and serve the GT community! I am ecstatic to be of service to you all and be a guiding resource amid your matriculation at Georgia Tech!


Morgan Wright

Class: Senior
Majors: Mechanical Engineering

What's up, my name is Alejandro Vasquez and I am a rising third year majoring in biomedical engineering and minoring in Computing and Intelligence. Outside of school, I love to hoop, play soccer, play guitar, and explore the city. When I did challenge, I met some of my best friends, learned about Tech, and made great memories. I look forward to meeting you and help in making this summer memorable!


Yuanzhao Yang

Hometown: Atlanta, Ga
Class: Sophomore
Majors: Computer Science

Hi! My name is Yuanzhao Yang, but you can all call Alejandro and I am a first-year CS Major from China and Argentina. In my free time,  I love to watch TV Shows: I have at least watched Modern Family and Brooklyn 9&9 6 times each. I am confident to assure you all that this summer is going to be one of the best ever. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me and I hope to see you all enjoy campus. Go Jackets!