Edge Leaders

An “Edge Leader” is assigned to a group of participating students. This coach is an upperclassman who is responsible for helping incoming students get adjusted to their first two semesters at Georgia Tech. During the school year, Edge Leaders provide help with tutoring, registration, study habits, and a wide variety of first-year issues.

Andrea Acosta

Class: Senior
Major: Industrial and Systems Engineering

Hello! My name is Andrea Acosta and I'm an ISyE major with a concentration in Data Analytics and a minor in Computing and Intelligence! I'm originally from Venezuela but moved to Panama when I was very young. Aside from EDGE, I'm also involved in SHPE and used to be part of EWB (Engineers Without Borders). Professionally, I've worked for two summers as a Data Engineer at Meta and I'm looking to stay in the Tech industry for a while! I love traveling (just came back from doing abroad in Madrid!), reading and going out to eat with friends.
I'm super excited to meet all of you and hopefully be helpful in some way or another! I am happy to talk about anything with you, including things un-related to school and work :)

Christian Arnett

Class: Senior
Major:  Electrical Engineering

I am a 5th year Electrical Engineering major with concentrations in Circuit Technology and Electrical Energy Systems. I am also pursuing certification in Sustainable Business through the Scheller College of Business. In addition, I have interned with Bechtel in the field of renewable energy, specifically nuclear energy, as well as participated in professional development programs such as EMBARC and Career Alliance. My professional goal is to work in the industry of renewable energy and obtain a Professional Engineer License, but developing strong, personal relationships is the foundation of everything I do, both professionally and personally.
My hobbies are binge-watching anime, playing and watching competitive sports, and playing video games. I love spending time with my family, hanging out with friends, and relaxing on the weekends.
I've been involved with OMED since my freshman year at Tech, and this is my 4th year being an EDGE Leader, so I have a lot of experiences to share and lessons that I have learned to guide the next generation of students to the path of success. It's a pleasure to meet you!

Opeoluwa Badejoh

Class: Junior
Major:  Economics and International Affairs

Hello everyone, my name is Tomi Badejoh! I am a 3rd-year Economics and International Affairs major minoring in Health, Medicine, and Society. On campus, I have been involved with African Student Association (ASA) and Student Government Association (SGA). I have loved getting involved on campus and the edge program has helped me tremendously throughout my time here. I am very excited to get to know each and every one of you; don't hesitate to reach out and ask me any questions! Go Jackets :)

Cristina Carbonell

Class: Senior
Major: Mechanical Engineering

Hi everyone! My name is Cristina Carbonell and I am a fourth-year Mechanical Engineering student from Puerto Rico. I have been involved with OMED for a year now, and am also an active member of SHPE (Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers). My EDGE Leader was very helpful to me during my first year, so I hope to do the same! Feel free to reach out to me at any time!

Tatyna Cook

Class: Junior
Major: Biomedical Engineering

 

Maya Diaz Brannon

Class: Senior
Major: Biomedical Engineering

Hey everyone! My name is Maya Diaz, and I’m a fourth year Biomedical Engineering student from Puerto Rico but I have also lived in Honduras, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic. Other than Edge, I’m involved in SHPE, HRT, and BMES. I love spending time with friends and family, traveling, and being outdoors. I’m looking forward to meeting all of you, and please feel free to reach out if you need anything or have any questions!

Giuliane Fuzetto Paschoal

Class: Senior
Major:  Biomedical Engineering

Hello everyone! My name is Giuliane Fuzetto Paschoal. I am a 4th-year Biomedical Engineering student, minoring in Chemistry and Biochemistry and also pursuing the Research Option. I was born and raised in Campo Grande-MS, Brazil, and moved to the US to study at Georgia Tech. I am interested in tissue engineering, drug delivery, microfluidics, and wound healing innovations. I also love traveling and listening to music. I hope I can share with you what I learned during my time in college, and be a part of your success, both academic and personal!

Keyvon Huff

Class: Junior
Major: Business Administration - Finance

Hello, my name is Keyvon and I am a third-year business administration major concentrating in finance from Fairburn Georgia. The edge program was extremely beneficial to me during my first year at tech and I hope I will be able to do the same for the next generations of first years during my time here. Outside of this, I love watching anime, playing video games, fashion, roller-coasters, and dancing. I look forward to meeting and having fun with EDGE this year!

Bijee Jackson

Class: Junior
Major:  Mechanical Engineering

Wah gwan everybody! My name is Bijée Jackson and I am a 3rd year Mechanical Engineering major from Kingston, Jamaica. During my freshman year at Tech I was heavily involved in Lambda Delta Rho(LDR) and the Caribbean Student Association (CaribSA). I have also been involved with organizations such as the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and clubs such as RoboJackets and GT MotorSports. This year I will serve as the President of the Caribbean Student Association and as a RA in the North Avenue East Apartments. This program had a great impact in my time and success here at Tech and I am here to do the same for you! I am really excited to meet you all whether it be virtual or 6 feet apart.

Daniel Jacobs

Class: Senior
Major:  Electrical Engineering

Hey everybody! My name is Daniel Jacobs and I'm a 5th year Electrical Engineering major. I've been involved in various organizations on campus, including Edge, DramaTech, the Rowing team, and the Martin Luther King Student Board. I've been all over campus, so please ask me anything you like!

Emma Kissling

Class: Sophomore
Major:  Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Hey everyone! My name is Emma Kissling, and I’m a 2nd-year Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering major from San Jose, Costa Rica. My on-campus involvements include the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and being a TL for GT 1000. Outside class, I enjoy reading, writing, painting, and watching anime. I look forward to meeting all of you and helping you to adjust to life at Georgia Tech! Don’t hesitate to reach out!

Mahogany Labor

Class: Junior
Major:  Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

My name is Mahogany Labor and I am a junior majoring in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. I was born and raised in San Jose, Costa Rica, and came to the US in 2019! I love meeting people and that is why I am very involved on-campus since it's a perfect way to expand my network. Other than EDGE, I'm also involved in GTSBE, WOCI, and SHPE. I love spending time with my family, love to travel, read and do spontaneous plans with my friends. Always down to eat some good food and explore cool places around Atlanta. Looking forward to meeting and helping out all of the new Edge mentees this year.

Ogechukwu Onyeachonam

Class: Junior
Major: CHBE

Hello! My name is Ogechukwu Onyechonam and I am a third-year CHBE student at Georgia Tech. I am from PG County, MD and my interest include listening to new music/podcasts, taking fitness classes, and watching movies. I look forward to serving as an Edge Leader and meeting new students and incoming freshmen!

Jayla Lett

Class: Sophomore
Major:  Aerospace Engineering

Hey, y'all! My name is Jayla Lett, and I am a 2nd-year aerospace engineering student. I am from Evans, Georgia. Around campus, I am involved in the Society of Women Engineers and the African American Student Union. In my free time, I enjoy traveling, watching TV, and exploring the city of Atlanta. I look forward to meeting all of you and can't wait for the wonderful year ahead! If you need anything or have any questions, please feel free to ask!

Jadon Pauling

Class: Senior
Major:  Mechanical Engineering

Hi everyone! My name is Jadon Pauling and I am a 5th year Mechanical Engineering major minoring in Computer Science and Spanish. I am involved in Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc., Georgia Tech Student Ambassadors, National Society for Black Engineers, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, as well as African American Male Initiative. The EDGE Program was an extremely informative program for me when I came to Georgia Tech and I look forward to passing on the knowledge that I have gained to the next generation of students! If you see me around don't be afraid to say hello!

Maripaz Rodriguez

Class: Sophomore
Major:  Industrial Design

Hola!! My name is Paz Rodriguez, I am a second year Industrial Design major from San Jose, Costa Rica. I am a very creative and passionate student who has been involved in both the design teams of HRT and SHPE. As a rising Sophomore, I know how different and challenging this transition process can be, however, as an Edge Leader I am excited to provide all the help needed to make this adjustment as smooth, easy and fun as possible.

Kemuel Russell

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 year with you all.

Miyang Tamanji

MATH 1551, 1552, 2551, ISYE 3030, CHEM 2312, CHEM 2380

Drop-In Tutoring Availability

Mondays 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Tuesdays: 5:00 p.m - 8:00 p.m.

 Wednesdays: 4:00 p.m - 7:00 p.m.

 

 

Joaquin Uriarte

Class: Senior
Major: Industrial and Systems Engineering

Hello! My name is Joaquin Uriarte and I am a 4th year ISyE major with a minor in computer science (Information & Internetworks). I come from Puerto Rico and I participated in challenge before starting at GT. I was involved in the Create-X program and I'm currently in the GT Blockchain club.
Looking forward to meeting everyone! Reach out if you want to talk about anything: entrepreneurship, blockchain, computer science, classes, GT or soccer.

Mariah Washington

Class: Sophomore
Major: Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Hi guys ! My name is Mariah Washington and I am a second-year Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering major, from Nashville, TN. I have had the opportunity, while attending Tech, to be apart of various organizations, like Freshman Servant Leadership Organization (FLSO), National Society of Black Engineers, African American Student Union, and of course, become a Women of Color Ambassador for Women of Color Initiative. Aside from this, my interests include working out, spending quality time with friends, and broadening my music taste. My goal is to be able to bring guidance and happiness to those who are in need, and to not only positively impact someone's life, but to be able to build my character along the way to become a better individual.

Lawrence Williams

Class: Senior
Major:  Computer Science

Hello! My name is Lawrence Williams, and I'm a fourth-year majoring in computer science. My threads are people and media (with a side of intel). Outside of Edge, I'm the director of Catalyst at HexLabs. I enjoy music, dance, and games. I participated in Challenge 2019 and was part of the Edge program the following year. I look forward to helping you all get started at Tech!

Morgan Wright

Class: Sophomore
Major:  Mechanical Engineering

Hey ya'll! My name is Morgan Wright and I am a second year majoring in mechanical engineering. On campus I am a member of the African American Student Union (AASU), hold a position on the Georgia Tech’s Society of Black Engineers (GTSBE), a part of OMED's Women of Color Initiative (WOCI) and an RA this school year! Outside of school I have my own bracelet business that I have run since high school. I love anime, music and anything food related from eating to baking. I participated in the edge mentor program last year as a freshman and it was a great experience! I can't wait to meet and help you guys!