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.

Christian Arnett

Class: Sophomore
Major:  Electrical Engineering

I am a second-year, Electrical Engineering major from Ellaville, Georgia. Along with being an EDGE Leader, I am a part of the Black Student Recruitment Team (BSRT) and I am an Adviser for Lambda Delta Rho (LDR), the freshman subset of the National Society of Black Engineers. I aim to help and guide the ones that come after me with wisdom learned from the ones who came before me to ensure future success for all.

Jesudunsin Awodele

Class: Junior
Major:  Aerospace Engineering

My name is Dunsin and I am a 3rd Year Aerospace Engineering Major, Patti Grace Smith Fellow, and Air Force ROTC cadet. I am really interested in aeronautics and have a passion for jets and planes. I have interned with the Hines Family Foundation and this summer at Boeing. For fun, I enjoy hanging out with my friends and exploring the Atlanta area. When I graduate, I plan on commissioning as a 2nd Lieutenant and becoming a Flight Test Engineer in the Air Force.

Opeoluwa Badejoh

Class: Sophomore
Major:  Economics and International Affairs

Hi everyone! My name is Tomi Badejoh and I am a 2nd-year Economics and International Affairs, major. At Georgia Tech, I have been involved with Model UN, African Student Association, and Public Health Association. This school year I will be serving as the Rambling Reps Committee Chair in the Student Government Association. In my free time, I enjoy reading, watching movies, and trying new restaurants with friends. I have enjoyed my time at this school and I can't wait to meet you this fall!

Makiyah Dee

Class: Sophomore
Major: Computer Science

Hey!! I am Makiyah Dee, and I am a second-year computer science student from Warner Robins, GA. I am a member of SAA and I am also an RA on West Campus as well as an Edge Mentor. I enjoy collecting dreamcatchers, eating Mexican food and will love to have new music suggestions. I know that your first year to college isn't as you expected it to be, but I will do everything that I can to help guide you and make your entrance to adulthood memorable and fun; I can't wait to work with all of you!

Louis Grady

Class: Junior
Major:  Mechanical Engineering

Hey! I’m Louis Grady, a 3rd year Mechanical Engineering major and Business minor from Covington, GA. I am involved in National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) and work for the Alumni Association. Looking forward to meeting you all!

Breanna Ivey

Class: Senior
Major:  Electrical Engineering

Breanna Ivey is a 4th year electrical engineering student. She is a member of NSBE, AASU and the Black Student Recruitment team. She enjoys drawing, scrap-booking, and playing basketball. Breanna plans to graduate in the Fall of 2021 and is considering attending Grad School.

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.

Jordine Jones

Class: Sophomore
Major:  Industrial Engineering

Hey!! I’m Jordine and I am a 2nd year Industrial Engineering student. Alongside being your Edge Mentor, I am a member of SWE, GTSBE, and a student center employee. During my freshman year, I was apart of the Edge program and Challenge. Without these programs, I don’t know how I would’ve made it. I want to help you all in any way I can. If you need to rant, cry, eat, etc. I’m excited to meet y’all.

Mahogany Labor

Class: Sophomore
Major:  Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Hello! I'm Mahogany Labor, and I am a sophomore majoring in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. I am a very curious and extrovert person, who loves to meet new people, so feel free to reach out for whatever you need! I love to spend time with family and friends and learn about the world around me. I enjoy reading, traveling and dancing too! I have a deep interest in the sciences, especially chemistry, therefore my major. One of my involvements at Tech is being the T.O.R.C.H Chair for Georgia Tech Society of Black Engineers (GTSBE). I am in charge of developing the community service events, as well as activities that reach out to GT's community as well as Atlanta's.

Aimee Ogando

Class: Sophomore
Major:   Civil Engineering

Hello everyone I am Aimée Ogando! I am a second year Civil Engineering major from Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic and I am very excited to be an Edge Leader 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), SMILE, Construction Engineering Association (CEA) and Student Government Association (SGA). During the summer I was a Challenge Counselor and a FASET Leader! I am really looking forward towards the academic year to help you all adapt seamlessly to Tech and meet interesting, awesome incoming students. I am here to help you and feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions, concerns, doubts, want to meet, or simply chat! Go Jackets!

Jadon Pauling

Class: Junior
Major:  Mechanical Engineering

Hi everyone! My name is Jadon Pauling and I am a 3rd year Mechanical Engineering major minoring in Computer Science and Spanish. I am involved in Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc., 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!

Jonathan Pegues

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Class: Sophomore
Major: Electrical Engineer

Hi, my name is Jonathan Pegues. I am a second year Electrical Engineering student with a concentration in Digital Signal Processing. Besides being a mentor I am a member of the Georgia Tech Society of Black Engineers. I am excited for the upcoming year and please feel free to reach out to me anytime on campus.

Liana Poole

Class: Junior
Major:  Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Hi everyone! My name is Liana and I am a third year Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering major from Covington, Georgia. On campus, I am a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., the Georgia Tech Society of Black Engineers (GTSBE), the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AICHE), and the African American Student Union (AASU). Some of my interests and hobbies are traveling, exploring nature, trying new foods, and spending as much time as possible with family and friends. Being in the EDGE program my freshman year made my transition to Tech so much easier and gave me a mentor who not only showed me the ropes to being successful at Tech, but also became a friend. I look forward to assisting you in anyway that I can as you begin your journey here at Georgia Tech!

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.

Briana Sims

Hometown: Stuart, Florida
Class: Junior
Major: Industrial Engineering

My name is Briana Sims and I’m a 3rd year Industrial Engineering major from Stuart, FL. On campus, I’ve been involved in Georgia Tech Society of Black Engineers, M.O.V.E (Mobilizing Opportunities for Volunteer Experiences), Women's Club Basketball, and more. I’ve also had the opportunity to complete a couple of internships with FedEx Ground and Delta Air Lines and study abroad in Barcelona, Spain! In my free time, I like to workout, read, and travel. I am so excited to meet you all and pass on the knowledge I’ve accumulated in my time here at Georgia Tech!

Lyde Vinez

Class: Junior
Major: Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

Hi! My name is Vinez Lyde and I am a third-year Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering major from Columbia, SC. On campus I am a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Georgia Tech Society of Black Engineers, M.O.V.E (Mobilizing Opportunities for Volunteer Experiences), Georgia Tech Club Swimming, and more! I've had the opportunity to intern with Proctor & Gamble for the past two summers. I love online shopping, dancing, trying new food & finding new music to listen to. I look forward to assisting new students in accomplishing their goals at Georgia Tech!

Mariah Washington

Class: Junior
Major:  Chemical Biomolecular Engineering

Hi everyone! My name is Mariah Washington and I am a 3rd year Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering major. While at Tech, I was involved in the Freshman Servant Leadership Organization and I am currently apart of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), Women of Color Initiative (WOCI), and American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AICHE). I am also a Team Leader for GT 1000, Black Women's Initiative (BWI) ambassador and, of course, your Edge Mentor for this year. I truly enjoyed Challenge 2018 and the Edge program my freshman year, so I cannot wait to advise and serve the GT community! Feel free to reach out and say hi if you see me!

Darryl Williams

Class:  Senior
Major:  Aerospace Engineering

My name is Darryl Williams. I'm a 4th year Aerospace Engineering Major. I'm fascinated by hypersonics and highspeed flows! In my free time i like to go to the gym and play pick-up soccer or football. A fun fact about myself was that i took the entire year of 2019 from school to work. So I had the chance to live in San Diego, Huntsville, and Manhattan-New York City which was cool! I enjoy nerding out about financial markets and technology in general. Reach out if you have any questions or want to chat!

Jaylen Williams

Class: Junior
Major:  Industrial Engineering

I'm a third year pre-med Industrial Engineering major from Tampa, Florida. While at Tech I have participated in Epic Intentions, NSBE, GT1000 Team Leader Program, Georgia Tech Lorraine Study Abroad, and am currently a Sports Medicine Aide for the Georgia Tech Football Team. This will be my first year as an Edge Leader and I am excited to be a friendly resource to help you all get accustomed to Tech.

Lawrence Williams

Class: Junior
Major:  Computer Science

Hello! My name is Lawrence Williams and I am 3rd year Computer Science major. I'm originally from New Orleans, LA , but I call Brooks, GA home. My campus involvements include HexLabs (formally HackGT) and M@CC (Minorities at the College of Computing). This year, I'll be the co-president of M@CC! I spent this summer interning with Google. I can't wait to meet you all and help make your first year at Tech successful. See you soon!

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!