Exec Board

Anjali Arora (Class of 2021)

Anjali is a senior majoring in Mechanical Engineering and pursuing a certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. She started in EWH as a sophomore on the Infant Audiometer Project. She is also involved in DUU, DTech, SWE, Blue Devil Buddies, Bass Connections, and is a TA for EGR103.


Ashley Myers (Class of 2022)
Vice President

Ashley is a junior majoring in biomedical engineering with minors in chemistry and biology.  She attended the EWH Guatemala trip last year and will coordinate the trip in 2021. She started in EWH  as a freshman working on the Cystic Fibrosis detection device.  She works in a tissue engineering lab and is a mentor as part of the E-Team and Blue Devil Buddies. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outside running and hiking.


Simran Sokhi (Class of 2022)                                                                                          Head of Marketing 

Simran is a junior majoring in biomedical engineering. Last year, she worked in a neuroengineering lab on campus. She is from Singapore, and is attending the fall 2020 semester remotely while interning in a Cancer and Stem Cell Biology lab at Duke-NUS. At Duke, she is also involved with Duke eNable, SWE, Blue Devil Buddies and was an RA last year. She enjoys hiking, researching marine biology (she loves the Duke Marine Lab!) and watching horror movies in her spare time.                                                 https://www.linkedin.com/in/simran-sokhi

Nikhita Gopisetty (Class of 2023)                                                                                  Treasurer

Nikhita is a sophomore majoring in Biomedical Engineering and Global Health. She was going to attend the EWH in Uganda program through DukeEngage in the summer of 2020, but due to COVID-19, she participated in the EWH Virtual Innovation Exchange for Global Health with engineering students in Lebanon. She is also involved in Bass Connections, the E-Team, Duke University Diabetics, Thali (Duke’s first South Asian literary publication), Society of Women Engineers, and Student Collaborative on Health Policy.


Ria Thimmaiahgari                                                                                                    Event Manager

Ria is a junior majoring in BME and Computer Science. She’s been part of the EWH Virtual Innovation exchange, and is currently a member of the Bass Connections program. Apart from being passionate about medical device design, in her free time she enjoys painting, reading and baking.


Ruopu Jiao                                                                                                              Correspondence Officer

Ruopu is a senior majoring in Biomedical Engineering and Computer Science. He attended the EWH Tanzania trip in the summer of 2019, where he worked at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center as an equipment tech and designed novel patient care systems for use in the hospital. He is currently working on a Bass connections project started by him and fellow participants of EWH Tanzania to provide reliable and locally sourced neonatal incubators for transport between hospitals in the Kilimanjaro region. He is also a Pratt Fellow working for the Gersbach lab, studying CRISPR/Cas9 based therapeutics, and is a part of the Duke iGEM team. Outside of Duke, Ruopu enjoys camping, hiking, rock climbing, and loves to cook.



EWH Alumni

Chris Zhou (Class of 2020)                                               

Mary Zhang (Class of 2019)

Mary Stuart Elder (Class of 2020)

Adarsh Ettyreddy (Class of 2018)

Jessica Shah (Class of 2023)