Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Sarah McIntyre

Fundraising Team Lead

Sarah is a fourth year, biological engineering major from Jacksonville, FL. Her favorite food is baked broccoli with a touch of salt & pepper, singed just enough to be slightly crisp. Two years ago she lived in a tent in the Panamanian Jungle for two and a half months. It was her first camping experience ever. Even though she loved it, her family isn't very into the outdoors!

When asked about the Nepal team, these were her answers:

How did you get involved with EWB?

I heard about international team applications and applied to the Nepal Team during my third year. 

What are your goals for Nepal?

This is our five year commitment to the community. I want to see us develop community with one another, not as one group of people helping another, but as partners in a team-effort who become lifelong friends. I want to inspire and be inspired by the fact that even a little hope can bring drastic change for the better. 

Anything else you want to tell the blog readers?

Thank you so much for keeping up with the blog and supporting our team! It means so much to each of us and the people of Khanalthok. 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Kiran Gaulee

Communications Team Lead

Kiran is a second year, undecided engineering major from Surkhet, Nepal. Her favorite color is peach. Her favorite animal is a lion. She enjoys Indian food.  Kiran is fluent in three different languages: Nepali, English, and Hindi. 

When asked about the Nepal team, these were her answers:

How did you get involved with EWB?

My dad came up to me and told me I was getting involved in EWB Nepal team and I did. 

What are your goals for Nepal?

Nepal is one of the richest countries in the world for water resources. However a huge percentage of Nepali population doesn't have access to clean drinking water, which is unfortunate, and I want to do something about it. I understand that water can have a profound effect on the development of an area. My goal for Nepal is to be able to properly utilize the natural resources and make the best out of it.

Anything else you want to tell the blog readers?

Together we can make a difference. 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Fall 2014 - Applications are Open

Exciting news from the Nepal Team!

This fall we are looking for new members to join our team. Do you want to get involved in the Nepal team?

Check out the application here.

The application is intensive in order to make sure that you would be committed to the project for the long haul.
If you are interested in applying, below are some resources for you to use to help with the application.

Check the blog posts from the Assessment Trip.
Use pictures from the Assessment Trip. I'll be adding more pictures to the album by the end of this week!
Find information in our Post Assessment Report, here or here.
You can also find information in our team presentation, here or here.

If you have any questions or concerns, send an email to

When you are ready to submit your application, send everything (application and project) in an email to

Applications are due by 11:59 pm on October 10, 2014.

We can't wait to add to our team! Good Luck! 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Nathan DeKrey

Design Team Lead

Nathan is a fourth year, mechanical engineering major from Winter Springs, FL. His favorite animals are sea otters and American bison. His favorite color is Verdant Blue. A fun fact about him is that he is very good friends with James Brown. If he could have a super power, he would want to shoot neon lasers out of his fingertips to make any particular moment of his life more rad.

When asked about the Nepal team, these were his answers:

How did you get involved with EWB?

I had heard that the first meeting was that evening, so I decided to go and talk to people and see what could happen!

What are your goals for Nepal?

To provide solid and professionally done work in such a way to increase the quality of life for those with whom we are working, developing my own skills in the process, so that I may go on and continue this type of work.

Anything else you want to tell the blog readers?

While we are only students, the work we do now is an investment in our skills. We aim to provide the greatest quality work, so that others can and will continue to benefit from what we create.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Sebastian Vargas

Nepal Team Lead 2014-2015

Sebastian is a fourth year, chemical engineering major from Bogota, Columbia. His favorite superhero is Batman and his favorite animal is a tiger. He also enjoys Mexican food. A fun fact about him is that he has lived in four different countries: Colombia, Venezuela, China and the US

When asked about the Nepal team, these were his answers:

How did you get involved with EWB?

My friend Alicia Mudarra introduced me to the organization. Her involvement and positive experience with the Bolivia team encouraged me to get involved with our Nepal project.

What are your goals for Nepal?

I want our work to be translated into a solution that improves the quality of life of the community of Khanalthok.

Thus far, our team has gathered much data and has different ideas on how to achieve this goal. There is a lot of work to be done before we can have the impact we desire on the community, but I am confident in our success because we have a great team of individuals.
As we start the academic year my personal goal is to be a facilitator for the team so that we agree on the best solution for the community. You can count on me to provide a good environment for our design, communications and fundraising teams to perform their work as effective and efficient as possible.

Anything else you want to tell the blog readers?

You can help our cause by spreading the word about our work and/or donating.