Our Executive Board

Alex Perkins

chapter president

Research Engineer

Ford Motor Company


Degree: Chemical Engineering

University: Hope College

Hobbies: Yoga,

paddle boarding, traveling,

and cooking


Why I joined EWB:

I came to give back 

to the world 

in a way 

that used my engineering

background. I

 stayed because of 

the incredibly supportive

team and the ample

opportunity to learn new skills. 

Brad galo

vice president

Global Marketing

Ford Motor Company

(currently on nine

month sabbatical)


Degree: Communication

University: Ohio State University

Hobbies: Playing soccer,

rock climbing, and

 playing cornhole


Why I joined EWB:

I wanted to get 

more involved in 

WASH issues by working on a

water and sanitation project 

overseas. EWB-Detroit had an

opportunity for me to join a 

travel team in 2013 and I’ve been 

member ever since. 

Jen Robinson


Paint Application Specialist

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles



Degree: Chemical Engineering

University: Michigan Tech

Hobbies: Sailing



Why I joined EWB: Real

world impact through 


tools and community


Alexis Luczak


Quality and

Process Management

Business Analyst

Ford Credit


Degree: BA in

Psychology and Associates

of Business Management


University of Michigan;

Baker College

Hobbies: Exercising,

traveling, spending

time with family and friends


Why I joined EWB:

I believe in advocating 

for equality and

well-being for all individuals.

Joining EWB 

will allow me to not only 

advocate for basic human needs,

but it will also allow me to

help deliver results.

Melissa georgia

fundraising and Communications

Learning and Development

Senior Project Coordinator

Ford Motor Company



Degree: Instructional Design

for Online Learning

University: Capella University

Hobbies: Gardening,

quilting, riding my bike, playing 

piano, and spending time 

with family



Why I joined EWB: 

I was brought in to consult on

some training needs that

EWB-Detroit had.

I was so impressed by

the work they are

doing, that I decided to

stay and get more involved. 

carmelle tremblay


Municipal Service

Engineer (Civil)

Wade Trim



Degree: BS in

Civil Engineering; 

BS in Architecture;

MBA Candidate


Lawrence Technological


Wayne State University

Hobbies: Cooking and traveling



Why I joined EWB: 

While most of us take the

 access  to our basic needs for 

granted, there are 

smany people who 

live their lives without them.

As engineers, we have the 

skills to change that.

We work everyday to improve 

the communities around us and

EWB provides an avenue for us 

to do the same for those who 

are less fortunate. I can’t think 

of any better way to put my

education to work!

rachael aptowitz

local engagement

Electric Vehicle

Integration Engineer

General Motors



Degree: Mechanical


University: Massachusetts

Institute of

Technology (MIT)

Hobbies: Soccer,

mentoring all-girls FIRST

Robotics teams, travel



Why I joined EWB: 

I spent the summer before my 

senior year developing low-

cost birthing kits 

with a maternal and neonatal

healthcare social enterprise 

called AYZH in southern India

and wanted to continue putting 

my design skills to work as a

professional engineer.

megan royal

Project Lead

Coming Soon….

joe sklarczyk

Project Lead

Retired Engineer

DTE Energy



Degree: Electrical

Engineering Technology

University: University of Toledo

Hobbies: Fishing,

Boating, and Camping



Why I joined EWB: 

I wanted to be involved in 

helping tosolve problems 

including the

lack of clean drinking water and

inadequate sanitation

that exists in many locations

throughout the world. 

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