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 a

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 engineering tools and community



Alexis Luczak


Quality and Process Management 

Business Analyst

Ford Credit


Degree: BA in Psychology and Associates

of Business Management

University: 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, 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

University: Lawrence Technological

University; 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 so many 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

Electric Vehicle Integration Engineer

General Motors


Degree: Mechanical Engineering

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.

local engagement

megan royal

Coming Soon….

Project Lead

joe sklarczyk

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 to solve problems including the

lack of clean drinking water and inadequate 

sanitation that exists in many locations

throughout the world. 

Project Lead

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