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President – Jaime Thissen
Jaime’s research interests are in energy development, sustainability, and international policy.  He is currently a Support for Under-Represented Groups in Engineering (SURGE) Fellow. Jaime is currently working with Dr. Paul Davidson on a cattail resource project assessing biomass extraction and water quality. He has conducted multidisciplinary sustainability research regarding the Amazon Rainforest as a Summer Predoctoral Fellow. Jaime is a ten-time scholarship winner and was previously a McNair Scholar, McNair Fellow, and Array Team member of the University of Minnesota Solar Vehicle Project. His prior work experience includes the USDA, UNEP, and Buccleuch Estates in Scotland. He has also given numerous research presentations and is actively involved with the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign ASABE Chapter since 2013 and the Engineering Graduate Student Advisor Council since 2013. Jaime is also a 2015 AYRE Fellowship recipient.
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Vice President - position to be filled.
Please conatct the president to submit a nomination.

Secretary/Treasurer – Alicia Modenbach
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