The EWB Influencer Fellowship individually supports final-year students who have displayed a particular drive and commitment to using their skills to address inequality and sustainability.
Fellowship students receive professional mentoring training (supported by development mentoring partner WhyDev), education and have an opportunity to participate in the global Engineering for Change (E4C) Fellowship.
This helps participants develop skills and build the networks needed to help them influence the changes they want to see in the world. In doing so the EWB Influencer Fellowship seeks to foster a network of progressive graduates helping to reform practice and culture in the engineering sector, creating a more diverse human-centred sector supporting equitable and sustainable development.
Meet the 2020 Fellows
Hannah Elvery – Queensland University of Technology
Hannah is an aspiring engineer, drawn to the idea that everybody has the opportunity to create change. Her impact has mostly been focussed within the university sector, engaging with students clubs and expanding the reach of the QUT Engineers Without Borders Chapter. She has also participated in an EWB Design Summit in Cambodia, and is focussing her honours thesis project around the humanitarian engineering application of landslide risk reduction.
Briana Jones – Australian National University
Bri is a super keen EWBer working with the ACT Chapter over a number of years. Starting off with joining an Humanitarian Design Summit, Bri has engaged with EWB in a variety of ways from schools outreach coordinator, to volunteering at the national office over summer. Bri is continuing her work with EWB by undertaking a research project for her thesis, and now the influencer program! Passionate about sustainability and recycling she is working towards implementing a plastics repurposing space at ANU. This has earned her a spot in the Clinton Global University Initiative Program, as well as a spot on the board of Lids4Kids. Bri is keen to pursue a career in WASH for International Development and is excited to be a part of the Influencer Program!
Bri joins as part of a joint fellowship with Engineering for Change. Through that network she’ll be joining a network of 25 fellows from a range of countries across the globe as our inaugural Global Influencer Fellow.
Natalie Peden – University of Technology Sydney
Nat is a studying to be a mechanical and mechatronics engineer. She has always cared about helping others and making sustainable change, which has driven her passion for humanitarian engineering. This has inspired her research topic into finding ways to use sensors to increase agricultural yields for vulnerable communities, and putting her engineering technical knowledge into practice. She is thrilled to be part of the EWB Influencers program and to contribute and learn as much as possible.
Research, Learning & Influence Specialist