Get to know us!

Gina Trivellini
President

​Gina Trivellini is an Industrial Manager at Pratt & Whitney. Gina has been involved in SWE since 2012, and she is in her fourth term as President of SWE New York. She serves on the board of Greater Than Tech, a non-profit with a focus on introducing girls of color to technology and entrepreneurship. She is also a mentor in the DREAM Legends Program and social media manager for the Millville Army Air Field Museum. Gina has her B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, reading, rock climbing, and playing soccer


Lucy Piacentini
Vice President, New York City

​Lucy Piacentini is a Water Resource Engineer with H2M architects + engineers. She received her B.E. in Environmental Engineering and Earth System Sciences from The City College of New York. Lucy has been involved with SWE since 2016. As a former member of Girl Scouts and FIRST Robotics she developed a passion for empowering girls and women in the STEM field. In her free time, Lucy enjoys running and rock climbing!



Gozde Ustuner
Vice President, Long Island

Gozde is the acting chair and the assistant professor of the Automotive Technology Department at Farmingdale State College and a researcher at Brookhaven National Laboratory working with Surface Electrochemistry and Electrocatalyst Group focusing on optimizing Fuel Cell Technology. Her research work focuses on developing a new electrocatalyst for hydrogen fuel cells which is suitable to apply fuel-cell powered passenger and commercial vehicles while generating clean electricity. Besides her research work, Gozde has taught a variety of engineering courses at many universities. She has received her undergraduate degree from New York University and her Master’s degree from Stony Brook University both in Mechanical Engineering and her PhD in Materials Science and Chemical Engineering.  

Prior to her academic experience, Gozde has worked as a design engineer in industry and has done various research projects where her works were funded by United States Department of Energy (DOE), National Science Foundation (NSF). She has been involved with SWE throughout her collegiate and professional career. She is the external outreach coordinator for the Early Career Resource Group at Brookhaven National Laboratory besides serving as the Vice President of Long Island for SWE New York. She is passionate about helping students explore their interest in science and engineering and she enjoys traveling and trying new cuisines!


Julia Napolitano
Treasurer

Julia has been involved with SWE since her time at Carnegie Mellon as a Community Service Chair. During her time in college, Julia organized volunteers for the Pittsburgh Science Center science fair, FIRST robotics competition, and technical career fair, where 300+ companies attended. Since moving to New York last year, Julia has been actively involved in SWE New York, most recently serving as Community Outreach Chair and Secretary in FY21. Julia is passionate about making an impact regarding community service, especially with kids K-12. She hopes to inspire young female-identifying individuals to pursue engineering and other STEM fields!


Rachel Einhorn
Secretary


Francesca LaPinta
Membership Chair

Francesca has been involved in SWE since 2017 through her time at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She earned her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering there in 2021 and stayed to obtain her M.E. in Mechanical Engineering. She now works for Deloitte as a consultant in the cybersecurity space. In addition to SWE New York, Francesca is also involved in the Societal Outreach Committee and serves as a work group lead for the Section Engagement team. In her free time she enjoys weightlifting, baking, and serves as a mentor in the iMentor NYC program!


Anurima Sharma
Community Outreach Chair

Anurima has been involved with SWE Community Outreach since 2016 through Washington University in St. Louis. She earned her B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from there in 2019 and went on to get a Master’s Degree in Health Technology from Cornell Tech. Anurima now works as a Product Manager at a health tech startup, Fig, which is making it easier for people with dietary restrictions to find foods they can eat. Encouraging girls and women to pursue engineering, despite it being a male-dominated field, has been a focus for Anurima since high school and she is glad she is able to work on this mission through SWE. When Anurima is not working or volunteering through SWE Community Outreach she is either dancing her way through New York City or road-tripping up and down the east coast.


Seda Sarp
Social Media Chair

Seda graduated from Koc University in Turkey with a BSc in Chemical and Biological Engineering in 2018 and received her MS in Earth and Environmental Engineering from Columbia University in 2020. As membership chair at SWE NY, she is involved with event planning and member communications. In her free time, Seda enjoys yoga and fitness.


Veronica Camp
Golf Event Chair

Veronica Camp earned her Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from The Catholic University of America in 2019. She is currently an engineer with the Metro-North Railroad. She has been actively involved with the Society of Women Engineers throughout her collegiate and professional career, and she currently serves as Golf Event Chair for SWE New York.


Emily G. Spencer
Webmaster

Emily graduated with a Mechanical Engineering degree from Stevens Institute of Technology in her home state of New Jersey. Upon graduation she entered the energy industry and worked for offshore drilling contractors in operations, and is currently a project manager for a maritime classification society. Outside of work, you can find her baking, traveling, and photography.