SOAR Leaders are current Illinois Tech students who are ready to help you transition into the college experience. Each student attending SOAR is assigned a SOAR leader who will contact you before you arrive on campus or attend one of our virtual sessions. During your program, SOAR leaders will help you navigate the new student orientation experience and serve as your main point of contact. Got a question? Ask your SOAR Leader!

Meet the Summer 2023 SOAR Leader Team!

Our team is a mix of undergraduate and graduate student leaders at Illinois Tech who are here to welcome and prepare you for the upcoming year. Photos of each SOAR Leader will be available soon.

  • Ahlam Mismar - Artificial Intelligence
  • Beatriz Blanda da Silva - Aerospace Engineering
  • Chris Ngirumpatse - Aerospace Engineering
  • Fayaz Ali Mir - Autonomous Systems and Robotics
  • Girish Rajani-Bathija - Computer Science
  • Jill Cavin - Architecture
  • Kshitij Chauhan - Mechanical Engineering and Artificial Intelligence
  • Leah English - Astrophysics
  • Priyadarshini Rajendran - Data Science
  • Ramiro Alarcon - Mechanical Engineering 
  • Sakshi Sirsat - Information Technology and Management 
  • Sanchit Popli - Computer Science
  • Shriya Prasanna - Data Science
  • Shuchita Anant - Food Process Engineering
  • Vikas Biradar - Information Technology and Management