Engineers Without Borders Hampton Roads would be impossible without the help of its dedicated team of volunteers who are committed to making a difference. Not to mention, EWBHR is a fun and engaging group.


Cara Hanson

    Cara graduated from Michigan Technological University and is an Environmental Engineer at Norfolk Naval Shipyard. She has research experience with the National Science Foundation, and has contributed to several projects including assessment of public health issues in Tanzanian communities and instruction of secondary school students about water consumption and the benefits of wastewater treatment. She specializes in engineering design for the poorest 80% of the world.

Vice President

Jayanthi Gopal

    A water resources engineer with a focus on environmental microbiology, Jayanthi works on analyzing environmental data and developing hydrologic and water quality models for Parsons Brinckerhoff. She graduated from the University of Illinois, and has worked with denitrification of tile drainage, household hazardous waste management, tracking bacterial motility and tertiary wastewater treatment.

    Specialties: Microbial Source Tracking, H&H modeling, hazardous waste management, remediation, discharge measurement, land survey

Core Team

  • Chris Alvey- Treasurer
  • Chris
  • Claire Cascella- Fundraising Chair
  • Kyle Logue- Social Chair
  • Veldon Sallee- Technical Lead
  • Amity Dewey- Secretary

Our Mission

We uplift communities through sustainable infrastructure. Over 1.6 billion people worldwide do not have access to improved water sources. Our goal is to provide clean water, one community at a time. Come join us, and help us change the world.