Meet the Executives
Lorryn Alvis-Andies | Nuclear Engineering| Rogersville, Tennessee
Hey y’all! I’m Lorryn, a junior majoring in Nuclear Engineering with a minor in Decommissioning and Environmental Management and in the Cook Grand Challenge Engineering Honors program. I have interned with Southern Nuclear Company and Strata-G where I have gained valuable professional experience in the nuclear industry. Upon graduation, I plan to pursue a reactor engineering career with a focus on the management of radioactive materials.
In addition to my role as president, I am an ambassador for the Engineering Professional Practice office where I help other engineering students pursue professional opportunities by sharing my knowledge and experience. With my sorority sisters, I love attending football and basketball games, Go Vols! In my spare time I enjoy watching spooky and scientific videos when I get into a youtube wormhole with my cat MooMoo. I would love to chat with anyone interested in joining A.O.E. or about my professional experience!
Melissa Willis | Biomedical Engineering | Lenoir City, Tennessee
Hi everyone! My name is Melissa, and I’m a junior majoring in Biomedical Engineering and minoring in Materials Science Engineering. I’m really interested in 3D printing and biomaterials, and I’m currently involved in undergraduate research here at UTK.
I’m also involved in the Biomedical Engineering Society, Tau Beta Pi, and the Chancellor’s Honors program. When I’m not in class or the lab, you can usually find me studying at Uperk, climbing at the Vol Wall, or getting coffee with my friends. I also love hiking and swimming, and I’m always down for an adventure. I’m very excited to be overseeing recruitment this year, so if you have any questions, A.O.E. or otherwise, please reach out!
Piper Sauerbrunn | Aerospace Engineering | Cincinnati, Ohio
Welcome everyone!! I’m Piper, a senior majoring in Aerospace Engineering. I’m especially interested in aerodynamic design and propulsion. I’ve interned with Jacobs this past summer, with the electrical engineering group! On campus, I am a member of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).
Off campus, I enjoy painting pottery, watching sports, and exploring Knoxville. I also love hanging out with sisters! I’m so thrilled to be running candidacy this year, and I can’t wait to meet all of our PNMs!
Alexandra Lewis | Nuclear Engineering| Nashville, Tennessee
Welcome! I am Alexandra, a junior studying nuclear engineering with two minors. One in decommissioning and environmental management and one in nuclear safety. In my free time I love to crochet, and I have recently taught myself how to knit. I also enjoy working out and weightlifting and cooking or baking new things.
Lucienne Reinhard | Industrial Engineering | Goodlettsville, Tennessee
I am so excited you’re here and welcome! I am Lucienne, a rising senior in Industrial and Systems Engineering! Upon graduation, I plan to pursue an IE role within the defense industry and eventually navigate into project management. I have had engineering internships with Electrolux and the Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) where I was able to gain applicable, real-world experience within my field! I am also a member of Society of Women Engineers (SWE), Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE), and Tau Beta Pi at UTK! I am extremely passionate about promoting STEM education among today’s youth through volunteer events with these organizations.
In my free time, I enjoy trying new workout classes, studying at local coffee shops, taking trips to the beach whenever possible, and spending time with friends and family!