Katie Sue Pascavis, co-president of Arizona State University’s chapter of Engineers Without Borders, decided to join the club after learning about the organization’s globally impactful service projects. The ASU chapter of Engineers Without Borders exists to help empower communities around the world to meet basic human needs. Pascavis got involved as a first-year student in one of the club’s projects to help provide drinking water in the Kenyan village of Naki.
Pascavis, now a senior mechanical engineering major in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering and a global health major in The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at ASU, says that she felt especially called to help with the Kenya team, led by undergraduate Barrett, the Honors College students Tatum Mcmillan, a sophomore majoring in biomedical engineering, and Jayashree Adivarahan, who is pursuing a double major in electrical engineering and computer science.
“Many children there fall ill from drinking the current water in Naki,” she says. “I knew I wanted to join this team so I could help build a safe drinking water source for the community.”
That motivation inspired her to become a project lead for the Kenyan international project.