Lincoln eSAB Members

Executive Team
Mary Ankenbauer

Mary Ankenbauer is a senior Mechanical Engineering Major from Kalamazoo, Michigan.  Last summer, she was an engineering intern with Honeybee Robotics, an aviation/spacecraft technology company that develops and manufactures advanced robotic systems for a variety of applications.  Her specific career interests include Materials Science and optimizing manufacturing production processes.  In her spare time, she loves to run, climb mountains, bake, and read an inordinate number of books!

PJ Hildebrand
Vice President of Administration

PJ Hildebrand is a junior Biological Systems Engineering Major with a Food and Bioprocessing Emphasis from Mendon, IL. He spent the summer of 2021 as an Operations Intern for Ardent Mills in Mount Pocono, PA where he led an initiative to increase plant efficiency and safety. His career interests include operations in the food/feed processing industry, and more specifically improving overall equipment effectiveness in production areas. In his spare time, he enjoys watching Netflix and sports, cooking, and playing golf!

Brandon Vogel
Vice President of Finance

Brandon Vogel is a senior Biological Systems Engineering Major from Omaha, NE. He spent summer 2021 as a Field Services Geotechnical Engineering Intern for Schemmer in Omaha, NE, where he worked on geotechnical innovations at many road and building construction sites. His career interests include environmental engineering and biomedical engineering. In his spare time he likes to run, watch netflix, bake, and play tennis.

Mary Ankenbauer
Sydney Matthias
Vice President of Membership
Sidney Matthias is a junior Civil Engineering Major from Omaha, NE. Upon graduation, she wants to increase clean water access around the world by designing water management systems. In her free time she likes to read, listen to music, and grow houseplants. She applied for the VP of Membership to help reestablish eSAB's sense of community on campus!


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Susan Qudus
Vice President of Communication

Susan Qudus is a senior biological systems engineering major with a biomedical engineering minor from Lincoln, NE. She is the president of the UNL Afghan Student Association, a research assistant at the Beadle Center, and the technology chair for Mortar Board. Her interests lie in biomedical engineering research relating to oncology or cardiology. In her free time, Suzi enjoys reading, baking, learning the piano, and gardening. 

Sangjin Ryu
Assistant Professor 
Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Sangjin Ryu is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering. Dr. Ryu received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Seoul National University in South Korea, in 1997 and 1999, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2009. Dr. Ryu worked as a researcher for Daewoo Commercial Vehicle in Korea for 1999-2001 and Agency for Defense Development in Korea, for 2001-2004. He also worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Brown University for 2009-2011.

Kayla Person

Emma Kwapnioski
Academic Advisor
Engineering Student Services

Emma is originally from Norfolk, Nebraska. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders here at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2018. Emma went on to purse her Master’s degree in Higher Education specializing in Student Affairs at Iowa State University and graduated in 2020. Currently, Emma serves as the Recruitment Coordinator in Engineering Student Services and gets to help students through the college search process.



Mary Ankenbauer President
Brandon Bakenhus General Member
Grace Becker General Member
Beth Canon General Member
Trevor Engelland
General Member
Jackson Goddard General Member
Teresa Gramer Student Life Chair
Evan Griess General Member
PJ Hildebrand VP of Administration
Alyssa Husk General Member
Karleen Kolar General Member
Ava Lyons Career Development Chair
Sidney Matthias VP of Membership
Kate McKenzie E-Week Co-chair
Joel Murch-Shafer General Member
Lauer Oetter General Member
Ben Praeuner General Member
Suzi Qudus Vice President of Communications
Tristan Sarvis General Member
Maddy Seefeld General Member
Sejal Soni General Member
Khalil Sultani General Member
Helena Tran General Member
Brandon Vogel Vice President of Finance
Malayna Wingert General Member
Stephen Yaghmour  General Member
Ethan Yungdahl General Member
Nicholas Zaroban General Member
Jake Wietfeld General Member
Malayna Wingert General Member
Evan Wohlers General Member
Stephen Yaghmour General Member
Ethan Yungdahl General Member
Nicolas Zaroban General Member