Desarae Echevarria


Desarae always knew she wanted to help people. She first became interested in engineering after watching the show How It’s Made and seeing the engineering that went in to different products. Years later she is combining her passions to make a difference around the world. Desarae recently went to Nicaragua to start a public health brigade with 30 students and alumni from her university, bringing basic sanitation and water to the community, which included digging 500 meters of trenches for the water source. Desarae hopes to support populations in developing countries after graduation.
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Nominated by Name: 
NACME
Engineering Discipline: 
Mechanical Engineering
College Name: 
Milwaukee School of Engineering
Award Level: 
Winner
Year: 
2017
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