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Welcome to SAE Dayton. Meet our team!

We meet on the third Thursday of every month at The Farmer's Daughter in Urbana, OH. We are always looking for new members, so please reach out to us at and/or join us for a board meeting to see what we're all about!

Kinsey Olson Sovern

Profession: Engineer at Goken America

Years Served on SAE Board: 3

Bio: In this leadership position I want to bring value to our members’ experiences while serving the next generation of engineers. My background is in project management, plastic tooling, and product design. I enjoy all “things-that-go,” but especially going fast, futuristic/technological innovations, as well as the history of mobility.

​Chapter President

Nehash Jadhav

Profession: Product Engineer at Trimble, Inc. 

Years Served on SAE Board: 2

Bio: I find organizing events for the local SAE chapter a rewarding experience, and enjoy meeting new people and seeing new places in the process. 


Russ Hannen

Senior Advisor

Gary Schmaltz

​Programs Manager

Evan States

Profession: Chassis Engineer for Automotive OEM

Years Served on SAE Board: 4

Bio: I appreciate all things automotive and enjoy volunteering to setup and run great events for all of our local SAE Members. 

Website Manager

Heather Sapp

Profession: Training Coordinator

Years Served on SAE Board: 1

Bio: I recently graduated from Ohio Northern University with a degree in Engineering Education. I enjoy being able to expose others to the joys of engineering.

AWIM Coordinator

Raveena Parikh

Current Profession: Home Maker

Past Experience: Senior Brand Associate - Client Servicing & Business Development (6 years)

Years Served on SAE Board: New Member

Bio: I feel managing an event is all about generating ideas, planning and executing things on ground. It's always good to meet new people and learn new things. I am looking forward to organizing events for the SAE Members.

Event Coordinator

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