Meet the Members

Aral Tasher                                                                 Diplomat Coordinator

Major: Software Engineering                              Hometown: Kyrenia, Cyprus                                         Email: ataser2010@my.fit.edu 

Favorite FIT Event: International Festival

What do you like about Florida Tech?

I like the student-professor relationships here at Florida Tech.  Since the class sizes are fairly small, my professors know me, and this helps me widen my professional network.


Loay Al Harthy

Major: Aerospace Engineering
Hometown: Oman
Email: lalharthi2013@my.fit.edu

Favorite FIT Event: International Festival

What do you like about Florida Tech?

The Panther Aquatic Center

Corin Lobo

Major: Computer Engineering                               Hometown: Goa, India                                                   Email: clobo2012@my.fit.edu

Favorite FIT Event:  Anything that makes me feel at home and I can enjoy with others.                                                                                                        What do you like about Florida Tech?

The people you meet, the atmosphere and the willingness of staff and professors to help.

Omar Symister

Major:  Chemical Engineering/Engineering Management
Hometown:  Kingston, Jamaica
Email: osymister2009@my.fit.edu

Favorite FIT Event:   International Festival

What do you like about Florida Tech?

Its vast diversity

Dhanish Mehta

Major: Computer Science                                                 Hometown: Mumbai, India                                           Email: mehtad2012@my.fit.edu

Favorite FIT Event: International Festival

I liked the international festival because I get to learn about the amazing cultures from around the world.

What do you like about Florida Tech?

The low teacher-to-student ration and the relationships one develops with the faculty at Florida Tech are one of the best things at Florida Tech. Also, due to the small campus, one almost knows everyone here. The botanical gardens here are one of my favorite places on Florida Tech.

Ramana Sankar

Major: Space Sciences - Astronomy/Astrophysics    Hometown: Bangalore, India                                          Email: rshankar2012@my.fit.edu

Favorite FIT Event:  International Festival

What do you like about Florida Tech?

Florida Tech is a small, yet tight-knit community of students and faculty. If you are lost or stuck, there are always a lot of people willing to help to make sure you succeed. This is what I like most about Florida Tech.

Sherisse Pierre

Major: Aviation Meteorology with Flight                   Hometown: Diego Martin, Trinidad and Tobago                 Email: pierres2011@my.fit.edu

Favorite FIT Event: International Festival

The International Festival showcases quite a number of cultures simultaneously. It’s like getting a little taste of different regions in one place. Pretty enjoyable.

What do you like about Florida Tech?

 Florida Tech is a beautiful campus and the weather is usually quite pleasant. Faculty and staff, and even students, are always willing to help.

Khloud Shuqair

Major: Information Systems, B.S.                                         Hometown: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia                                        Email: kshuqair2012@my.fit.edu

Favorite FIT Evenst: International Festival & International Coffee Hours

What do you like about Florida Tech?

I like how Florida Tech engages their international students in a lot of multicultural events so we have the opportunity to have friends from all over the world and overcome homesickness. I also like how Florida Tech's faculty, staff, and students are incredibly supportive and nice. Lastly, I like how I have one-on-one contact with my professors, and collaborate with them easily when I need them.

Aaron Martes

Major: Forensic Psychology                               Hometown: Santa Cruz, Aruba                                              Email: jmartes2014@my.fit.edu

Favorite FIT Event: Relay for Life Night. Everyone comes together standing up against the same thing, while having a good time and making a whole lot of new friends.

 What do you like about Florida Tech?

There are a lot of things I like about Florida Tech. The school isn't too big, so you really get to know all of your professors. You can find someone from just about every country across the globe from Aruba to Zimbabwe. There is always something to do with all the different organizations that are present on campus.

Cheng Chen

Major: Aerospace Engineering                          Hometown: Beijing, China                                           Email: cheng2013@my.fit.edu

Favorite FIT Events: International Festival & Exam Jam

What do you like about Florida Tech?

You get to meet all sorts of people from all over the world with different cultural backgrounds and new ideas. The experiences you have are really great.

Burgess Kalyaniwalla

Major:  Aviation Management with Flight  Option        Hometown:  Pune, India                                                           Email:  bkalyaniwall2011@my.fit.edu

Favorite FIT Event:  International Festival

What do you like about Florida Tech?

Its small size which allows you to get to know your professors on a personal level. Also, the ease with which one can get involved on campus because of the large amount of organizations that exist.

Joining Greek Life was the best decision that I have made in college and I highly recommend it.

Sebastian Martinez

Major: Marine Biology                                             Hometown: Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico                 Email: smartinez2012@my.fit.edu

Favorite FIT Event: Hypnotist at Gleason

What do you like about Florida Tech?                                                                                                                                       I like the research opportunities that are available to the students.

Shardul Banait

Major: Space Sciences - Astronomy/Astrophysics Hometown: Mumbai, India                                            Email: sbanait2013@my.fit.edu

Favorite FIT Event: International Festival, Tech Expo, & Public Series Lectures

What do you like about Florida Tech?

The ambiance and student involvement opportunities.


Antoine Minet

Major: Aerospace Engineering                                          Hometown: Bangkok, Thailand (also Belgian and Serbian citizen)                                                                Email: aminet2013@my.fit.edu

Favorite FIT Event: Talent Show

What do you like about Florida Tech?

Student diversity, club variety, and proximity to the beach!