Nampoina Randrianarivelo #1676
Phalanx Honor Society Member
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, 2023
B.S. in Design, Innovation, and Society, 2023
From the first day I joined the RPI community I knew I found a special place where I felt welcomed and encouraged to be an active member of the community. RPI is a special place and I am beyond grateful I had the opportunity to be a part of so many initiatives in my 4 short years here!
My freshman year, I became involved in Student Government and was elected as a class of 2023 Senator by my peers. Additionally, I became an active member of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE-RPI) and became an initiated sister of the Zeta Eta Chapter of Alpha Gamma Delta (AGD), a Women’s Fraternity.
My sophomore year, I joined the Executive Board of NSBE as a Senator where I represented NSBE-RPI in National and Regional business. I also served as AGD’s Vice President of Chapter Wellness where I promoted and maintained wellness and sisterhood within my chapter by hosting multiple chapter-wide sisterhood events. In addition to my role, I directed Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives in the chapter.
My junior year, I continued to be involved in NSBE-RPI as the Programs Chair where I planned and oversaw all social events for over 100 of our members. I furthered my involvement on campus with the Multicultural Leadership Council by serving as the X Lounge Chair where I led design discussions and renewed excitement about the multicultural lounge. Additionally, I was initiated into the Order of Omega, a Greek honor society.
Most recently, in my senior year, I now serve as the President of NSBE-RPI where I have helped develop the leadership competencies of my Executive Board and continue to support NSBE’s mission by encouraging Black people to pursue STEM education and careers. Additionally, in my role as President, I have worked to reconnect the Black student community after pandemic-induced inactivity and collaborated with other Black affinity organizations to bring back many beloved Black History Month programs.