President and VPs are elected yearly; elections are held every semester for director positions. Officers and Initiatives Committee positions are encouraged to change every semester so that board members gain exposure to all facets of the board.




Ida Mizani | President

Ida Mizani is a fourth year student from Alpharetta, Georgia majoring in Industrial Engineering with a focus on Quality & Statistics. During her four years at Georgia Tech, Ida has interned four times across diverse industries and in different, challenging roles. Through her experiences as a Network Engineer at AT&T, Procurement Analyst at Coca-Cola Refreshments, Product Strategy Associate at Turner Broadcasting Systems, and Technology Advisory Summer Associate at PwC, she has broadened her competencies while growing as a leader. Ida has been heavily invested in IISE for the past three years, starting as a marketing officer in 2015. She believes that IISE provides students with a wide variety of opportunities to enhance their professional and technical skills while getting more involved in the ISyE community. Outside of IISE, Ida has been a member of the ISyE Undergraduate Student Advisory Council, Resident Advisor for Undergraduate Apartments, Vice President of Internal Affairs for Consult Your Community, and more. 


Namrata Rau | Vice President of Student Development

Namrata Rau is a fifth year Industrial Engineering major with a concentration in Supply Chain Engineering. Her home town is Johns Creek, GA. Her favorite internship she's had since she’s been at GT was in India at Citrus Payment Solutions, a fintech company that provides consumer payments and mobile banking services. Namrata has been on the executive board for a year as a planning and operations officer. She is excited to serve as the VP of Student Development and wants to expand IISE's growth on campus and get students involved in events and workshops we host every semester.


Suneet Mishra | Vice President of Finance

Suneet is a fourth year Industrial and Systems Engineering student from Alpharetta, Georgia. Before coming to Georgia Tech, he interned at Coca-Cola where he worked in the International Supply Chain department where he studied deployment strategies in foreign markets and helped plan an internal web service for Enterprise Resource Planning software. He is currently working as a research assistant and collaborating with the Georgia Tech Aerospace Systems and Design Lab and the Air Force Space and Missiles Systems Center on testing new engine dynamics with R.


Chhaya Arora | Vice President of Professional Planning

Chhaya Arora is a fourth year Industrial Engineering student with a minor in Computer Science. She's a candidate for the BS/MS program in Supply Chain Engineering. She's currently working part-time as a Data Analyst Intern at Equifax. She's passionate about leadership development and problem-solving. In her free time, she enjoys hiking and spending time with her friends. Fun fact: Georgia Tech is the only school she has ever applied to!


Mahati Vavilala | Director of Information Sessions

Mahati Vavilala is a third year Industrial Engineering major and Computer Science minor from Novi, Michigan. After her first year at Georgia Tech, she was a Systems Engineering Intern for General Dynamics Land Systems, where she used Visio, VBA, Java and IBM Rational Tools to make key processes more efficient. In addition to being on the IISE Exec Board, she is also the Technical Workshops Chair for the Society of Women Engineers, a member of the Student Center Programs Council, and volunteers as a MATHCOUNTS coach for middle school students.


Rachel Conlee | Director of Internal/External Affairs

Rachel Conlee is a fourth year Industrial Engineering student from Savannah, Georgia. She has interned for Coca-Cola, W. L. Gore & Associates and UPS Capital. Rachel recently studied abroad in South East Asia on the Beijing Singapore Program through Georgia Tech. She is currently a Project Leader for Consult Your Community, an ISyE Ambassador, and a mentor for Women in Engineering. She previously served as the VP of Communications for Presidents’ Council Governing Board and the Director of Fundraising for her sorority.


Shannon Gerhard | Director of Technology

Shannon Gerhard is a third year Industrial Engineering student from Cumming, Georgia. She has interned for Delta as a Data Analyst, in which she used SAS and Tableau to automate numerous reports and increase the frequency of these reports. She is currently working on a research project analyzing crime patterns to find correlated incidences with the Atlanta Police Department. She currently serves as Chair of Advertising for IISE in addition to Director of Technology, and is a member of GT Spoon University, as well as a teaching assistant both within the IE and Physics schools. In her free time, Shannon is both an avid baker and reader.


Arjun Patra | Director of Career Fair

Arjun is a third year Industrial Engineering Student from Suwanee, Georgia. After completing his first year at Georgia Tech, Arjun interned at Comcast where he worked as a Software Manager over projects such as the 2016 Rio Olympics, XHome and X1 platforms. He is currently an Incoming Advisory Intern at Ernst & Young. Within IISE, this is Arjun's second year being on the exec board. He is currently the Director of Career Fairs and is responsible for organizing and planning the IISE Career Fair. In addition, he was previously an Initiatives Officer, where he helped plan and launch a new mentorship program within the Industrial Engineering community. Outside of IISE, Arjun is an avid stock trader and a Director of Fundraising for his Fraternity.


Julia Faherty | Director of Marketing

Julia Faherty is a third year Industrial and Systems Engineering student in the Honors Program at Georgia Tech. Julia is currently employed with Georgia Tech Institute Communications and manages projects that promote student awareness of campus developments. Her concentration within ISyE is Economic and Financial Systems. Outside of IISE, Julia is the Campus Outreach Coordinator for the Catholic Student Organization, a member of the Society of Women Engineers, and part of the Cowan Turner Servant Leadership Society.