Chief Construction Inspector, Consolidated Edison
Polytechnic Alumni Association - International Board of Directors (Term ending August 31, 2022)
Ravi Islam graduated from NYU Tandon School of Engineering in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering. During her undergraduate years, she was involved in a variety of organizations, such as Society of Women Engineers (SWE), American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChe), and K12 STEM Education. Ravi was a STEM Instructor and had the opportunity to teach a wide range of high school students from all five boroughs of NYC, which allowed her to introduce multiple disciplines of engineering for students who typically do not gain such exposure with the standard state curriculum. NYU Tandon has a large impact in providing NYC students the resources needed, free of cost, to explore their career options, especially in the field of STEM.
Upon graduation, Ravi started her career at Con Edison as an Engineering Aide for the 74th Street Generating Station in the Environmental, Health & Safety department. She continued to attend NYU Tandon to pursue her Master's in Chemical Engineering. Working in a steam plant triggered her curiosity on the operational mechanisms of the various equipment used for generation. It was a major factor in changing her major to Mechanical Engineering. With a chemical and mechanical engineering background, she anticipated that the interconnection in disciplines allowed for proficient process engineering. Ravi moved on to Con Edison's rotational program, where she held multiple supervisory and leadership roles and completed the program, taking a position as a Chief Construction Inspector at East River Generating Station.
As both a recent alumna and graduate student, Ravi hopes to use her position to engage with other recent alumni and current students to ensure that future efforts are cohesive and to work towards a common goal. She wants to ensure that as we continue to transition, NYU Tandon School of Engineering alumni are engaged in the current efforts the school is making, which includes expanding into new facilities and extensive research projects. Most importantly, Ravi wants to emphasize the importance of giving back to one's community and wishes to provide aid to Tandon's K12 STEM Education department and its efforts to provide middle and high school students the opportunity to delve into the multiple disciplines of engineering.