Meet the LSU Engineering College Council

Engineering College Council members are elected by the student body to serve on LSU Student Government. Get to know your representatives here!

PRESIDENT: Eryn Short

Eryn Short

Eryn Short, President

Major: chemical engineering
Minor: business administration and chemistry
Year: senior
Hometown: Baton Rouge, LA
Favorite spot on campus: LSU Lakes
Favorite LSU memory: Performing for LSU School of Music’s Concert Spectacular in the Union Theater for a music theatre class
Why did you choose LSU? “LSU is one of the best schools to network with and hire engineers from.”
Why did you choose the College of Engineering? “I love math. I love science. Chemistry was one of my favorite subjects in high school.”
What do you want to accomplish on Engineering Council? “I want to improve communication across the college, and cohesion among student groups.”


VICE PRESIDENT: Craig Richard

Craig Richard

Craig Richard, Vice President

Major: biological engineering
Year: junior
Hometown: Hahnville, LA
Favorite spot on campus: Laville Courtyard
Favorite LSU memory: Participating in the LaSTEM Summer Bridge Program after high school graduation
Why did you choose LSU? “I was part of a research program called LaSTEM, and that program really influenced me for coming here.”
Why did you choose the College of Engineering? “I’ve always been interested in biology, and I wanted to help people. In engineering, you can have such a broad impacts with what you’re doing. I can help people with my research while studying my interests.”
What do you want to accomplish on Engineering Council? “I would like to see the student body and the College as a whole more cohesive. I want to see more inter-department collaboration, and I want to see the College grow.”


SECRETARY: Reed Wilson

Reed Wilson

Reed Wilson, Secretary

Major: petroleum engineering
Minor: geology
Year: junior
Hometown: Mandeville, LA
Favorite spot on campus: LSU Bell Tower
Favorite LSU memory: 2012 LSU football game against University of South Carolina
Why did you choose LSU? “I grew up my whole life a huge LSU fan. Once I decided my major as petroleum engineering, it was a no-brainer.”
Why did you choose the College of Engineering? “My dad started off in the oil field. He has lots of friends working in the oil business, and they encouraged me to look into it. I really enjoy it.”
What do you want to accomplish on Engineering Council? “I want to get the council a lot more involved, and I want to get the students more involved in the College of Engineering.”


TREASURER: James Hamilton

James Hamilton, Treasurer

James Hamilton, Treasurer

Major: mechanical engineering
Year: senior
Hometown: Tampa, FL
Favorite spot on campus: Patrick F. Taylor’s mechanical engineering hallway
Favorite LSU memory: 2011 LSU football game against University of Alabama
Why did you choose LSU? “My parents went here. My family is from here.”
Why did you choose the College of Engineering? “Math and science always interested me.”
What do you want to accomplish on Engineering Council? “I didn’t know anything about what Student Government could provide until I joined. I want to make engineering students more aware of the resources available to them.”


PUBLIC RELATIONS: Tim Montet

Tim Montet

Tim Montet, Public Relations

Major: chemical engineering
Minor: biological molecular engineering
Year: junior
Hometown: Lake Charles, LA
Favorite spot on campus: LSU Sculpture Garden
Favorite LSU memory: 2007 BCS National Championship Game
Why did you choose LSU? “I liked how it was far enough away from home, but it was close enough if I needed to go home.”
Why did you choose the College of Engineering? “My mom is an engineer, and her father is an engineer, too. The family aspect pulled me to engineering.”
What do you want to accomplish on Engineering Council? “I want to increase the visibility of the College Council. This year I want students to boost publicity.”


STUDENT RELATIONS: Laura Theriot

Laura Theriot, Student Relations

Laura Theriot, Student Relations

Major: biological and agricultural engineering
Minor: business administration
Year: senior
Hometown: Houston, TX
Favorite spot on campus: LSU Lakes
Favorite LSU memory: “I really enjoy football games with family and friends.”
Why did you choose LSU? “I wanted to experience something different than the Texas schools I grew up with. Also my dad is an alum of the College of Engineering, so that persuaded me.”
Why did you choose the College of Engineering? “Coming into college I didn’t really know what I wanted to do, but I liked biology and math. Biological engineering really combines all that.”
What do you want to accomplish on Engineering Council? “I would like to facilitate communication between the engineering council and the student body.”


 CORPORATE RELATIONS: Michael Rodriguez

Michael Rodriguez, Corporate Relations

Michael Rodriguez, Corporate Relations

Major: chemical engineering
Year: junior
Hometown: Mobile, AL
Favorite spot on campus: “The Lakes in front of my fraternity house”
Favorite LSU memory: “Mike and I jumping up and down, soaking wet after the Auburn football game my freshman year.”
Why did you choose LSU? “I really wanted to get away from Alabama and Auburn and this was the best school so far. I fell in love with it on my first visit.”
Why did you choose the College of Engineering? “I was originally biology, and I figured out that the harder my classes were the more I enjoyed them and I really liked the engineering classes.”
What do you want to accomplish on Engineering Council? “I really want to help the council grow. I really fell in love with this college, and I’m in charge of getting donations. I want to get as much money as possible for us.”


VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR: Donald Monk

Donald Monk, Volunteer Coordinator

Donald Monk, Volunteer Coordinator

Major: construction management
Minor: business and technical sales
Year: senior
Hometown: Baton Rouge, LA
Favorite spot on campus: “Parade Grounds”
Favorite LSU memory: “2007 football game against Florida”
Why did you choose LSU? “Both my parents went to LSU and I’ve lived in Baton Rouge my whole life, and I went to U-High. I wanted to be close to home.”
Why did you choose the College of Engineering? “I like to learn things in school that I can apply in a hands-on environment. What we learn in class you have to know on the job site.”
What do you want to accomplish on Engineering Council? “I want to get better involvement in the different organizations. I want to promote interdisciplinary work, and promote more community work in Baton Rouge to make it a better place.”


EVENT COORDINATOR: Dane D’Gerolamo

Dane D’Gerolamo, Event Coordinator

Dane D’Gerolamo, Event Coordinator

Major: petroleum engineering
Minor: business administration
Year: junior
Hometown: New Orleans, LA
Favorite spot on campus: Tiger Stadium
Favorite LSU memory: “This past weekend (LSU v. Ole Miss), and rushing the field”
Why did you choose LSU? “I was always an LSU fan since I was really young. I developed a passion for engineering and LSU petroleum is one of the best in the nation.”
Why did you choose the College of Engineering? “My liking of science and math at a young age.”
What do you want to accomplish on Engineering Council? “I have an on campus job. I want to get more students involved in using the facilities. A lot of people don’t come to Patrick F. Taylor except for class. I want to get people involved in the events to meet new people and new friends.”


IT COORDINATOR: Katie Hogan

Katie Hogan, IT Coordinator

Katie Hogan, IT Coordinator

Major: biological engineering
Minor: biology, chemistry
Year: junior
Hometown: Choudrant, LA
Favorite spot on campus: Wilson Laboratories
Favorite LSU memory: “Recently for the New Mexico State game, I got to go on the field for a scholarship I got. I knew exactly where my parents where in the stands, so I got to see them when I was on the field.”
Why did you choose LSU? “I was initially part of the LASTEM research scholars program. I came here to be part of the program.”
Why did you choose the College of Engineering? “Engineering is interesting.”
What do you want to accomplish on Engineering Council? “Hopefully we can get a nice polished website up so that potential funders and any companies that want to sponsor us can look and see what our mission is.”

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