Nina Chatrath

6/2/2020 4:05:42 PM

Nina Chatrath, originally from Winnetka, IL, is a senior in Agricultural and Biological Engineering, with a minor in the Hoeft Technology and Management program.

Nina has held many leadership positions on the Engineering Council (EC), starting her freshman year as the Freshman President where she had the opportunity to sit on the Executive Board of EC during her first year on campus. Since then, she has served as the Secretary/Treasurer, where she focused on increasing funding channels and transparency in the college funding program to engineering RSOs, specifically focused on increasing funding for technical project groups. This year, Nina serves as the EC President where she oversees the Executive Board and communicates frequently with college faculty and deans about student life. Her main focus as President this year has been addressing issues related to mental health, diversity, and inclusion in the college of engineering. She additionally has guided the council and engineering RSOs into and through the first ever virtual year.

As a member of her business fraternity, Phi Chi Theta, Nina has had the opportunity to mentor many engineering underclassmen in pursuing their passions in the intersection of business and engineering.

Through her undergraduate years, Nina has had three incredible internship opportunities: at the U.S. House of Representatives in D.C. where she got to explore her interest in environmental policy, at Farm.One (a hydroponic startup in NYC) that gave her the chance to learn about new and leading tech in agriculture, and finally at Anheuser-Busch where she interned on the Innovation Team. Nina will be starting full-time with Anheuser-Busch in September as a Global Management Trainee.

Nina is also interested in many outdoor activities, including skiing and hiking. Additionally, she has enjoyed learning to cook and bake many new dishes in the last year.

Lastly, Nina would like to express her thanks to her older sisters, parents, and grandparents, who have inspired and supported her in every way in the past 4 years. She would also like to thank the many mentors that led the way for her achievements at the University of Illinois, and took personal stake in her successes.