Ali Nunes

6/2/2020 4:05:42 PM

Ali Nunes is a senior in Materials Science and Engineering with a concentration in biomaterials. 

Ali has strived to amplify student voices within the Grainger College of Engineering and better relations between faculty and students. Currently the president of the Engineering Council, she has also served as the director of the Dean’s Student Advisory Committee and as a head engineering learning assistant for the Grainger Engineering First-Year Experience (GFX), where she instructed sections of ENG 100 and ENG 398. She also worked as a course assistant for ENG 177. 

She continues to be heavily involved in Material Advantage, serving as social chair, two-term president and the current Engineering Open House (EOH) director. Additionally, she has worked closely with the department as the MatSE Undergraduate Advisory Committee chair, undergraduate recruiter and department communications intern. 

Throughout her academic career, she has conducted research in the Harley Lab, where her work focuses on better understanding the intricacies of cellular microenvironments. At the 2021 Materials Science and Technology Conference, she presented this work and placed first in the undergraduate speaking competition. 

After graduation, Ali plans to join the Peace Corps as a health extension volunteer.