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Engineering Diplomats


The Diplomats

Engineering Diplomats represents the interests and policies of the WCOE regarding international affairs and connections. Diplomats assist the WCOE in promoting and recruiting students for international programs through information sessions, workshops and office hours.


Engineering Diplomats are in Holden Hall Room 103 Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4 pm during the academic year. They also host information sessions and daily office hours so students can walk in and ask questions.


Nathan Wilson wil


  • Hometown: Whitehouse, Texas
  • Major: Chemical Engineering
  • Graduation: May 2020
  • Countries: Canada, Costa Rica, England, Scotland, Australia
  • Interests: Making music, Sports, Cooking, Hunting, Fly Fishing 
  • Enjoyed Most about Experience Abroad: it pushed me to step outside my comfort zone, be more independent, I made a lot of new friends, and I absolutely loved the different cultures I was able to experience.

Anya Sumanth

Vice President

  • annaHometown: The Woodlands, Texas
  • Major: Computer Engineering
  • Graduation: May 2024
  • Countries Visited: Ireland, UK, Hungary, Germany, Mexico, Egypt, UAE, India
  • Interests: Art (painting and calligraphy), nature, animals, programming, and problem solving

matthewMatthew Cochran


  • Hometown: Childress, Texas
  • Major: Civil Engineering
  • Graduation: May 2024
  • Countries Visited: Costa Rica, the Philippines
  • Interests: Basketball, especially Tech hoops, creating art, and film making. 

Luis Acosta


  • luisHometown: Houston, Texas
  • Major: Mechanical Engineering
  • Graduation: May 2024
  • Countries Visited: Spain and France
  • Interests: I love challenges.

Nasser Marquez

  • NasserHometown: El Paso, Texas
  • Major: Computer Engineering 
  • Graduation: May 2023
  • Countries Visited: Spain and Greece
  • Interests: Fitness and Cooking

Omar Abdelwahed q

  • Hometown: Cairo, Egypt

  • Major: Mechanical Engineering
  • Grad: Spring 2024
  • Countries Visited: UAE, Thailand, Malaysia, Netherlands, Italy, France, UK

  • Interests: Soccer, Tech, Aeronautics

Jay HodgeJay

  • Hometown: Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Major: Mechanical Engineering
  • Grad: December 2024
  • Countries Visited: New Zealand, Australia, Canada,
    Switzerland, Germany, and France
  • Interests: Fishing, Basketball, and Robotics

Cavan NatalCavan

  • Hometown: McKinney, Texas
  • Major: Computer Science
  • Grad: Spring 2024
  • Countries Visited: Ireland, England, Switzerland,
    Netherlands, Spain
  • Interests: Traveling, Photography, Thrifting, Collecting Football Cards

Bryanna PeralesBryanna

  • Hometown: Houston, Tx
  • Major: Computer Engineering
  • Grad: December 2023
  • Countries Visited: Costa Rica, Mexico
  • Interests: Traveling, driving, and learning about ancient history

Eliszabeth Van

  • Hometown: The Woodlands, TX
  • Major: Mechanical Engineering
  • Grad: May 2025
  • Countries Visited: Canada, Russia, United Arab Emirates,
    Japan, Singapore, Vietnam
  • Interests: I'm starting my own company focused on developing
    artificially intelligent robots to do your household chores!
    Never do laundry again!

Lydia Wilde

Kunal Garg