top of page

Our Team

Meet the NSBE PRO-PDX Chapter Executive Board

  • Facebook - White Circle
  • Instagram
  • LinkedIn - White Circle
  • YouTube
Updated headshot.jpeg



J'reyesha (Jay) Brannon is a born and raised Oregonian and University of Portland alumni (’15), where she graduated with a degree in civil engineering. Jay currently works as a design engineer and project manager for the City of Portland. She has managed sewer rehabilitation, treatment plant / pump station facility upgrades, and potable water systems. She is passionate about accessibility and inclusion for communities of color, particularly in STEM fields. Outside of work she is an avid volunteer, holding roles in a variety of community organizations. In her spare time, she manages a small vintage resale business and is an artist. 

  • LinkedIn
  • link icon


Vice President

Shaneka Owens was born and raised in Baltimore, MD. She received her B.S. degree in Civil Engineering and M.S. degree in Transportation and Infrastructure Studies, both from Morgan State University. Shaneka is an Operations and Major Projects Engineer for the Federal Highway Administration's Oregon Division. She is responsible for federal oversight on highway transportation projects in the Portland Metropolitan Area.


Shaneka loves to mentor youth and volunteer with local non- profit organizations. She is dedicated to inspiring and encouraging more youth of color to pursue STEAM careers. In addition, Shaneka is a professional seamstress that loves to create custom clothing during her free time. 

  • LinkedIn



Lul is a graduate of California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo where she completed her degree in civil engineering with an emphasis in water resources engineering. While pursuing her undergraduate degree, she engaged in several projects to provide real-world solutions to stormwater and flood management. Since graduating she has worked as a design engineer with expertise in pipelines, site improvements, and stormwater management. She has experience assisting water resources and transportation design groups in their service to government agencies, districts, consultants, and sometimes the general public. Lul also gained construction engineering experience as an intern for firms in California and abroad in Ethiopia.

  • LinkedIn



Mujidat is a first generation Nigerian – American, originally from Houston, TX. She earned her B.S. in Natural Science from the University of Pittsburgh and a M.S. in Advanced Data Analytics from the University of North Texas. Mujidat has 10+ years of industry experience in K-12 education. She has specialized in data-driven instructional strategies, designed/implemented academic and behavior intervention processes, automated administrative tasks, and developed analytical research to support strategic planning. Mujidat is a K-12 Education Data Analyst at Tahn Analytics, LLC where she provides insights and AI based solutions to school districts in Oregon. Mujidat champions inclusion and believes in the beauty of diversity. As a volunteer she nurtures the growth and development of the BIPOC community. Outside of work and her service to the community, you’ll find Mujidat experiencing good conversation, with good people, over some really good food.  

  • LinkedIn
  • link icon
Profile Pic.jpg


Professional Development Chair

Kent is a first generation Haitian - American,  originally from Miami, Fl. He attended University of Central Florida and Arizona State University for his degree in Electrical Engineering. Kent has over eight years of electrical engineering experience throughout different industries including copper mining, space launch ground support design, and semiconductor. Kent is a Product Development Engineer at Intel where he creates and test complex hardware solutions ensuring optimal product quality.  


His passion lies in community engagement and mentoring where he helps new employees from minority background feel welcome so that they have a space to connect and build a foundation. He also mentors and introduces STEM as an opportunity to young black youth with hands-on science projects and one-one engagements.

  • LinkedIn

Senior Executive Chair


Pre-Collegiate Chair

Shari Chin is a first-generation Jamaican American from Fort Lauderdale, FL. She received a BA degree with a focus in Economics from Emory University in Atlanta, GA. Shari has spent the last 6 years working in the construction industry as a Project Engineer helping to manage the construction process throughout the project's life cycle. Her project's span from mixed-use multi-residential new construction projects to high technology commercial build projects. 


Shari finds the most joy when she is actively supporting other women and communities of color in the projects she undertakes. When she is not working or volunteering she is planning her next travel trip, whether it's a short weekend trip across the US from the Pacific Northwest to the East Coast, Shari enjoys spending time with friends in various cities. 

  • LinkedIn
2015 - Hall - Bryan - GEM Iowa State University - PHD  Candidate - Computer Science.jpg


Bryan Hall, the 386th Lifetime Member of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), is passionate about diversifying the STEM pipeline while building community among aspiring, developing, and excelling minority engineers. Over his 13-year career in NSBE, Bryan has served in multiple collegiate leadership roles for the University of North Texas and Iowa State University as well as the special events coordinator for Bryan serves as the Finance Chair for the NSBE Portland Professionals Chapter. He aims to fulfill NSBE's mission, which is "to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community."

Bryan has over seven years of professional experience in quality assurance, test engineering, and software development and currently works as a Software Quality Engineer at Intel Corporation. He possesses his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of North Texas and his Master of Science in Computer Engineering from Iowa State University. Bryan pursues his Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Engineering at Iowa State University. He aims to ignite a passionate flame within you to engage, enrich, and empower the community surrounding you. 

  • LinkedIn

Senior Executive Chair

Corey Headshot 1.jpg


Senior Executive Chair

Corey Frazier, Ph.D., PE is a proud “Air Force Brat” whose experiences as a youth influenced his career trajectory in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Applied Arts, Mathematics) advocacy, systems-thinking, and leadership roles. He currently works for Intel Corporation as a Technical Marketing Strategist and Operations Manager for artificial intelligence products. He has had multiple roles in engineering management, design team leadership, innovation coaching, and business development in areas such as supercomputer hardware development, quality systems management, and startup portfolio management and incubation.


Prior to Intel, he worked for NASA’s Space Shuttle Program for 7 years in Houston, Texas as a trajectory design lead. He has a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering and a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Central Florida and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University. In the community, Corey serves on the Oregon Innovation Council and a board member on the State Plumbing Board. He serves on the Advisory Board for the College of Community Innovation and Education at the University of Central Florida, is a board member for iUrban Teen, and is on the executive board of directors at the Urban League of Portland (ULPDX). In his spare time, Corey has translated his creative passions into content creation across Twitch and YouTube. In partnership with ULPDX, he has piloted the CreatorSpace, a program offering creative camps and seminars for youth of color to express themselves and see themselves in the media they consume (comics, digital and traditional art, writing, online content creation, and gaming).

  • LinkedIn


Collegiate Co-Chair

Joseph is Ghanaian born. He is a graduate from Arizona State University, where he finalized his bachelors degree and also completed his MSc Masters degree in Materials Engineering. While pursuing his graduate degree, he was part of the SCI-HUB research group and took part in project where he built and analyzed the ability of a spectrometer to analyze the quality of food and determine early stage skin cancer. He is passionate about green energy and sustainability. He currently works in the semiconductor industry as a process engineer which maximizes the property of semiconductor into making process chip for advanced technology.

  • LinkedIn
2023-02-14 (2).png


Communications Chair

Joel is originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo. He moved to the United States in 2013 to pursue higher education as an international student. He possesses a bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering and a Masters degree in Metallurgical Engineering both from the University of Utah.


Joel has relavant experience in the mining industry, precisely in the extractive process of commodities such as Copper, Gold, and Rare Earth Elements gained through internships and research as a graduate student. Currently, he is a Process Development Engineer at Intel where he is responsible for developing the next generation process nodes focused on interconnect applications through Copper electroplating and the advancement of Moore’s Law in pursuit of the next generation of advanced computer microprocessors.


His passions include educating himself and others on personal finance as a content creator on YouTube along with his brother as Chibind Brothers. Also, he is dedicated to helping others pursue education in STEM and on his free time loves reading books on personal development, finance, and spending quality time with friends and family.

  • LinkedIn

Senior Executive Chair

Gaetan-Dauphin Nzowo

Programs Chair

Gaetan-Dauphin Nzowo was born and raised in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). He graduated from Oregon State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. Gaetan currently works as construction inspector/designer for David Evans and Associates. He is passionate about Transportation engineering and social justice.


Outside of work, Gaetan is a humanitarian and social justice advocate. He is one of the board members for Understanding Racism Foundation (URF), a non-profit organization committed to exposing and eliminating racism in our communities. As an immigrant from the DRC, Gaetan strives to educate individuals and raise awareness about the political and human rights issues in the hope of peace, security and democracy in Africa, particularly in the Congo.

  • LinkedIn
Board Recruitment


Why should you join?

- Impact your community

- Develop leadership skills

- Increase your network

- Add to your resume

Open Positions:

Communications Chair

Collegiate Chair

Senior Executive Chairs (Senior Level / VP) 

bottom of page