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Last Updated: 02/01/2023 and all information on this page is accurate and up-to-date.

A MEMbassador is here to help our potential and current students with any questions or issues they may have.

To send a question to a MEMbassador, please email them at or contact an individual person using the forms below.

Sneha Karnik | MEM Student

Sneha Karnik

Sneha is a person who appreciates organization, categorization, and connecting concepts from other fields, team members, or business applications.

She was born in India but grew up in the Sultanate of Oman. She continued her education and studied engineering in India later in life. Being exposed to diverse cultures and people allowed her to explore her outgoing side. Sneha really appreciates getting to know new individuals and exchanging experiences with them. She always had a keen mind as a child about the world. Her teachers used to complain to her parents about Sneha asking too many questions in class at one point. Her parents, on the other hand, never let her lose interest; they constantly motivated and encouraged her to inquire more to learn more and to seek out novel experiences. Since she possesses strong technical and non-technical skills and management and engineering experience, she decided to take engineering management as her major.

Her passion is in identifying issues and coming up with solutions that will prevent roadblocks and keep things moving. Sneha can jump between verticals to deliver high-performing solutions. She’d played a variety of leadership responsibilities in the past, including managing a team and strategizing, brainstorming, and sifting with the organization’s personnel.

Office Hours

  • Wednesdays 11 am – 12 pm (4137 Fitts-Woolard Hall)

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Nilesh Pranay | MEM Student

Nilesh Pranay

Nilesh is a driven and motivated engineer with strong consultative, leadership, interpersonal and team management skills. With 4+ years of professional experience with Siemens ltd. in the energy distribution and automation sector. Joined in the Fall of 2022 with the “Build Your Own” track and a focus on product management and entrepreneurship, Nilesh intends to acquire skills relevant to hold a leadership position in the tech market.

After work hours, he can be found trekking on beautiful nature trails or exploring the city. With a knack for photography and sports, Nilesh also loves to spend time on the basketball court and ensures to have his camera in person at all times.

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Want to be a MEMbassador?

The Master of Engineering Management Program at NC State seeks highly qualified students to serve on our MEMbassador team. They provide high-quality service throughout the Program, develop leadership skills and further personal and professional growth. MEMbassadors are involved with activities related to outreach, recruiting, retention, and, most importantly, student success. They strive to enrich the educational experience for our students.

As a MEMbassador, you will promote the goals of the MEM Program and act as a mentor to newer students. You should be enthusiastic and have a good work ethic. You will work an average of 10 hours a week with occasional nights and weekends and participate in leadership training.  Opportunities exist for you to work over the summer as well. The MEMbassador Team is composed of more experienced engineering management students who are willing to help their fellow students.


  • High level of personal and professional character; willingness to develop leadership skills; commitment to serving on a team; dedication to delivering more than what is asked.
  • Enthusiasm about the impact of engineering and management on our College and NC State.
  • Availability to serve on our Team for at least two semesters.
  • Must have satisfactory academic progress toward your MEM degree and be in good standing with the university.


  • Attend MEMbassador Team training.
  • Attend most MEM-related events throughout the semester, like orientations, seminars, celebrations, etc.


Contact the Director of the MEM Program at