Bilen was born in Cheverly, MD but raised in Silver Spring, MD. She is a senior at the University of Maryland, College Park majoring in Mechanical Engineering and minoring in Spanish and International Engineering. She joined her university’s NSBE chapter her freshman year then joined her chapter’s Liaisons Committee and Academic Excellence Committee her sophomore year. The following year she was her chapter’s Academic Excellence Chair and now she is excited to serve as this year’s Region II Academic Excellence Chair. In her free time, Bilen likes to watch old Spongebob episodes like they’re new or grab bubble tea with friends.