National Chairperson - Sossena Wood

  Sossena Wood, 25, is a PhD Candidate in Bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor’s of Science in electrical engineering.   As a K. Leroy Irvis, GEM Fellow, and Pitt’s Rising African American Leaders awardee, she currently works to develop one of the first anatomically detailed human head phantoms and electromagnetic simulations for ultrahigh field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

Fulfilling the mission of NSBE is Sossena’s lifestyle.  Once a student athlete as well as a Dean's and Honors List recipient, Sossena has been determined to help fulfill the vision of NSBE -- growing and developing the network of global minority technical professionals.
Sossena’s vision for society is to lead NSBE to drive innovation through the  Academic Excellence of our members, have our members consciously give back to the organization, increase and develop the number of technical professionals, and to focus on women in STEM.