Meet the Alumni

MacKenzie Fountain ’26

MacKenzie Fountain is a sophomore studying Environmental Engineering and Smart Cities. MacKenzie was recruited through the prestigious Bridges Scholars Program after her participation in CATALYST and serves as the first example of how CATALYST’s integration with a formal recruitment program brings top talent to CoE. MacKenzie serves as the upstate-NY-zone  Pre-Collegiate Initiative Chair for the National Society of Black Engineers, a peer adviser to incoming freshmen, and a DPE student employee.  Additionally, MacKenzie is involved with BlackGen Capital, where she is developing an understanding of how to finance her interests in sustainable development.


Ore Olaore ’23

Ore Olaore is a senior studying Biomedical Engineering. Ore is deeply involved in the DPE and CoE community as a Ryan Scholar, a Simmons Scholars Program Mentor, the conference planning chair for the National Society of Black Engineers, the special projects chair for the Black Biomedical & Technical Association, a DPE and Admissions student ambassador, and a member of Building Ourselves Through Sisterhood and Service. Ore is passionate about her art, social justice, and creating opportunities for students of color to become involved in STEM.

Erhunmwunse Eghafona ’24

Erhunmwunse is a senior studying mechanical engineering. He is interested in engineering management and robotics. This past summer he interned at a robotics startup based in Melbourne, Australia. On campus, Erhunmwunse is the president of the National Society of Black Engineers and a member of a dance team called the African Dance Repertoire. He has also been a part of Cornell’s student startup accelerator program, eLab, and has done robotics research in the Organic Robotics Lab

Elijah Feist ’27
Elijah Feist is a freshman studying Mechanical Engineering. He is interested in astronomy and aerospace. Before coming to Cornell, Elijah interned at the Space Telescope Science Institute. On campus, Elijah is a member of the Cornell University Unmanned Air Systems project team (CUAir) as part of the airframe subteam. He is also a member of the National Society of Black Engineers, and the Cornell Club Hockey Team.