Faculty & Staff

There are many people that can support your engineering education at Wellesley. Meet them!

Wellesley Engineering Team

Amy Banzaert

Director of Engineering Studies and Lecturer in Engineering

B.S., M.S., Ph.D, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Amy Banzaert is responsible for Wellesley's engineering opportunities.  The founder of We-Lab, she teaches introductory engineering classes, and advises students interested in engineering-related studies in conjunction with Class Dean Alison Black.



Alison Black

Class Dean

Alison Black advises all Wellesley students who are interested in engineering, whether they are considering engineering for graduate school, enrolling in a dual degree program with Olin or MIT, pursuing the Olin Engineering Certificate, or otherwise exploring how their education can have an engineering focus.




Wellesley Engineering Advisory Committee

Robbie Berg

Professor of Physics

Ted Ducas

Professor of Physics

Lyn Turbak     

Associate Professor of Computer Science

Robbie Berg, Ted Ducas, and Lyn Turbak form Wellesley's Engineering Advisory Committee.  As a team, they were instrumental in creating Wellesley's first engineering class and building Wellesley's connections with Olin College and MIT. They are active in supporting the work of We-Lab and advising students interested in engineering.


Wellesley Faculty with Engineering Background

Monica Higgins Louise Darling

Monica Higgins

Lecturer in Environmental Studies

Louise Darling

Assistant Professor of Natural and Biological Sciences

Monica Higgins and Louise Darling are two professors at Wellesley with extensive knowledge of environmental and biological engineering, respectively. They actively support and advise students interested in these fields.


Olin-Wellesley Engineering Liaisons

Jean Huang

Associate Professor of Biology, Olin College           

David Barrett

Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Olin College    


Interested in opportunities at Olin College? Along with talking to at least one of us above, reach out to Prof. Jean Huang '01 or Prof. Dave Barrett, the Olin liaisons for Wellesley students.

Prof. Huang is a Wellesley Alumna who completed degrees in Biology and has current research in Microbial Diversity and Cultivation Photosynthetic bacteria, as well as Microbial Ecology and Community Interactions. Prof. Barrett completed degrees in Ocean and Mechanical Engineering and his current research focuses on Robotics.