The Student Professional Activities (SPAx) Committee is responsible primarily for developing, implementing, and promoting activities among Student Members of the IEEE. This committee coordinates lists of top speakers, and funding to facilitate the hosting of a SPAx event at student branches around the world. This program has an emphasis on professional awareness, but may include broad technical topics.


  • Afnan Khdeir
    Afnan KhdeirVice Chair, Communications
  • Adil Usman
    Adil UsmanChair
  • John Paserba
    John PaserbaVice Chair, Partnerships and Fundraising
  • Rob Vice
    Rob ViceVice Chair, Region Coordination 1-6
  • Youmna El-Bitar
    Youmna El-BitarVC, Region Coordination 7-10

Regional Coordinators

To answer questions students may have when developing their SPAx activities, each region has a SPAx coordinator. They also can share information on the benefits of holding a SPAx event and tips to improve your event.

Region 1 – Charles Rubenstein
Region 2 – Rhonda Farrell
Region 3 – Bailey Ulferts
Region 4 – Heather Darrah
Region 5 – Abu Asaduzzaman

Region 6 – Peijung Tsai
Region 7 – Samrat Kooner
Region 8 –
Region 9 – Robert Ramirez
Region 10 – Pasan Pethiyagode

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