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Meet the Staff

Joshua Loughman

Director of Development
Engineering Center G (ECG), 231

Joshua Loughman comes to the EPICS program after spending ten years in the space industry. He is a two-time graduate of Arizona State University with degrees in aerospace engineering and systems engineering. As EPICS Director, Joshua oversees all aspects of the program including teaching multiple section of the EPICS Gold courses. Joshua develops relationships with not for profit agencies, industry mentors and partners to support the EPICS program. He is passionate about the power of engineering to make the world a better place as demonstrated by his 9 years of volunteering with Engineers Without Borders. He looks forward to applying the lessons of systems engineering and his volunteer experiences to the EPICS program.

Jared Schoepf

Director of Operations

Engineering Center G (ECG), 233

Jared Schoepf is the Director of Operations for Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) at Arizona State University. Jared received his PhD in Chemical Engineering at ASU, developing a tiered approach to rapidly detect nanomaterials in the environment and consumer products. Jared has been a lecturer of EPICS for 3 years, mentoring over 200 teams. Currently he teaches introduction to engineering, EPICS, and introduction to chemical engineering processes. He has founded 2 starts ups and has 3 patents for water purification, removal of trash from storm water, and Dial’s antibacterial liquid hand soap formula. He has a passion for teaching and mentoring students, aiming to help each student achieve their goals. In his free time Jared loves to go hiking, backpacking, and snowboarding.

Mark Huerta

Engineering Center G (ECG), 233

Lecturer for Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) program and more broadly across Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering with a focus on teaching human-centered design and humanitarian engineering. Passionate about fostering professional competencies and well-being among engineering students.

Chairman & co-founder of 33 Buckets, a non-profit that provides sustainable clean water access in the developing world.

Courtney Langerud

Management Intern

 Engineering Center G (ECG), 128

Courtney Langerud is a graduate student at Arizona State University pursuing a Masters in Justice Studies and a Masters in Social and Cultural Pedagogy. Courtney works as a Management Intern through Fulton Schools of Engineering Student Success and Engagement where she focuses on EPICS, Engineering Projects in Community Service; an engineering design-based service learning and social entrepreneurship program. Courtney graduated in December 2019 as a member of the Next Generation Service Corps with a Bachelors in Global Health, minor in Civic and Economic Thought and LEadership, and a certificate in Cross Sector Collaboration. She has spent her undergraduate career studying in a global context through study abroad and research in Nicaragua, India, New Zealand, Rwanda, Kenya, and Uganda.

Amanda Minutello

EPICS Program Assistant

Amanda  is a senior  studying Civil  Engineering at Barrett, the Honors College and  concurrently pursuing a Master’s in Transportation Engineering at Arizona State University. She has been an EPICS student since her freshman year, and has served as the EPICS Program Assistant for the past 5 semesters. As Program Assistant, she is responsible for team documentation management, assisting with Design Reviews, and promotion of the program at on campus events. Amanda has worked on 4 projects over the past 8 semesters. Her current projects include ASU Project Cities – Skunk Creek land development project for the City of Peoria and a mentor for the NASA Psyche Education team. She  is an active member of Fulton Ambassadors, Chi Epsilon and the Institute of Transportation Engineers ASU Student Chapter. She has previous consulting construction management experience with Jacobs Engineering, as well as current experience in transportation planning and traffic design modeling with Burgess & Niple. She also works at the Fulton Schools of Engineering Tutoring Center, tutoring math and civil engineering courses.