Want to join a mission-driven team with an ambitious goal?

The Billion Bottle Project is currently accepting applications for several positions!


Sanjit Datta

Executive Director

M.S. Bioengineering, University of California at Berkeley

B.S. Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University

Sanjit Datta is currently a third-year medical student at Case Western Reserve University. Sanjit previously worked at the sensor design laboratory InnoSense to develop chemical technologies including biomolecular cancer diagnostics. He later spent two years testing new clinical radiology hardware and software for Siemens Healthcare; working closely with physicians at Stanford and UCSF in that role, he developed image guidance technology for minimally invasive procedures.

Mona Yuan

Mona Yuan

Operations Director

B.S. Biological Engineering, Cornell University

Mona Yuan is currently a second-year medical student at Case Western Reserve University. As an undergraduate, Mona contributed to developing a novel biosensor for use in non-invasive optimal oxygen imaging. She is familiar with molecular cloning, protein purification, and microscopy imaging techniques. Mona has also pursued other projects in the area of optical detection of cancer, including developing oxygen chambers and improving collagen matrices for cell imaging.

Annika Sinha

Finance Director

B.S. Biology, Mercer University

Annika Sinha is currently a third-year medical student at Case Western Reserve University. As an undergraduate, Annika led fundraising efforts for the Mercer Prosthetics and Orthotics Club, a non-profit organization that designs low-cost prosthetics and delivers them to patients in Vietnam. During her tenure, the organization was able to serve over 1,000 patients and was featured twice by the Clinton Global Initiative University.

Eric Salomon

Engineering Director

B.S. Biomedical Engineering, The Ohio State University

Eric Salomon is currently a second-year medical student at Case Western Reserve University. As an undergraduate, Eric worked on an engineering team to design, code, and build a reusable surgery simulation to improve safety and outcomes for endonasal pituitary adenoma resections. He also spent two years with modeling, development, and testing of a cell isolation and culture device with the potential to improve diagnostics and formation of complex therapies.

Kerrin Sunshine

Communications Director

B.A. English Literature, Washington University in St. Louis

Kerrin Sunshine is currently a first-year medial student at Case Western Reserve University. As an undergraduate, in addition to her premed work, Kerrin focused much of her time on writing, both academically and creatively. After graduating, Kerrin spent a year working on the development of teaching anatomy in augmented reality at Case Western Reserve University and promoting the technology being used to do so: the Microsoft HoloLens.

David Pfau

David Pfau

Engineering Committee

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

David Pfau is currently a third-year medical student at Case Western Reserve University. While earning his undergraduate degree at Georgia Tech, David developed code to aid in the study of the role of monocytes in supporting vascular network growth within an inflammatory injury, and he designed solar panels for Prox-1, a microsatellite designed to demonstrate automated trajectory control in low Earth orbit, scheduled for launch in 2017.

Charit Tippareddy

Engineering Committee

B.S. Biochemical Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Charit Tippareddy is currently a first year medical student at Case Western Reserve University. As an undergraduate, Charit's research was in the application of 2-dimensional nanomaterials in the detection of gases for use in biomedical devices. He also has a background in developing and running small scale bioreactors as well as large scale distillation columns. After graduating, Charit spent time in underserved villages in south India volunteering as a hospital intern.

Kathryn Lundgren

Kathryn Lundgren

Engineering Intern

Major: Chemical Engineering, Minor: Ethics, Case Western Reserve University

Kathryn Lundgren is a junior undergraduate student studying chemical engineering at Case Western Reserve University. For four years, she has done research on both biosand and SODIS filtration techniques. As a freshman at Case, she traveled to northern Ghana for three weeks, designing and implementing a water filtration business for a remote community. Kathryn is currently working on an engineering water project for Engineers without Borders. Furthermore, she works in an environmental engineering lab where she is testing the use of algae to treat wastewater and create sustainable biofuel. Kathryn is passionate about water filtration and plans to pursue a career in filtration engineering.

Scott Wagner

Marketing Director

B.A. Psychology, Dartmouth College

Scott Wagner is currently a third-year medical student at Case Western Reserve University. Prior to medical school, Scott worked for eight years as a business consultant in the biotechnology industry. He assessed the opportunity for new cardiovascular, respiratory and oncology products and led various market landscape assessment, market segmentation and product positioning engagements for industry-leading companies.

Michaela Cooley

Engineering Committee

B.S. Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University
B.S. Polymer Science and Engineering, Case Western Reserve University

Michaela Cooley is a first year medical student in the MSTP program at Case Western Reserve University. As an undergraduate, Michaela lead a project in a biomedical engineering lab focusing on determining the most optimal drug delivery vehicle size, shape, and modulus for vascular drug delivery. She was also on a team that designed a training device to help students better learn the mechanics of ideal IV insertion technique. This past fall, she worked on a project to improve the contrast intensity and stability of ultrasound contrast agents.

Harini Prabhakaran

Harini Prabhakaran

Education Committee

B.S. Neuroscience, The Ohio State University

Harini is currently a second year post-baccalaureate student in the Cleveland State-NEOMED PB/MD Partnership. As an undergraduate, Harini worked on a video game therapy project and personally studied what stimuli were most attended to by patients with hemispatial neglect. She also held advocacy positions in various organizations including the Indian American Association and Volunteers Around the World to raise awareness and funds for charity work.

Advisory Board

Daniel Lacks, Ph.D.

Daniel Lacks is the C. Benson Branch Professor and Chair of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Case Western Reserve University. He leads engineering study abroad courses in Botswana and other African countries, directs Fulbright professional development programs for international faculty, and has worked with universities in Myanmar and the Philippines on curriculum development.

Susan Wentz, M.D., M.S.

Susan Wentz directs the Office of Urban Health, the Urban Area Health Education Center and NetWellness at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. She develops collaborative programs joining university and community partners to address important health needs and provides community-based experiences for medical students through a broad spectrum of opportunities.

Sam Mesiano, Ph.D.

Sam Mesiano is a Professor with joint appointments in the Case Western Reserve University Departments of Reproductive Biology and Physiology and Biophysics. He also serves as the Director of the University Hospitals Obstetrics and Gynecology Research Division. His research is funded by the Gates Foundation, March of Dimes, and National Institutes of Health, among other organizations.