Meet the Franklin Council

Dr. Ross Bassett is the beloved director of the Benjamin Franklin Program. Dr. Bassett is a history professor at NC State but received a B.S. in electrical engineering from University of Pennslyvania. He has written
a couple of books and is currently studying the relations of United States and French engineering education. You can learn more about him here:

If you have any questions about the program, his email is

Part of the reason she came to NC State was because of the Franklins. She values a well-rounded education and every Franklin would say the same. When not with the Franklins, Gabriella spends her time at Arabic club and the Computer Science Ambassadors. You can usually find her studying at Hunt library or goofing off with her friends on the 5th floor of Talley.

Gabriella is a senior studying Computer Science and Arabic, you can email her at!

Grace is serving as the Vice President for this year! She loves the Franklins because she has met many amazing people who share similar goals and aspiration as her. In her spare time, you can find her walking around campus with her friends, studying in the library, and eating chicken parm with angel hair pasta (her favorite food).

Grace is a sophomore studying Industrial and Systems Engineering and French, you can reach her at

Brooke is in her fourth year at NC State, studying Aerospace Engr. and Political Science, and her third year serving as secretary-treasurer for the Benjamin Franklin Council. She loves getting to know the members of the program through the many social events and email exchanges, so always feel free to reach out to her!

Caden is originally from Greensboro, NC and is majoring in Industrial Engineering and Philosophy. In addition to the Franklins, he is also a member of the American Society for Quality and a Caldwell Fellow. Caden is excited to serve on council for a second year, and if you have any questions or suggestions please email him at

Hannah is super excited to be serving on council this year as the social chair!! A second-year student majoring in Biomedical Engineering and Economics, you can often find Hannah enjoying time outside or in the gym practicing with her hip-hop team, Fusion Dance Crew. Hannah hopes to use her majors to work in the pharmaceutical industry and develop better medical solutions for the public. Contact Hannah with any questions about social events, or with potential ideas to help build the Franklin community, at

Charvi serves as the Academic Chair for the Franklin program. She is majoring in Aerospace Engineering and French (two of the best majors in the world!) and in her free time, she loves to listen to music, read, and hang out with her golden retriever named Leo. Please feel free to reach out with event ideas, or just to say hi!

Joey Perkins is majoring in Industrial Engineering and Economics. From Reidsville NC, he is excited to serve as the Franklin Chair for Service. When not in class, Joey enjoys hiking, going to NC State football and basketball games, and spending time with friends. If you see Joey around campus, don’t hesitate to come over and say hello!