Our Mentors


Officers

Carson Coursey

PRESIDENT

4th Year AE

Favorite Tool: Laser Cutter

Other Involvements: SSDL

Did you know?

My hometown is home to the largest mattress in the world

 

Dr. Di Leo

Advisor

AE Professor

Favorite Tool: Safety Glasses

Did you know?

 He leads the Multiphysics Mechanics of Materials Lab focused on structures and materials research!

 

 

Blake Lathrop

Operations

4th Year ME

Favorite Tool: Chop Saw

Other Involvements: GT Rugby

Did you know?

I once ate 56 chicken wings and 4 sticks of celery

Alicia Suarez

Public Affairs

3rd Year ME

Favorite Tool: Miter Saw

Other Involvements: Alpha Xi Delta

Did you know?

I have a dual American and Colombian passport 

Andrew Morell

Training

4th Year AE 

Favorite Tool: Lathe

Other Involvements: AIAA, SSDL, & ORGT

Did you know? 

I love to play croquet!

Sam Li

Purchasing

3rd Year AE

Favorite Tool: Form 3 Printers

Other Involvements: Robojackets (Battlebots), Space Systems Design Lab

Did you know?

I didn’t know milkshakes were made of ice cream until my freshman year of college. 

Braden Kerstin

Development

2nd Year AE

 Favorite Tool: Tormach

Other Involvements: GT Drumline

Did you know?

I really like cars

Rebekah Geil

Programming & Outreach

3rd Year AE

Favorite Tool: Form Box

Other Involvements: The Navigators, Society of Women Engineers, AIAA

Did you know?

I’ve been in a Marvel movie

Mentors

Landon Jarrel

Training

4th Year AE

Favorite Tool: Hand Plane

Involvements: SAESAC, German Club, Russian Club, ASDL

Did you know? 

I loves swing music and currently play five instruments!

 

Anna Goddard

Development

4th Year IE

Favorite Tool: Laser Cutter

Involvements: Georgia Tech Marketing Association, Alpha Xi Delta

Did you know? 

I once lived on a sailboat for two weeks!

 

Katie Wyers

Public Affairs

4th Year AE 

Favorite Tool: Lathe

Other Involvements: Combustion Lab

Did you know? 

I once trained my cats to reliably use a human toilet

Raghu Bharadwaj

Operations

3rd Year AE

Favorite Tool: 3D Printer

 Other Involvements: VIP research, Scouting at Georgia Tech (President), former Georgia Tech Football Equipment Manager

Did you know?

I am an Eagle Scout!

Maggie Stewart

Development

4th Year AE 

Favorite Tool: Form 2

Other Involvements: GTXR, Machine Shop

Did you know? 

Contrary to popular belief, I actually do not like pina coladas.

Dalton Luedke

Training

1st Year AE

Favorite Tool: Laser Cutter

Other Involvements: DBF, AIAA

Did you know? 

I have been to 42 different states!

Terry Thoundayil

Development

2nd Year AE

 Favorite Tool: YJSP

Other Involvements: SSDL Undergraduate Researcher, Avid Baker and Chef

Did you know?

I started coming to (and refusing to leave) the AMS by making my first Halloween costume a week before the holiday.

Maren Kelley

Development

2nd Year AE

Favorite Tool: Laser Cutter

Other Involvements: Undergraduate Research, Alpha Omega Epsilon

Did you know?

I have a twin and a brother who was born on the same day, three years later!

Ashish Cavale

Purchasing

2nd Year AE 

Favorite Tool: Dimension Elite 3D Printer

Other Involvements: AIAA, Math TA, SSDL

Did you know?

I like singing and playing instruments. I also broke my professor’s $1000 drone and fixed it without him realizing.

 

Javier Pratdesaba

Purchasing

2nd Year Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (ChBE)

Favorite Tool: Belt Sander

Other Involvements: ORGT, Math TA, Nian Liu Batteries Lab, ChBE Student Ambassadors, AIChE

Did you know?

When driving in Italy, I once filled my rental car with “gasolio” not knowing it was diesel and ended up stranded and homeless for a day!

 

Lauren Forcey

Programming & Outreach

2nd Year AE

Favorite Tool: Laser Cutter

Other Involvements: Club Lacrosse, Grand Challenges, SWE

Did you know?

I went to Paris to play soccer with the VA state ODP team in high school, and I hope to live in France someday (would love to hike Mont Blanc)!

Lily Cooper

Training

2nd Year ME

Favorite Tool: Laser Cutter

Other Involvements: YJFC, WoAA, Greek Life

Did you know?

I have a pet chicken!

Lydia Stanford

Operations

4th Year ME

Favorite Tool: Miter Saw

Other Involvements: ASME, Hillel, VeggieJackets

Did you know?

I’m a big fan of women’s soccer. Go Gotham FC!

 

 

 

Paula Delfin

Programming and Outreach

2nd Year AE

Favorite Tool: Sodering Iron

Other Involvements: Yellow Jacket Space Program (YJSP), SGT, Salsa Club, ADPi

Did you know?

Baking is one of my favorite past times!

Rachel Thomas

training

4th Year AE

Favorite Tool: Box Cutter

Other Involvements: Georgia Tech Experimental Rocketry (GTXR), Combustion Lab, Georgia Outreach Team for Space, Georgia Tech Club Basketball

Did you know?

I started skiing before I could fully walk

 

Gavin Garland

Development

4th Year AE

Favorite Tool: Table Saw

Other Involvements: Ramblin’ Roundnet Club

Did you know?

Co-inventor of a U.S. patent

 

Spencer Baird

Operations

2nd Year AE

Favorite Tool: Form Printers

Other Involvements: SSDL, YJSP

Did you know?

I keep lots of fish

Siddhi Ameser

Training

3rd Year AE

Favorite Tool: Table Saw

Other Involvements: AF ROTC, Rowing Club, YJFC, ASDL Research

Did you know?

I can do a one-handed cartwheel

Thomas Van Buren

Tech

2nd Year AE

Favorite Tool: Rubber Mallet

Other Involvements: Undergraduate Consulting Club, Alpha Sigma Phi

Did you know?

I’m a big hockey fan. Go Caps!

Karthik Shaji

Development

1st Year AE

Favorite Tool: Laser Cutter

Other Involvements: GT Motorsports, CSM Lab, Fencing

Did you know?

I love Astrophysics! (Big Fan of Kurzgesagt and PBS Space Time)

Wouter van de Groep

Tech

4th Year IE

Favorite Tool: Laser Cutter

Other Involvements: Casual drone flying, undergraduate research, TKE

Did you know?

He has dual  citizenship in the US and the Netherlands!


Alumni

Matt Corrado

FOrmer president

2020 Graduate

Favorite Tool: Lathe

Other Involvements: Undergrad research in High-Power Electric Propulsion Lab, Hyperloop, Club Ultimate Frisbee 

Did you know?

He’s been to a game at every MLB Stadium!

Katie Hartwell

Admin

2020 Graduate

Other Involvements: Research with Dr. Lightsey and Dr. Bowling

Did you know? 

She lived with a cat for 3 years before realizing she is allergic to cats!

Jonathan Paravano

Growth and Development

2020 Graduate

Favorite Toosl: Laser Cutter and Markforged 3D Printer

Other Involvements: Design Build Fly President, German Research Group, Georgia Tech Catholic Center

 Did you know?

He enjoys dipping French fries in milkshakes.

Beau Martin

operations

2020 Graduate 

Favorite Tool: CNC Mill

Other Involvements: Yellow Jacket Fying Club

Did you know? 

After he got his pilot’s license, he failed his drivers test by driving on the wrong side of the road…

Clay Newman

tech

2020 Graduate

Favorite Tool:  Laser Cutter

Other Involvements: Catholic Student Organization

Did you know?

 He loves working with MATLAB…!

Julia Filooon

growth and development

2019 Graduate

Favorite Tool: Laser Cutter

Other Involvements: Students for the Exploration & Development of Space

Did you know?

She’s an up-and-coming yo-yo master!

 

James Fogel

operations

2019 Graduate 

Favorite Tool: Every tool 

Other Involvements: Ramblin Rocket Club, GSBC, Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity 

Did you know?

He speaks 3 languages!

 

Reed Williams

Growth and Development

2019 Graduate

Favorite Tool: Laser Cutter

Other Involvements: GOALSoccer

Did you know?

He’s 1/32 Native American!

 

Rony Islam

former president

2019 Graduate

Favorite Tool: Pancake Printer

Other Involvements: Hyperjackets, Former AMS President!

Did you know?

He raises foster kittens and even adopted one for himself!