Our Mentors


Officers

Sarah Demsky

PRESIDENT

4th Year AE

Favorite Tool: Cricut Maker

Other Involvements: TARGIT CubeSat Research, Women’s Water Polo Club

Did you know?

She’s a certified Advanced Open Water SCUBA Diver!

 

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!

 

 

Tristan Huang

public affairs

4th Year AE

Favorite Tool: Prusa i3 3D Printer

Other Involvements: GT Design-Build-Fly,  Delta Upsilon Fraternity

Did you know?

He’s been to the end of the Great Wall of China!

Blake Lathrop

Growth and development

3rd Year ME

Favorite Tool: Planer

Other Involvements: Research and Club Wrestling

Did you know?

If I was not an engineer, I would want to be a chef. I love cooking!

Carson Coursey

Training

3rd Year AE

Favorite Tool: Laser Cutter

Other Involvements: GT Spaceport America Cup, Musician’s Network, GT Aerospace Machine Shop

Did you know?

He can wiggle his eyeballs!

Gavin Garland

Purchasing

3rd Year AE

Favorite Tool: 3D Printers

Other Involvements: YJSP, Roundnet Club, Ramblin Rocket Club

Did you know? 

He’s a Co-Inventor of US Patent No. 9,458,587 

Dani Dixon

Admin

3rd Year AE

 Favorite Tool: Laser Cutter

Other Involvements: Gulfstream co-op, WOAA, Alpha Xi Delta

Did you know?

I’m studying abroad at GTL this summer!

Simon Pahlsmeyer

TECH

3rd Year AE

Favorite Tool: Laser Cutter, Every 3D Printer

Other Involvements: GT Hyperloop, German Club

Did you know?

He can play the didgeridoo & is a German citizen!

 

Timothy Bowes

Operations

3rd Year AE

Favorite Tool: All the 3D Printers

Other Involvements: Naval ROTC, TARGIT Research, GT Catholic Center

Did you know?

He’s lived in Italy for 3 years!

Mentors

Adrienne Dorr

Public Affairs

3rd Year AE

Favorite Tool: Laser Cutter

Involvements: SWE, GT Rowing Club

Did you know? 

I love making banana bread!

 

AJ Riffe

Growth and Development

4th Year AE

Favorite Tool: Metal working tools

Involvements: AMS all the way

Did you know? 

He’s a big Lightsaber enthusiast

 

Alek I. Baez Silva

Training

3rd year AE 

Favorite Tool: Lathe

Other Involvements: Cycling

Did you know? 

I love donuts and anything sweet!

Alex Bustos

Public Affairs

3rd Year AE

Favorite Tool: Every 3D Printer ever

 Other Involvements: VIP Research, TARGIT

Did you know?

He hates olives!

 

Andrew Morell

Training

2nd year AE 

Favorite Tool: CNC Mill

Other Involvements: AIAA, Space Systems Design Laboratory, ORGT

Did you know? 

He is a croquet enthusiast!

Benjamin Breer

Operations

2nd Year AE & Physics

Favorite Tool: Router and Lathe

Other Involvements: Undergrad research in Ben T. Zinn Combustion Lab, YJSP, MOSS research group

Did you know? 

I’m the third generation in my Mom’s family to attend Tech, I’m an avid skier and have skied 16 different mountains and counting, and I love wakesurfing.

David Hermanns

Growth and Development

3rd Year AE

 Favorite Tool: X-Acto Knife

Other Involvements: SSDL Undergraduate Researcher, Avid Baker and Chef

Did you know?

I have climbed the 2 tallest mountains in Ireland! (Not that impressive but still fun to brag about!)

Harshini Sivakumar

Growth And Development

3nd Year AE

Favorite Tool: Laser Cutter

Other Involvements: SAESAC, Design-Build-Fly, WoAA, Astronomy Club

Did you know?

She loves collecting earrings and has over 100 pairs!

 

Jason Smith

Operations

2nd Year AE 

Favorite Tool: Laser Cutter and Scroll Saw

Other Involvements: GT SAC, CS 1371 TA, GT Crew Rowing (until this semester), Clarinetist in GT Symphony Orchestra

Did you know?

I love to scuba dive, binge mukbangs on youtube, and watch Bollywood movies

 

Joshua Frial

Admin

3rd Year AE 

Favorite Tool: Rotary Engraver (Laser Cutter)

Other Involvements: Sigma Gamma Tau Exec

Did you know?

Can play the ukulele and clarinet

 

Katie Wyers

Public Affairs

2nd Year AE

Favorite Tool: Lathe and Laser Cutter

Other Involvements: Grand Challenges and Rocket Club

Did you know?

I love all things crafty and artsy, I play LANY on every AMS shift, I‘m interning at Aerojet Rocketdyne this summer, and I can solve a rubik’s cube pretty fast… ~ 2 minutes

Kaushal Gokare

Growth and Development

1st Year AE

Favorite Tool: Laser Cutter

Other Involvements: I’m a member of the Aero Team of HyTech Racing, leadership in Eagles at GT. I also am an avid pianist, and I enjoy spending time outdoors and cooking/eating great food.

Did you know?

I might soon get my blackbelt.

Maggie Stewart

Tech

2nd Year AE

Favorite Tool: 3D Printer

Other Involvements: SAC, KNIT, VIP, GL

Did you know?

She has Irish citizenship!

 

 

 

Mackenzie Glaser

Public Affairs

3rd Year AE

Favorite Tool: Laser Cutter

Other Involvements: YJSP, undergrad research, SEDS, SGT. a GT1000 TL, Grand Challenges LLC mentor!

Did you know?

She got to put on a clean room suit and go inside a capsule that flew into space during the Shuttle program!

Rachel Thomas

training

2nd Year AE

Favorite Tool: Hammer 

Other Involvements: Club basketball, Spaceport America Cup

Did you know?

She once had a cast for 2 weeks because she was told she broke her ankle. She didn’t.

 

Rebekah Geil

Admin

1st Year AE

Favorite Tool: Vacuum Former

Other Involvements: Student Launch Initiative, Emerging Leaders, Navigators

Did you know?

I’ve had dinner with an astronaut, I bake something new every month, I played oboe in middle school!

 

Sairaksha Kesarla Venkatesh

Operations

2nd Year AE

Favorite Tool: 3D Printer & Bandsaw

Other Involvements: India Club, Nazaaqat (Bollywood Dance Group)

Did you know?

She is from India but grew up in Burkina Faso!

Siddhi Ameser

Training

1st Year AE

Favorite Tool: Laser Cutter

Other Involvements: Rowing Club, AFROTC, I like to run and fly planes

Did you know?

I’m from philly, I have horrible eyesight, I need two seat cushions to reach the rudder pedals, and I’m a vegetarian.

Thomas Van Buren

Tech

1st Year AE

Favorite Tool: Rubber Mallet

Other Involvements: Bridge Club

Did you know?

I used to ski Giant Slalom competitively

Tithi Mandal

Operations

2nd Year AE

Favorite Tool: Lathes of all kinds

Other Involvements: Special purpose aircraft VIP, piloting, design-build-fly

Did you know?

I like to collect socks with cool patterns, preferably airplanes or chickens

Wouter van de Groep

Tech

2nd 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!

 

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