Team Leadership

Nathan Kaleida

Team Captain

Mechanical Engineering ’21

Hometown: Mars, PA

Eleanor O’Callaghan

CFO

Mechanical Engineering ’20

Hometown: Saint Paul, MN

Drivetrain

Eleanor O’Callaghan

Drivetrain Lead, Differentials

Mechanical Engineering ’22

Hometown: Saint Paul, MN

Yaw Aduse-Poku

Drive Axles, Shaft Testing

Mechanical Engineering ’22

Hometown: Ellicot City, MD

Jaeho Lee

Center Driveshaft

Mechanical Engineering ’22

Hometown: Wilmington, NC

Daniel Leongomez

CVT Backplate

Mechanical Engineering ’22

Hometown: Palm Harbor, FL

Anthony Singleton

Reduction Box

Mechanical Engineering ’23

Hometown: Moore, OK

John Wu

Engine Rails

Mechanical Engineering ’23

Hometown: Charlottesville, VA

Jack Anderson

CVT Tuning and Case

Mechanical Engineering ’23

Hometown: Vienna, VA

Suspension

Sophie Dunn

Suspension Lead, Linkages, Upright

Mechanical Engineering ’22

Hometown: Berwyn, PA

Nathan Kaleida

Suspension Points, Shock Tuning

Mechanical Engineering ’21

Hometown: Mars, PA

Herson Morales

Front & Rear Hubs

Mechanical Engineering ’22

Hometown: Glen Burnie, MD

Gwen Tsai

Tire Selection & Testing

Mechanical Engineering ’22

Hometown: Washington DC

Lance Phillips

Front Linkages

Mechanical Engineering ’23


Esteban Rivera

Front Uprights & Validation

Mechanical Engineering ’23

Hometown: New Rochelle, NY

Frame

Mariam Abugri

Frame Lead, Chassis

Mechanical Engineering ’22

Hometown: Hamden, CT

Itic Tinman

Body Panels

Mechanical Engineering ’21

Hometown: Sao Paulo, Brazil

Yaw Aduse-Poku

Hood

Mechanical Engineering ’22

Hometown: Ellicot City, MD

Gavin Mackay

Jackstands

Mechanical Engineering ’23


Controls

Alex Klein

Controls Lead, Steering Rack

Mechanical Engineering ’22

Hometown: Boston, MA

Victor Galindo

Throttle, Brake Pedal

Mechanical Engineering ’22

Hometown: Buffalo, NY

Gwen Tsai

Rotors, Brake System

Mechanical Engineering ’22

Hometown: Washington DC

Diego Gomez

Steering Column & Wheel

Mechanical Engineering ’22

Hometown: Bogota, Colombia

Esteban Rivera

Steering Rack Testing Rig

Mechanical Engineering ’23

Hometown: New Rochelle, NY

Aditi Kishore

Rotors, Brake System

Mechanical Engineering ’23

Hometown: Manasses, VA

Ari Miller

Tie Rods, Clevis

Mechanical Engineering ’23

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA

Alumni Spotlights

Adam Baumgartner

Mechanical Engineering ’10

Drivetrain & Frame

Career: Honda R&D Americas Inc., Polaris Industries, XStream Trucking

Favorite Memory: I really enjoyed the opportunity to be captain of the team for 3 years and to be able to come back and see the later team-members continue to improve the program. Its really awesome to see something continue improving with insights from new faces.

Peter Cremona-Simmons

Mechanical Engineering ’12

All Subsystems

Career: Honda R&D Americas LLC

Favorite Memory: Top ten finish in maneuverability 2010 or 2011. We learned how to setup the car to three wheel around corners.

Avik De

Engineering Mechanics ’10

Suspension & Frame

Career: Ph.D. at Penn; Postdoc in robotics at Harvard; Founded Ghost Robotics, a legged robotics company

Favorite Memory: After a really depressing first day in Montreal where Adam and I were the only attendees and we were struggling to even get the car into the trailer, I remember being on the verge of packing up and not even competing. In the end we stayed, Austin joined us, and it ended up one of my favorite competitions with lots of fun driving, and even Adam finishing the endurance race while holding the broken steering column between his thighs.

Alex Strachan

Applied Math & Statistics ’11

Career: Software Engineer in San Francisco, currently working at Lob as a tech lead of the core services team

Favorite Memory: My most memorable achievement was badgering the 2009 car that did not turn around the land maneuverability course. It was a success (albeit our finishing position was only ahead of the DNFs)

Kyle Candela

Mechanical Engineering ’16

Controls

Career: Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab

Favorite Memory: Giving design presentations to judges