Previous Leaders

Austin Owens
Founder, President, & Software Lead
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Austin founded the team in 2013. He was the President and Software Lead from 2013-2015. Austin developed algorithms for machine vision, control systems, and mission planning. He is currently a Software Engineer at Innoflight, Inc.

Josh Pritts
Vice President
& Electrical Lead
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Josh was the Vice President from 2013-2014 and Electrical Lead from 2013-2015. Josh designed the system architecture for the vehicle and led a team of engineers in designing Printed Circuit Boards for the system.

Rodrigo Leon-Alvarez
Mechanical Lead
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Rodrigo was the Mechanical Lead from 2014-2015. He designed the outer hull and inner frame, and led the other mechanical engineers in designing the electronics enclosures.

Andrew Orellano
Vice President
& Business Lead
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Andrew was the Vice President from 2014-2015. He fund-raised over $100,000 and managed the team administration.

Maryann Ibrahim
Media Lead
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Maryann was the Media Lead from 2013-2016 and also part of the software team. She designed all of team's branding, as well as programming an STM 32 Discovery Board to get input from sensors.

James Walker

Mechanical Lead

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James was the Mechanical Lead from 2015-2016. He led a team of 20 engineers in designing the hull, inner frame, and enclosures for ReDefiance. Afterwards, he also led the Test Vehicle project for the team to try out new sensors and equipment.

David Barnes
Electrical Lead
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David was an Electrical Project Manager in 2015, and Lead in 2016. He designed several Printed Circuit Boards to receive sensor input, regulate the power system, and perform leak detection.

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Drew Smith
Electrical Lead

Drew was the Electrical Lead from 2014-2015 following Josh Pritts and was tasked with the fabrication of the electrical systems. He troubleshooted embedded system code and electrical testing with a team of 6 engineering students. Drew also designed the Thruster Control and Power Management PCBs.

Andy Grewe
Electrical Lead
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Andy is an electrical engineering graduate who was on the team from 2015-2018. He is largely responsible for the electrical system of the 2017 Perseverance AUV and has continued to mentor on reiteration of that system for the 2018 competition.

KC Jack Nave
Senior Design & Mechanical Lead
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KC is a Mechanical Engineering graduate who was a member from 2015-2018. He spearheaded the design of the 2017 RoboSub, Perseverance, as Mechanical Lead. He also led the vehicle test bed senior design project for 2018. He previously served as Mechanical Team Lead and designer on Overwatch.

Josef Adam Loeffler
President
& Electronics Lead
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Adam is a Robotics Engineer who was a team member from 2015-2018. He was previously the Electronics Lead and continued to work on Perseverance's computer vision and controls systems as President in 2018.

Austin Rainer Wulf
Mechanical Lead
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Austin is a RF Engineer studying towards a Mechanical Engineering degree. Austin previously was Mechanical Lead for Fall 2018, in which he led the design for the 2019 RoboSub vehicle. His previous contributions include the vehicle design for Perseverance. He was also a Captain for Overwatch.

Bernard Gonzales
Electronics Project Manager
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Bernard is a Electrical Engineering graduate who was previously Electronics Project Manager. He has previously worked on the leak detection system and HYDRAS for Perseverance.

Tyler Bashinski
President & Electrical Lead
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Tyler is an Electrical Engineer who was previously President for Spring 2019 as well as Electrical Lead. 

Karajo Kafka
Mechanical Project Manager
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Karajo Kafka is a Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science minor graduate who was previously a Mechanical Project Manager.

Felipe Jared Guerrero Moreno
President
& Software Lead
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Jared is a Software Engineer who was a team member from 2015-2018. He was previously the President and Software Lead for ReDefiance's computer vision and controls systems. He mentors the software team as an adviser.