Shawn Thai – President
Shawn, known by his colleagues as “Thai Tea” and “Thigh Tea”, is a four year veteran of the team and a returner to the cabinet. As the team’s Engineering President, his job is to ensure that nothing blows up and to guarantee that we can create a successful bot. He oversees everything related to building the robot and making it work, including managing the mechanics, programmers, CADers and more. When he isn’t busy making sparks fly, he can be seen playing clarinet in the school’s marching band and gaming on his computer. He is well known for his ability to dual wield clarinets and play them both at 9001 notes per minute.
Kobe Oh – Vice President
Kobe’s fourth year on the team has brought enterprise in his wake. Balancing his schedule has proved difficult, but well worth it for him. Between creating his own legacy on the team, marching band, jazz band, and track, he has quite the schedule. Of course his dedication to the team is flawless and his aid is exceptional as he passes down his knowledge and proves his wisdom. With his free time, Kobe enjoys airbrushing and calligraphy. If you see him up close and personal, know that he is not a basketball player, contrary to what his height suggests.
Nathan Lee – Vice President
Nathan is a four year veteran of the team and by far the oddest person known to man. Affectionately called the Monster and Will’s Prodigy, Nathan supports the president and helps him in his decisions, as well as fill in for him during his absences. He is one of the primary sources of information after the engineering president and is crucial to our success. He doesn’t relate to any animal in particular but the rest of leadership is well aware that he desires to be safety captain again (he’ll never admit it though). When he’s not working with robotics, he enjoys playing in the marching band as well as contemplating life.
Raymond Liu – President Emeritus
This is Raymond’s fourth year on the team, and hopefully his best! Known to some as “cactus,” or “llama”, Raymond helps out the team and helps the current president find his groove. When he isn’t advising the team, he can be found playing badminton or testing his wit on the science team, as well as excelling at any of his (slightly nerdy) hobbies. These include biking, basic circuitry, coding, and naps (duh).
Jacob Yee– President
Jacob is a four year veteran and a returner to cabinet. Last year he was Business Vice President, and now it is his job to manage fundraising, sponsorships, competitions and more along with the rest of his cabinet. His spirit animal is the Peruvian Guinea Pig, and his hobbies include playing water polo, swimming, and video games. If you’re a happy person and you enjoy dancing, then you’ve just made a new friend.
Joshua Duncan – Vice President
Joshua is a four year member and a newcomer to cabinet. Often called JJDUNK by his peers, this man helps keep track of all the other business leadership to ensure that the team runs smoothly, and also manages the creative and innovative side of business. When he’s not pondering over new design tactics, you can find him expressing himself through plays, musicals, and Comedy Sportz. Additionally, he’s been spotted playing League of Legends and sleeping.
Charleston Wong – Vice President
Charleston is a four year member and a returner to cabinet. Nicknamed “The Beast” and “Warlos”, Charleston oversees the marketing and fundraising side of business, as well as filling in for all absences of the president. In his free time, Charleston enjoys pumping iron in the weight room, matching up against his fellow president in water polo, and playing Brawlhalla in the career center.
Blake Castleman – President Emeritus
Blake is a four year veteran and a returner to cabinet. Commonly called Buh-Lach-Kay, Castleman advises the business team and uses his experience as last year’s president to help ensure the business team. Outside of robotics, Blake plays water polo and works as a lifeguard, but he is best known for filing a hex shaft into a cylinder his freshman year. His greatest connection is with his spirit animal, the Himalayan Monal Pheasant, a true wonder of the natural world.
Brian Chu – Treasurer
Brian is a second year veteran and a newcomer to cabinet. Last year he was the team’s Bumper King, where he constantly worked on the robot’s fragile bumpers, and now as treasurer, he creates the team’s budget plan, ensures that funds are properly spent, and constantly watches our team’s balance. In his free time, he plays the cello, and spends way too much time watching the Food Network.
Kimia Hassibi – Public Relations
Kimia is a second year member and a newcomer to cabinet. Nicknamed “Kim”, “Kimchi”, “Kimja”, and “lil boat” (how did she get all those nicknames?), Kimia manages the team’s relations with our community, local companies, and organizations. When she’s done sending all her press releases for the day, she enjoys being a track star and a soccer master, as well as saving our environment in the green club.
Danny Khoshnan – Communications
Danny is a second year veteran and a newcomer to cabinet. He updates the team on schedules and what’s coming up in the future because Communication is key! Outside of robotics, Danny loves competing in the International Informatics Olympiad, programming apps, and competing for the school’s select Math Team, Science Team, and Debate Team.
Olivia Cameron – Mechanical Capt.
Olivia’s main job on the team is to work with Stella and make sure that everything happening on the mechanical engineering side of the team runs smoothly. Her immense creativity proves handy and her experience is extensive. When she isn’t at the team’s work sessions, Olivia goes to dance or National Charity League (NCL) where she helps out even more people. She also has a passion for skiing with her family at Mammoth, a ski resort. On top of that she enjoys reading and photography. This is her fourth year on the team and her second year on cabinet. She loves being able to work with such a talented group of people and can’t wait to see what happens in the future!
Stella Yao – Mechanical Capt.
For only her second year on the team, Stella has taken on a huge position as a Co-Mechanical Captain. Her knowledge is extensive and her leadership is harmonious. Shouts of “Guava!” and “Nugget!” can often be heard from the room as people call for Stella by her creative nick names. Outside of robotics, Stella enjoys taking part in marching band, and creating works of art. By far, her favorite hobby is eating! Though she has a large interest in mechanical engineering, Stella would like to become a psychologist when she grows up.
Wesley Su – Electrical Capt.
Wesley’s fourth year on the team has led him into the cabinet position of Electrical Captain! Known to his friends as “Young Gershwin,” he gleefully leads anyone interested through his work in wiring whatever necessary. Having taken multiple people under his wing, his legacy is sure to last, both in robotics and in his numerous extracurriculars, where he plays the clarinet in multiple bands, ensembles, and orchestras. Alongside the clarinet, Wesley enjoys making models of different trinkets, including airplanes and other vehicles. And who could forget that his spirit animal is the famous Totoro!
Kyle Weng – Programming Capt.
Kyle has been on the team for almost four whole years and loves to pass his extensive coding knowledge to anyone and everyone interested. He has been able to teach as many as twenty members of the team all about programming. After work sessions, you can find Kyle on the math, science, and debate teams working away. When he gets the chance, Kyle also enjoys playing video games and reading social and political commentary articles. If you’re ever recruiting new friends, you should also know that Kyle often photoshops his friends into funny situations for amusement.
William Cockrum – Assistant Programming Capt.
William, known as Will and variations of his last name, is going strong for his third year on the team. He aspires to be next year’s programming captain, so it’s no surprise that he is the assistant programming captain this year. He has taken multiple people under his wing and is teaching them all there is to know about code. He even acts as the school’s programming teacher’s aid, helping out in the classroom as well. When he doesn’t have his nose stuck in a computer, he’s found at water polo or at astronomy club. His hobbies include website development and playing video games!
Tyler Hand – Safety and Training Capt.
Squiggles! Tyler has one of the best nick names on the team and that is–of course–Squiggles! Tyler is our safety and training captain, so it is his job to make sure everyone stays safe and is properly trained. He also chooses the teams safety captain for competitions who will go on to fill Tyler’s shoes next year. When he isn’t keeping people safe, Tyler goes to boy scout meetings and marching band practices. He also enjoys 3D printing and small robotics projects. He also is certified to launch and build high powered model rockets. No big deal.