Tristan is a 4th year Mechanical Engineering student with a specialty in controls and robotics. Starting as a Vulcan-II‘s structures engineer he soon founded the “Rocket Lander Test-bed” and serves as the project manager along with the propulsion team. He hopes to push the bounds of what SEDS is capable of by attempting to be the first students to ever propulsively land a rocket in order to highlight the importance of reusability and technology development in commercial space! When he is not building over-glorified ICBMs Tristan spends his time as a barista at M.O.M. coffee house in Muir and likes to collect vinyl and cassettes. Additionally, Tristan has completed a hybrid propulsion internship at Parabalis Space, and vehicle integration, test, and propulsion internships at Relativity Space where he will return after graduation.
Kenneth is a transfer student in his last year studying Aerospace Engineering. He joined SEDS’ propulsion team as the Nephas pintle injector development engineer as well as a propellant feed teammate on the Lander Testbed project. Kenneth’s business background comes from his work with nonprofit fundraising for STEM programs and alumni roles within First Robotics. He is currently working in aerostructures engineering at Collins Aerospace.
Head of Internal Affairs
Liz is a rising 4th year Aerospace Engineering major. Starting as a Vulcan-II Structures engineer, she later served in this same position her sophomore year. After facing severe sexual harassment, Liz founded the SEDSxFEM project in order to diversify our chapter and give outreach to freshmen women engineers from underserved backgrounds. She is excited to expand the outreach project and is looking forward to her second round as recruitment chair this year. In her free time, she enjoys relaxing at the beach, iced coffee, and her rescue cat Mookie. Additionally, Liz has completed an avionics mechanical design internship at The Spaceship Company, and a propulsion internship at Virgin Galactic where she will return after graduation.
CX is a 4th year Electrical Engineering major. She joined SEDS as a member of the Electronics team for Colossus and the Methane Rocket team. In her free time she enjoys swimming, journaling, and watching Formula 1. CX will go on to work on the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One team after graduation.
|Year||President||VP Operations||VP Engineering||VP Business||VP Internal Affairs|
|’21/’22||Tristan Kinney||Chaztine Xiana Embucado||Victoria Alanis/Vacant||Kenneth Wah||Elizabeth Nelson|
|’20/’21||Patrick Finn||Breana Guerrero||Tristan Kinney||Victoria Alanis/ Vicente Lopez||Nathan Cramer/ Scott Hall|
|’19/’20||Surya Vohra||Samantha Lee||Patrick Finn||Max Kelly||Elizabeth Nelson|
|’18/’19||Surya Vohra||Guinevere Berg||Jack Najarian||Tzinti Aguirre- Medina||Max Kelly|
|Jack Najarian||Dennis Ren, Matt Santos||Heather Skye||Max Kelly|
|’16/’17||Darren Charrier||Feennette Navarro||Faris Hamdi||Ben Stenson||Harley Norton|
|’15/’16||Jesse Lang||Feennette Navarro|
|’14/’15||Deepak Atyam||Alex Finch|