Meet our team! We are...
- 54 members

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- From 14 US states 🇺🇸
- From 3 different countries 🌎
- 9 majors ✏️
- 3 Cornell colleges 🐻

The Team Leads ⚓

Sebastian Meza

Email: sdm233@cornell.edu

Year: 2024

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Hometown: New York City, NY

Amelia Kovacs

Email: ajk296@cornell.edu

Year: 2024

Major: Computer Science

Hometown: Groton, MA

Hardware ⚙️

Hardware designs and manufactures the boat’s electromechanical system!🛥️

This involves doing CAD and ECAD, running simulations, machining, working with composites, working with power tools, soldering and assembling electrical components, among other technical skills. Members of the hardware team gain a lot of valuable hands-on experience, while also being able to apply concepts learned in class to their work during the design process.

Subteam Lead

Slava Koblov

Email: sk3328@cornell.edu

Year: 2025

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

Subteam Lead

Ben Melcher

Email: brm99@cornell.edu

Year: 2025

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Hometown: Ithaca, NY

Subteam lead

Audrey Sackey

Email: aas332@cornell.edu

Year: 2024

Major: Electrical and Computing Engineering

Hometown: Greensboro, NC

Manufacturing Lead

Hunter Capner

Email: hvc6@cornell.edu

Year: 2024

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Hometown: Mount Ephraim, NJ

Alison Mangano

Email: atm72@cornell.edu

Year: 2024

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Hometown: San Jose, CA

Matthew Young

Email: mey33@cornell.edu 

Year: 2024 

Major: Mechanical Engineering 

Hometown: Billerica, MA

Henry Geller

Email: hng8@cornell.edu

Year: 2025

Major: Electrical and Computing Engineering

Hometown: Baltimore, MD

Benjamin Malekan

Email: bm529@cornell.edu

Year: 2025

Major: Mechanical Engineering 

Hometown: Long Island, NY

Sahara Shahab

Email: sbs293@cornell.edu

Year: 2025

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Brooklyn, NY

Grace Tang

Email: gjt29@cornell.edu

Year: 2025

Major: Electrical and Computing Engineering

Hometown: Gaithersburg, MD

Rajarshi Das

Email: rd496@cornell.edu

Year: 2026

Major: Mechanical Engineering / Electrical and Computing Engineering

Westbury, NY

Michelle Yu

Email: mjy34@cornell.edu

Year: 2025

Major: Mechanical Engineering 

Hometown: Boston, MA

Will Natcharian

Email: wrn25@cornell.edu

Year: 2026

Major: Mechanical Engineering 

Hometown: Avon, CT

Daniel yu

Email: dhy22@cornell.edu 

Year: 2026 

Major: Electrical and Computing Engineering

Hometown: Raritan, NJ

Emily Felts

Email: ef438@cornell.edu 

Year: 2027 

Major: Undecided

Hometown: Evanston, IL

Findlay hartman

Email: fgh36@cornell.edu

 Year: 2027 

Major: Materials Science & Engineering

 Hometown: Tampa, FL

Thomas Wells

Email: tlw85@cornell.edu

Year: 2027

Major: Materials Science & Engineering

Hometown: Lansing, NY

Software 💻

Software is responsible for researching, developing, and testing all computer programs which enable the boat to operate autonomously! 🌊

This includes building computer vision systems, implementing AI-driven navigation and control algorithms, designing microcontroller software, integrating different processes through ROS, and developing simulation frameworks for testing. Members on Software are primarily CS and ECE majors with interdisciplinary interests, a passion for innovation, and dedication to see their projects through.
Village Elder

Eric Zhang

Email: ewz4@cornell.edu

Year: 2023

Major: Computer Science

Hometown: College Station, TX

Subteam Lead (ROS + Sims)

Taha Jafry

Email: taj43@cornell.edu

Year: 2024

Major: Computer Science

Hometown: Houston, TX

Subteam Lead (Perception)

Kevin Cui

Email: kc734@cornell.edu

Year: 2025

Major: Computer Science

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA

David Schultz

ROS, Sensors

Email: dms489@cornell.edu

Year: 2024

 Major: Computer Science

Hometown: Ossining, NY

Jeffrey Xiang

Controls

Email: jjx5@cornell.edu

Year: 2025

Major: Computer Science

Hometown: Sharon, MA

Joanna Lin

AI

Email: jl2748@cornell.edu

Year: 2025

Major: Computer Science

Hometown: Bronx, NY

Jeremy Zarge

Ground Station

Email: jz642@cornell.edu

Year: 2025

Major: Computer Science

Hometown: Boston, MA

Tommy Larson

Controls

Email: tll68@cornell.edu

Year: 2025

Major: Electrical and Computing Engineering

Hometown: East Troy, WI

Henry Gao

Ground Station

Email: ag836@cornell.edu

Year: 2025

Major: Computer Science

Hometown: Albany, NY

Carter Zhu

AI

Email: yz553@cornell.edu

Year: 2025

Major: Computer Science

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

Ireanne Cao

Controls

Email: ixc3@cornell.edu

Year: 2026

Major: Computer Science

Hometown: West Windsor, NJ

Arthi Vijayakumar

AI

Email: av439@cornell.edu

Year: 2026

Major: Computer Science

Hometown: Sharon, MA

Anishka Raina

AI

Email: ar933@cornell.edu

Year: 2026

Major: Electrical and Computing Engineering

Hometown: Cupertino, CA

Samuel Park

AI

Email: sp994@cornell.edu

Year: 2026

Major: Computer Science

Hometown: Melville, NY

Joanna Andrews

AI

Email: jd242@cornell.edu

Year: 2026

Major: Computer Science

Hometown: Albany, NY

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Alexandra Campero

Perception

Email: adc246@cornell.edu 

Year: 2026

 Computer Science 

Hometown: Derwood, MD

Vail Chen

Ground Station

Email: vac68@cornell.edu 

Year: 2026 

Major: Computer Science / Math

 Hometown: Sugar Land, TX

Kaitlyn Hom

Perception

Email: khh54@cornell.edu

Year: 2026

Major: Computer Science

Hometown: San Ramon, CA

Aileen Huang

AI

Email: aeh245@cornell.edu

Year: 2026

Major: Computer Science

Hometown: Long Island, NY

Josue Ortiz

Controls

Email: jdo57@cornell.edu

Year: 2026

Major: Computer Science

Hometown: Long Island, NJ

Jolly Zheng

Perception

Email: jz767@cornell.edu 

Year: 2026 

Major: Computer Science 

Hometown: Queens, NY

Saksham Diwan

Newbie

Email: sd966@cornell.edu 

Year: 2026 

Major: Computer Science

 Hometown: Kolkata, West Bengal

Vansh bherwal

Email: vb353@cornell.edu 

Year: 2027

Major: Computer Science 

Hometown:

Caitlin Farrell

Email: cf526@cornell.edu 

Year: 2027 

Major: Computer Science 

Hometown: Montclair, NJ

Kiran Mitra

Email: km936@cornell.edu 

Year: 2027 

Major: Computer Science 

Hometown: Seattle, WA

Timothy Park

Email: tkp26@cornell.edu

Year: 2027

Major: Computer Science

Hometown: Melville, NY

Avishi trivedi

Email: at783@cornell.edu 

Year: 2027 

Major: Computer Science 

Hometown: San Jose, CA

Business & Outreach 💼

Business keeps the boat afloat by overseeing team logistics and operations. 🦾

This includes maintaining the team finances, publicity, and logistical timeline. The business team organizes team events, spearheads fundraising, updates the team website, creates the team video, monitors social media, organizes recruitment, and looks for opportunities for sponsorship!

Subteam Lead

Joanna Lin

Email: jl2748@cornell.edu

Year: 2025

Major: Computer Science

Hometown: Bronx, NY

Matthews Cornejo

Email: mgc234@cornell.edu

Year: 2025

Major: Hotel Administration

Hometown: Lima, Peru

Grace Kim

Email: gsk68@cornell.edu

Year: 2026

Major: Computer Science / Operations Research and Engineering

Hometown: Princeton, NJ

Saujas Modi

Email: sbm224@cornell.edu

 Year: 2026 

Major: Operations Research and Engineering

Hometown: Queens, NY

William Wong

Email: ww449@cornell.edu

Year: 2026 

Major: Hotel Administration

 Hometown:

Eunice Cho

Email: eyc53@cornell.edu 

Year: 2026 

Major: Computer Science

 Hometown: Palo Alto, CA

Contact Us!

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