Leadership Team
MASA is managed by an all-student Executive Board led by the President and Vice President and composed of the Chief Engineer, Treasurer, Business Lead, Safety Officer, and the technical subteam leads.
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Theo Rulko
President
Theo Rulko
Theo is currently a senior in Aerospace Engineering with a minor in Materials Science & Engineering. As President, his role is to be the outward face of MASA to its sponsors, competitors, and aerospace companies. Additionally, he is a member of MASA Structures, and previously served as the team's Business Lead. He is also involved in the AIAA and the Engineering Honors Program.
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Cameron Crandall
Chief Engineer
Cameron Crandall
Cameron is currently a senior in Aerospace Engineering. As Chief Engineer, he oversees the development, manufacturing, and testing of the rocket. Last year as Structures Lead, he was involved in the design and analysis of the rocket body, including the airframe, fuel and oxidizer tanks, and mounting/bracketry. He's extremely excited to be a part of the launch of TSM!
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Administrative Leads
Rohun Athalye
Vice President
Rohun Athalye
Rohun is currently a sophomore studying Aerospace Engineering. His role as VP includes supporting new members, organizing outreach initiatives, and assisting with administrative tasks. Rohun is also an active member of MASA's Structures and ATLO subteams, and is looking forward to launching TSM!
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Eric Reuter
Safety Officer
Eric Reuter
Eric is currently a Junior in Aerospace Engineering born and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan. As Safety officer, his role is to ensure team members are properly educated on the systems they work with so manufacturing of the rocket and testing of the engine can be done as swiftly and safely as possible.
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Hirsh Kabaria
Business Lead
Hirsh Kabaria
Hirsh is currently a sophomore studying Aerospace Engineering with a minor in CS. As business lead, he manages the effort to raise funds and corporate support for the team. He also runs the team's social media pages and manages public and student relations. He is also a member of the A&R subteam, working to ensure the rocket's successful launch, both physically and financially!
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Nathan Sanchez
Treasurer
Nathan Sanchez
Nathan is currently a sophomore studying Aerospace Engineering. He was born and raised in Chicago. As treasurer, he is responsible for planning and maintaining the team budget and carrying out reimbursements. Nathan is also a member of Propulsion, where he serves as injector lead for the RP-D2 engine.
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Jack Taliercio
Social Lead
Jack Taliercio
Jack Taliercio is currently a senior in Aerospace Engineering. Formerly the Chief Engineer, his new tasks as Social Lead include creating events that the team uses to bond, relax, and grow, so that everyone can remain passionate in the team's goals and avoid burnout. In the past, he has led development of the Fill System under ATLO, the GUI under Avionics, and the entire rocket as Chief.
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Technical Leads
Hunter Sagerer
Aerodynamics & Recovery Lead
Hunter Sagerer
Hunter is a junior in Aerospace Engineering from Boonton, New Jersey. Since his freshman year, he has been working on recovery systems and MASA's in-house 6DOF flight simulator. As Aerodynamics & Recovery Lead, he oversees these projects as well as fin and nosecone design and integration. He is also a member of SGT and an A' Capella group on campus.
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Minori Higashiyama
ATLO Lead
Minori Higashiyama
Minori is currently a senior in Aerospace Engineering and is from Tokyo, Japan. As Assembly, Test & Launch Operations lead, she is responsible for organizing and operating critical hardware tests as well as planning and executing the integration and launch of TSM. Previously, Minori served as MASA's Safety Officer.
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Arthur Zhang
Avionics Lead
Arthur Zhang
Arthur is a senior in Computer Engineering. He manages all avionics related development from PCB to ground software development. In the past, he has worked on board design, board bring-up, and flight system architecture.
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Sam Boling
Structures Lead
Sam Boling
Sam is a master's student in Mechanical Engineering. As Structures Lead, he leads the design and construction of the rocket's structural systems, such as propellent tanks for fuel and oxidizer, airframe, mounting/bracketry, and raceway.
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Nathaniel Campbell
Propulsion Lead
Nathaniel Campbell
Nate is a junior in Aerospace Engineering from Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona. As Propulsion Lead he is responsible for all aspects of the rocket engine, including its associated thermal and structural challenges. He is also involved in hotfire testing. Outside of MASA he enjoys long-distance running and playing piano.
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Cade Wagner
Production Lead
Cade Wagner
Cade is currently a junior in Mechanical Engineering. As Production Manager, he oversees the manufacturing of the various components of the rocket and advises on manufacturing techniques. He also teaches students how to manufacture components.
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Past MASA Leads
Josh Miller
Propulsion Lead, Treasurer
Josh Miller
Edward Tang
Aerodynamics Lead
Edward Tang
Kara Vanderwest
Production Lead
Kara Vanderwest
Alfonso Botta-Lopez
ATLO Lead
Alfonso Botta-Lopez
Josh Azrin
Avionics Lead
Josh Azrin
Julia Weiss
Vice President
Julia Weiss
Tommy Woodbury
Business Lead
Tommy Woodbury
Akhil Vinod
Treasurer
Akhil Vinod
Paige Adams
Social Lead, Safety Officer
Paige Adams
Dan Maguire
Aerodynamics Lead
Erin Levesque
Geoff Parkes
ATLO Lead & President
Geoff Parkes
Marion Anderson
Avionics Hardware Lead
Marion Anderson
Aidan Kingwell
Avionics Software Lead
Aidan Kingwell
Akash Pawar
Structures Lead
Akashdeep Pawar
John Letarte
Propulsion Lead
John Letarte
Israa Ali
Vice President
Israa Ali
Peyton Hooker
President & Treasurer
Peyton Hooker
Aleister Lenhardt
Structures Lead
Aleister Lenhardt
Dan Maguire
Aerodynamics Lead
Dan Maguire
Katherine Lerond
President
Katherine Lerond
Alex Davenport
ATLO/Avionics Lead
Alex Davenport
Jared Chin
Safety Officer
Jared Chin
Ethen Daniels
Propulsion Lead
Ethen Daniels
Kat Shipers
Business Lead
Kat Shipers
Cameron Buccellato
Chief Engineer
Cameron Buccellato
Dan Shafer
Aerodynamics Lead
Dan Shafer
Alex Philpott
Treasurer
Alex Philpott
Randall Ticknor
Aerodynamics Lead
Rachel Ticknor