Meet the Team


President, Operations Lead :Parker Trautwein
Undergraduate Astrophysicist student at Berkeley, as well as a cosmology researcher at the Radio Astronomy Laboratory in the Parson's Group working on early, large scale structure development directly following the Big Bang using the HERA array in South Africa. Parker is also passionate about and involved in SpaceX Hyperloop at Berkeley. In his free time, he loves hikes, long dog walks on the beach, and surfing!

Vice President, CS Lead :Mandi Zhao
Undergraduate Applied Math and Computer Science student at Berkeley. Mandi enjoys contibuting to innovative research, and her interests span deep learning, data science, and statistics. She is currently working on implementing the autonomous pathing system for the Rover!

Mechanical, Operations Lead:Phillip Downey
Masters Mechanical Engineering student at Berkeley. Has experience with design engineering at the Robot Learning Lab at UC Berkeley and FLIR Systems in Santa Barbara, CA. His focus at UC Berkeley is in controls/robotics and design and is excited to work in the future on large scale engineering challenges professionally. Currently works for an engineering consulting company.

Arm Lead :Megan Banh
Masters Mechanical Engineering student at Berkeley, with an emphasis in Design. Over the past few semesters, Megan's become interested in mechanical design, product development, academic research, and programming. In the past, she's had internship experience at Boeing, Tesla, and Autodesk. Outside of work, she enjoys hiking, yoga, watching movies, and trying new foods!

Drive Lead:Aldo Suseno
Masters Mechanical Engineering student at Berkeley. His focus is in product design and development and has experience in designing simple, low-cost consumer electronics. Currently also working in an engineering consulting company. Outside of work, he loves martial arts and is currently doing muaythai in Berkeley MuayThai and Fitness - Aldo also loves music and sports.

Drive Lead :Daniel Zu
Masters Mechanical Engineering student at Berkeley. Daniel is working on the joystick control integration of the Cal Rover, and also has experience hononomic drive dynamics and electrical infrastructure.

Arm Lead :Andy Meyers
Masters Mechanical Engineering student at Berkeley. Between consumer electronics, urban mobility, and telecommunications, Andy is passionate about positively influencing the ever-changing tech industry. His previous internships include Apple, Facebook, and Tesla. When time permits, his favorite activities are working out, traveling, hiking, and hanging out with friends.

Past Presidents


Andy Mandrell
B.S. in Data Science and Computer Science at Berkeley (2020)
Working for Capital One as a Data Engineer.
Passionate about leveraging data, artificial intelligence, sustainability energy, and cloud architecture to solve problems and disrupt industries.

Mitchell Oleson
     B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (2018)
Currently an Electrical Engineer at Atollo Engineering.

Brian Lau
     B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley (2016)
     M.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley (2017)
Currently Product Design Engineer at Apple.

Aaron Wienkers
     Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Fluid Dynamics, Stanford University (2016 -  )
     M.Phil. Scientific Computing, Astrophysics, University of Cambridge (2016)
     B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of California — Berkeley (2014)
Currently Visiting Research Scholar of Hydrodynamics and Turbulence at the Laboratoire de Physique à École Normale Supérieure de Lyon.

Hubert Wong

     M.S. Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering, Stanford University (2012 - 2014)
     B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of California — Berkeley (2012)
Currently Aircraft Design Engineer at The Boeing Company,  and lecturer of Aeronautics at the University of Southern California.

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