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Meet the Team

Learn more about our Desert WAVE AUV team! Hover over a member's card to learn more.

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Andrea Schnoover

Andrea is a junior studying Software Engineering with a minor in Astrophysics. Aside from managing the project, her work focuses to integrate both acoustic and positioning sensors as part of the AUV navigation system and researching methods of inter-vehicle communication. 

Project Manager

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Maria Espinoza

Logistics Lead

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Sam Ehrle

Sam Ehrle is Desert WAVE’s electrical team lead for the 2020 competition year. She is also a member of the software team and competed in the 2019 competition. Sam is a second-year student studying Robotics and Electrical Systems Engineering at Arizona State University.

Electrical Lead

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Jessica Dirks

Jessica is a the Modified Scrum Master for this year's team. Ready to jump into this year's competition, this Robotic and Human Systems major can be found sleeping on her laptop with Solidworks whirling in the back ground.

Mechanical Team Officer

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Paulina Garibay Jaquez

Paulina is the team co-public relations lead and is a Sophomore in Robotics Engineering at ASU. She had been involved with FIRST FTC competitions since her junior year of high school. Her goal as an engineer is to someday work on electric and/or autonomous cars. Her dream job would be working for Tesla or Cruise Automation.

Public Relations Officer

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Samantha Nieto

Samantha is a junior studying Human Systems Engineering. Asides from being the Co-Public Relations officer, she is also a part of the programming team. Samantha is also an officer for ASU's SHPE chapter and is a Fulton Ambassador for the Fulton Schools of Engineering. Her goal as an engineer is to someday work with technology and education.

Public Relations Officer

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Kyana Afshari

Kyana is a sophomore at the Arizona State University's Polytechnic campus studying Software Engineering. Through working on Desert WAVE's programming and mechanical team, she hopes to be able to learn troubleshooting as well as skills that will help her in the industry. 

Programming Team Member

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Fernanda Duarte

Fernanda Duarte is a sophomore in Engineering with a focus on Mechanical Engineering Systems at ASU. It is her first year to be a member of Desert Wave and is a part of the group’s Mechanical sub-team. Fernanda is excited for the new learning opportunities Desert Wave will provide. 

Mechanical Team Member

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Jade Heun

Jade is a sophomore studying Engineering with an emphasis in Robotics. Through working with DesertWAVE, she will gain experience working with electrical and mechanical parts of the AUV in hopes of gaining skills related to industry. 

Electrical Team Member

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Gabriella Buchanan

Gabriella Buchanan is an electrical system’s major with a secondary focus in alternative energy. She is apart of the electrical team for Desert Wave. Aside from Desert WAVE Gabriella is member of WISE (Women in Science and Engineering). Professionally she aspires to help transition the world into an energy efficient environment.

Electrical Team Member

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Sam Ehrle is Desert WAVE’s electrical team lead for the 2021 competition year. She is also a member of the software team and competed in the 2019 and 2020 competitions. Sam is a third year student studying Electrical Engineering at Arizona State University. Her career goal is to continue working on autonomous vehicles.

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Lindsay Dukes

Lindsay is a junior in Engineering with a concentration in Robotics. She is a part of the Desert WAVE Mechanical, Electrical, and Programming teams. After transferring to ASU with an Associate of Science, she joined the Barrett Honors College. Her goal is to grow and develop her engineering skills by remaining open to new opportunities.

Programming Team Member

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Brooklyn Johnson

Brooklyn is a sophomore studying Mechanical Systems Engineering, and is currently involved in the mechanical and programming subsections of the Desert WAVE team. Apart from this she is involved in the Grand Challenge Scholars Program at ASU and is interested in engineering within the health sector 

Programming Team Member

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Isabella Bushroe

Isabella is a second-year student in general engineering. She is Desert WAVE’s Fulton liaison, and her experiences on the team are teaching her about the mechanical aspect of robotics. Outside of the team, she is involved with ASU as a writing tutor for Barrett Honors College.

Mechanical Team Member

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Kamille Green

Kamille Green is a Junior Robotic Engineering Student at Arizona State University. Apart from Desert WAVE, she mentors Degrees of Freedom which is a FIRST Robotics Competition team based out of Chandler, Arizona. She aspires professionally to aid in the expansion of our understanding of space.

Electrical Team Member

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Richa Kale

Richa is a sophomore in Robotics Engineering and excited to be a budding member of the Desert WAVE team. She has been involved with the FIRST Robotics competitions during her high school years. She has also been a Youth Coach for FIRST Lego League mentoring elementary and middle school students.

Mechanical Team Member

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Bridget Koehl

Bridget Koehl is a sophomore studying Mechanical Systems Engineering at ASU and she is a member of Barrett Honors College. She had almost no previous engineering experience before joining Desert WAVE, but she learned a lot as part of the team last year and is now passionate about encouraging young women to pursue careers in STEM.

Mechanical Team Member

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Madelyn Monar

Maddie is a third year student in the robotics engineering program at Arizona State University. She is specializing in the electrical aspect of robotics engineering and is pursuing a secondary focus in manufacturing engineering. Besides DesertWAVE, she is also a member of the Society of Women Engineers and Adventurers Wanted at ASU. 

Mechanical Team Member

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Priscilla Ramirez

Priscilla is in her third year of studying Engineering with a concentration in Electrical Systems. She is also pursuing a minor in Human Systems Engineering. She is part of the Electrical team within Desert WAVE.

Electrical Team Member

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Laura Roty

Laura is a Barrett Honors freshman studying Human Systems Engineering hoping to gain some background in mechanical or electrical engineering. Before coming to ASU, she never had any exposure to engineering but she hopes to expand her technical skills and become well-versed in many aspects of the engineering field. 

Mechanical Team Member

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Morgan Strube

Morgan is a member of the electrical team and a sophomore studying Electrical Systems Engineering. In the future, she hopes to either become an Imagineer with the Walt Disney Company or work building semiconductors.

Programming Team Member

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Crystal Torres

Crystal Torres is a sophomore in Mechanical Engineering. She has experience with CAD, machinery and 3D printing. She currently works for a French company in Tempe making below the knee prosthetics for amputees all over the world. Ultimately, she sees herself developing and designing medical devices.

Mechanical Team Member

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