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Meet the Team

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


Paulina Garibay Jaquez

Paulina Garibay Jaquez is the team’s Electrical lead. She has been with the team since the start in 2018. Recently having graduated with a degree in Engineering (Robotics), she is continuing on to her Masters in Robotics (Systems) in the Fall of 2024!

Electrical Team Lead

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Natali Rodriguez

Natali is currently in the public relations team and a third year student majoring in Human Systems Engineering at Arizona State University. Natali mentors local FTC teams and aspires to go into the energy sector with an emphasis on human factors.

Public Relations Officer

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Gabriela Hernandez

Gabriela is in her 2nd year studying Mechanical Systems Engineering at ASU Polytechnic campus. Currently on the team she is working on the mechanical sub team. She is interested in space exploration so her dream job would be building a rover.

Mechanical Team

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Litzi Matancillas

Litzi is a Robotics engineer.

Electrical Team

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Jacqueline Villanueva

Jacqueline is on the electrical team and has graduated with a Bachelors in Robotics Engineering with an electrical focus. She hopes to continue her education in Electrical Design.

Electrical Team

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Katie Vasudev

Katie, an upcoming ASU Tempe senior studying informatics, has been with Desert WAVE since 2022. She has contributed to software development for the Subsonus, waypoint navigation, and computer vision. Katie aims to pursue a career in software engineering or engineering management.

Programming Team

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