Meet the Board

Xiangyu Chen

Xiangyu is a junior in MEAM. Going into his third year on the team, Xiangyu hopes to expand club membership and garner additional support from Penn Engineering. An aerospace enthusiast, Xiangyu is particularly interested in manufacturing and part fabrication. During his free time, Xiangyu loves to play tennis and watch films.

Justin Qiu
Software Lead

Justin is a junior studying computer science. He is interested in machine learning, particularly NLP, as well as algorithms and complexity theory. In his free time, he enjoys playing chess, listening to alternative rock, and playing table tennis.

Jazmyn James
Mechanical Lead

Jazmyn is a 3rd year majoring in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mathematics. When not co-leading the mechanical team, you can find her dancing or reading.

Avaniko Asokkumar
Vice President of Finance

Avaniko is a sophomore from Dallas, Texas, majoring in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in CIS. In his free time you can find him kicking balls at pickup soccer, struggling with Adobe Illustrator, or banging on piano keys.

Davesh Valagolam
Software Lead

Davesh is a junior in MEAM. He is interested in building and coding flying objects, and wishes to increase the software engineering presence in this field. In his free time, you can find him playing basketball and poker.

Sakshi Lende
Vice President of Operations

Sakshi is a junior majoring in Bioengineering and Neuroscience. She is interested in studying the intersection between soft robotics and prosthetic devices. In her free time, she likes to 3D print random objects for her desk, read sci-fi, and play the flute.

Akhilesh Khambekar
Mechanical Lead