“A TEAM IS A TEAM A TEAM”
Team D values camaraderie, cohesion, and teamwork in order to better our robot and ourselves as human beings. We strive to create an engaging and fun space to learn more about robotics and engineering in general. In our team, we all have a place here and a unique role to fill that correlates with our distinct abilities and talents. Since we view robotics from a holistic viewpoint, we understand that the Engineering Notebook, the Robot itself, and everything in between is meaningful and contributes to our success as a whole.
“Media is one of the most important roles on our team. The reason for that is because we need teams to see us and remember who we are. This can also mean helping out with the design of the team website.”
~Who We Are~
Joel Smith is a senior and the co-leader of Team 569D. He enjoys playing video games, hanging out with friends, and making money. This year, his goal is to win a robotics competition and qualify for the state competition. Joel would like to study to become a mechanical engineer at a 4-year college. He plans to continue competing in robotics competitions through college.
Ally Baker is a sophomore and the co-leader of Team 569D. She enjoys playing the clarinet in the school band, robotics, and hanging out with friends. This year, her goal is to build a robot that the team and everyone will be proud of.
Alan Morales is a sophomore and a programmer for Team 569D. He likes robotics, playing basketball, video games, and hanging out with friends. His goal this year is to come up with an out-of-box design that will win a design award. Alan would like to attend Cal Poly Pomona and study robotics engineering.
Justin Koch is a freshman and a builder on Team 569D. He enjoys building model rockets and designing and printing random things. His goals this year are to earn a 4.0 or higher GPA, and to think outside the box and get the design award for our robot. In the future, Justin wants to contribute to society in the mechanical or astronautical field of engineering.
Clara Nolan is a sophomore and the web-designer for Team 569D. She likes to read, teach herself new things, and is a fan of all things STEM-related. Her goal this year is to be successful in her academic and extracurricular pursuits. In the future, she would like to go to medical school and study forensic pathology, with a minor in biomedical engineering.
Alex Ojeda is a sophomore visiting the United States from Madrid, Spain and is learning to be a programmer for our team. He enjoys playing soccer, tennis, video games and flight simulators, and programming. His goal this year is to learn American culture while he spends 10 months with us. In the future, Alex wants to study to become a commercial pilot.
Olivia Shen is a sophomore and a notebook coordinator for Team 569D. She enjoys drawing, painting, and accomplishing her goals. Her goal is to have a beautiful and organized engineering notebook. In the future, Olivia wants to go to a four-year university and do something that makes her happy and successful.
Ashlyn Holley is a sophomore and a strategist for Team 569D. She enjoys reading and hanging out with her friends. Her goal for this year is to stay on top of her homework. In the future, Ashlyn would like to attend a four-year college.
John Fritzsche is a freshman and a programmer and builder for Team 569D. He likes to play many musical instruments, learn about space and science, bowling, and hanging out with friends. His goal this year is to go to worlds, learn how to play the violin, and learn how to code V5. In the future, John would like to go to CalTech.
Vaughn Havins is a freshman and a builder for Team 569D. He enjoys building with Legos, robotics, model rockets and hanging out with friends. This year, his goal is to qualify for worlds and get 4.0 GPA in school. In the future, Vaughn would like to study aerospace engineering and get a Ph.D. in either mechanical or aerospace engineering.
Emad Saadat is a sophomore and a strategist and “Jack of all trades” for Team 569D. He enjoys filing, school, and playing video games. His goal this year is to build a well-designed robot with all the great talent we have and win a robotics competition. In the future, Emad wants to be doing something that makes him happy.
Slater Selinger is a freshman and a builder for Team 569D. He likes to do many things, including playing baseball, piano, video games, and chess. His goal this year is to win at states, then qualify for worlds. Slater would like to graduate from CalTech with a degree in either mechanical, software or aerospace engineering.
Alex Nicholas is a sophomore and a web-designer for Team 569D. He enjoys anime, video games, and sleeping. His goal this year is to win at a tournament and have a fun time. In the future, Alex wants to study at a UC and earn a masters degree in either engineering or software. He wants to become successful and accomplish something in life.
Contessa Sunins is a sophomore and a notebook coordinator for Team 569D. She likes to hang out with friends, watch TV, and spend time with family. This year, her goal is to put together an excellent engineering notebook. Contessa would like to go to a UC and possibly become a lawyer.
Alex Tran is a senior and a programmer who also provides general assistance. He likes games, aviation, programming, and music. His current goal is to contribute to team efforts, fight the senioritis, and end the year with high spirits.
Chase Palmer is a junior and he enjoys video gaming and building/putting things together. His goal for the current year is to have a great competitive year in robotics.