Meet the Team





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President and Materials Lead: Mikaila Risser

Mikaila is the President of our team.  She is a sophomore materials engineering student.  Apart from leading the team, Mikaila also leads the materials sub-team and aids in vehicle manufacturing and composite material fabrication to assist our team in developing successful launch frames. After graduation, Mikaila aspires to find work in the aerospace industry and to further push humanity towards a permanent place in the stars. 



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Vice President and Chief Safety Officer: Yousuf Al-Azzawi 

Yousuf is the vice president of SpaceLex. He is a sophomore year mechanical engineering student and helps with administrative duties as well as being our chief safety officer. He makes sure that our team can continue to work with the university, sponsors, and industry leaders to provide the best experience for members.  



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Director of Peoples and Electronics Lead: Ryan Kodura 

Ryan is the director of peoples lead for the team, in charge of team collaboration and advertising.  This includes running the teams various social media pages, on-campus events, and team bonding activities.  Ryan also helped developed the airframe design for Meridian and has worked extensively on Lookout.  He also currently runs the electrical team and is working with members to create the newest flight computer system for the team's rockets.  He is a sophomore studying civil engineering.






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