Rachel Blaha – Team Co-Captain, Head of Marketing
Rachel Blaha is 17 and a Senior at Carmel Catholic High School. She wants to be a Mechanical Engineer and loves to spend time with friends and family. She regularly volunteers at Northern Illinois Food Bank. A fun fact about Rachel is she loves dogs. She joined NYAN last year because she wanted to be part of a competitive team and learn about different aspects of robotics.
Sean Bolger – Team Co-Captain, Build Team
Sean Bolger is 17 and a senior at Carmel Catholic High School. Sean is interested in Mechanical Engineering and participates in math team, and Youth in Government. This is his second year on the team. He joined NYAN because he liked building things with Legos. In his free time he rides his mountain bike and plays DND.
Kyle Pulido – Head of Build
Kyle Pulido is 16, a junior at Carmel Catholic High School, and wants to do something related to engineering. Kyle plays soccer, runs track, and is co-founder of the Ping Pong Club and a member of the junior class student council. He enjoys spending time with his friends. He also eats cereal without milk. He joined the team last year because he wanted to be on a competitive team of people who are all dedicated to and have an interest in robotics and engineering.
Sam Schneider – Head of Build
Sam Schneider is 15 and a junior at Carmel Catholic High School. He is interested in computer science or engineering, spikeball, ping pong & videogames. He is currently top 50 in the world in a Minecraft pvp minigame. He joined the team last year because wanted to be on an elite team and enjoys building and thinking of strategies.
Mary Titterton – Head of Programming
Mary Titteron is 16, a sophomore at Carmel Catholic High School. She plays tennis and soccer and wants to major in engineering with a business background. She enjoys spending time with her friends and getting into heated debates. In her free time, Mary enjoys playing cards with her family and beating them at poker. As a sophomore, she stayed on the team because of the friends she made last year and the coding experience she wants to contribute.
Jarrett Feldman – Marketing
Jarrett is 14 and a freshman at Carmel Catholic High School. He is interested in automotive engineering. Jarrett is a sim racer and likes playing video games. One fun fact about Jarrett is that he currently owns and operates a 3 car sponsored sim racing team. He joined NYAN this year to help out with the Marketing team.
Lauren Zomchek – Marketing
Lauren is 14 and a freshman at Carmel Catholic High School She wants to go into some form of engineering and musical theater when she goes to college. She is a part of Carmel’s acapella choir and is part of the drama club. Lauren joined NYAN this year to learn more about robotics and how to problem solve.
Grace Conarchy – Build
Grace is a 15 year old Sophomore at Carmel Catholic High School. She wants to be an Aeronautical or Electrical Engineer. She plays violin and drums and loves to listen to music. A fun fact about Grace is that she enjoys reading. She joined NYAN this year because she enjoys challenges, competing against others, and working with her hands.
Miles DeKeyser – Build
Miles is a 16 year old Sophomore at Carmel Catholic High School. He wants to go into engineering and/or business. He plays the saxophone and the clarinet, and likes Italian food. He joined NYAN this year because he loves robotics and wants to get better at it.
Isabella Pagano – Build
Isabella is 16 and a junior at Carmel Catholic High School. She is interested in aerospace engineering. Isabella is a member of the math team and newspaper and is captain of the scholastic bowl team. In her free time, she enjoys playing the piano and reading. She joined NYAN this year because she wanted to be a part of a competitive team with other people who also enjoyed robotics.
Harry Sung – Build
Harry is a 15 year old Sophomore at Carmel Catholic High School. He is interested in overall robotics such as building and designing robots. He joined NYAN because he is really excited to compete on a high school robotics team. He also plays lacrosse and volleyball. He can contribute to the team by designing parts with the CAD program.
Loc Doan – Programming
Tom is 17 and is a Junior at Carmel Catholic High School. He wants to go into the medical field and dreams of one day becoming a doctor. Outside of robotics, he enjoys coding and photography in his free time. He joined NYAN because he thought it was a good environment and he wants to improve his team work skills.
Sean Booher – Programming
Sean is a 15 year old Sophomore at Carmel Catholic High School. He is interested in the field of aerospace engineering. Sean likes to hang out with friends and compete in teams. A fun fact about Sean is that he plays chess. Seam joined NYAN because he wanted to be part of something bigger than himself and improve his coding skills.