Team

Full Time Staff

Lennon Rodgers

Position title: Director, Grainger Engineering Design Innovation Lab

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering (MIT)
M.S., Mechanical Engineering (MIT)
B.S., Mechanical Engineering (U. of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign)

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Carly Benish

Position title: Shop Manager

BS, Biomechanical Engineering (Stanford) MS, Mechanical Engineering (Stanford)

Maggie Muldowney

Position title: Operations Manager

BFA, Fine Art (Minneapolis College of Art & Design)

Assistant Managers (Graduate Student Fab Fellows)

Patrick Faue

Position title: Assistant Shop Manager

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Hometown: Brooklyn Park, MN

Hobbies: Fishing, biking, and anything outdoors

Courtney Lynch

Position title: Assistant Shop Manager

Major: Biomedical Engineering

Hometown: Rogers, Minnesota

Hobbies: Horseback Riding, Photography, Ultimate Frisbee, Entrepreneurship

Jan Maroske

Position title: Assistant Shop Manager

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Hometown: Whitewater, Wisconsin

Hobbies: Skiing, Formula SAE, Traveling, Mountain Biking

Christian Martinez

Position title: Assistant Shop Manager

Major: Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

Hometown: Lake Geneva, WI

Hobbies: Lifting and Electronics

Brett Prussack

Position title: Assistant Shop Manager

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Hometown: Long Valley, NJ

Hobbies: I enjoy listening to and making music, woodworking, and houseplants

Jake Wendt

Position title: Assistant Shop Manager

Major: Mechanical Engineering
Hometown: West Saint Paul, MN
Hobbies: Outdoors, Traveling, Vehicle Fabrication & Restoration

Student Staff

Anders Bandt

Position title: Student Staff

Major: Electrical Engineering

Hometown: St. Paul, Minnesota

Hobbies: Running, cooking, hanging with friends

Madison Edgren

Position title: Student Staff

Major: Industrial Engineering
Hometown: Cedarburg, WI
Hobbies: Reading, camping, photography, gardening

Brian Foran

Position title: Student Staff

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Hometown: Shoreview, MN

Hobbies: Ultimate Frisbee, Building and Designing, Ping-Pong, Rock Climbing, Swing Dancing, Camping, and Hiking

Emma Fuller

Position title: Assistant Financial Account Manager

Major: Personal Finance & Economics

Hometown: Kieler, Wisconsin

Hobbies: Running, skiing, and ice skating

Nick Garber

Position title: Student Staff

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Hometown: Milwaukee, WI

Hobbies: Stocks, Electronics, Cooking, and Baking

Kevin Guenthner

Position title: Student Staff

Major: Electrical Engineering

Hometown: Cottage Grove, WI

Hobbies: Tennis, Singing, Electronics, Video production

Drew Kimmell

Position title: Office Assistant

Major: Journalism and Mass Communications

Hometown: Monona, WI

Hobbies: Gaming, Comedy, Tennis

Grace Klage

Position title: Student Staff

Major: Civil Engineering

Hometown: Minneapolis, MN

Hobbies: Embroidery, Knitting, Playing the Sims

Mabel Malhotra

Position title: Office Assistant

Major: Communication Arts & Psychology

Hometown: Washington, DC

Hobbies: Cooking, yoga, making playlists, exploring Madison

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Hannah McGraw

Position title: Student Staff

Major: Materials Science & Engineering

Hometown: Mahtomedi, Minnesota

Hobbies: Math, Hiking & Playing Piano and Guitar

Kirk Mendoza

Position title: CNC Router Chair

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Hometown: Cincinnati, OH

Hobbies: Soccer, photography, yoga, and boxing

Josie Minz

Position title: Office Assistant

Major: Agricultural and Applied Economics

Hometown: Waukesha, WI

Hobbies: Hiking, gardening, golfing, and baking.

Corbin Neutgens

Position title: Student Staff

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Hometown: New Berlin, WI

Hobbies: Snowboarding, Soccer, Running

Emma Rachum

Position title: Student Staff

Major: Biological Systems Engineering, Engineering for Energy Sustainability

Hometown: Mequon, WI

Hobbies: Biking and Slam Poetry

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Arushi Renschler Pandey

Student Staff

Major: Electrical Engineering and Data Science

Hometown: Buffalo, NY

Hobbies: Fencing, knitting, cooking, baking

Quinn Sabin

Position title: CNC Routers, Laguna Maintenance & Operation Manager

Major: Electrical Engineering

Hometown: Cannon Falls, MN

Hobbies: Tinkering with electronics and playing guitar; building a 1/3rd scale formula car with the FSAE team on campus.

Gaby Setyawan

Position title: Student Staff

Major: Electrical Engineering

Hometown: Jakarta, Indonesia

Hobbies: Yoga, Reading, Traveling

Corinn Sievwright

Position title: Student Staff

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Hometown: Eagan, MN

Hobbies: Working out, documentaries, hiking

Samantha Starks

Position title: Office Assistant

Major: Mathematical Economics; Gender & Women’s Studies

Hometown: Fairbanks, AK

Hobbies: Running, Camping, Metal Fabrication, and Creative Director at Moda Magazine

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Alex Vesel

Position title: Student Staff, VR Tech Support

Major: Electrical Engineering/Computer Science

Hometown: Hartland, WI

Hobbies: Playing guitar, going to concerts, bodybuilding

Yash Wani

Position title: Student Staff

Major: Electrical Engineering
Hometown: Pune, Maharashtra, India
Hobbies: Graphic Design & Fiddling with Micro-controllers

Kari Weiss

Position title: Student Staff

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Hometown: Madison, WI

Hobbies: student orgs (SPICE, EWB, BRIDGE), painting, hiking, intramurals

Nathan Wille

Student Staff

Major: Electrical Engineering

Hometown: Plano, Texas

Hobbies: Swimming, watching sports, cooking

Claire Winter

Position title: Student Staff

Major: Electrical Engineering

Hometown: Greendale, WI

Hobbies: Gardening, art, games

Advisory Board

Jesse Darley

Position title: Advisory Group - Director of Mechanical Engineering & Principal at Design Concepts

Kevin Eliceri

Position title: Advisory Group - Director: Fab Lab at Wisconsin Institute for Discovery

Sarah Sandock

Position title: Advisory Group - CEO at Dock, Adjunct Assistant Professor - Biomedical Engineering

Giri Venkataramanan

Position title: Advisory Group - Professor: Electrical Computer Engineering