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I am a fourth-year Mechanical Engineering student and this is my fourth year on the team. On the team, I have been a part of the vehicle dynamics team developing a launch control system for SR-12B, and have led the powertrain team for SR-13. My experience as powertrain lead has prepared me for taking on the challenge of being a chief engineer for the 2023 season. My goals for the season include pushing the team towards a top 3 finish at the competition through rigorous design and validation.

Ashwin Viswesvaran
Chief Engineer
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I currently am a fourth-year Business Management student and this will be my third year with Spartan Racing. I have developed many skills while working on the business team such as event management, marketing, accounting, and sponsor relations. I also assist in the manufacturing process and enjoy learning about the technical aspects of the car. My goals for this season are to strengthen faculty and sponsor relationships as well as plan more team events.  

Alyssa Froelich 
President
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Subteam Leads

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I'm a Grad student majoring in Mechanical engineering and have always been fond of building stuff. My interest in race cars has peaked over the years especially formula 1 and I find it thrilling to design something and then see it come to life. I started as a member in powertrain and later branched into vehicle dynamics, understanding how the car behaves on track. Having this opportunity to lead the Aerodynamics of the car is certainly an opportunity for me to learn, test, and develop a better understanding of its performance. I look forward to building a machine that gets us the big trophy this season.

Kanishk Varun 
Aerodynamics Lead
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Kanishk Varun
 
Aerodynamics Lead
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Damion Chau
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I am a third-year Mechanical engineering student. Having prior skills in managing logistics and networks, I strives to help provide the team with a more efficient way of working along with one another and keeping a good relationship with all sponsors and those interested in working with the club. My overall goal is to make sure things run smoothly for the season. Additionally, I am part of the Chassis team and help manufacture components in that department. 

Clarence Choi
Media Coordinator
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I am a fourth-year Business Management Information Systems student and this will be my third year on the team. Spartan Racing has allowed me to develop myself both professionally and academically. Being part of this team has taught me many things, but as the business lead I have learned how to handle team logistics, financial and personnel management, sponsor outreach, and funding. 

Aaron Hylton
Treasurer
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Suspension Lead
Ely Feldsher

I am a fourth-year Mechanical Engineering student. This will be my second year as Suspension Lead, and fourth year on the team. On Spartan Racing I designed anti-squat suspension geometry for SR-12B, and lead the inboard and kinematics design for SR-13. My season goals are to strengthen the integration of suspension and vehicle dynamics. Post graduation, I aspires to work in the automotive or energy development fields.

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I am a senior Electrical Engineering student at San Jose Staté. During my time at Spartan Racing, I have engineered a custom power distribution board and led multiple projects on the electronics team. I am  versed in PCB and analog circuit design and am willing to learn more throughout this season. My dedication and hard work helped SR-13 become an award-winning vehicle at the Formula SAE 2022 competition. 

Damion Chau
Electronics Lead
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I am a fourth-year Business Management Information Systems student and this will be my third year on the team. Spartan Racing has allowed me to develop myself both professionally and academically. Being part of this team has taught me many things, but as the business lead I have learned how to handle team logistics, financial and personnel management, sponsor outreach, and funding. 

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Aaron Hylton
Business Lead
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I am a  second year at San Jose State studying Computer Engineering. I have been involved with the team since the start of my college journey, working with the electric powertrain system as the powertrain assistant lead. I have always been interested in racing and made sure to get involved as soon as I could, implementing the battery management system and the dash last year. This year, I am  determined to push the boundaries of the current software vehicle architecture to better integrate with our newest systems to allow the car to perform its best in competition.

Shinika Balasundar
Software Lead
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I am a senior Electrical Engineering student. I am a driven person that takes pride in all the work that I do; I strive for perfection in all tasks that I perform no matter how significant. I have spearheaded many projects for SR13 and SRE-6 such as harness development, CAN analysis, and sensor selection. I am always eager to learn and expand my skillset through trial and error and adapts to any situation that I am thrown into. My optimistic attitude and excellent communication skills allow me to push through any stressful situation which is critical as a lead on the team.

Esaud Vargas
Powertrain Lead
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I am a second-year Mechanical Engineering Student. For my second year on the team, I have propelled myself to new endeavors as Project Manager for the longevity of ongoing projects, including Carbon Wheels, Monocoque design, and integration of inhubs. From my first year, I have learned many skills in designing and assembling the chassis and shifting components for SR-13. My goals for the coming years are to see these projects through in creating the dominant car.

Kai Rehbinder
Project Manager
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Gabriella Khanitsky 
Strategy & Vehicle Dynamics Lead

I am a 4th-year undergraduate student in Mechanical Engineering with a passion for cars. From spinning a wrench to slinging tires, I have plenty of fieldwork under my belt. As a member of Spartan Racing, I have been a designer for the Final Drive assembly as well as a member of the strategy and vehicle dynamics team. My hope for this season is to continue the quest for better vehicle performance by developing a knowledge base amongst current and future designers, as well as creating strategies that will help Spartan Racing stay competitive.

Executive Board

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I am a  second year at San Jose State studying Computer Engineering. I have been involved with the team since the start of my college journey, working with the electric powertrain system as the powertrain assistant lead. I have always been interested in racing and made sure to get involved as soon as I could, implementing the battery management system and the dash last year. This year, I am  determined to push the boundaries of the current software vehicle architecture to better integrate with our newest systems to allow the car to perform its best in competition.

Shinika Balasundar
Safety Officer
Suspension Lead
Ely Feldsher

I am a 3rd-year Mechanical Engineering student with a high sentiment toward cars. Since high school I've delved into mechanics through cars and joining formula I have expanded my work and knowledge. Throughout my two years in the formula, I have learned much about chassis design and worked on creating a new pedal box in the past year. I aspire to create a monocoque in the following years which would propel the team's abilities in having a lightweight design.

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Rahul Shetty 
Chassis Lead
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