BUILD Students of the Week: November 2, 2018

Published November 2, 2018

Every Friday we'll highlight one BUILD Trainee from each of the Learning Communities -- 295, 395 and 495 -- so that you can get to know them better.

UNIV 295

Genevieve Kelleher

Genevieve Kelleher

Major: Computer Engineering

Hails From: Torrance, Calif.

Personal Interests: Traveling, artsy projects, going to the beach.

Fun Fact: I have a pitbull named beasty that follows me everywhere I go.

UNIV 395

Ruben Luevano

Ruben Luevano
Year One Scholar

Major: Chemical Engineering

Hails From: South Gate, Calif.

Research Interests: Fuel Cell, materials, and computational quantum chemistry.

Personal Interests: Completing the pokedex on every pokemon game.

Favorite Scientist: Josiah Willard Gibbs, the first to be awarded an American Doctorate in Engineering.

Fun Fact: I have eaten 24 tacos in one sitting before.

UNIV 495

Jairo Maldonado

Jairo Maldonado
Year Three Scholar

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Hails From: Santa Maria, Calif.

Research Interests: I am interested in the design and control of bio-inspired robots for human rehabilitation and/or augmentation.

Personal Interests: In my free time, I enjoy playing soccer for the school club team and recreationally.

Favorite Scientist: Carl Sagan's dialogues about the vastness and mysteriousness of space allow me to see the world and our existence from a unique perspective.

Fun Fact: The first time I ever rode a train was in Barcelona, Spain, two years ago.