2019-20-Team-Members

Meet our Current Team Members

John Wang

John-Wang

Team Role: Captain & Programming Lead

John is a junior at Westview High School. This is his third year in FIRST and FTC. John has been part of RevAmped for the past three years starting as the team programmer, programming lead and now the Captain of the team. Outside of robotics, John enjoys learning more about biology and computer science. He participates in the Math and Science clubs at Westview, as well as Bio Olympiad and Quiz Bowl. He also spends much of his time running as part of Westview’s Varsity XC and Track team.

Team Role: Mechanical Lead & CAD

Mark is 16 and a junior at Sunset High School. This is Mark’s third year in FTC and FIRST. His favorite subjects include mechanical engineering and physics, which he studies in his spare time. He also enjoys participating as part of Sunset’s Science Olympiad team. His hobbies include building things and reading. Additionally, he also likes to play video games and has a twin brother on the team (Michael).

Mark Zhang

Mark Zhang

Michael Wang

Michael Wang

Team Role: Mechanical Lead & CAD

Michael is 16 – or 17 depending on when you read this, and is a junior at Sunset High School. This FTC season is his third year in any of the FIRST programs. Outside of school and FTC, he swims and plays the piano. In his spare time, he enjoys playing video games and sleep in. 

Team Role: Mechanical Lead, Base Driver & CAD

Saiteja is a freshman at Westview High School. This is his sixth year participating in FIRST and third year doing FTC with RevAmped. Outside of FIRST, Sai loves photography, playing video games (as expected), riding his bicycle, sour food, camping and pretty much anything physical: especially badminton, where he has won two medals in the Oregon State Games. He also enjoys playing the guitar and flute. In his free time, Sai loves to produce music and has a YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCF-AApRTrh1sM6oVC2K_mkQ

When working with the team, he puts his long experience in FIRST to use by being a huge help in designing, building and repairing the robot. He’s also the base driver of our drive team.

Saiteja Nagabothu

Shrey Goel

Shrey Goel

Team Role: Mechanical & Engineering Notebook Lead

Shrey Goel is a 9th grader at Westview High School. This is his seventh year participating in FIRST programs and his second year participating in FTC. Apart from FIRST, Shrey likes to play tennis, go swimming, play video games, do science and play the piano. He has participated for three years in a Stoller Science Olympiad team, receiving seven medals at the state competition. Shrey also loves to do Boy Scouts with his friends and go camping with them as well.

Team Role: Build

Alicia is 12 years old and an eighth grader at Stoller Middle School. This is her first year participating in FTC. She also likes to play soccer and compete in MATHCOUNTS. Alicia has also placed first in ACSL (American Computer Science League) nationally with a perfect score. Alicia also likes to volunteer at the Portland Children’s Museum and Engineering for Kids (EFK) and participate in Science Olympiad.

Alicia Ye

Alicia-Ye

Ekansh Mittal

Ekansh Mittal

Team Role: Mechanical

Ekansh is an 8th grader at Meadow Park Middle School. This is his second season of FTC and has been involved in other FIRST programs for four years, starting with FLL. He also enjoys working on his Science Fair Project, winning multiple awards including Best of Fair at the NorthWest Science Expo, the State Merit Award and was placed in the top 30 in the nation in the 3M Young Scientist Challenge. He is also an active Boy Scout where he has completed the Star rank. Outside of school Ekansh enjoys playing basketball, and practicing the clarinet and piano. In his free time he enjoys playing video games and talking to his friends.

Team Role: Programming

Gordon is a freshman at Westview High School. This is his fourth year in FIRST and second doing FTC. When he isn’t doing FTC, he likes reading random books, playing games and designing video games. And in his free time, he loves to solve a bunch of physics problems.

Gordon Liu

Gordon Liu

Justin Xie

Team Role: Build & Engineering Notebook

Justin is 13 years old and an eighth grader at Stoller Middle School. It is his second year in the FIRST program as well as FTC. He has participated in ACSL (American Computer Science League) competition, placing first with a perfect score. He also swims competitively and has been for the past five years. In his free time, he likes to play video games, hang out with friends, and read.

Team Role: Programming

Kyle is 13 years old and an eighth grader at Stoller Middle School. It is his second year as part of FIRST and his first in FTC. He enjoys playing basketball, video games, and hanging out with his friends. He previously has played AAU basketball at Hoop Elite before pursuing tennis. He has been playing tennis for four years and currently plays at the University of Portland.

Kyle Zhou

Kyle-Zhou

Monica Bao

Monica-Bao

Team Role: Build

Monica is a seventh grader at Stoller Middle School. As her first year in robotics, Monica is a rookie on the team but deeply involved with build. Outside of robotics, she has pursued python for two years, participated in the ACSL (American Computer Science League) competition, designing video games, and won first for OGPC 2018-2019 (Oregon Game Project Challenge). Apart from drawing cartoons and playing double bass in her free time, she likes to eat Hot Cheetos, play Minecraft, do Winterguard, and look at memes. She also enjoys listening to music, such as, lo-fi, and Tyler, the Creator.

Team Role: Mechanical & Drive Team 

Neil is 14 years old and is currently a freshman at Westview High School. This is his first year doing FTC although he has previously participated in FLL for one year and Jr. FLL for a year. Many of his favorite hobbies include reading, playing table tennis, collecting and using remote-controlled devices, and music. Music is a field he is strongly passionate about, as he loves to sing, and is currently learning and playing the Mridangam (Indian drum), the Indian flute, the western concert flute, and even the drum set. Neil is also very enthusiastic about computer science and programming, as he is currently learning Java programming and studied the basics of computer science, such as logic circuits and binary.

Neil Surya

Neil-Surya

Theo Guo

Theo Guo

Team Role: Mechanical / Arm Driver

Theodore is an 8th grader at Stoller Middle School. This is his fourth year participating in FIRST with one previous year of FTC. Apart from robotics, Theo likes to study Physics, History, Swim and play video games. Theo’s history team made it to nationals two years in a row, qualifying in three divisions.

Meet our Former Team Members

Shishir Pandit-Rao

Team Role: Founder & Captain
Mechanical Lead / Strategy Lead / Videographer

Shishir is a Freshman at Georgia Tech focusing on Biomedical Robotics.

FIRST had been a part of Shishir’s life for eleven years, starting from Jr. FLL in elementary all the way to FRC in High School. Along with FTC, Shishir was also the captain of his FRC team, Team #1510 the Wildcats, and the president of the Westview High School Robotics Club. During his FTC and FRC years, Shishir focused on the mechanical aspect of the robot, Strategic Design, Custom Fabrication, Competitive Analysis and Game Strategy.

He is very passionate about teaching newer students what he knows and pass down his extensive knowledge of FIRST and robotics. He is also interested in videography and video editing, and has created multiple robot reveals and award videos that have won awards in two consecutive World Championships at Houston. Apart from robotics, he loves to swim, cook and play drums.

Team Role: Mechanical Design Lead / Electrical Lead / Hardware Training

Jack is a junior at Riverdale High School. He has been a part of FIRST for eight years and this will be Jack’s fourth year with FTC. Jack is looking forward to providing the team with a new perspective on design and competition analysis. He is an Eagle Scout and plays soccer for his high school. In his free time, he enjoys playing Magic the Gathering competitively. In robotics, Jack specializes in hardware design, advanced prototyping, alliance selection and guiding the hardware team. Jack is looking forward to a career in engineering.

Jack Bride

Ian Rundle

Team Role: Engineering Notebook and CAD Lead / Mechanical

Ian is a junior at Beaverton High School. He has two years of FLL, FTC, and FRC under his belt and has a passion for engineering. Through FIRST, he learned much of what it meant to take initiative within a team and how to engineer effectively. In his free time, Ian enjoys racing drones, playing tennis, running a small business, captaining his high school’s science bowl team, and participating in MUN.

On the team, he spent much of his effort on design and CAD for the robot along with building it. He’s also trained new members to write the engineering notebook.

Team Role: Mechanical, Engineering Notebook Editor

2018-2019 was his first year as a FTC member but had been a part of FLL for 3 years. He spends his spare time reading, playing video games, watching youtube, and doing math.

Ryan Shen

RevAmped 2018 - 2019