Alumni

This page is specially dedicated to our alumni: the students who have participated and graduated from this program. The former generations of our program have been provided with the skills and the knowledge that has lead them to their current occupation or career path. The FIRST program has drastically altered their view on life, and the goals they intend to achieve. These members have broadened and expanded their options for the future, and each generation supplies our younger members with valuable information that will aid them in running this program for the years to come. The majority of our previous members have gone off to post-secondary education to study in the fields of Engineering, Science and Business. FIRST has had a great impact on their lives, and many of our alumni have been or are currently mentors for our team. Many members also help out at regional competitions local to them (for example in Windsor, Waterloo or Toronto). They improve the capabilities of the current students by mentoring them and supporting the FIRST community, which has become a part of their lives.

 

Below are lists of our alumni from our team’s previous active years.

 

Class of 2019:

  • ​​​Maria White:

  • Griffin Howson:

  • Tory 

  • Brad Learn:

  • Dawson Lee:

Class of 2018:

  • Angela Bi: 

  • Kouthar Waled:

  • Calista Papaefthimiou:

  • Hailey Nestor:

  • Luke Rimac:

  • Erick Rounding:

  • Jake Blythe:

  • Steven Ward:

  • Sophia Cantin:

  • Trinity Hallet:

  • Jeremy Ames:

  • Joshua Carroccia:

 

Class of 2017:

  • Akshay Jacob: Studying Engineering at McMaster University

  • Chris Drouillard: Studying Honours Biology at the University of Windsor

  • Dillon Hesketh: Studying Engineering (Aeronautics stream) at the Royal Military College of Canada

  • Dylan White: Studying to become an Electro Mechanical Engineer Technician at St. Clair College.

 

Class of 2016:

  • Madison Droulliard: Studying Electrical Engineering at the University of Waterloo 

  • Yuhyeok Jeon: Studying Honours Mechatronics Engineering Coop at the University of Waterloo

  • Evan Sinisac: Studying Computer Science at the University of Windsor

  • Liam Duri: Studying Mechanics at St. Clair College

  • Jordan Sin: Studying Neuroscience at the University of Windsor; honours Neuroscience program

 

Class of 2015:

  • Jaeleen Koscielski: Studying Science and Business, Coop at the University of Waterloo

  • Emma Langlois: Studying Honours Life Physics, Coop at the University of Waterloo

  • Ben Masse: Studying Engineering at McMaster University

  • Yuchan Jeon: Studying Engineering at McMaster University

  • Nate Blackton: Studying Computer Science at the University of Windsor

  • Antony Aquino: Studying Electrical Engineering at the University of Windsor

  • Jacques Leclair: Studying Mechanical at St. Clair College

  • Spencer Ras: Studying Biology at the University of Windsor

  • Logan Steinberg: Studying Computer Science, Coop at the University of Waterloo

  • Dalton Pike: Studying Filmmaking

  • Thomas Soutar: Studying Chemistry at York University

  • Andrew Simonitto: Studying Medical Physics at the University of Windsor

 

Class of 2014:

  • Sarah Nichol: Studying Mechanical Engineering at the University of Windsor

  • Natalie Masse: Studying Honours Mathematics at the University of Windsor

  • Cavan Hesketh: Studying Mechanical Engineering at the University of Windsor

  • Jerry Feng: Studying Software Engineering at the University of Waterloo

  • Emily Meloche: Studying Honours Business Administration at the University of Windsor

  • Simrath Singh: Studying Business Administration at the University of Windsor

  • Gregory Laframboise: Studying Tower Crane Operating

 

Class of 2013:

  • Sophia Simone: Studying Architecture at Lawrence Technological University

  • Aaron Koscielski: Studying Mechanical Engineering at Conestoga College; mentoring Team 1114

  • Mike Rossyan: Studying Aerospace Engineering at Carleton University

  • Joshua Murr: Studying Animation at St. Clair College; Animator at DHX Media in Halifax, NS.

  • Himani Dhar: Studying Behaviour, Cognition and Neuroscience at the University of Windsor

  • Peter Welacky: Studying Engineering at the University of Windsor

  • Stephen Welacky: Studying in the Bachelor of Aviation Technology program at Seneca College

  • Ryan Zhu

 

Class of 2012:

  • Marissa Quintigliani: Studying Concurrent Education at the University of Windsor

  • Yifan Zhang: Studying Microbiology and Immunology at McGill University

  • Shannon Peifer: Studying Nursing at St. Clair College

  • Kaitlyn Nichol: Studying Nursing at St. Clair College

  • Aaron Philipose: Studying Honours Computer Science at the University of Windsor

  • Brandon Lucier: Studying Software Engineering at the University of Windsor

  • Brandon Yetman: Studying Computer Science at the University of Windsor

 

Class of 2011:

  • Ian Koscielski: Studied Sports Administration at Laurentian University,Sports Administration at Laurentian University, now working as FIRST Team Recruitment/Training Coordinator - British Columbia with FIRST Robotics Canada

  • Anmol Dhar: Studying Medical Physics at the University of Windsor; mentoring Teams 4595, and 772

  • Lyndsey Telega

  • Rayvant Patel

  • Ariana Church: Studying Mechanical Engineering at the University of Windsor

  • Miriam Zaltsman

  • Avery Drouillard: Graduated Chemical Engineering at the University of Waterloo

  • Luke Quintigliani: Studying Mechanical Engineering at the University of Windsor

  • Lindsay Sheridan: Studying Law at the University of Waterloo

  • Mike Hooper: Apprentice Machinist at Centerline (Windsor) ltd.

  • Blake Gecse

 

Class of 2010:

  • Bonnie Chan: Studied Math and Engineering at Queen’s University; mentoring Team 2809 

  • Cameron Trudell: Robot Programmer - Valiant Machine and Tool

  • Dave Simone: Works for Centerline as a product developer. Studied Mechanical Engineering - Mechatronics with a Minor in Programming at the University of Guelph

  • Jarrett Jokiel

  • Joe Mancini: Studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Windsor

  • Vishwa Patel

 

Class of 2009:

  • Ben Smith

  • Dante Capaldi: Studied Medical Physics at the University of Windsor

  • Taylor Finnerty: Studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Waterloo

  • Quinn Camlis: Studied Mechatronics Engineering at the University of Waterloo

 

Class of 2008:

  • Adam Bulkiewicz: Studied Juris Doctor (Law) at the University of Ottawa; studied Honours Political Science and Labour at University of Windsor

  • Amanda Iarusso: Studied Political Science at Carleton University; Honours of Bachelor of Social Studies with specialization in Political Science and Public Administration at University of Ottawa; Juris Doctor at University of Detroit Mercy School of Law; Juris Doctor at University of Windsor Faculty of Law. Will begin career as a lawyer at McCarthy Tétrault this fall.

  • Aneesh Dhar: Studied Medicine at Western University; studied Medical Physics with Thesis at the University of Windsor; Bachelor of Science Honours in Medical Physics at University of Windsor. Masters of Science in Physics at University of Windsor. Currently completing Medical Doctorate at Western University.

  • Ian Meeke: Biology and Computer Science at the University of Windsor, working at Medicure as an Acute Care Cardiovascular Pharmaceutical Representative

  • Joel Koscielski: Working at Spartan Bioscience as a Mechanical Engineer; studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Waterloo

  • Leah Allen: Studied Chemical Engineering at the University of Waterloo; Bachelor of Applied Science in Chemical Engineering at University of Waterloo. Masters of Science in Biomedical Engineering at University of Calgary.

  • Skylar Jokiel: Working as a Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET) at Microsoft; studied Honours Electrical             Engineering at the University of Windsor; 

 

Class of 2007:

  • Amber Astbury: Studied Visual Arts at the University of Windsor

  • Kristen Killen

  • Ajay Maru

 

Class of 2006:

  • Adam Sinasac: Studied Physics and High Technology at the University of Windsor

  • Alice Stancu: Studied at the University of Toronto

  • Andre Capaldi: Studied Business Administration at the University of Windsor

  • Aruj Chawla: MBA; Bachelors of Science [Honours] in Biological Sciences from the University of Windsor; Osteopathic Medicine at Michigan State University

  • Deniz Alpas: Studied Chemistry at the University of Windsor

  • Matt Branoff: Working at Centerline Windsor Limited; studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Windsor

  • Matt Davidson: Working as Head of Engineering at Hughes Safety Showers North America; studied Bachelors of                 Engineering in Electrical Engineering at McMaster University; ; mentoring Team 5039

  • Phil Partington: Studied at the University of Windsor

  • Sarah Drake: Studied Engineering at the University of Windsor

  • Victoria Zhang: Studied Cornell University

 

Class of 2005:

  • Andrew Neilson: Studied Computer Science at the University of Waterloo

  • Kara Szekly: Studied Chemistry at the University of Windsor

  • Larry Chen: Studied Mechatronics Engineering at the University of Waterloo

  • Steven Li: Working at Christie Digital; studied Electrical Engineering at McMaster University

 

Class of 2004:

  • Ludwik Sobiesiak: Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronics Engineering at the University of Waterloo

 

Class of 2002:

  • Alisen Wells: Business Administration – Accounting Major at the University of Windsor

  • Chris Kelly: Bachelors of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Windsor

  • Rohan Chawla: Bachelors of Science [Honours] with Thesis in Biological Sciences from the University of Windor

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