About Us

About Us

SPEX Admin:

Student Director: Dakota Kosiorek


Dakota is a fourth year Bioinformatics and Computational Biology major and the current Student Director of SPEX.

Deputy Student Director: Joey Streib


Joey is a fourth year Mechanical and Electrical Engineering double major with a passion for Space Robotics. He is currently the System Architect and Electrical Lead for the Rovers project as well as the Student Deputy Director.

Rovers Team Lead: Adam Blumrath

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Treasurer and VR Team Lead: Tevin Hendess


Tevin is a second year Computer Engineering student. He is currently the Treasurer and VR Team Lead.

Cube-SAT Team Lead: Max Wolbeck


Max Wolbeck is a fifth year Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering student at Rochester Institute of Technology with an interest in space exploration. He currently leads RIT's CubeSatellite Team, where he is overseeing the development of a project focused on magnetic radiation shielding. The CubeSatellite Payload is planned to launch on a BluShift rocket in 2024, marking the first time an RIT student-led team will put a payload in space.

Cube-SAT Assistant Team Lead: Braley Lachner


Braley Lachner is an Electrical Engineering student who is currently Cube-SAT Assistant Team Lead. He has led the Cube-SAT's physics team to design alternative proton shielding methods.
Community Lead and Cube-SAT Mechanical Lead: Sam Cashook


Sam Cashook is a third year Mechanical Engineering student who is interested in aerospace-robotics and is the Community Lead for SPEX. He also works on the Cube Satellite team as the Mechanical Lead.
BioHabitat Lead: Michael Serratore

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Technical Lead: Coby Asselin

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Community Lead: Enzo Adorno

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Marketing Director: Jennifer Saloutenko

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IMAGINE RIT Coordinator: James Campbell

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Outgoing Director: Ben Stuhr


Ben is a fifth year Mechanical Engineering student and the current Outgoing Director of SPEX. He is interested in aerospace engineering and macroeconomics.

Alumni Coordinator: Claire Kreisel


Claire is a third year Computer Science student with an interest in Embedded Systems. She is also the lead for the Cube-SAT Software Subteam.
Diversity Officer: Joshua Yoder

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Secretary and Social Media Director: Kate Romero


Kate is a second year Industrial Engineering student with an interest in Space Exploration and Aerospace Design and Systems. She is currently in the Rovers Mechanical Engineering Subteam.

Advisor Team:

Faculty Director: Dr. Mihail Barbosu


Faculty Advisor: Dr. Mario Gomes