Current Members

AAESAC contains a distinguished, close-knit group of hard working individuals. A complete list of active members can be found below:

Executive Team

Jorge Guerrero

President

jguerrer@purdue.edu

No biography at this time.

Jorge Guerrero

Sam Ferdon

Vice President

ferdon@purdue.edu

I am a junior in AAE here at Purdue. My activities with AAESAC to date have included giving tours of Armstrong to students who are interested in Aero and presentations to first-year engineering classes about our program. In the coming semester, I look forward to serving the aero program as a whole through projects and events with the organization.

Sam Ferdon

Peter Geldermans

Treasurer

pgelderm@purdue.edu
Ann Arbor, MI

I am currently a Junior on my third rotation as a co-op with GE Aviation, working with the IR/Thermal Advanced Exhaust Design group. I hope to bring back my experiences in industry to AAESAC in order to ensure that students from Purdue are appropriately prepared for careers in aerospace. Extending education beyond classroom learning and having an impact on the student body are the two most important reasons I joined AAESAC and I hope to further these goals for the organization on my return in the Fall.

Peter Geldermans

Nicole Vaughn

Secretary
vaughnn@purdue.edu
Barboursville, Virginia

I have been involved with AAESAC since fall 2012, and have enjoyed my experience so far. I have given tours to prospective students, manned information booths both at Purdue and area high schools, and helped out with the Career Expo. My major area in AAE is propulsion and my minor is design, and I also have an outside minor in mathematics. Upon graduation, I intend to attend graduate school for AAE.

Nicole Vaughn

 

Council Members

Josh Adair

jadair@purdue.edu
Yokohama, Japan

I have been involved with AAESAC since the fall of 2012 and have had great experiences making an impact in the AAE Department. I plan on becoming more involved in the organization specifically the Aerospace Career Expo because of my time left at Purdue. I am looking forward to the next few years in AAESAC because I know the organization will expand.

Josh Adair

Cory Back

backc@purdue.edu
Carthage, IN

As a member of AAESAC since Fall 2012, I have been involved with events such as the Aerospace Career Expo and Professor Pizza. I have enjoyed being apart of a key organization within AAE dedicated to providing resources to ensure the future success of those in the department. As I look to the future, I am excited for the numerous projects and events currently in the works, as well as the opportunity to continue to proudly represent the AAE department here at Purdue.

Cory Back

Courtney Brooke

cparrott@purdue.edu

I'm currently a junior with a concentration in propulsion. This being my first semester in AAESAC, I look forward to serving the student body and playing a more active role in the department of AAE. I plan to do a lot of work with outreach to prospective students and to show all that our department has to offer.

Courtney Brooke

Ali Caprioli

acapriol@purdue.edu
Nashville, TN

I am a sophomore in AAE, mostly interested in propulsion. I hope to obtain a minor in CGT and Italian here at Purdue. I joined AAESAC to become more involved with the students and faculty in AAE and have been a member since Fall 2013.

Ali Caprioli

Chris Chiesa

cchiesa@purdue.edu
Chapel Hill, NC

I am currently a sophomore in AAE. I am interested in propulsion and dynamics, and hope to obtain a masters degree and work in the space industry. I joined AAESAC in the fall of 2013 and am currently working on the membership limit committee.

Chris Chiesa

Mimi Chakraborty

chakrab2@purdue.edu

No biography at this time.

Mimi Chakraborty

Daniel Drabiak

ddrabiak@purdue.edu
Pittsford, NY

Since joining AAESAC as a sophomore in Fall 2012, I have had the opportunity to take a more active role in the AAE department. I have given tours of the AAE department to prospective students and presentations about AAE to first-year engineering students. AAESAC has been a beneficial avenue for networking, especially by helping to organize and hold career fairs. In addition to pursuing a BS in AAE I will also earn a minor in Russian. My plan is to graduate in Spring 2015 and subsequently to attend graduate school.

Daniel Drabiak

Daniel Ellinwood

dellinwo@purdue.edu

No biography at this time.

Daniel Ellinwood

Margaret Kleindl

mkleindl@purdue.edu
Saint Paul, MN

I am currently in my second semester of AAESAC. I am involved in making the Aero Computer Lab a more inviting, suitable area for AAE majors to work and learn. In the future, I will be involved in redesigning the 3rd floor of Armstrong to reflect our AAE history and future.

Margaret Kleindl

Gavin Lachesky

glachesk@purdue.edu
Pittsburgh, PA

I joined AAESAC Fall 2012 in hopes to get to know faculty and AAE students better. During the time since joining I have been able to help with career fairs and campus outreach for our organization.

Gavin Lachesky

Finu Lukose

lukose@purdue.edu

No biography at this time.

Finu Lukose

Stephen Lutgring

slutgrin@purdue.edu
Greenwood, IN

I am currently a senior in AAE and have been a member of AAESAC since the spring of 2012. I joined AAESAC with the intentions of getting more involved with the Aero department and making an impact on my fellow peers. I have helped out with various events in the past such as tours and Aero Social Night. I will be working for Ball Aerospace after I graduate this spring.

Stephen Lutgring

Colleen Mahoney

cmahoney@purdue.edu
Downers Grove, IL

I have previously served as the secretary and vice-president of AAESAC. I hope to expand how our organization works with others for the betterment of the department. I also would like to see our career fair grow to be one of the premiere job fairs on campus. The experience I have gained while working with both the department and other companies has been crucial to realizing these goals.

Colleen Mahoney

Tina Phanmanivong

tphanman@purdue.edu

I am currently a junior in AAE with a major concentration in design and minor concentration in aerodynamics. I'm originally from Alaska, but after graduation, I plan on moving to the west coast and designing airplanes there.

Tina Phanmanivong

Matt Rachal

mrachal@purdue.edu
Houston, TX

Since becoming a member of AAESAC, I have had the opportunity to play a more active role in the growth and development of the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics. My goal is to develop AAESAC into an organization far beyond its current capabilities with an expanded presence and role in AAE. By developing our undergraduate program and providing further resources for fellow students, AAESAC will be able to help our student body succeed further in their future careers.

Matt Rachal

Jean Ruggiero

jruggier@purdue.edu
Mountainside, NJ

Jean Ruggiero is a member of the AAESAC Public Relations committee. She is a senior in Aerospace Engineering specializing in fluid dynamics and jet propulsion systems. After graduating in May, she will be moving to Seattle, WA to work as a flight test engineer at The Boeing Company.

Jean Ruggiero

Bryan Ryder

ryder@purdue.edu

No biography at this time.

Bryan Ryder

Alex Van Anderlecht

avanande@purdue.edu
Beverly, MA

As a member of AAESAC, I have met others passionate about the aerospace engineering program at Purdue. Born in Beverly, Massachusetts, I decided to study at Purdue due to the great reputation of its aerospace engineering program, and am currently completing my junior year. As a member of the Public Relations committee, I have participated in the fall Aerospace Career Expo, and I will be helping out in the career fair this spring as well. I enjoy the networking opportunities that AAESAC has given me in speaking with companies as I help them in the career fairs.

Alex Van Anderlecht

Christian Vuong

cvuong@purdue.edu

No biography at this time.

Christian Vuong

Stephen Whitnah

Webmaster
swhitnah@purdue.edu
Denver, CO

I am a junior with an emphasis on propulsion, focusing on spacecraft. This is my fourth semester in AAESAC and third as webmaster. I also frequently give tours, help out wherever I am needed, and have made many valuable connections in the department and with others through my participation in AAESAC.

Stephen Whitnah

Advisors

Dr. Dan DeLaurentis

Faculty Advisor
ddelaure@purdue.edu

I provide support to AAESAC in whatever way possible, including interactions with AAE and Purdue leadership.

Dr. DeLaurentis

Ms. Lisa Crain

Faculty Advisor
lcrain@purdue.edu

No biography at this time.

Ms. Lisa Crain

Phil Stout

Industry Advisor
Phil.T.Stout@gmail.com

While in AAESAC I worked closely with Alvin Chang (current Industry Adviser) to organize and run the first Aerospace Career Expo (ACE2010). He and I also wrote the proposal and drove the Locker project for installation of student lockers in the basement of Armstrong Hall. Currently, as Industry Adviser, I am available for any questions AAESAC members may have. I find it important to keep alumni involved in the committee so that learnings aren't lost.

Phil Stout

Alvin Chang

Industry Advisor
alvin.chang.24@gmail.com

I ran the day to day treasurer operations such as filing financial paperwork in advance to support the various activities the club had planned. Some more detailed work included actually planning the events, making sure there were enough funding, and creating Excel or Google spreadsheets to help track the sales or money transfers. This planning experience was extremely useful when Phil and I started organizing the first Aerospace Career Expo. Furthermore, I was able to relate these experiences to recruiters and interviewers when they asked about the club and what its members did.

Alvin Chang