Alumni Profiles

Lucy Abramyan, ’03

ALUMNI-1

Studied @ Harvey Mudd B.S. Computer Science Studied @ USC M.S. Computer Science Software Engineer @ Google

“I am now 27 years old
and a software engineer
at Google… Every
experience on the team,
positive and negative,
challenging and fun,
was essential in shaping
who I am today.”

 

 

 

 

 


 Mgo Arabian, ’12

ALUMNI-2

Studying @ CSU Northridge B.S. Mechanical Engineering

“FIRST Robotics greatly
inspired me to continue
with [mechanical
engineering] and allowed
me to experience real life
engineering situations.”

 

 

 

 

 


Rozina Nalbandian, ‘12

ALUMNI-3

Studying @ Glendale Community College Mechanical Engineering

“I helped make parts
on the lathe for the
robot, as well as
assembly, which was
really exciting. FIRST
allowed me to gain
hands- on experience
on what my future
as a mechanical
engineer entailed.”

 

 

 


Will Spurgeon, ’12

IMG_2030

Studying @ Worcester Polytechnic Institute B.S. Robotics Engineering and Computer Science

“The skills that my time
with FRC Team 696 has
imbued in me are what
have got me to where I
am today. Skills like time
management, leadership,
public speaking,
confidence, and not to
mention a huge amount
of technical abilities,
have set me apart from
other students.”

 

 


Angie Wang, ’08

Studied @ CalTech, B.S. Computer Science Studying @ UC Berkeley, M.S./Ph.D Electrical Engineering

“The skills that my time
with FRC Team 696 has
imbued in me are what
have got me to where I
am today. Skills like time
management, leadership,
public speaking,
confidence, and not to
mention a huge amount
of technical abilities,
have set me apart from
other students.”

 

 


Gevorg Hovakimyan, ‘07

Studied @ UC Irvine B.S./M.S. MechanicalEngineering, Aerospace Engineer @ Meggitt-USA

“The skills that my time
with FRC Team 696 has
imbued in me are what
have got me to where I
am today. Skills like time
management, leadership,
public speaking,
confidence, and not to
mention a huge amount
of technical abilities,
have set me apart from
other students.”

 

 

 

 

 

 


Antonella Wilby, ’09

Pursuing PhD @ UC San Diego, B.S. Computer Science, Researcher @ UCSD Engineers for Exploration

FIRST participation taught me mechanical design, machining, web design, and multitudinous other technical skills. But the most important preparation I got for my future career as a roboticist was learning how to be an effective leader, teacher, technical communicator, and mentor.