2019-2020 Leadership


Officers

Douglas   Chin  (MAE ’21) is the president of the Princeton Rocketry Club. He hopes to help mankind achieve its interstellar potential. He has his L2 certification and co-built PRC’s Spaceport America Cup rocket, and will be co-leading the SEDS USRC and SA Cup teams.

Douglas Chin (MAE ’21) is the president of the Princeton Rocketry Club. He hopes to help mankind achieve its interstellar potential. He has his L2 certification and co-built PRC’s Spaceport America Cup rocket, and will be co-leading the SEDS USRC and SA Cup teams.

Harry Shapiro  is the treasurer of the Princeton Rocketry Club and a sophomore from Chicago majoring in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering with certificates in the History & Practice of Diplomacy and Engineering & Management Systems. He is also a deputy captain of Princeton's Model UN travel team and compete actively on the college circuit. In his free time, he runs and flies light aircraft.

Harry Shapiro is the treasurer of the Princeton Rocketry Club and a sophomore from Chicago majoring in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering with certificates in the History & Practice of Diplomacy and Engineering & Management Systems. He is also a deputy captain of Princeton's Model UN travel team and compete actively on the college circuit. In his free time, he runs and flies light aircraft.

Nina Arcot  (MAE ’20) is the vice president of community and outreach of the Princeton Rocketry Club. She has interests in space exploration and materials science and engineering, and she has completed internships at the NASA Langley Research Center and the Princeton High Contrast Imaging Lab.

Nina Arcot (MAE ’20) is the vice president of community and outreach of the Princeton Rocketry Club. She has interests in space exploration and materials science and engineering, and she has completed internships at the NASA Langley Research Center and the Princeton High Contrast Imaging Lab.

Jacob Essig  is the Social Chair for the Princeton Rocketry Club and has worked on the Micro-g NeXT project team. He is a prospective Computer Science and is interested in rocketry and robotics.

Jacob Essig is the Social Chair for the Princeton Rocketry Club and has worked on the Micro-g NeXT project team. He is a prospective Computer Science and is interested in rocketry and robotics.

Roger Hou  (MAE ’21) is the technology and training officer for the Princeton Rocketry Club. He will be co-leading this year’s SEDS and IREC teams. He has worked as a part of the fluid systems team at Firefly Aerospace.

Roger Hou (MAE ’21) is the technology and training officer for the Princeton Rocketry Club. He will be co-leading this year’s SEDS and IREC teams. He has worked as a part of the fluid systems team at Firefly Aerospace.

Hoang Le   ‘22  is majoring in ELE with a shared love for physics and MAE. Seeing rockets being launched is always fun, and he will do his best to keep that fun going on!

Hoang Le ‘22 is majoring in ELE with a shared love for physics and MAE. Seeing rockets being launched is always fun, and he will do his best to keep that fun going on!


Katherine Mumm  (MAE ’21) is the speaker events officer of the Princeton Rocketry Club. She has worked in the Optical Engineering Department at NASA Ames and assisted with the development of an optical tool to image exoplanets.

Katherine Mumm (MAE ’21) is the speaker events officer of the Princeton Rocketry Club. She has worked in the Optical Engineering Department at NASA Ames and assisted with the development of an optical tool to image exoplanets.

Shannen Prindle '22  is the outreach officer. She plans to do MAE and has interests in both space exploration and biology. Currently is part of the ThinSat team and works on getting her L2 certification. She is also into 3D printing and video editing!

Shannen Prindle '22 is the outreach officer. She plans to do MAE and has interests in both space exploration and biology. Currently is part of the ThinSat team and works on getting her L2 certification. She is also into 3D printing and video editing!

Polina Zhilkina ‘22  is the Media officer and the ThinSat team member. She is also a co-lead of the RASC-AL project team! She is an MAE major and is passionate about theater and learning new languages.

Polina Zhilkina ‘22 is the Media officer and the ThinSat team member. She is also a co-lead of the RASC-AL project team! She is an MAE major and is passionate about theater and learning new languages.


Team Leads

Alex Essig   ‘20  is a co-lead of the RASC-AL project team! He is a Woodrow Wilson School Major interested in exploring both the policy implications and the potential business opportunities of commercial space development.

Alex Essig ‘20 is a co-lead of the RASC-AL project team! He is a Woodrow Wilson School Major interested in exploring both the policy implications and the potential business opportunities of commercial space development.

Mina Musthafa '22  will be co-leading the High Power Rocketry Level 1 Certification team. She is passionate about medicine and has an interest in computer science with engineering applications. Currently, she is also working on getting her Level 2 certification.

Mina Musthafa '22 will be co-leading the High Power Rocketry Level 1 Certification team. She is passionate about medicine and has an interest in computer science with engineering applications. Currently, she is also working on getting her Level 2 certification.

Satya Nayagam '22  is a co-lead of the SpaceShot team. Passionate about spaceflight and rocketry, Satya has worked for two summers at NASA and has designed and built payloads for flight on Blue Origin and Northrup Grumman launch vehicles. Also an aviation enthusiast, Satya has his private pilot’s license.

Satya Nayagam '22 is a co-lead of the SpaceShot team. Passionate about spaceflight and rocketry, Satya has worked for two summers at NASA and has designed and built payloads for flight on Blue Origin and Northrup Grumman launch vehicles. Also an aviation enthusiast, Satya has his private pilot’s license.

 
Nathan Spilker ‘21  is a junior at Princeton, majoring in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering with a certificate in engineering physics. Nathan is a team lead for the Spaceshot project.

Nathan Spilker ‘21 is a junior at Princeton, majoring in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering with a certificate in engineering physics. Nathan is a team lead for the Spaceshot project.