About

Meet the Team!

FTC Team 18225

Our mission is to promote STEM and FIRST within our community to help establish the next generation of innovators!

Coaches


Coach Jason


I'm Coach Jason, a civil engineer and mechanical design mentor. I helped form and develop the team by providing strategic guidance. I work closely with our mechanical team with training and purchasing robot parts, and helping our team handle administrative tasks.

Coach Liangshou


I'm Liangshou Wu, and I work for Google. I have been a mentor/coach for FLL and FTC for 4 years. I enjoy working with students in various FIRST programs. Specifically in FTC 18225, I have been focusing on coaching programming and mentoring other FTC teams.

Coach Yinhai


I'm Dr. Yinhai Wang, a professor in transportation engineering and the founding director of the STAR Lab at the University of Washington (UW). I work directly with the team to come up with new ideas and ways to move the team into a great direction in mechanical and outreach.

Mentors


Lani Cao

Patrick Tien

Shikha Jain

The Team



Albert Lu


I'm Albert, an 8th grader at Tyee Middle School. This is my fourth year in FIRST (2 in FLL and 2 in FTC). In my free time, I enjoy playing the clarinet and existing. A fun fact about me is that I dislike caramel in any form.


Allen Wu

Co-Captain

I'm Allen, a freshman at Newport High School. This is my 2nd year of FTC, following 2 years of FLL. Outside of robotics, I'm extremely passionate about competitive programming and piano. I also enjoy playing basketball, tennis, volleyball, and hang out with friends!


Andrew Pai


I'm Andrew, a 9th grader at Newport High School. This is my 1st year in both FTC and FRC. In my free time, I play various sports like tennis or basketball, hang out with friends, read books from the Mistborn series and the Grishaverse, play video games, and binge anime.


Alexander Bonev


I’m Alex, an 8th grader at Tyee Middle School. This is my first year in FIRST. In my free time, I enjoy skiing, playing piano, and playing video games. A fun fact about me is that I don’t have a pet even though I really want one.


Andy Tien


I'm Andy, a 10th grader at Newport High School. This is my fourth year in FIRST (2 in FLL and 2 in FTC). In my free time, I enjoy playing violin and soccer. A fun fact about me is that I like dinosaurs.


Calvin Zhang


I'm Calvin, an 8th grader at Odle Middle School. This is my first year of FIRST. In my free time, I enjoy playing piano and game development. A fun fact about me is that I like cheese.


Cynthia Lu


I'm Cynthia, a 9th grader at Newport High School. This is my second year in FIRST (1 in FLL). In my free time, I enjoy rifle shooting, video games, and spending time with friends. A fun fact about me is that I love Pochacco.


Eesha Jain

Co-Captain

I'm Eesha, a 10th grader at Interlake High School. This is my 6th year in FIRST (2 in FLL and 4 in FTC). In my free time, I enjoy programming and listening to music. A fun fact about me is that I enjoy eating mint chocolate chip icecream.


Eugene Li


I'm Eugene, a 10th grader Newport High School. This is my fourth year in FIRST (1 in FLL and 3 in FTC). In my free time, I enjoy playing piano and working on rocketry. A fun fact about me is that I don't like dinosaurs.


Jeffrey Luo


I'm Jeffrey, a 9th grader at International School. This is my first year in FIRST. In my free time, I enjoy watching football, playing other sports, spending time with friends, and playing chess.


Julia Wang

Co-Captain

I'm Julia, a 11th grader at The Bush School. This is my fourth year in FIRST (1 in FLL and 3 in FTC). In my free time, I enjoy acrylic painting and playing golf. A fun fact about me is that I have gotten 17 mosquito bites at once before!


Rohit Venkatesan


I'm Rohit, an 8th grader at Evergreen Middle School. This is my 1st year of FTC following 1 year of FLL and 2 years of VEX (IQ). My current hobbies include reading, playing board games, and playing the piano and several percussion instruments.

Alumni


Emma Shi

Team Co-Founder

I'm Emma, and I have 9 years of experience in FIRST (6th year in FTC), and enjoyed learning the disciplines of FIRST. As a co-captain, I led business and outreach aspects of our team, including mentoring our younger team members. Outside of robotics, I like to read, bake, listen to musicals, ski, and play games!

Erik Ma

Team Co-Founder

I'm Erik, and I have 3 years of experience in FIRST, and I have a big passion for engineering. As co-captain, I managed the overall architectural design of our robot (mechanical, programming, and CAD), led the drive team, and mentored students in robotics. In my free time, I love spending time with friends, hosting events, and playing ultimate frisbee!

Katrina Li


I'm Katrina, and I focused on business and outreach. I am really interested in how engineering can be used to solve current challenges in ethical ways. In my free time I enjoy baking, hiking, and watching documentaries.

Lucas Wu


I'm Lucas, and I have 3 years of experience in FTC, focusing mainly on documentation and hardware aspects of the robot. Outside of FIRST and robotics, I spend time studying math and chemistry, and enjoy reading novels and playing the piano in my free time.

Rishabh Venkatesan


I'm Rishabh, and I have 5 years of FIRST experience in both FTC and FRC. As a programmer, I have learned many techniques and solutions to common issues over my journey in FIRST! In my free time, I sketch cars, learn about new technologies, and play basketball for fun.