Spring 2022 Undergraduate Teaching Assistants

Anna Kruse

Anna Kruse is a senior pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Robotics and Autonomous Systems as part of ASU’s 4+1 program. She is a Co-President of Engineers Without Borders and has 3 years of experience working within the EPICS program. She has experience as the design lead of the Shonto Irrigation Project (EPICS and EWB) and overseeing/ managing multiple community-oriented projects through the EWB/EPICS collaboration. Anna focuses her engineering degree toward the mechanical aspects of biomedical engineering. She is an active undergraduate researcher with Dr. Lee’s Neuromuscular Control and Human Robotics Laboratory at ASU and aims to improve prosthetic technology and accessibility in order to increase the quality of life for those in need of prosthetic devices within the community.




Bryan Yavari

Bryan Yavari is a sophomore in Barrett, the Honors College, majoring in Neuroscience. He has been in EPICS for four semesters and is now the Team Lead of Project Koyash. His team built a fully autonomous air purification system for gers in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. He looks forward to helping new teams build their projects and design prototypes. EPICS has allowed him to help communities in need through engineering solutions, and he looks forward to helping other students obtain that same experience. Outside of EPICS, he enjoys the outdoors, biking, and running. 





Carol Lu

Carol Lu is a freshman studying Biomedical Engineering, with a concentration in Biological Devices, and is a student in the Barrett Honors College and Grand Challenges Scholars program. Her vision is to harness statistical analysis and research to construct cell-based tools to address diseases that occur more commonly as people age, such as glioblastoma, but also cares deeply about developing systematic engineering solutions to many pressing human needs. She is in her second semester in the EPICS Vietnam Shrimp Farming GIE team, helping to create an IoT system that monitors multiple water quality factors and integrates them in a way accessible to small-scale farmers to prevent loss of shrimp to disease and environmental damage from effluent mismanagement. Outside of class, she may be found in the Plaisier Lab, or attending BMES, SASE, and Cru studies. As an EPICS UGTA, she is delighted to continue growing in practical, human-centered project design alongside all other students in this marvelous program. 




Jalen Goode

Jalen Goode is a junior in the Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering, pursuing a B.S.E. in Mechanical Engineering. He has been on multiple EPICS teams during his undergraduate career, imagining how growing food would look on a lunar colony, and designing a smart watering system for farmers in Da Nang, Vietnam. Jalen is also a part of the Ulaanbaatar Air Quality team this semester, hoping to improve the health of Mongolian households. Currently in his first semester as an EPICS UGTA, he hopes to learn from this new perspective, as well as help other teams complete their project goals.

Krissian Hargreaves

Krissian Hargreaves is a senior in the Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering, pursuing a B.S.E. in Biomedical Engineering with a minor in Business. She is a first generation college student with a passion for creating health solutions for those who need it and may not be able to afford it. In her free time she enjoys taking dance classes, working out with friends, and trying new foods. Krissian was a part of the Mayo Radiology Zipper Team within EPICS for two semesters and is now entering her second semester as an EPICS UGTA. Aside from EPICS, she is highly involved in Fulton Ambassadors, Engineering Futures Scholar, and Biomedical Engineering Society. Krissian is eager to help her peers with digital and physical prototyping, circuitry/hardware, and product testing.



Lilli Offenberger

At Arizona State University, Lilli Offenberger is a student studying biomedical engineering (BME) in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. She was drawn to BME due to the mix of the medical and engineering field combined into one. Her ultimate goal is to create 3D printed artificial organs and organ parts to combat the growing issue of people dying waiting for an organ transplant. Lilli has been a part of the Fosters AZ Project within the EPICS program and has continued to delve into the ASU community through various clubs such as SASE, GCSP, EPIC Movement, and other such clubs. One of her main objectives is to help those in her community thrive via volunteering with children, being a part of EPICS, and improving current health solutions to improve society.

Omkaar Shenoy

Omkaar Shenoy is a freshman majoring in Computer Science with a minor in Statistics. He has been part of the MemoryGlass project in EPICS for the last semester, and overlooked the frontend development of the web application. He is currently serving as the Webmaster at CodeDevils, one of ASU’s biggest coding clubs. He is also part of the Grand Challenge Scholars Program and Fulton Ambassadors where he works to strengthen his own engineering skills as well as help others. In his free time, he works at the Sun Devil Fitness Center and enjoys wasting time online watching new shows. Currently, as a UGTA for EPICS, he hopes to help students in the program make tangible progress on their projects and contribute more to the community. 


Rishik Kolli

Rishik Kolli is a sophomore majoring in Computer Science with a minor in Data Science at Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering. Rishik has completed two semesters in EPICS as a member of the Clarkdale Internet Infrastructure team, leading the team to the finish line during his second semester as the project lead. Outside of EPICS, Rishik is a member of the Sunhacks marketing and tech team and is currently working on putting together a hackathon on October 1st, 2021. He is also a member of the Grand Challenges Scholars Program, a program that tackles problems that our generation faces in fields of Security, Health, Sustainability, and Joy of Living. He is excited to be a part of such a rewarding program and meet other students who share a similar passion for EPICS. 


Tushar Tyagi

Tushar is a second semester freshman studying computer science at the Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering, Arizona State University. Having immense passion for global issues, problem-solving, and entrepreneurship, he is also a part of the Grand Challenges Scholars Program. So far, he’s completed one semester in EPICS as the Team Lead for ASU Audible Maps for Wayfinding (focusing on the development of more efficient methods for audible navigation to ease commute for visually impaired students on campus). Tushar is also associated with EPICS High as a mentor for high schools across the state of Arizona since Fall 2021. Apart from EPICS and GCSP, he is also the Marketing Director for PUG (Python Users Group), a student organization aimed at skilling students with programming in Python. Outside of his student life, Tushar enjoys politics, Indian EDM, and cycling! This is his first semester as a UGTA and he looks forward to contributing back to the student community in the best way possible, here at ASU. 


Yoga Sastriawan

Yoga Sastriawan is a Sophomore in the Fulton schools of engineering and Barrett Honors College. He is currently majoring in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Business. He has a passion for entrepreneurship and robotics/automation. During the last 3 semesters, he has been a part of two EPICS projects: The Carbon Capture Project and Lake Litter Solutions. He can be described as a very Math oriented person and hopes to be able to use his past knowledge to help improve his peer’s experience in EPICS



Shreyas Kotamraju

Shreyas Kotamraju is a Freshman majoring in Computer Science at the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. Currently in his second semester, he is passionate about coding and designed the app wireframes for the Mental Health Mobile Games group last semester, giving him experience of how EPICS works. Being on the student council during high school, Shreyas mentored deputy members and assisted teachers. He is not only prepared, but excited to serve as a UGTA this spring.



Vinesh Mani

Vinesh Mani is a Sophomore the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering and Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University, majoring in Electrical Engineering. He is a Secretary in the IEEE Student Council, served as a peer mentor in General Chemistry for Engineers, and has completed one semester of EPICS. His latest project involved designing an industrial Parental Circuit Board for a concise and complex photonic device. Vinesh enjoys taking on many responsibilities and facing challenges head on; exhibiting characteristics of a Go-Getter. He also loves assisting peers and consciously tries to provide meaningful support that facilitates creativity and generates value.