Exec Board

Rishi Narayan Chakraborty
4th Year Mechanical Engineering Major

Hello! I’m Rishi, a 4th year Mechanical Engineer and épéeist. My freshman fall, I saw Tech had a fencing club and realized I had to get in on the action. Since then, I’ve had too much fun with the sport and the club to stop! I was born in England but moved a while ago, my research is in robotics and controls, and I can’t handle spicy food to save my life. When I have some down time, I like playing video games and occasionally the piano. I look forward to meeting you all!

Jules McNeice
3rd Year Biochemistry Major

Hi! I’m Jules, and I’ll be your Vice President this year. I’ve been fencing foil and sabre at YJFC since my freshman year, and it’s been a blast since day one! I’m an undergraduate research assistant and TA here at Tech in the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and I love cooking, rock climbing, and music making. Looking forward to getting to know the new team members and having a super semester. 

Ana Cristian
3rd Year Biomedical Engineering Major

Hi, I’m Ana, your captain and épée squad leader! I’m a 3rd year BME and a 7th year epée fencer. Outside of fencing, I keep myself busy with conducting research, being a PLUS Leader, helping with BME Advising, and taking naps when I get a chance. Feel free to come talk to me about anything that’s on your mind, from fencing to school to why I have an unhealthy obsession with penguin documentaries.

Alex Dulisse
3rd Year Industrial Engineering Major

Greetings! I’m Alex, your 2019-20 treasurer, which means I am the one embezzling your money to pay for lavish vacations. I’ve been fencing épée since I joined YJFC two years ago. As an IE major so I strive to attain the enlightenment of true maximum efficiency. While not fencing or attaining said enlightenment, I’m probably building something useless to keep balance with minimum efficiency.

Drew Patterson
2nd Year Mechanical Engineering Major

Hi, I’m Drew Patterson, your secretary! I’m a second-year mechanical engineer and this will be my second year fencing sabre. When I’m not around fencing you can find me writing, exercising, or just playing video games. If you ever have any questions about ME or Tech come find me!

Committee Chairs

Peyton Lee
3rd Year Mechanical Engineering Major

Hello, I’m Peyton, a third year Mechanical Engineering major. I started fencing at the same time I joined the club, in the spring of my freshman year. I am your Tournament Committee chair, a certified referee, and a safety officer. Frequent topics of conversation include: patriotism, all things hype, and movies. Feel free to direct any questions you would not ask the rest of the officers, or even the questions you would ask, to me.

Veronika Maragulova
2nd Year Computer Engineering Major

Hi! I’m Veronika, and I’m your Social Chair for the 2019-2020 school year. This is my second year fencing, and I really enjoy it. I’m originally from Russia, but some of my family members live in Florida. As for my hobbies, I love watching soccer, playing video games, reading, drawing, and trying new things! I’m also a big fan of Naruto, so don’t judge. I’ll try to make this year fun and exciting and make sure you create long term bonds with everyone in the club. Don’t forget to come to visit me at Hive because I’m a PI there!

Jordan Hirsch
3rd Year Computer Science Major

Hello! I’m Jordan, your Public Relations Committee Chair. That means I’m in charge of recruitment, merch, and social media, including this website! YJFC was the first club I joined when I got to GT, and they’ve become my family. Outside of official club business, you can probably catch me playing some kind of RPG, whether that’s D&D or videogames. Or maybe actually studying. Feel free to AMA!

Zachary Lowe
4th year Materials Science and Engineering Major

Hi! I’m Zach, the armory committee chair this year!  Catch me at armory fixing all the equipment that always seems to break.  This is my third year with the club and joining the club was one of the best decisions I have ever made.  When not fencing I love rock climbing and digging for gems, so if you’re interested in fixing weapons, climbing, or gems let me know!  Feel free to reach out to me anytime about the club, armory, or tech in general!

Squad Leaders

Russell McGrath
3rd Year Mechanical Engineering Major

Hello! My name is Russell, and I’m an épée squad leader. I’m a third-year mechanical engineering major and I’ve been fencing for 4 years. Prior to fencing, I did ballet for 6 years and tap dance for 12. Beyond athletics, I also enjoy cooking, funk music, and tea. If you’ve got any questions, feel free to ask.

Stefano Travaglino
Biomedical Engineering PhD

Hi, I’m Stefano, a 2nd year biomedical engineering PhD student and one of the épée squad leaders. I’ve been fencing for almost 21 years now, which is probably longer than most of you have been alive for. I’m excited to be a squad leader and to meet all the new fencers!

Jacob Webb
2nd Year Aerospace Engineering Major

Hello!  I’m Jacob Webb and am one of your Foil Squad leaders for the 2019-2020 season.  I’m a 2nd year Aerospace Engineering major, and this is my 8th year Fencing.  I have experience in all three weapons, but I primarily focus on Epée and Foil.  Feel free to ask me about anything related to Fencing, Georgia Tech, or life in general.

Mustafa Hussain
2nd Year Computer Science Major

Hey there! My name is Mustafa Hussain and I’m one of the foil squad leaders this year. I’ve been fencing foil for about 5 years, and I’m super excited to be your coach/teacher/whatever this job means this year! On the side, I’m a second year CS major from Snellville Georgia but who really cares about that. If you want to see me not stabbing people or yelling at you to squat lower, I’ll probably either be playing violin, getting crushed in smash bros, or rock climbing. I look forward to showing you all the possible ways not to get hit while also styling hard on your opponent but if you have any questions feel free to ask me about anything from fencing to my favorite classical composers and I’ll be happy to help!

Maddy Liotta
3rd year Applied Languages and Intercultural Studies – Spanish Major

Hi! I’m Maddy, and I’m one of your foil squad leaders! I started fencing my freshman year at Tech and never looked back! When I’m not fencing, you can find me playing bassoon in  Concert Band, knitting, playing video games badly, or yelling about linguistics.

Ian Graham
3rd Year Electrical Engineering Major

Hi, I’m Ian, one of the sabre squad leaders. I started fencing in my Freshman year of college, making this my third year fencing. It’s my first year squad leading. In addition to fencing, I enjoy reading, making arts and crafts, and playing video games. I’m from Gwinnett, Georgia. If you have any questions about sabre, the YJFC, or Georgia Tech in general, please ask! I hope to see you at practice!

Aditya Kumar
3rd Year Computer Science Major

What’s up! I’m Aditya, one of your squad leaders for sabre! I’m actually a foil fencer by heart, but I made the wise decision to switch to sabre before joining my high school team (I’m from NJ btw). This will be my 10thyear as a fencer (5 foil, 5 sabre), and I’m looking forward to working with y’all to make this a great semester! And outside of YJFC, you can catch me doing CS homework, attempting to get more business for my roommates’ and my consulting company, or interning as a surgical assistant with the Grady Emergency Department tactical unit. Please don’t hesitate to ask me any questions about fencing, Georgia Tech in general, or anything else I can help you with!

James Crowley
3rd Year Computer Science Major

Hello, I’m James Crowley and I’m one of the Yellow Jacket Fencing Club’s sabre squad leaders. I have been fencing for 3 years now. I am also a CS Major, and in my free time I enjoy playing video games and cooking. I can’t wait for this year. I’m excited to pass on my experience and have a fun year of fencing with the club.

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