2019-2020 Executive Board
Captivated by the complexity and precision of transportation and defense systems, Zachary is a third-year aerospace student from Orland Park, Ill. His fascination with technology and inclination toward mathematics drive him to pursue dual degrees in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering and Aerospace Financial Analysis. Zachary believes AIAA provides a stellar opportunity to acquire and apply knowledge outside of the lecture hall, leading to personal and professional growth. Honored to serve as President of Purdue AIAA, Zachary seeks to stimulate engineering interest among community youth, propel club design teams to national success, and enhance learning experiences of fellow students.
Saunak Debnath is the Vice President of Purdue AIAA and is currently a sophomore in Aerospace Engineering with minors in Management and Mathematics. He grew up in Fremont, California and one of the best decisions that he made was joining AIAA as a freshman, as he was able to speak to many recruiters from a wide variety of companies. He also gained design team experience with AIAA Design, Build, Fly where the team designed a RC aircraft from scratch. Last year, he served as the outreach chair and enjoyed hosting outreach events where elementary students learned more about the opportunities in aerospace. He's excited for all the opportunities that will come from being Vice President!
Leila Yanni is excited to serve as the Purdue AIAA secretary as she enjoys communicating with fellow students and spreading the word about all of AIAA's benefits. She's currently a sophomore majoring in Aerospace Engineering with minors in Organizational Leadership and Materials Science. Originally from Washington state, she loves Purdue's aerospace programs and many extra curricular opportunities. She is also studying to become a private pilot and loves taking lessons at the local Purdue airport. Passionate about aerospace, she's excited to help grow Purdue AIAA so more students can benefit from all we have to offer!