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2023 Executive Board

Alyssa Lear

Alyssa is currently a junior majoring in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering with a minor in Business Economics. After completing an internship with Boeing, she will be specializing in propulsion. Her other involvement on campus includes being the Project Manager for Purdue Space Program Spaceport America and being part of the outreach team for the Women In Engineering Program. Alyssa is excited to further her passion for aerospace through AIAA. As President, her goal is to improve engagement among members and connect the organization with the community. She hopes to help Purdue AIAA grow to be a prominent organization at the university.


Madelyn Jessick is a sophomore majoring in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering. She is the manufacturing lead for the PSP Spaceport America team and is looking forward to launching her L1 rocket named Karl. She enjoys drinking coffee in Lawson, watching The Martian on repeat, boat rides, taking pictures of her dog, reading, and learning random facts. As Vice President, she hopes to get AIAA more involved with its members, promote a sense of community in the club, and push AIAA to become a more prominent member of the aerospace environment at Purdue.

Vice President 
& Secretary
Madelyn Jessick

Mateo is a junior majoring in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, with a Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. His research experience and interests lie in high-rate destructive materials testing. As Treasurer, Mateo hopes to organize fun and engaging events for Boilermakers wishing to learn more about aerospace. Ultimately, he hopes this will contribute to members becoming remarkable STEM professionals who will have a positive impact on the world and on Purdue’s legacy. 

Mateo Barré
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Events Coordinator

Rahaf Adi is a sophomore in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering with a minor in philosophy. In addition to serving as the events coordinator for AIAA, she is part of the Purdue space day organizing team and the Purdue Space Program (PSP) executive board. As an international student, Rahaf wants to make sure other AAE international students are getting the fun and enriching experience she’s getting through AIAA. She is happy to see the AIAA community growing as an inclusive and optimistic one

Rahaf Adi

Noah is currently a junior majoring in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering. He is excited to fill the position of Projects Coordinator over his next year at Purdue. As the coordinator, Noah keeps tabs on all the design teams, making sure they are making progress and have everything they need. He also organizes events to create new design teams and new projects to increase opportunities for members. Over the previous two summers, Noah has been an intern in Southern California at a manufacturing company called ADM Works where his interest in engineering was kindled and he learned about the process of creating prototypes from the original drawing to the finished product.

Projects Coordinator
Noah Heinicke

Kevin Potthast is a freshman in First Year Engineering planning on transitioning to Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering. This past summer, Kevin interned at an engineering firm specializing in control systems and factory automation. As the Academic Relations Chair, he plans on creating many opportunities for AIAA members to interact with the aerospace professors and researchers that Purdue has to offer while taking part in growing the organization.

Academic Relations Chair
Kevin Potthast
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I am currently a sophomore majoring in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering. I am also a part of the Purdue Space Program High Altitude team where I can exercise my passion for rockets and space flight. As the outreach chair, I hope to create lots of events to help members network and get to know others from other various clubs and organizations. I hope to expand the AIAA community and allow members to make strong connections that will last beyond their college careers.

Outreach Chair
Daniel Cyze
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Harii is currently a freshman planning to major in Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering with a minor in Business Economics. Originally from Dallas, Texas he has loved planes and rockets since he was young and loves to work with Aerodynamics and design. As Industrial Relations Chair he looks forward to providing AIAA members with networking and learning opportunities from industry professionals.

Industrial Relations Chair
Harii Soni
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Timmy Hernandez-Reyes is a junior in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, minoring in Mathematics and German. He is currently a PSP Spaceport America member in the propulsion subteam. He plans on specializing in propulsion, possibly continuing his education further in Purdue’s BSAAE/MSAA program. As the Public Relations Chair, Timmy hopes to engage the general public and inform them of events and opportunities that arise from being a member of Purdue AIAA.

Public Relations Chair
Timmy Hernandez-Reyes
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