Meet the team
We're all learners too, and we know what it's like to learn how to code or build a robot, or hack together a project for the first time. Whatever our role, every Kinet-X team member combines their task with a genuine passion for helping kids grow.
Co-Founder & Computer Science Director
Since early childhood, Adam’s always been attracted to the maker culture, fascinated by anything mechanical. He started programming in the 7th grade, when he began to learn web development in his own free time. Since then, he hasn’t stopped learning; constantly picking up on new languages and exploring new areas like object-oriented programming and data science. Adam is also a member of the Young Hackers, a group that aims to bring coding opportunities to those without access to them, is the Head of Engineering for one of Stuyvesant’s Robotics teams, and is also the captain of Stuy’s wrestling team. Adam was also named one of CE Week's Top 10 under 20.
Co-Founder & Marketing/Operations Director
Growing up reading Iron Man comics and watching Transformer films, Allan has always dreamt of creating wild inventions. He began to code at the age of 11, learning to create his own static webpages and simple programs. Since then, he’s branched off into other areas like marketing and design, but still retains that same passion for technology and has made it his mission to spread that passion to others. Outside of Kinet-X, Allan has worked at several startups and non-profits, and is the President of Stuyvesant’s entrepreneurship club. When he’s not making a presentation or drafting up a marketing plan, you can find him playing saxophone or studying German philosophy.
Co-Founder & Engineering Director
Chauncey was first introduced to the world of electronics at a very young age, as his father would constantly be tinkering or working on a project at home. The lights and wires always fascinated him, and led him to aspire to be an engineer. His first formal introduction into electrical engineering came as a 6th grader, when he was lucky enough to work with NASA engineers. Through that experience, Chauncey was able to grow his skill set, and watch his passion for the field grow. Chauncey is also the President for a robotics team. When he’s not tinkering with a circuit or setting his hair on fire, you can find Chauncey running, watching dramas, or pursuing his passion for origami.
Operations & Programming
Since early childhood,Annie became immersed in the world of science and engineering. She saw science as a way to finding concrete answers to virtually anything, and admired the beauty of crafting solutions in engineering out of seemingly unrelated elements. However, whether it be at a Robotics competition or Physics class, she has always felt isolated because of her gender or age. At Kinet-X, which welcomes all students provided that they share a love of learning, she feels that she has finally found the answer. Working alongside other members and students, she feels that she never stops learning.