The SACOT Executive Committee is the regulating body of SACOT.

It exists to ensure SACOT functions, expands, and adheres to the SACOT mission.

The Executive Committee is composed of fifteen members who are divided into five committees.

The five committees are: Government Affairs, Membership, Public Relations, School Board, and Website.

 

Anna Bai

Co-President of SACOT

 

Email: anna@sacot.info

Team: FRC 2468 Team Appreciate

 

Anna Bai is a senior on FRC 2468 Team Appreciate at Westlake High School in Austin, Texas. She has been a member of FIRST robotics since her freshman year and is also a founding member of SACOT. Aside from robotics, Anna enjoys dancing on Westlake's drill team, Hyline. She is also learning to play the guitar in her spare time.

 


 

Jake Rothfus

Co-President of SACOT

 

Email: jake@sacot.info

Team: FRC 2468 Team Appreciate

 

Jacob Rothfus is a senior at Westlake High School and is on FRC 2468, Team Appreciate. He has been doing robotics since fifth grade and is a founding member of SACOT. As part of the Executive Committee, Jacob works in Public Relations. Aside from SACOT and robotics, Jacob enjoys drumming, piano, guitar, and music production.

 


 

Saanya Bhargava

Membership Committee Lead

 

Email: saanya@sacot.info

Team: FRC 2468 Team Appreciate

 

Saanya Bhargava is a senior at Westlake High School in Austin, TX. Saanya has been involved with FIRST robotics since her freshman year and is currently the outreach co-lead on FRC 2468. She is on the Executive Committee of SACOT with a mission to give high-school students a voice in their STEM education through political advocacy. Saanya is a keen environmental activist and the founder of impact.gravitas, a youth organization focused on increasing awareness and developing collaborative solutions to the growing problem of ocean plastic pollution. She is a youth ambassador for the Plastic Pollution Coalition and the Lonely Whale foundation and leads work in her community against the use of single-use plastics. Saanya was invited to be a speaker at the Change Makers panel at SXSW in 2017. She was recognized by Teen Vogue as a Global 21 under 21.

 


 

Vivi Pham

Public Relations Committee

 

Email: vivi@sacot.info

Team: FRC 2468 Team Appreciate

 

Vivi Pham is a senior at Westlake High School who has been participating in FIRST robotics for three years. On Team 2468, she is involved in outreach and does photography and videography for the team. In her free time, she enjoys playing the guitar and piano and hiking. Vivi interned at a local architecture firm, Heimsath Architects, where she worked on marketing.

 


 

Luke Kaufman

Website Manager 

Email: luke@sacot.info

Team: FRC 2468 Team Appreciate

 

Luke Kaufman is a junior on FRC 2468 Team Appreciate at Westlake High School in Austin, Texas. He has been a member of FIRST robotics since his freshman year, and had completed 1 year of VEX during eighth grade. He is one of the developers for the scouting app used by FRC 2468, as well as a member of the varsity soccer team at Westlake.

 


 

Urvi Alamela

 

Team: FRC 2468 Team Appreciate

 

Urvi Alamela is a junior on FRC 2468 Team Appreciate at Westlake High School in Austin, Texas. She has been a member of FIRST robotics since her freshman year. Other than robotics, Urvi enjoys sketching, singing, and playing the viola. She likes to work with her hands both in the shop and while creating art projects.

 


 

Shreshta Keta

 

Team: FRC 2468 Team Appreciate

 

Shreshta Keta is a sophomore at Westlake High School. She has been playing tennis for about four years and is now on the Varsity team at school. She am also currently on FRC 2468 Team Appreciate working in manufacturing and outreach.

 


 

Mark Hodges

 

Team: FRC 2468 Team Appreciate

 

Mark Hodges is a junior on FRC 2468 Team Appreciate at Westlake High School in Austin, Texas. He has been a member of FIRST robotics since his sophomore year.

 


 

Celina Sit

Social Media Manager

Team: FRC 2468 Team Appreciate

 

Celina Sit is a junior at Westlake High School in Austin, TX. She has been participating in FIRST robotics since her freshman year. Aside from robotics, she is involved in TEDxYouth@Austin and Mu Alpha Theta, the math club at Westlake.

 


 

Britney Padron

 

Team: FRC 2468 Team Appreciate

 

Britney Padron is a Junior at Westlake High School in Austin, Texas. This is her first year in FIRST robotics. On Team Appreciate 2468, she is involved in electronics, design, and outreach. Outside robotics she participates in Model UN and volunteering.

 


 

Nicole Zakiyan

 

Team: FRC 2468 Team Appreciate

 

Nicole Zakiyan is a junior at Westlake High School. She has been apart of FIRST robotics since her sophomore year and is currently on the outreach team for 2468. Outside of robotics, she plays tennis, piano, and the violin.