Living on the Edge

These are the faces behind the cutting-edge robotics projects of Yonder Edge.


Raghav Chanchani

Raghav is a fourth year biophysics major and the Edge team lead. His goal is to bring people closer together and apply technology in issues ranging from the societal to the biological. Raghav likes to dream big and loves to design and build things that seem impossible. Eventually he wants to work in applied biomimicry and informatics.


Kylie sagisi

Kylie is a fourth year physics major in Eleanor Roosevelt College. She's interested in additive manufacturing, ultra faint dwarf galaxies, and intellectual property. In her spare time, you can find her playing defense for the UCSD Women's Lacrosse team!

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Stuart Sardo

Stuart is a second year studying nanoengineering with a focus in bioengineering. Eventually, Stuart wants to pursue a career in soft robotics and biomimicry. He is currently a barista at Audrey's Cafe and spends what free time he has taking pictures or weightlifting. He's originally from Vancouver, WA, has 3 tattoos (and counting), and loves the smell of cherry blossoms.



Mayuki Adam Sasagawa is a third year environmental engineer, swimmer, and cat lover. He is part of both the URC Motions team and the Edge team at Yonder Dynamics. 





Gaby Gutierrez

Gaby is a second year environmental chemistry major with a dance minor. Besides her work on the Edge team, she works with the URC Motions team developing the rover’s arm. In her free time, she likes to dance and eat pizza.  



Anh is a senior student majoring in electrical engineering with a big dream of building affordable medical devices for low income communities. He also wants to participate in the “Battlebots” game show in the future. His hobby is watching movies and anime marathons.


Vanessa Tran

Vanessa is a biophysics second year aspiring to build cool things and unravel the mysteries of life in the universe. During her internship at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, she worked on developing an instrument for the microfluidic analysis of ocean worlds such as Europa and Enceladus. She also enjoys jazz piano, film photography, and trying new foods from different cultures. 

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Nick Phalen

Nick is a fourth year who studies Speculative Design. He spends his time working on projects, recreating props from his favorite games and movies. He is fascinated by manufacturing processes and aspires to work in robotics and industrial design to invent new ways of making new things. He also works at Earls market and has a pet snake named Kim-chi.