Meet the Planning Committee

*Actual Picture Coming 2017 Competition

Director: Dr. Debi Huffman

Willie Angew

Willie Agnew competed in BEST, FRC, and other competitions on LINKS from 2009-2013, finishing as CEO of LINKS. He then studied computer science, math, and physics at GT. He is currently getting his PhD in computer science at University of Washington as an NDSEG fellow, focusing on AI. He enjoys volunteering at FLL, FTC, FRC, and BEST competitions in roles that let him interact with all of the amazing robots and people.

Matthew Barulic

Grant Champagne

Grant Champagne was a member of Team 119 from South Forsyth High School. He also lead South Forsyth's Technology Student Association and FIRST Robotics, Team 4112 Eaglebots. He currently attends the Georgia Institute of Technology pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in industrial and systems engineering, and volunteers for VEX and FRC as a referee. Grant's other interests include video games, PC building, and dank memes. He is also the de facto Webmaster.

Drew Ditzler

Michael Foley

Brandon King

Jessie Liu

Jessie Liu is a recent alumna of CircuitRunners Robotics Team 93 from Wheeler High School. She’s spent three years in BEST, co-leading Team 93 in her senior year and winning 2nd place BEST Award at Georgia BEST. Apart from BEST, she was also a member of the CircuitRunners’ FRC Team 1002, attending the Houston Championships in 2017. Now she is a freshman at Georgia Tech studying mechanical engineering. Her other hobbies include dance, music, & art.

Liam McNamara

William Parish

Hope Shackelford

Ben Sterling

I'm a person that does stuff sometimes. That's about all that needs to be in my bio

Kristin Weiss

Kristin is an alumni of Fernbank LINKS Robotics and competed in both BEST and FIRST robotics in high school. She is now a senior at Georgia Tech studying biomedical engineering. Kristin was part of the original group that took over the leadership of BEST back in 2015 and currently serves as a co-director and volunteer coordinator. In her “free time” she mentors her old FRC team and is an active FRC volunteer.

Matthew Zacune