Meet our People

10 Teams
124 Members
2016 Founded

10 teams. 1 vision.

  • LEED Training
  • Hydroponics
  • Aquaponics
  • Electric Vehicle
  • Solar Decathlon
  • Design
  • Technology
  • Special Projects
  • Marketing
  • Management

The Leadership Team

President & Founder

Riley is our fearless leader. He founded Bruin Home Solutions to support UCLA’s ambitious sustainability goals, provide an opportunity for students to gain real-world engineering and business experience, and provide value to UCLA’s student body for 20+ years to come. As Editor in Chief of his high school newspaper, Chemistry and Materials Science major at UCLA, and an entrepreneur that has started a video production company, Riley is multi-talented and qualified for the job. On the weekends you can find him out on the golf course, white water river rafting, or cooking up some BBQ Tri-Tip.

Executive Vice President

Josh is a 2nd-year with a passion for discovery and is pursuing a double-major in physics and business economics. At Bruin Home Solutions, he’s designed sensors, drafted protocols to define the organization’s vision, and received a LEED Green Associate accreditation. In his free time he enjoys hiking, following the news, and reading sci-fi short stories.

Electric Vehicle Lead

Joey Meurer is a 4th-year undergraduate mechanical engineering student leading the Electric Vehicle Conversion Project, specifically the structural mechanics team. He is interested in clean and responsible technology especially in the transportation and space-exploration fields and has had experience in food and beverage manufacturing as well as 3D-printing. Growing up in Germany has instilled in him a love of travel. His favorite past times include skiing and mountain biking. After graduation he plans to work for an electric vehicle company in California.

LEED Team Lead

Tsandi is a 3rd-year Civil Engineering major at UCLA from SoCal, co-leading the LEED Training and Buildings Audits. In the future, she aims to break ground in Structural Engineering and Architecture. She is interested in sustainable design for public buildings and airport terminals, and retrofitting existing buildings in impoverished areas. In her free time, you can catch her meal-prepping Trader Joe’s inspired recipes, hiking, reading, learning foreign languages, or working on her DIY Home Remodeling.

Aquaponics Lead

Joe is a 3rd-year bioengineering student with an immense passion for sustainability. He firmly believes that aquaponics is one of the best ways to sustainably produce healthy food for urban populations in the future, and thus, he cannot wait until the aquaponics system is operational. Furthermore, Joe is looking to pursue a PhD in biosystems engineering after he graduates in June of 2020. Working with Bruin Home Solutions has allowed him to meet a diverse group of intelligent, like-minded people working to achieve a common goal, and for that, he is very grateful.

Director of Development

Vittorio is a 4th-year student at University of California, Los Angeles and is interested in business development, disruptive innovation, and law. A Pittsburgh native, Vittorio is an uncommon communicator with a distinct passion for excellence. On campus at UCLA he spends his time learning, competing as a member of the rugby team, and preparing to pursue a dual JD/MBA. When Riley first brought up the idea of Bruin Home Solutions, Vittorio knew this was the venture he wanted to get invested in. In his free time, Vittorio enjoys playing chess, reading, and traveling internationally.

Hydroponics Lead

Eyal Li is a 4th-year at UCLA pursuing an Environmental Science Major and Environmental Engineering Minor. He is particularly interested in air pollution research in developing regions. Outside of Bruin Home Solutions, Eyal enjoys gardening, cycling, and playing music with friends.

LEED Team Lead

Kamryn is a senior Environmental Science major at UCLA. As co-Project Manager of the LEED & Audit Team, she teaches the LEED Green Associate class and runs water audits in the restrooms on campus. Outside of class and BHS, you can find Kamryn working on a handful of other sustainability projects with the Office of Sustainability. If she’s lucky to find free time, she loves spending it by painting watercolors and writing for her minimalism blog.

Hydroponics Lead

Jay is a 2nd year cognitive science major with a specialization in computing, and is on a pre-med track. He is interested in behavioral neuroscience and hopes to eventually become a neurosurgeon. Jay spends his free time working out, playing basketball, learning guitar, and playing video games. His favorite movie is The Dark Knight.

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