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


Josh is a 3rd-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.

LEED Labs Lead

Tsandi is a 4th-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.

Director of Human Resources

David is a third-year student studying Economics and Philosophy. He is passionate about electric vehicles and believes in a bright future powered by renewable energy. He aspires to become a tech entrepreneur in the automotive industry and eventually work on improving the transport industry in developing countries. Talk to him about anything, from existential philosophy to battery technology.

Electric Skateboard Lead

Hello friends! I’m a third-year mechanical engineering major interested in renewable energy and sustainable construction. I’ve been a member of BHS since my first year at UCLA, and I’m really excited to be a part of the leadership team this year. Besides that, I’m originally from a small town in the central valley of California called Modesto, and I love to backpack, hike, and snowboard.

Director of Engineering

Joe is a 4th-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.

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.

Electric Vehicle Lead

My name is Cristian Rodriguez, I am an Electrical Engineering student interested in renewable energy systems, and anything that has to do with batteries. This past summer I spent interning at Autodesk as a Robotic Process Automation Engineer. My future career plans involve entrepreneurship, product management, and venture capital. In my spare time I like to play soccer, go on backpacking trips, and work on personal engineering projects.

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