Current Mentors:

From artists to engineers, our mentor team consists of passionate, talented and creative teens from all around the bay area (and Washington). Mentors are responsible for all day-to-day MakeX tasks such as staffing, shop maintenance, finance, recruiting and training, and more.

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Sofia Little

Sofia is a senior at Gunn and enjoys eating cucumber sushi, although has expanded her palette to garlic bread. Her favorite projects often include lots of woodworking, but end up taking a lot of time to complete as she is also very good at procrastinating. Outside of MakeX she enjoys drinking boba and doing MUN.

"ok sweet!" - Sofia Little

Noah Milivojevic

Noah is a senior at Gunn, and enjoys CAD, programming, and building model rockets. When not at MakeX, Noah contributes to the Wintergatan marble machine CAD project, as well as playing the saxophone.

"Yeet" - Noah Milivojevic

Aditi Jain

Aditi is a Junior at Gunn and enjoys anything to do with Taylor Swift. She enjoys programming, working with electronics, building Pokémon themed model rockets, and reading terrible books that people recommend to her. Outside of MakeX, she enjoys playing soccer and playing the ukulele.

"Bestie" - Aditi Jain

Eli Gaskin

Eli Gaskin is a sophomore at Gunn High School. He enjoys building rockets, chemistry, and baking. Eli is also a cat enthusiast, and likes to send his friends photos of his cats, Bella and Obe. Outside of MakeX, Eli exists. 

"pain" -Eli Gaskin

Carter Baginskis

"I think it was Eli"

Past Mentors (<3)

Aashai Avadhani

Annalee Soohoo

Arunim Agarwal

Benji Nio

Claire Kokontis

David Anwyl

Dhara Yu

Gregory Xie

Isabella Yu

Jevan Yu

Johnathon Lu

Kai Gallagher

Kesi Soundararajan

Kevin Dee

Maria Ramon

Michael Wang

Nicholas Mo

Peter Turnbull

Richa Krishna

Takaaki Sagawa

William Meng

Yonatan Maor


James Wang

Jeremy Trilling

Nathan Kau

The guy who pays for the website

Also Nathan Kau


Carter Baginskis is a junior at Woodside Priory and enjoys programming, woodworking, CAD, photography, digital art, and anything MakeA..the list goes on. Outside of MakeX Carter runs cross country and track and loves playing guitar.

"Hi there" "For giggles" -Carter Baginskis

"You Know, For Kids" - The Hudsucker Proxy