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Current Mentors

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


Eli Gaskin

Eli is a senior at Gunn High School. He enjoys building rockets, chemistry, working on high-voltage electronics, and CAD. 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


David Kim

David is a Junior at Henry M. Gunn and enjoys rockets, planes, and rocket planes. He is a member of his school's aeronautics club, jazz and concert band, as well as a avid member of the track team. He has one cat and two older sisters. 

"All good 👍"- David Kim


Carter Baginskis

Carter is a senior at Living Wisdom High School and enjoys programming, woodworking, CAD, photography, digital art, and anything MakeX..the list goes on. Outside of MakeX Carter runs cross country and track and loves playing guitar.

"Hi there" "For giggles" -Carter Baginskis


Adam Fong

Adam is a sophomore at Palo Alto High School. He likes drawing, painting, graphic design, and making useless things. Also playing badminton. His favorite MakeX activity is vacuuming sawdust (try it, it's fun). 

"huh" - Adam Fong


Nitzan Drori

Nitzan is a junior at Gunn High School and enjoys playing percussion, drums and other instruments. She is a member of the Gunn Wind Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra. Outside of MakeX, Nitzan enjoys gaming with Eli and David, and building legos.


Nolan Nguyen

Nolan is a junior at Palo Alto High School. Nolan loves to play tennis, mess with 3D printers, garden, and design cool things. Nolan also runs the 3D print with CAD club at Paly. 

"nice" - Nolan Nguyen


Jason Chen

Jason is a Sophomore at The Nueva School. He likes building useless contraptions, learning and talking about abstract math, and talking to people who know how to use physics. He also does a sport called Wushu at Elite Kung Fu. If he's ever at MakeX, come by and chat with him about math that you're learning!

"wait, what?" - Jason

Past Mentors <3

Aashai Avadhani

Aditi Jain

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

Weijing Chen

Yonatan Maor

Sofia Little

Noah Mililvojevic


James Wang

​Jeremy Trilling

Nathan Kau


The guy who pays for the website

Also Nathan Kau

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