Our Team!

We are a 2nd year team consisting of 15 members from Oviedo, FL. Five of our members are new to FTC and we can't wait to improve upon what we learned during our State Inspire Award winning first season.

Co-lead

Krithika Subramanian

Hi! I’m Krithika Subramanian, a senior at Hagerty High School, and one of the co-leaders of 18172 UpLift Robotics. This is my fourth season in FIRST and FTC. I hope to continue to learn and apply my skills in art and design both in FIRST and the outside world by helping create the portfolio, notebook, and make digital art. Outside of robotics, I enjoy drawing, traveling, and hiking at national parks.

Co-lead

Chase Kaplan

Hi, I'm Chase Kaplan, and I'm Senior at Hagerty High School. This year I am one of the co-leaders of Uplift for my 6th season in FTC and my 9th and final year in FIRST. Last year I transitioned from a design role to a project management role so my main goal for this season is to learn more about how to effectively run a team and keep us on time and under budget. FIRST has given me invaluable experience both with my engineering and soft skills and have truly shaped me into the person I am today. As I enter my final season, I can't thank the people enough who have supported me along this 9 year journey and taught me everything I know today. Outside of robotics, I love to rock climb, surf, and bike. Go UpLift!

Chief Engineer

Nitin Balasubramanian

My name is Nitin Balasubramanian and I am a Senior at Hagerty High. This is my 7th year in FIRST after 3 years in FLL and my 4th year in FTC. My time in FIRST has brought me opportunities to develop skills in CAD, financial management, video editing, app development, and continue learning about 3D-printing and more. In the little time I spend outside of robotics, I enjoy playing basketball, piano, and competing in math and science competitions.

Hardware

Nathan Treibitz

Hi my name is Nathan Treibitz, I am in 10th grade at Hagerty High School. I have done 5 years of First Lego League and this is my 2nd year of First Tech Challenge. I hope to learn and participate in the hardware and design aspect of FTC. I like to play basketball, dungeons and dragons, and watch football. I'm a huge UCF fan(go knights) and love to go to games. I'm excited for what this team will accomplish in the upcoming years!

Notebook

Amari Patel

Hi, my name is Amari Patel and I am in 10th grade at Hagerty High School. I've been in FIRST since 6th grade starting with FLL and went to the International competition in Arkansas. I hope to learn more about hardware as well as notebook, outreach, fundraising, and social media. In my spare time, I like hanging with friends, baking and gaming.

Software

Ranjiv Sajay

Hi, my name is Ranjiv Sajay and I am a Sophomore at Hagerty High School. I have a total of 6 years of experience in FIRST. I started in fourth grade and this will be my second year in FTC. I will mainly be working on programing and code this year, however, I would also like to learn a bit of hardware. My hobbies include playing sports, playing different instruments and video games.

Software

Sahil Ravani

Hello! My name is Sahil Ravani and I am a sophomore at Hagerty High School. This is going to be my fifth year in FIRST and my second year in FTC. I hope to learn a lot about odometry this year on the team. In my free time, I like playing basketball and video games. I am looking forward to having a great year ahead.

Hardware

Noah Albano

Hi, my name is Noah Albano, and I am a 10th grader at Hagerty High School. I have three years of experience in FIRST, two them being First Lego League and 1 in FTC. I hope to continue working on my hardware skills as well as apply them to helping our team. I like to play video games, skateboard, and I am the biggest gator fan you will ever know.

Hardware

Riya Joshi

My name is Riya Joshi. I am a 10th grader at Winter Springs High School. I joined FIRST when I was in 4th grade and I just knew it was something I had to continue! I have been a part of the FIRST program for 6 years now, and I love being a part of outreach and hardware. Outside of FIRST I enjoy music, painting, and playing volleyball. I can't wait to see this season brings!

Hardware

Alex Madruga

My name is Alex Madruga and I am in 10th grade at Hagerty High school. I have completed 1 year of FLL and participated in FTC since the 2018-19 season. That's 4 years of FTC experience. My hobbies are track, skateboarding, and playing games with friends.

First Year

Caralina Denis

My name is Caralina Denis and I am a 10th grader at Oviedo High school. I have done FLL for 5 years and this is my first year of FTC. I am looking forward to learning digital design and marketing techniques. Outside of school, I like to read, draw, bake and ride horses.

First Year

Swathi Subramanian

Hi, I'm Swathi Subramanian. I'm a Freshman at Wintersprings High School. This is my first year in FIRST and my first year in FTC. As I start my journey in FIRST, I hope to learn more about hardware and CAD! Outside of FTC, I enjoy playing the violin.

First Year

Arvid Vaidyanathan

Hi, my name is Arvid Vaidyanathan and I am a 9th grader at Winter Springs High School. I competed in FLL for 3 years and this is my first year in FTC. I'm hoping to learn more about designing, coding, and hardware. I enjoy playing soccer, playing video games, and competing in science fair.

First Year

Harshini Thupili

Hey, I am Harshini Thupili.I am a freshman at Oviedo High School. I have been in FIRST for 4 years and this is my first year in FTC. I am excited to learn more about hardware and programming. In my spare time, I like to play piano, play soccer, and skateboard with my friends.