Executive Team

Alexander Gross
President
Howdy, I am a Senior Aerospace Engineering major with minors in Mathematics and Computer Science from Coppell, TX. While at Texas A&M, I have participated in the Engineering Honors Program, design teams, and undergraduate research under Dr. Valasek in the Vehicle Systems and Control Laboratory. I am currently a year-round intern for Sandia National Laboratories and the experiences AIAA and Texas A&M have granted me have forever shaped my career aspirations. I plan to apply my experience and passion for aerospace in all efforts and aim to spearhead initiatives to increase opportunities for our members.
Jackson Murphy
Howdy! I am an AERO '24 major from Sherman, TX. I am super passionate about using aerospace technology to enhance our national security and have done so through research and internships. I joined AIAA in the Fall of 2021 as a member, and I have worked my way up to External VP. I enjoy meeting our members and helping others find success and I hope my work will help everyone in some facet this school year.
Jonathan Lephuoc
Howdy! I am an aerospace engineering major, class of 2022 (WHOOP!!!), from Tomball, Texas. I joined AIAA as our Events Chair back in Fall 2019 in order to play a bigger part in the aerospace engineering community here at Texas A&M through K-12 STEM outreach, volunteering, as well as speaking to my fellow Aggie AEROs at AIAA events.
Abe Miranda
Howdy! I am a First-Gen Aerospace Engineering major from Houston, Texas graduating in May 2023. I have been involved with TAMU AIAA through the Design, Build, Fly team, having served as the Business Lead. Now, I'm excited to serve as the AIAA Treasurer! I'm passionate about human spaceflight and hypersonics, and will be continuing year-round employment with Boeing Space after interning this past summer, as well as continuing in my undergraduate research at the TAMU ALLEMO Lab under Dr. Miles & Dr. Junhwi Bak. Above all, I enjoy a good game of Monopoly.
Nathan Long
Howdy! I am a Senior Aerospace Engineering Major with Minor in Mathematics from Pennsylvania. Since coming to Texas A&M, I have participated in the Engineering Honors Program, and have more recently become involved in undergraduate research with Dr. Majji at the Land, Air and Space Robotics Laboratory. I plan to stay at A&M for graduate school, and hope to one day work in the human space exploration industry.
Collin Invie
Howdy! I'm a Senior Aerospace Engineering major from Woodbury, MN. While at Texas A&M I have participated in undergraduate research, the engineering honors program, a Co-Op and several internships within the aerospace industry. Previously the Branch Chair for AIAA, I will continue to serve the Executive and General Boards as the Senior Laision through sharing my lessons learned both within and outside of university.

Officer Team

Thomas Lindbloom
Thomas is a senior Industrial and Systems Engineering Major. This past summer Thomas interned with Amazon as an Area Manager working with their robotic systems in a Sortation Center outside Chicago, Il. Thomas is Interested in commercial space operations, Thomas looks to see humanity’s future in space expand and become a reality.
Dustin Dillon
Howdy! I am a Class of 2025 First-Gen AERO Major from Montgomery, Texas. I joined AIAA in 2022 with two goals: to serve my fellow students and learn something new while doing so. I am proud to be your 2022-23 Event's Chair!
Aaron Smegner
Howdy! I'm a Class of 2023 Aerospace Engineering major from Coppell, TX. I am a part of the AggieSat 6 project under Dr.Reed and I started undergraduate research this summer at the LASR Laboratory with Dr.Majji. I plan to continue into graduate school at Texas A&M. I'm primarily interested in hypersonics and space systems including orbital debris removal and space object tracking.
Alexander Pannell
Howdy, I am a senior Aerospace Engineering major from San Antonio, TX. I am also pursuing minors in Astrophysics and Mathematics. I joined AIAA my sophomore year to connect with other Aero students and get involved in the major. I believe that the experiences AIAA can provide lead to positive change and development for any student interested in the aerospace industry.
William Montano
William is a Junior in Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University. Besides having the role of Director of Engineering in Design Build Fly, he also is the Systems Admin in AIAA. In addition, he is also part of the Engineering SpaceTeams VR research project as part of the Cloud and Automation team. His focus in Aerospace Engineering is aircraft and spacecraft structures and propulsion systems. Besides school he loves drawing, 3D printing, building gunpla model kits, and practicing photography.
Izzy Short
Howdy! I am a Junior Aerospace Engineering Major from Colorado. I have been very involved throughout my time at Texas A&M including currently serving as the Director of the three-time world champion SAE Aero Design Team. I am excited to bring my passion for aerospace and my leadership skills to the AIAA officer team!
Marshal Mann
Howdy! I am a class of 2024 AERO major from Dallas, Texas. I joined AIAA in 2021 as a member and am now serving as the 2022-2023 Outreach Chair. Giving back to the College Station/Bryan community and engaging aspiring engineers is paramount to AIAA and I am honored to help further these goals.
Luke Bedrosian
Howdy! I am a class of 2024 aerospace engineering major from Round Lake, Illinois, and am getting minors in mathematics and computer science. At Texas A&M, I have served as Chief Engineer in the AggieSat Laboratory, Philanthropy Executive of the Paradigm men's organization, and am an Aerospace Ambassador. I have worked as an undergraduate research assistant in Dr. Daniel Selva's SEAK Lab since 2020 and worked in the lab this past summer under the USRG grant.

Faculty Sponsors

Dr. Manoranjan Majji
Dr. Bonnie Dunbar