Stayci Keetch

Posted on June 16, 2021

As Manager of Communications, Stayci communicates the business objectives of Mission Control, while marketing our strong brand and reputation. Stayci is a corporate marketing and communications leader helping companies build brands and execute digital-first communication strategies for over 15 years. Stayci started her career as a broadcast television producer working for YTV,  producing shows for HGTV and The Food Network Canada, and documentaries for TVO.  She transitioned into website design management, ultimately starting her own communications firm. Stayci won the Digital Marketer of the Year Award, and was a finalist for Businesswoman of The Year in 2019, and received the Forty under 40 Award in 2018.

Yousef Yassin

Posted on May 10, 2021

Yousef is a third-year Computer Systems Engineering student at Carleton University and works as a Robotics Engineering Co-op at Mission Control. His contributions consist primarily of software design and implementation for mobile robotic applications. In the recent past, he has been involved in the development of various real-time open-sourced apps to support peer communication and collaboration. Outside of work, Yousef enjoys graphic design and playing tennis.

Santiago Moya

Posted on May 10, 2021

Santiago is a Robotics Engineering Co-op student at Mission Control. He will graduate with a Robotics Engineering Degree from the University of Sherbrooke in December 2021. For his capstone project, Santiago is working on a rover that will participate in the Canadian International Rover Competition (CIRC) along with ten other Engineering students. He is in charge of the software aspect of the arm module of the rover. Santiago has previous software development experience working on an augmented reality (AR) project at the Canadian Space Agency. Outside of work, he enjoys practicing in various sports, such as hockey and soccer, as well as listening to (and sometimes creating) music.

Emila Suska

Posted on May 10, 2021

Emila is a Robotics Engineering Co-op at Mission Control. She is a student studying Software Engineering at the University of Victoria. She previously volunteered for UC Berkeley’s Society of Women Engineers to teach middle schoolers programming and encourage them to pursue a career in computer science. In her spare time, Emila enjoys reading and hiking.

Andrew Rooney

Posted on May 10, 2021

Andrew is a Robotics Software Engineering Co-op Student at Mission Control. He is in his 4th year of Computer Engineering at the University of Alberta and has 4 years of experience developing open source software for small satellites and satellite ground segments through his role as software-lead of the AlbertaSat cubesat project. Andrew also has work experience at Intuit and Nokia. As a former competitive rock climber, Andrew frequents the climbing gym, or preferably the Rocky Mountains.

Hugo Burd

Posted on April 1, 2021

Hugo is a Software Engineer at Mission Control. He recently graduated from the University of Victoria with a degree in Computer Engineering and a minor in Mathematics. For his capstone project, he helped design an infrared horizon detection system for attitude determination on LEO satellites. Previously, Hugo worked in game development at Blackbird Interactive and on machine vision cameras at FLIR Systems. Outside of work, Hugo enjoys making music with his collection of synthesizers.

Braden Stefanuk

Posted on March 11, 2021

Braden is an MASc student at Concordia University and is working with Mission Control as a Robotics and Machine Learning Specialist. Before joining the team he was the payload and remote sensing lead for Space Concordia’s CubeSat. He received an Honours BSc in Physics from the University of Calgary and is an avid outdoorsman, sports enthusiast, and hobbyist musician.

Luis Chavier

Posted on February 27, 2021

Luis is a Senior Software Developer at Mission Control. He brings many years of broad industry experience, ranging from embedded real-time software to distributed server-side software. Luis led the development of a pioneering agricultural UAV, co-founded a company focused on modular embedded systems and helped build and scale a product at a software startup all the way to acquisition. His academic background is in Computer Science, with a B.Sc. and an M.Sc. from the University of São Paulo. In his spare time, Luis likes to spend time with his loved ones and learn about life, the universe and everything.

Younes Reda

Posted on January 4, 2021

Younes is a Robotics Engineering Coop at Mission Control. He is a rising junior at the University of Waterloo studying Mechatronics Engineering. At UW, Younes is the Firmware team lead for the Mars Rover student design team. Previously, Younes had interned at Siemens Health, where he worked with the embedded software team to develop a clinical point-of-care diagnostic product. Younes has also worked as a test-automation developer at Ross Video. In his spare time, Younes enjoys playing soccer and basketball.

Dr. Matt Cross

Posted on November 16, 2020

Matt is a Systems Engineer at Mission Control. He attained his Ph.D. from Western University, along with bachelors and masters degrees in aerospace engineering at Carleton University. His past academic projects and collaborations include the Barefoot Rover project with JPL, the Kapvik rover protype at Carleton, analogue mission campaigns, and managing the Ukpik-1 CubeSat project at Western. Matt has worked at ESA as a systems engineer and project coordinator. Matt enjoys spending time in the kitchen.