Lainie is a Journalism Major at Point Loma Nazarene University. She hopes to become a writer who shares important truths and stories. She was glad to have the opportunity to help the team with captioning and she loved learning more physics.
Amber McGrogan is on track to graduate in 2022 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from San Diego State University. She is originally from San Jose, California, and is interested in combining her knowledge of mechanical and electrical engineering to pursue a career in robotics. Outside of academia, Amber enjoys promoting animal and environmental welfare as well as watching soccer.
Christian was born in San Diego in 1997, and grew up in Imperial Beach CA. He is currently a Physics undergraduate major at SDSU, and plans on pursuing a PhD in physics right after finishing his undergraduate studies.
Bridget Doherty is an interdisciplinary artist, designer and manager from Orlando, FL. She is currently working towards her BFA in Design & Production at the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama and enjoys exploring new mediums of expression and idea development.
Derek Smith graduated in 2019 from University of Washington with a BS in Physics with a Minor in Ancient Greek and currently lives in Montana. He also works as a software developer at Stentorian Technologies. Outside of work he enjoys board and miniature gaming.
Gina earned her bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and her MBA from San Diego State University. She was senior sales manager at Xerox Corporation for two decades before joining UP. She loves to garden, teach foreign language, and lives with her husband in Encinitas, California. Contact email: