Our Team

Design Build Fly is a student-run organization at SDSU. Learn more about our team here!

Daniel O’Haire

Project Manager

Hey, my name is Daniel, and I’m a senior, majoring in Aerospace Engineering. I joined DBF because I wanted to combine what I have learned with my hobby and get involved with others with the same passion. I am the former Propulsions Team Lead and I am now the Project Manager. and I couldn’t be happier with my team, what they have done, and what is to come!

Sara Brandt

Co-Project Manager

Hey everyone! I’m Sara, and it’s my last year at SDSU studying Aerospace Engineering. I love learning about aircraft and how they fly, so once I joined DBF I quickly became dedicated and it has been my favorite part of college! Our team is committed to working together and teaching everyone along the way, starting from the very basics of understanding flight and design, to assembling an RC airplane and flying it. DBF is the perfect way to learn about aircraft, make great friends, apply engineering knowledge to hands-on skills, and become more involved at SDSU. There’s plenty of good, fun work to go around. Please do not hesitate to reach out, we look forward to hearing from you and welcome you to come join our team! 

Andy Hernandez

Chief Engineer

Hello, my name is Andy, I’m currently going into my final year of Aerospace Engineering with this being my second semester with Design Build Fly. I’ll be serving as the Chief Engineer of DBF for the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 school year. I joined DBF because I wanted to get more involved with clubs here at SDSU, especially being a transfer student from the community colleges and not knowing that many people here at SDSU. And what better club to join as an Aerospace Major than a club where we design and build a RC plane, but also a place where we can take all those theories/ideas from our classes and apply them to the real-world scenarios. By joining DBF it’s given myself and fellow club members a deeper understanding of these lessons and help us gain valuable experience that’ll help us stand out while looking for internships or careers in the future. I look forward to serving this year as DBF Chief Engineer and hope that we can make the most out of it even with the current circumstance. Hope to see you here!!!   

Brendan Lamiro

Treasurer & Co-Structures Lead

Hey everybody! My name’s Brendan, and I’m starting my last year in SDSU’s Aerospace Engineering program while serving as Treasurer of Design Build Fly. I’ve been passionate about airplanes and flight for as long as I can remember, and have always been fascinated by the collective efforts that it takes to bring an airplane off the ground. I strive to bring a positive energy and optimism to everything I do, and this has especially been true with my time with the Design Build Fly team. While I was admittedly rather inexperienced when I first began attending meetings, I quickly felt right at home surrounded by like-minded, passionate and hard-working students. Within just my first few weeks with Design Build Fly, I had the opportunity to get a variety of practical, hands-on experiences including soldering, carbon fiber layups, and RC avionics programming, to name a few. I’ve also been so grateful for all of the wonderful, knowledgeable, and driven individuals I’ve met and had the pleasure of getting to know through this club. I’m so excited to see what our team will accomplish together this year, and I can’t wait to personally welcome all of our newcomers!

Kendall Dizon

Co-Structures Lead

Hi, my name is Kendall Dizon and I am a senior majoring in aerospace engineering. I am currently the co-structures lead with Brendan, and this is my second year involved with the DBF. I joined DBF in 2019 with the interest of building an airplane, but the club offered more than that. This organization has given me more opportunities to pursue the aerospace field while meeting some great people within it. I enjoy the atmosphere of other students with similar majors as we all struggle and succeed with the goal of becoming engineers. 


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