Student Executive Board


John Baldwin


Kenneth Jones
Renewable Energy in Transportation Representative


Michael Delorio
Sustainable Power Systems Representative


Kitzia Contreras
Vice President

Josh Land


Juliette Bechard
Sustainable Food Systems Representative


Carl Lindquist
Water Management and Security Representative


Amanda Davatolhagh
Environmental Stewardship and Social Justice Representative

Staff at the S-Lab


Professor Sue Carter
Lab Founder
Professor of the Physics Department, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies at UCSC

Sue Carter is a distinguished Professor at UCSC, where she has worked for over 20 years, and the Associate Dean of Graduate Studies. She is also the Director of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurial Development (CIED) and has founded several companies during her remarkable career.



Tela Favaloro
S-lab Director

Tela is a UCSC PhD program graduate and engineer. She is skilled in all stages of component and apparatus development for device testing: design prototyping, fabrication and assembly, and implementation, as well as instrumentation control and data acquisition. Her professional focus is on sustainable energy practices.



Katie Hellier
Graduate Fellow

Katie is a graduate student in the Physics Department and lab manager of Carter Labs, and the former lab manager of the S-lab. Her research focuses on the development and characterization of materials in photovoltiac systems, with an emphasis in thin-film devices. She specializes in fabrication techniques and a variety of spectroscopy methods. 

Undergraduate Assistants

Lydia Seymour
Undergraduate Research Assistant

Milo Webster
Designer, Sensors Module 

11826068_798812923550912_6808203421042074084_nWalker Busby
Contributor, 3D Printing


John Baldwin
S-lab Fellow: Machine Shop

Nico Galindo
Designer, Water Management Module

IMG_4542Brooke Basile
Website Manager