Meet the Team
Amanda Doyle is graduating in May 2013 with a B.S.E, mechanical concentration, and a physics minor. She currently works as a manufacturing engineering intern at Benteler Automotive and as a physics tutor for Calvin Academic Services. Along with engineering, she is the president of the Renewable Energy Organization (REO) at Calvin, and is quite involved with music both at her church and at Calvin. A trained vocalist, she sings with the Capella of Calvin College, works as a volunteer vocalist at her church, and has performed in concert tours to China, the Phillipines, Singapore, and Italy. In her spare time, Amanda enjoys singing, listening to music, running and playing volleyball.
Jon was born in Painesville, Ohio, before mocing to Rochester Hills, Michigan. He graduated from Hills Avondale High School in Auburn Hills. Jon is a senior mechanical engineering student. In addition to engineering at Calvin, he is also involved with the ROTC program at Western Michigan University. In his spare time he can be found at the gym or playing Xbox. Upon graduation he will be commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United States Army to serve as a Field Artillery officer.
Stephen Kraft was born in Vienna, Virginia, to Jim and Mary Jeane Kraft. He was homeschooled and attended Ivy Tech Community College in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, during his high school career. Stephen has a passion for math, science, and athletics, and in high school he was very involved on the swim team as a captain. At Calvin, with his interest in math and science, he chose to follow the path of mechanical engineering. He also continues his passion for swimming by swimming on Calvin's varsity team and receiving an MIAA award sophomore year. He studied abroad after his sophomore year in Germany during the summer of 2011 and is now a senior in the engineering program.
Born and raised in Grand Rapids, Drew attended Forest Hills Eastern High School, and graduated Summa Cum Laude in the top four of his class. Drew attends Hope College, and is currently a guest student at Calvin College to complete requirements for his B.S.M.E. At Hope College, Drew played hockey and lacrosse, and is currently a member of the Fraternal Society (Omicron Kappa Epsilon). Drew works at Integrated Architecture as a mechanical engineering intern, and hopes to continue in the HVAC industry after college. Drew is an avid outdoorsman, enjoying fishing, hiking, camping, rock climbing, and whatever else comes his way. Drew also loves hockey, whether it is a men's league, pick-up games, or pond hockey.