David is thrilled to be serving as the CUST Treasurer. He grew up sailing on Barnegat Bay, NJ. Being a member of the sailing team has been the highlight of David's Columbia experience so far. When he is not out on the water, David can be found studying history, and producing theater in and around NYC. Oh, and yes... He can believe it's not butter.
Isabel de la Torre
Isa started sailing at age 7 in Seattle before moving down to San Francisco. In SF she continued sailing, eventually moving into the racing scene. As a sophomore she joined her high school sailing team and was captain for the following two years. She still sails and races out of her home yacht club, St. Francis, and coaches over the summer at Treasure Island Sailing Center. Isa is majoring in Neuroscience and enjoys drawing, dancing, swimming and spending time with friends.
Pierre inherited his passion for sailing from his dad. He started sailing in his native region of Normandy, France when he was a child. First a dinghy skipper, he later moved on to keelboats and dreams of competing in the Mini-Transat.
Kyelee grew up as a military brat, spending seven years before Columbia stationed in Seoul, South Korea. An avid lover of both keeping fit and the outdoors, she started sailing fall of her sophomore year and quickly fell in love with the sport. She hopes to major in applied mathematics and enjoys reading, taking walks with Spotify, and finding new quotes to tack on her wall. Kyelee currently serves as the communications chair of the team.
Mateo Navarro Goldaraz
Mateo, known to the team as Pappas, started sailing when he was eight but drifted out of it during middle school. After graduating from high school, he thought back to the activities he had enjoyed most and soon restarted sailing. He is studying Materials Science and Chemical Engineering and enjoys playing soccer, ping pong, pool and debating anything that pops into his head.
Doga sailed Optimists for two weeks in middle school but did not continue. He was keen to continue when he arrived at Columbia because he remembered how fun it was. Now he loves sailing, especially escaping the hustle and bustle of the city. Doga is studying Electrical Engineering and is also part of the Knickerbocker FSAE motorsports team and launches weather balloons with the Columbia Space Initiative. He works in a research lab designing an open-source ultrasound.