The board is responsible for teaching classes, organizing and running events, and managing the club’s activities. The board also maintains the observatory and STAHR’s astronomy equipment. If you have any questions that are not answered on other pages of the website, contact the appropriate board member.
President: Evan Komorowski ’18
Evan is a senior premedical student in Quincy house studying Organismic and Evolutionary Biology with a minor in Astrophysics. He became interested in astronomy after purchasing a small telescope, spending many nights observing back home on Long Island, New York. When he’s not studying or working with STAHR, he volunteers as an EMT and likes to hike, cook, and read books about Polish history.
Contact for: Administrative Questions and Ideas
Vice President: Anthony Taylor ’18
Anthony is a Senior in Adams House studying Physics/Astrophysics (Joint). Originally from Binghamton NY, in his free time Anthony enjoys riding his BMW F800R, gaming on his custom built PC, and listening to last generation’s music. As VP, he takes care of things that Evan doesn’t want to deal with, manages the Website, and teaches Telescope Classes.
Contact for: Administrative Questions and Ideas, Website Questions
Observatory Manager: Elba Alonso-Monsalve ’19
Elba Alonso-Monsalve is a junior from Madrid studying Physics and Math. She consistently fails to go to bed early, so she thought she might as well become a telescope class instructor. When not working on her problem sets, she can be found singing or listening to one-hit wonders from the 80s.
Contact for: Broken/Missing Things, Observatory Questions
Treasurer: Collin Styring ’18
Collin Styring is a senior in Adams House studying Economics. He was likely very busy doing finance work when Anthony asked him for a picture and bio, so Anthony wrote a bio for him. Collin is from Oregon (the only state whose flag has two different sides) where he helps out at his family’s winery and rides his Suzuki GSXR600. Collin is the CFO of HFAC, and in his spare time enjoys playing Rocket League with Evan and Anthony.
Contact for: Finance inquiries
Secretary: Gabe Grell ’18
Gabe is a Senior in Adams concentrating in Physics and Astrophysics. He was born in Trinidad and grew up in Baltimore, MD, where he became a diehard Ravens fan and sworn enemy of the New England Patriots. In the offseason, Gabe enjoys listening to a variety of rap music including the timeless classics of 2Pac. He also enjoys working out at the MAC, running along the Charles River every month or so, and annihilating his roommates in Super Smash Bros.
Contact for: Meeting Notes, Times, and Locations
Class Coordinator: Rodrigo Cordova ’19
Rodrigo Cordova, a junior in Cabot House studying Astrophysics and Physics, comes from San Juan, Puerto Rico (where he would prefer to be when staring at snow). He enjoys painting, archery, hot chocolate, campfires, and observing the stars ever since he looked up during a camping trip on the beach many moons ago.
Contact for: Telescope Class Information
Trip Tsar: Basil Baccouche ’20
Basil Baccouche is a sophomore at the college hoping to study some undeclared biology concentration. His favorite type of long walks are when the wind is blowing enough to feel mist on your face, but not so much that sand gets in your pants and face. He doesn’t like when the sand gets in his face and pants because it itches and sometimes when small particles get stuck in your eye, it’s hard to remove without rigorous washing. And that takes a lot of time. So if you’re planning on taking a long walk on the beach with him anytime soon, please check the forecast in advance and schedule accordingly.
Contact for: Dark Sky Trip Information
Public Liaison: Sky Russell ’20
Sky is a sophomore hoping to have a joint concentration in astrophysics and visual/environmental studies. She saw the Milky Way for the first time in the summer of 2016 and completely flipped out. Official checker of e-mails and Facebook.
Contact for: Anything else!
Telescope Class Instructors
Many of our instructors are members of the elected board, but this is not a requirement. The below individuals do not hold elected positions, but show their dedication to STAHR’s mission of science-education through leading our telescope classes.
Timothy Haehl ’18
Tim Haehl is currently a member of the class of 2018 and studies History with a secondary in Government. He is in Quincy House and is a member of the Varsity Football Team. He is from Seattle, WA. The observatory is where he loves to spend time and whenever there is a full moon, you will most likely see him there!
Below is an incomplete list of our graduated board members. Their dedication and hard work will be missed!
President: Evan Komorowski ’18, Vice President: Andy Mayo ’17, Observatory Manager: Anthony Taylor ’18, Treasurer: Geoffrey Kristof ’17, Secretary: Gabe Grell ’18, Class Coordinator: Rodrigo Cordova ’19, Public Liaison: Sky Russell ’20
Dom Pesce ’12
Chris Jensen ’12
Marta Bryan ’12
Kevin Fogarty ’12
Sam Meyer ’13
Nick Induni ’15
Peyton Greenside ’11
Kelly Brock ’11
Peter Hedman ’10 – President Emeritus
Lauren Weiss ’10
Masha Baryakhtar ’10
Ben Burns ’10
George Xu ’10
Roger Fu ’09 – President Emeritus
William Skinner ’09
Ziad El-Zaatari ’09
Christine Barron ’09
JJ Blair ’09
Megan Harney ’08
Nora Bartosik ’08