Electrical Engineering Bakersfield, CA Rik is a member of the Caltech Formula SAE Racing Team, serves as a Peer Advocate for Page House, and leads tours around campus as an Undergradaute Admissions Ambassador. Outside of school, he loves spending his free time outdoors and reconnecting with nature. Some of Rik's favorite locations include Lake Tahoe, Yosemite National Park, and Big Sur. "The time I spent in the outdoors throughout my life has really impacted how I view my role as an engineer as I want to help create more sustainable energy solutions. It also was the reason I chose my first SURF to be in climate science at JPL!"