Vanna Chan

Electrical Hardware Engineer

Vanna is a graduate of the University of Waterloo with a Bachelors of Applied Science in Mechatronics Engineering. Throughout her many co-op placements, she’s honed her skills in hardware development and testing at companies small and large (including IBM and NVIDIA in California). Upon graduation, she joined a seven-person Toronto start-up where she wore many hats: Performing electrical design, along with mechanical, firmware and software development. (That multidisciplinary degree has already served her well!)

Vanna later moved into the niche industry of Voting Tabulator Machines – but just couldn’t stay away from the fast-paced, adrenaline-filled start-up environment. And that…is what brought her to SkyX.

Here, Vanna is directly involved with furthering the electrical systems embedded within the UAV and the ground station. When she’s not busy dealing with electrons, she can often be found either chasing a disc in the sport of Ultimate Frisbee – or perfecting her kickboxing skills. Multidisciplinary, indeed!