Our Staff

Collaboratory Staff 

Jesus GovelaJesus Govela - Collaboratory Space Manager

email: govelaj@uw.edu

I am a first-gen 2019 Alumni from UWB, who majored in Applied Computing and minored in Business. I strive to improve the community bonds here at UWB through my work and through the connections I make with others. I love collaborating with students, staff, faculty, and clubs on joint projects. I'm always happy to help where I can, and enjoy working with computers and machines. My passions include video games, virtual and augmented reality, project management, and anything to do with creating digital content.

Specializes in: Space management, virtual and augmented reality, machine maintenance & setup, machine training, event planning.

Samantha Brown - Collaboratory Student Staff

email: sbrown03@uw.edu

I am a first year student looking to pursue a career in engineering. I have experience in fabrication, 3D modeling, and 3D printing. I am mainly in charge of the Collaboratory’s CNC carving machines, but I am always open to any general questions or conversation. I enjoy art, as well as metal and woodworking. Working in the Collaboratory has allowed me to combine these two passions, while sharing my experience with others. I love the creative process and am always happy to help others make their ideas come to life! 

Specializes in: CNC milling

Drake Monfregola - Collaboratory Student Staff

email: drakemon@uw.edu

An optimistic first year looking to share his expertise on everything laser cut. Have any questions on Adobe Illustrator? He is your guy. Drake is always open to chat about any other questions about the Collaboratory. He is always down to help students and staff. He is also in charge of the Collaboratory’s marketing, so if you have any suggestions on advertising opportunities don't be afraid to ask! Passions include drawing, video games, and everything Adobe.

Specializes in: Adobe software, laser cutting, marketing, digital media

Jayrene Zheng - Collaboratory Student Staff

email: jzheng22@uw.edu

Happy to have the opportunity to work in the Collaboratory and teach students and staff about the space! I will be able to assist you on the process of 3D printing, Vinyl cutting and about anything when it comes to creative hobbies like sewing, art, and even scrapbooking or penpalling. Being a STEM major myself, having the freedom to incorporate both my STEM  and not so STEM side all in one place is honestly wonderful.

Specializes in: 3D printing, sewing, arts and crafts, Vinyl cutting


Giuliano Bussadori - Collaboratory Student Staff

email: gbussado@uw.edu

I am a Computer Engineering student with a passion for engineering and 3D printing. I love working on large scale 3D prints and working on complex projects using CAD software. In addition, I enjoy fixing things and I am always happy to help solve problems whenever possible. My passions include 3D printing, CAD design, Aviation, and Sim-Racing. 

Specializes in: 3D printer maintenance & repair, 3D printing, 3D modeling, electronics.