Our Staff

Makerspace Staff 

Rafael SilvaRafael M.L. Silva

As the Makerspace Operations Manager I have the opportunity to work closely with students from all majors to help them to explore new interests and learn innovative skills. I’m always looking into new ways to help students and improve the Makerspace, so I’m happy to receive emails with suggestion or questions. You will probably see me on campus hanging out at the makerspace, teaching a workshop, or commuting around with my unicycle… feel free to approach me or send me a message.

Jesus GovelaJesus Govela

I'm grateful to have such a unique role here at the Makerspace as both Lead Staff and XR Lab Coordinator. Being a 2019 Graduate of Applied Computing, I strive to improve the community bonds here at UWB through my work and through the XR Lab. I love working with others and can't wait for future collaborations with students, staff, faculty, and clubs. I am looking forward to opening up the XR Lab to everyone once devlopment and planning is finalized. My passions include video games, virtual and augmented reality, project management, anything to do with creating and editing videos, and helping people in general.

Specializes in: Virtual and Augmented Reality

Karina SyrovaKarina Syrova

Karina Syrova is a third-year undergraduate student in the Health Studies major with a minor in Biology and will be graduating in August of 2021. Currently, she specializes in introductory 3D printing and is open to assist with any beginner projects. As well, she is familiar with the basics of laser cutting file preparation. She is also passionate about research writing, and learning about effective communication and editing. Thus she is on the CROW editorial board for the 2021 edition.

Specializes in: 3D Printing