Business Operations

What is Business Operations

In every successful research project, there must be a team of people that manage the financial and business side of a project. For RED, we make innovative advertising campaigns, maintain open lines of communication with potential sponsors, and obtain financing for the research project. To accomplish these tasks, we primarily invest in industrial distribution students or business students, but we would love to have anybody who feels like they can contribute to the group!

Joining the Business Operations Team:

If you are a bright, creative, and energetic individual that is looking to join our team, please send your resume to Michael at

Team Members

Team leader
Michael cao

Michael Cao, a junior, is pursuing a Bachelors in Aerospace Engineering. His hometown is Houston, Texas. Michael is working towards a career in propulsion, specifically solar electric propulsion. Some of his interest are camping, cooking, and rock climbing.

Team Member
Kristin Knight

This is Kristin Knight, a sophomore from Georgetown, TX and is working towards a Bachelor’s of Science in Industrial Distribution. In her future career, Kristin hopes to work in Supply Chain Management, Procurement and Logistics, or Project Management. A few of her hobbies include reading, exploring new places, and baking.

Team member
grace andersen

Grace Andersen is a freshman from Arlington, TX who is currently in general engineering but hopes to complete her Bachelor of Science in Industrial Distribution. Afterwards, she wants to work for a smaller company here in Texas to help them reach their full potential. Some of Grace’s hobbies include reading, hanging out with friends and family, and playing volleyball.

Team Member
Kelsey Banasik

Kelsey Banasik is a junior from Katy, TX who is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering, with interests in the Aerospace industry. After graduating, she plans to pursue a career in the field of air flight vehicle structure design or space mechanical system design. Her main hobby is playing trumpet, but she also enjoys video games and participating in outdoor activities such as playing tennis and hiking.

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