Our Team

Meet the group of people that help make Beauty and the Bolt possible.


Xyla Foxlin

Executive Director, Vice President

Xyla comes to Beauty and the Bolt from an entrepreneurial background, having successfully funded her for-profit company Parihug in 2016. As a cofounder of Beauty and the Bolt, Xyla strives to be the woman she wish she had to look up to growing up: passionate and invested in technical work while maintaining femininity and creativity. Xyla is obsessed with changing the way we educate our youth - especially in regards to engineering and making.


Andrew Dupuis

Chief Operating Officer, President

Andrew comes to Beauty and the Bolt as an engineering PhD Candidate in Biomedical Engineering and a innovator in augmented reality research. Andrew also serves as producer and videographer of Beauty and the Bolt’s STEM video content. He is a firm believer in making engineering fun, and thinks that its time for shop class to make a comeback.


Jahlyn Reyes-McKinley

Jahlyn is lead producer for social media projects, and has extensive project management and video production experience. She is a marketing major at Case Western.

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Ava Smith

Ava is a content editor and animator working on our STEM video initiatives. She is a college freshman, and loves to create art, edit videos, and animate.


AJ Jackson - Special EvenTs

Avery Zhou - Special Events

Hannah Evans - Volunteer Coordination

Graciela MareZ - Scriptwriting