Jonathan Rivas

Position: UC Merced

Jonathan Rivas is a fourth-year undergrad studying Computer Science and Engineering at UC Merced. He holds a Part 107 Remote Pilot Certification and gained the majority of his flight experience as a drone operator for the Mechatronics, Embedded Systems and Automation (MESA) lab at UC Merced, and the UC Center for Unmanned Aircraft System Safety. He holds a 107.29 exemption allowing him to fly at night and his operations vary from inspecting buildings and recording campus events to mapping out caves and detecting/monitoring invasive plant species. His favorite drone is the Mavic 2 Zoom.