Claudia Maldonado is the Founder and CEO at Atrevida Science and holds a degree in Industrial Engineering. She has worked in manufacturing and quality and led business startups throughout her 30-year career with organizations such as Westinghouse and National Instruments and large scale energy deployments projects for the Department of Energy.

Ed Tierney is the Chief Strategist and a Systems Engineer and High Reliability Manufacturing
Executive. He provides expertise in connecting long-term strategic vision to tactical execution. His international, technical, and business experience in developing strategic relationships leverages “lesson learned” from many years of European offshore wind O&M experience.

Hailie Suk is the Technical Director, a State University of New York - University at Buffalo (UB) PhD graduate, and expert in cyber-physical-social systems modeling. Her work promotes robust design and reliable operation of renewable resources, energy production, distribution, and for consumer demand and involves data analytics, machine learning, and decision-making.

Dr. John Hall is the Science Advisor, a State University of New York - University at Buffalo (UB) professor, and the Director of the Systems Realization Laboratory (ESDRG). Dr. Hall has worked for over 12 years on wind energy technology which has also been the focus of his research group at UB. He has over 20 years of industrial experience and is a licensed Professional Engineer.

David Atwood is the Industry Advisor, currently working for Vineyard Wind, and formerly Head of Integrated Management Systems & Governance for Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy. He provides expertise in offshore windpower with a deep understanding of the quality, R&D, sales, procurement, production, warehouse, logistics, and service functions.

Our Interns

James Roetzer is a Modeling/Simulation for Blade Design Intern. He has dual BS degrees in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering. He is in his 2nd year of the Masters program for Aerospace at the University at Buffalo.

Kyan Sadeghilari is a Modeling/Simuation for Loads and Blade Design Intern. He has a BS in Mechanical Engineering (minor: mathematics) and a MS in Mechanical Engineering (concentration: fluids and thermal sciences).

Current Events

Atrevida Science's Claudia Maldonado was

selected for LaunchNY's

Founders Go Big

diversity and inclusion program

funded by JPMorgan Chase.

Read the latest HERE

(The spectrum of companies and products in the Founders Go Big hopper includes

an app to help with someone’s golf swing,

a platform for matching up parents with child care and education services,

and a new wind turbine design.)


Atrevida Science attended the

Unleashed Founders Retreat with Launch NY and Upstate Ventures Connect in Canandaigua, NY and 

TechConnect/DefenseConnect conference in National Harbor, MD in September.


Atrevida with Launch NY's Marnie LaVigne