Name: Diana Yang
Hometown: Taiwan and Irvine, CA
Residence: Irvine, CA
Diana is a firecracker personality with a kind heart. Diana was born in San Antonio, TX and raised in Taiwan until the age of ten. Her family moved to the Orange County Community of Irvine, CA where she lived until 18 when she moved to Miami, FL to pursue a career in real estate. After the housing market crashed, Diana moved back to Irvine and is now working towards her BS in Industrial Design. After her graduation this March, Diana plans to move to Hong Kong to pursue her dream of opening her own design firm, specializing in everything from home décor to furniture. Growing up, Diana says she was an “ugly duckling,” and not knowing the English language, she was bullied. However, she is a true fighter and persevered and continued to believe in herself. Diana should never be underestimated. She also has a passion for kickboxing and credits the sport for keeping her calm and collected.
Name: Chris Hardouin
Occupation: Toy Engineer at Mattel
Hometown: New Orleans, LA
Residence: Topanga, CA
They say you can't stay a kid forever, but Chris Hardouin doesn't agree. Born and raised in New Orleans, this Mattel toy engineer will forever be young at heart. Though he earned his master’s from Carnegie Mellon University, Chris retains a child-like innocence and is one of the most genuine and likeable people on Robot Combat League. Chris is fiercely loyal, especially to his wonderful family, and would come to a friend’s aid at 3 a.m. if asked. But don't let his friendliness fool you. Chris is also determined to win the competition and hopes to start his own robotics company in the future, preferably in his hometown of New Orleans.
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Crash takes on Steampunk in round 1 of the finals of Robot Combat League.