The Toy Adaptation Team currently consists of eight dedicated members:
Matthew Ritzenthaler is a second year Welding Engineering undergraduate intern at The Ohio State University. Additionally, he is a Toy Adaptation Program intern and a Midshipman in the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC).
Isaac Khan is a third year Engineering Physics undergraduate student at The Ohio State University. He is a Toy Adaptation Program Intern and an Undergraduate Teaching Assistant for the Mechanical Engineering Department machine shop.
Emily Curtiss is a second year Mechanical Engineering undergraduate student at The Ohio State University. She is a Toy Adaptation Intern and an Undergraduate Teaching Assistant for the First Year Engineering sequence.
Melissa Hrivnak is a second year Master’s student at The Ohio State University earning her degree in Civil Engineering. She earned her B.S. degree in Mathematics Education from Otterbein University and previously worked in the school systems as an Intervention Specialist before going back to school, herself, in order to pursue another passion. Her research interests include safety in construction with a focus on fall accidents due to holes, as well as the assessment and development of toy adaptations within the community.