The Officers

Jack Najarian
Jack is a 3rd year Electrical Engineering undergraduate student. He is from Los Angeles, but his family immigrated from Lebanon. He joined SEDS late in his freshman year where he worked on the electronics of Vulcan-1. Soon after he joined Colossus as one of two systems engineers for Colossus with a focus on Electronics and Instrumentation. In his new role as Vice President of Operations, he oversees internal operations of the organization.
Heather Dewislinkedin
Heather is a third year Communication major who joined SEDS her first year as Public Relations Manager. Now the Vice President of Business, she oversees the finance and media/marketing teams, and she eventually hopes to help communicate the significance of space exploration to the general public. In her free time, Heather enjoys writing and continuing her quest to find the best katsudon in San Diego.
Maxwell Kelly
Director of Internal Affairs
Max is a second year Aerospace Engineering student. He joined SEDS his first quarter at UCSD, as a part of the structures team for the Colossus project. He is now part of the propulsion team, helping develop the next generation of 3-D printed rocket engines. As Director of Internal Affairs, Max manages recruitment, outreach, and member communication. When he’s not contemplating the exploration of other planets, Max spends his time playing for UCSD’s Club Volleyball team, or going to the beach to read another Vonnegut novel.
Dennis Ren linkedin
Dennis is a Junior Electrical Engineering student. He lived his childhood in China and received his secondary education in Canada. Dennis Joined SEDS as a freshmen and took on the role of the Electronics Lead. The electronics system he designed for both the Static Fire System as well as the Vulcan-1 rocket contributed to the success of the club. In both his work and free time, Dennis enjoys building all sorts of mechatronics contraptions. His innovative mind keeps driving him to best utilize his knowledge to fulfill his vision of making humananity multi-planetary.
Tzinti Aguirre-Medina
Director of Media and Marketing
Currently a 2nd year Studio Art major, Tzinti joined SEDS during her first quarter at UCSD as an addition to the business division. Over the past year she has been working as a graphics team member, using her background and knowledge in the arts to expand on the merchandise, social media content, and overall image of SEDS. When she’s not designing mission patches or logos for the project teams in SEDS, Tzinti spends her time watching Vice documentaries, creating playlists for her weekly radio show at KSDT, and brainstorming personal art projects.
Winston Wong
Director of Finance
Winston is a 3rd year International Studies-Economics and Political Science-Public Policy double major. Also an accounting minor, Winston hopes to help STEAM-focused companies achieve their goals by working on their financial side. As Director of Finance, he serves to ensure SEDS UCSD has the funding the organization needs to succeed. As SpaceVision Coordinator, he leads the planning of SEDS’s national conference, which will be held in San Diego in 2018. In his spare time, Winston enjoys dancing, hiking, exploring new places, and rediscovering old places.
Not Pictured
Ricardo Ischiu - Propulsion Team Lead
Matt Santos - VP of Engineering Shadow
Kevin Hoo - Vulcan-II Project Manager

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