The Officers

Briana Puktianie linkedin
Briana is a fifth year astrophysics major with a minor in literature. Her focus is to advance space technologies with the goal of expanding our reach as far out into the galaxy as possible. She joined SEDS in her second year and has been a part of Colossus and Vulcan-1 projects doing engineering from propulsion, systems engineering, structures, propellant integration and project management.
Jack Najarian
VP of Operations
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.
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.
Jansen Quiros linkedin
Jansen is a 4th year Materials Physics major with a minor in Engineering Mechanics. He is from the San Francisco Bay Area and is a first generation college student in his family. Jansen has been involved in SEDS since he was a 2nd year, working on the Vulcan-1 rocket, Triteia CubeSat, and now leading the Propulsion Design Team. He is passionate about the creativity, engineering complexity, and excitement that comes with designing Propulsion systems. Jansen is also a competitive weightlifter for UCSD’s Triton Barbell club and enjoys outdoor adventures.
Winston Wong linkedin
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.
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Matt Santos - VP of Engineering Shadow
Kevin Hoo - Aurora Project Manager
Maxwell Kelly - Director of Internal Affairs

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