Meet Our Officers

Jackson Ekis
Head of Directors

I'm a fourth-year student studying Computer Science at the University of Virginia's School of Engineering and Applied Science. My 7 semesters in SGD (so far) have included some of the most fulfilling leadership and team-building experiences in my life. As Head of Directors, I am responsible for making sure that each of the club’s student directors have any resources and direction they may need to successfully finish their projects.

David Hall

I am third year in the College of Arts and Sciences, with a double major in English and Computer Science, as well as a minor in Philosophy. I have been with SGD for all three years, and have been fortunate enough to be a director for Protocol, Blink, Protocol 2: Electric Boogaloo, Moonrise, and Rained In, as well as lead writer in my first semester on King Solomon's Mines. My goal is to use the skills I've developed in SGD and in my classes to become a Game Designer in the industry.

Divya Karuturi

I'm a fourth year Computer Science E-School major with a passion for project management. In addition to designing several games for SGD and raising money as Treasurer, I directed Super Stellar last year. As the current Webmaster, I manage and update the website, allowing club members to showcase their hard work.

Charles Crum

I'm a third year majoring in Computer Science through the College of Arts and Sciences. I directed the two-semester project Abandon All Hope and have also worked on various projects in my 5 semesters in SGD. As treasurer, I collect funds and help raise money so SGD can do more cool things such as attend GDC and hold expositions.

Sanjana Mendu
Internal Relations

I am a fourth Computer Science major through the School of Engineering and Applied Science. I have been a member of SGD since my 2nd semester of college and have loved my experience. Asides from SuperStellar, which I directed during my third year, my favorite games include Overwatch, the Professor Layton series, and Doom. My interest outside of SGD include anime, music, all things sweet, and undergraduate research. As Internal Relations, I manage communication within SGD and help organize social events for members.

Zach Danz
Vice President

I am a fourth-year Echols Scholar studying Computer Science and Astronomy through the College of Arts and Sciences. My focus of study is a self-made Game Design curriculum --interdisciplinary across programming classes, electronic music composition, animation, computational mathematics, and storytelling. Additionally, my current research is in Virtual Reality and its virtues; and I am currently working as a Teaching Assistant for Data Structures and Game Design

Susannah Jones
External Relations

I’m a computer science major minoring in architecture. Although I joined SGD in just the last year, I’m really passionate about video game development and I’ve really enjoyed seeing the work and dedication the members put into their projects! As external relations officer, one of my goals is to strengthen SGD’s ties to nearby game development and tech companies so that our members can take their skills they’ve developed and use them in the real world! When I’m not coding, I can be found jogging, knitting, or drawing around Grounds.