My name is Eric Scott, although I go by both. I am a fourth year mechanical engineering student with a minor in political science, and I am also involved at Kent Law. This is my second year as Student Government President, and my fourth year participating in SGA. It has been my honor to watch and take part in our association's little renaissance over these past years -- a reality which has been made manifest by the determination and tenacity of our committed Senators, Advisors, Justices, and VPs. It is my conviction that any university should be run by its student body -- and I am working tirelessly in order to realize that through our humble republic.
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
Hello! My name is Henry White and I am an aerospace engineering major in my junior year here at Illinois Tech. I have been involved with student government since my freshman year and I am very excited to be serving as your Executive Vice President. In addition to SGA, I am also a part of Sigma Phi Epsilon, the Duchossois Leadership Scholars, and the peer tutor team at the ARC. I also intern with the Guest Experiences Division of the Museum of Science and Industry. Ask me about me home state of Colorado, my taste in music, or my love of ice hockey!
VICE PRESIDENT OF ACADEMIC AFFAIRS
Hello, my name is Daniel Medina and I am a third-year biomedical engineering student with a minor in business and entrepreneurship here at Illinois Tech. I am the Vice President of Academic Affairs and this academic year I will strive to provide more academic opportunities for the professional development of the student population. In addition, I look forward to working with the administration to implement meaningful academic changes that enhance the student experience at the university. Aside from SGA, I am also the president of Intinium and am heavily involved in research on campus. In my free time, I love to do anything that pushes me to be creative and enjoy the vibrant environment downtown Chicago has to offer. Feel free to reach out to me for any questions, suggestions, or if you just want to chat!
VICE PRESIDENT OF COMMUNICATIONS
Aloha! My name is Katja Berthold and I am this year’s VP of Communications. I am originally from Honolulu, Hawaii, and some of my favorite hobbies include hiking mountains, going to the beach, and playing my ukulele. Outside of SGA, I am the Vice President and co-founder of another student organization, Intinium, and a peer tutor at the ARC. This past summer, I interned as a patent engineer at Michael Best & Friedrich and absolutely loved it. Although I am currently pursuing a co-terminal degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, I plan to go to law school and become a patent attorney.
VICE PRESIDENT OF STUDENT LIFE
My name is Derek Rhea. I am a second year Physics Major and I aspire to be an Intellectual Property Lawyer. Outside of my role as VP of Student Life, I am a brother of Sigma Phi Epsilon, along with Henry White and Rishi Shukla, who are also on the Executive Board. I refuel myself by always trying to make a difference in everything I am involved in. I look forward to serving this year. My inbox is always open if you need anything!
VICE PRESIDENT OF EVENTS
Hello! My name is Rishi Shukla and I am a Computer Science major in my Sophomore year here at Illinois Tech. I have been involved with Student Government since my Freshman Year and am very excited to be serving as your Vice President of Events. In addition to SGA, I am the Vice President of Finance in Sigma Phi Epsilon, a peer tutor at the ARC, and Front Desk Supervisor at the Keating Sports Center.
FINANCE BOARD CHAIR
My name is Josh Bowden and I’m originally from Peachtree Corners, GA, a suburb outside of Atlanta. I’m a fourth year computer science student currently pursuing my through co-term in computer science as well. I aim to keep moving Finance Board further with improved clarity, transparency, and policy. In my free time, I enjoy learning new ideas within computer science and more. I’m always open to new ideas and hope to continue to represent the Student Body and Student Orgs.
JUDICIAL BOARD CHAIR
Hello! My name is Diana Wu, and I am a fourth year Chemical Engineering, pre-medical student. I have been a part of SGA's Judicial Board since my freshman year and am dedicated towards serving the Illinois Tech community through advocacy for all student concerns, working to build an open and growing environment to foster student involvement and inclusion. Aside from SGA, I am also a resident advisor for MSV and an RHA PSAC representative. In my free time, I repair textbooks and enjoy reading. Please feel free to reach out or stop by MSV with any questions or just to simply meet!
Hello everyone, my name is Sam Blanchard, a Mechanical Engineering student from Southern California. My hobbies are watching weird reality TV shows, traveling, and listening to music. Some of my extracurriculars include serving as Outreach chair for the Society of Women Engineers, working on External Affairs for Intinium, and participating with both the Camras Organization and WIIT. I look forward to serving the student body this year, and live by the mantra ‘change the things you cannot accept rather than accept the things you cannot change.’