Officers 2017-2018

Joseph Billhartz
I am honored to have been chosen to be President of AIAA for the 2017-2018 Academic year. I am a senior majoring in Aerospace Engineering, with interests in aeronautics. Feel free to reach out any time, I am happy to assist with corporate, social, or technical events. Thanks, Joseph Billhartz
Sai Sriraman
Vice President - External
Sai is a sophomore in aerospace engineering and plans on minoring in electrical engineering. In his free time, he enjoys playing basketball, tennis and of course gaming. If you have any questions related to corporate outreach, be sure to reach out to Sai for help or to suggest an idea!
Samantha Paige
Vice President - Internal
Samantha is a sophomore in aerospace engineering. Her focus of study is space and she is interested in either structures or propulsion. In her free time, she is involved with Women in Aerospace, Society of Women Engineers, Women in Engineering, ISS, October Lover’s, and the Illini Strings Orchestra. She is happy to be the next VP Internal for this great organization!
Nectarios Kourtis
Hey guys! I’m Nectarios and I am a freshman! I will be the secretary of the AIAA Exec. Board, which means that I will be sending you all the emails! YAY! I am an aviation enthusiast so if you ever wanna talk about airline business or FSX send me a message. Within UIUC I am involved with the SAB Design team, entrepreneurship through TEC (I am working in a team that will hopefully manage to become a startup), and I am also a DJ for WPGU 107.1 Champaign’s Alternative! On my free time I watch late night talk shows and write jokes, desk pieces, and sketches! I am looking forward to talking to you!
Jake Ribich
Jake Ribich is currently a Sophomore in the engineering physics program. You're probably thinking "why is a physicist in AIAA?" Well it turns out that he is double majoring in astronomy, which will hopefully lead to astrophysics, so he's basically an Aerospace engineering major, right? Outside of AIAA he is involved in SPS and various mathematical competitions. One of his biggest passions is playing the trumpet, and I am a pretty big fan of tennis. Reach out to him with any questions, or if you want to play a duet or some doubles!
Jianqiao (Peter) Xiao
Technical Director
I’m Jianqiao(Peter), a sophomore in Electrical Engineering. As an aviation enthusiast, I love to discuss aerospace topics and share my views on them. I like control systems in particular and hope to design automatic systems that collaborate effectively with human beings that significantly improve safety. Besides planes, I like cooking, sketching and cycling. I hope I could bring my enthusiasm into this group and make more applicable technical achievements.
Brenda Reyn
Katie is serving as the EC Ambassador for AIAA and she couldn't be more excited! Along with AIAA, she is heavily involved with Women in Aerospace (WIA) and the Women in Engineering program on campus. She enjoys anything and everything aerospace related, but is especially interested in guidance, navigation and control of spacecraft missions. In her free time, she enjoy playing tennis and chess, and is always up for a challenge! She is looking forward to a great year!
Will Crawford
Will is serving as AIAA's webmaster and media specialist for the 2016-2017 school year. He is a Junior in Aerospace during this school year. Outside of AIAA, he has been involved with the development of Kerbal Space Program, Greek Life, and pursuing his love of astronomy. Be sure to shoot him an email if you have any great ideas for the website.