Officers

 

Edward Mazenc

Edward Mazenc

President

Being half-french, I am almost legally obliged to care about wine. However, just a couple years ago, it didn't go far beyond choosing between red and white. I love cooking and I soon realized I knew nothing about what was in the glass as opposed to what was on the plate. In Cambridge, I joined the blind wine tasting society and got hooked right away. From then on, I helped represent the Varsity blind-tasting team at competitions around Europe, trying to guess what on earth I had just been poured. At Stanford, I teach our Thursday blind-tasting series. I hope to make wine more accessible and help people get the most out of living in wine country. 

 

Jenny Hong

Financial Officer

 

Joel Schneider

Vice President

While the Midwest where I'm from isn't exactly wine country, I enjoyed wine despite not knowing the slightest bit about what was in my glass. Here in California is a different story! I'm a PhD student in Chemical Engineering, and I find the chemical processes in fermentation and aging and the tools used in winemaking fascinating. To me, SWS has been a great place to meet people over a glass of wine, learn more about what I enjoy, and take some of the mystery out of wine. Most importantly, it's fun! Wine is an adventure for me; one that's even better with company.
 

MaryJo Lopez

External Relations Manager

 

Kirsten Seagers

Kirsten Seagers

Logistics Manager

I grew up near the Finger Lakes region of New York where I first learned to enjoy ice wines. After moving to California from the east coast, I found many unique opportunities to learn more about all kinds of wine. The more I learn, the more I realize I don’t know. As a student pursuing a master’s in mechanical engineering, I find the production of wine an extraordinary process, especially the effect engineering innovations have had on improving the outcome of the process. SWS has been a wonderful environment to share my love of wine with others while learning from my peers and exploring new wines.

Shashwat Silas

Logistics Manager

I'm a CS theory PhD student. I have lived in India, France, England and the east coast before I came to Stanford, and I have been fortunate to learn about the amazing food cultures of these places. I love cooking for my friends and pairing food with wines as a way of sharing my experiences. To me, wine and wine society is about sharing with friends and bringing people together. We try to take the occult and pretense out of wine tasting, after which you're just left with a great forum for learning, good company and memorable evenings.