Enigma at UCLA

The Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Gaming Club at UCLA

The guys and gals in Enigma run the gamut from undergrads to graduate students and alumni, from the very heart of South Campus, to the statue-infested wilds of North Campus. If you're interested in Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror (through books, art, or film) or if you're interested in Gaming (video games, card games, board games, etc.) - even just a tad, you'll find a home with us.

All Enigma meetings in Ackerman Union and Kerckhoff Hall are open to the public and are free of charge. Students, staff, faculty, and local community members are welcome.



Alex Ody

Alex is a 4th year physics major/math minor, and a gamer of all varieties. When he isn’t playing Magic: the Gathering™ at Enigma, he is probably out experimenting with new games he has never played before. However, honestly, he is also probably just trying to convince new Enigmans to join him in playing Magic.


Anastasia Pineschi
(Vice President)

Anastasia is a 3rd year Anthropology/Art History double major. When not collecting lanyards, she loves to read novels, especially Science Fiction or Fantasy. (Which is pretty convenient, seeing as she’s an officer for a club that deals in that sort of thing.) Whether you’re a new Enigman or a veteran, she’d love to get to know you better, so find her at the meetings and come say hi!


Shannon Brown
(Social Chair)

Shannon is a 4th year Communication Studies major with a minor in Classical Civilization. As a lover of storytelling, she is an avid consumer of all forms of media: books, TV shows, movies, theater, and video games. Shannon's favorite part of Enigma has been the rad friendships she's formed, and she can't wait to meet all you new equally rad Enigmans! It's best to approach her with donuts and love in your heart for Lord of the Rings.


Jennifer Hoffman

Jenn is a 5th year Philosophy major who hopes to pursue clinical psychology. She has had a life-long love affair with books, and is ecstatic to be able to share her joy with Enigma. Jenn is always anxious to try new things and meet new Enigmans in the process!

Julia Minko

Julia is a 4th year Linguistics and Psychology major who grew up on a steady diet of fantasy books and video games. They are interested in pretty much everything and will eventually get through their entire recommendations list, even if it takes the rest of their life. The fact that the list grows daily ONLY SERVES AS MOTIVATION! If you ever can't find anyone to talk to about that new book/comic/movie/show/game that you're currently obsessing over, just give them a couple days.

Andrew Gordeev

Andrew is a 2nd year physics major, and a PC gamer almost since birth. He spends his free time playing games of all sorts, both physical and virtual, and is always up for swapping recommendations with fellow Enigmans. Andrew got hooked on Enigma through Avalon, and never turns down a chance to play it.