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Julia W, C'18 — Presenter and Board Member
Hometown: Taipei, Taiwan
Major: English, Minors: Computer Science, Fine Arts
Campus Involvement: PennApps, a student-run hackathon, and Epsilon Eta, Penn's first environmental fraternity.
Favorite thing about Penn: the myriad opportunities you can find here, whether in guest speakers, special seminars, or resources at the library. Apparently we have Shakespeare’s gloves somewhere. Also, living in a city like Philadelphia is an incredibly rewarding and ongoing adventure.
Brooke R, C'19 - Presenter
Hometown: Los Angeles, California
Major: Health and Societies, Minor: Consumer Psychology
Campus Involvement: Women's Club Soccer, PennGreen, QSA, Penn Student Design
Favorite thing about Penn: is the diversity of classes that I've had the opportunity to take here. I've found myself enjoying classes that I wouldn't have imagined enjoying in high school. It's brought me a lot of joy to learn such unique and interesting information.
Katherine Fink, C'19 - Presenter and Board Member
Hometown: Denver, CO
Major: Political science, Minor: Psychology
Campus Involvement: Student theatre (Front Row Theatre Company and Quadramics Theatre Company), SPEC Connaissance
Favorite thing about Penn: is the people. During my two years at Penn, I have met some truly incredible, passionate individuals. I love being surrounded by people who care about what they're studying and constantly strive to be their best, which, in turn, motivates me to pursue excellence. This innate passion within the students is further compounded by dedicated and knowledgeable professors who possess a genuine love for sharing their expertise. Penn's collection of individuals creates a dynamic, energetic atmosphere on campus, which has made my experience here so far amazing.
Patrick Z, C'18 - Presenter
Hometown: Lansdale, PA
Major: Political Science Minor: History
Campus Involvement: ice President, Kappa Sigma Fraternity; Leadership Team Member, Actively Moving Forward (AMF) grief support group; Big Brother, Big Brothers Big Sisters
Favorite thing about Penn: is how unique, motivated, and diverse the student body is. Coming from a traditional suburban Philadelphia upbringing, it has been awesome to meet people who have come to Philadelphia from all over the world to study at such an incredible university. Interacting with motivated classmates from a number of different schools and majors has really pushed me to be the best version of myself here at Penn.
Nathan S, C'19 - Presenter and Board Member
Hometown: Plainview, New York
Major: Physics Minor: Econ & Math
Campus Involvement: Peer Advising, West Philadelphia Tutoring Project, Society of Physics Students, Ushering
Favorite thing about Penn: The people. The professors are so accomplished that they are leaders in their respective fields, yet still approachable enough to talk about sports with over lunch. The other students at Penn are some of the most incredible and kind people I’ve ever met, and I count myself very lucky that I can call them my fellow Quakers.
Matthew S, C'18 — Presenter
Hometown: Villanova, Pennsylvania
Major: Mathematical Economics
Campus Involvement: Kite and Key Society, Wharton Undergraduate Real Estate Club
Favorite thing about Penn: Philadelphia's diverse and exciting food scene! I'm always willing to offer up a recommendation!
Hannah R, C'19 - Presenter and Board Member
Hometown: Manchester-by-the-sea, Massachusetts (like the movie!)
Major: Health and Societies, Minor: Political Science
Campus Involvement: Managing Editor of the Penn Undergraduate Law Journal, contributor to feminist publication upenn f-word.
Favorite thing about Penn: The city/food! I love going into Center City for a SoulCycle class and a fun dinner; it's a great break from the bustle of campus. I highly encourage prospective students to explore Philadelphia's restaurant scene while they're here.
Angela I, C'18 - Presenter
Hometown: Fremont, California
Major: Communications, Minors: Consumer Psychology, Music
Campus Involvement: Alpha Phi Fraternity, Soundworks Tap Factory, Vice Chair for Seniors for the Penn Fund, Media coder at the Annenberg Public Policy Center
Favorite thing about Penn: The wide variety of activities that are offered. Penn makes it very easy to become involved in everything from your extracurricular interests to community service, to research. Through this range of activities, I've met people from a huge spectrum of backgrounds, and am simultaneously able to learn outside of the classroom. I'm never bored!
Stephanie W, C'18 - Presenter
Hometown: Newton, Massachusetts
Major: Cognitive Science
Campus Involvement: Penn Varsity Fencing, Alpha Phi Sorority, College Dean's Advisory Board.
Favorite thing about Penn: how many different groups/clubs/communities the school has to offer. Whether it is through academics, athletics or separate clubs, I have met amazing people with very different backgrounds and interests from me.
Rachel W, C'20 - Presenter
Hometown: Manalapan, New Jersey
Major: Cognitive Science, Minor: Consumer Psychology
Campus Involvement: Penn Traditions, Admissions Dean's Advisory Board, Peer Advising, Hillel, Zeta Tau Alpha sorority.
Favorite thing about Penn: is its focus on interdisciplinary learning. Both my major and minor allow me to take classes across disciplines and schools, which is something that is very unique to Penn and has been fundamental to my success in college. And of course, I also love all of the incredible people at Penn!
JinAh K, C'18 - Presenter
Hometown: Houston, Texas/Seoul, South Korea
Majors: Philosophy and Behavioral Economics
Campus Involvement: The Daily Pennsylvanian, Peer Advising, local area tutoring programs, quiz bowl.
Favorite thing about Penn: The emphasis on interdisciplinary studies lets you explore diverse areas and do the type of intellectually broad work that real academics do instead of siloing you into a single discipline.
Grace M, C'20 - Presenter
Hometown: Chantilly, Virginia
Major: Biological Basis of Behavior, Minors: Psychology, Medical Sociology
Campus Involvement: Quadramics Theatre Company
Favorite thing about Penn: is the contrast between the atmospheres of Philadelphia and campus. On one hand, you have access to all the resources offered by the city, from museums and historical landmarks to restaurants. With D.C. and New York only a couple hours away, you never run out of things to do. On the other hand, when you step onto Penn’s campus, you feel like you’ve escaped the city and are just in any other college town.
Ana R, C'19 - Presenter
Hometown: Washington, D.C.
Major: International Relations, Minor: International Development—Political Science
Campus Involvement: Member of club soccer (position as social chair), PSA Event Planner
Favorite thing about Penn: Wide array of potential classes to take that vary across all subjects
Noah L, C'20 - Presenter
Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah
Major: Biology Minor: Hispanic Studies
Campus Involvement: Kite and Key, Writing Tutor, TableTalk, and Rubik's Cube Club
Favorite thing about Penn: The environment. Everyone gushes about their classes, can't wait to get to their activities, and loves their friends–I find it inspiring.
Olivia G, C'20 - Presenter
Hometown: Catawissa, Pennsylvania
Major: Mathematical Economics, Minor: Hispanic Studies
Campus Involvement: Yalla Belly Dance and Drum Troupe (social chair), Penn Vegan Society, PennGreen leader, Mr. and Ms. Penn Bodybuilding Competition.
Favorite thing about Penn: is how bustling and vibrant the campus is. There are always people walking to all of their various activities, classes, and events (and so many opportunities to get free food!). You can always find something to do on campus or exploring Philly.