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Kunal Abichandani

Hey y’all, welcome to Penn! My name is Kunal and I’m a rising senior studying Computer Science with a second major in Design (College) and minor in Engineering Entrepreneurship. While I call India home, I spent 7 years growing up in Finland. I love thinking about how technology can change the world – which is what sparked my interest in entrepreneurship. On campus, I am the co-president of Sigma Eta Pi (SEP), Penn’s first and only co-ed professional entrepreneurship fraternity. I’m incredibly passionate about transforming education systems and spend my time serving on the Engineering Deans’ Advisory Board and the Student Wellness Advisory Group. I’ve spent summers working at both startups and big tech companies, and hope to create my own company some day. In my free time, I watch/play soccer (Visca Barça!), listening to EDM music, recording episodes for my podcast, drinking chai, and skipping leg day.

Brandy Yuan

Hey guys! I’m Brandy, a rising junior at Penn majoring in Computer Science. This summer, I’m back home in Tennessee, working at Amazon as an SDE intern. On campus, I’m primarily involved in two dance groups, Penn Ballet and Kbeats. I’m also a TA for CIS 262 and CIS 196. In my free time, I enjoy running with my dog, spending time with my family, and watching dramas and shows. I’m excited to meet everyone and hope to get to know you guys better!

Michelle White

I’m Michelle and I’m a dual-degree student in the VIPER program. My majors are Bioengineering and Biology. I’m passionate about environmental research, specifically wildlife ecology and inclusive conservation. Besides school and research, my interests lie in music, art, and video games. I also love biking and yoga. I’m big into volunteering at Philly’s animal shelters (PAWS) and I’m on a couple of Penn Engineering club boards. One new thing I’ve been getting into is gardening – veggies, fruits, herbs, and house plants. Can’t wait to meet our new students!

Soyoon Park

I am a rising Sophomore in the VIPER program from Seoul, South Korea. Some random facts about me: I attended boarding high school. I like playing minesweeper and listening to music. I made my sister draw the design for the VIPER class of 2024 t-shirt. And despite staying home throughout my First year student year, I made great friends at Penn.

Andy Eskenazi

Hi folks! It is a pleasure to meet all of you! My name is Andy, and I am a math and mechanical engineering student from Buenos Aires, Argentina enrolled in the VIPER program. On campus, you’ll usually find me on the hallways of the second floor of the Towne building either heading to Towne 205 (where MEAM 101 is taught!), at Prof. Bargatin’s lab (where I do research on levitating plates!) or in the ecafe, doing homework between classes. Outside of the classroom, I enjoy playing tennis, cycling, and my favorite, playing the euphonium with the amazing Penn Band (which you should totally join!).

Allison Elliott

Hi! My name’s Allison and I’m a rising sophomore from Hagerstown, Maryland. At Penn I’m studying Materials Science and Engineering, with a plan to concentrate in energy and sustainability, and am also minoring in mathematics. On campus I’m involved with the Society of Women in Engineering as a member of the GEARS Day and Educational Outreach Committee, as well as Zeta Tau Alpha, a social sorority. In addition to extracurriculars, I also work a part-time job off campus. Before coming to Penn, I attended a public high school in Maryland where I was a part of the International Baccalaureate program. When I’m not getting involved in life at Penn, in my free time I really enjoy reading, watching netflix, and spending time with friends!

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