Hi! My name is Olivia (my friends & family call me Liv, either one works) and I am a rising senior originally from Miami, Florida. I came to Penn Engineering as a curriculum deferred student but am now a NETS major looking to go into software development after graduation. Aside from academics, I am interested in fashion & sustainability and am also involved in Greek life at Penn. In my free time, I love to try fun new restaurants and exercise classes in Philly. I am also a huge dog lover & I live with two cute puppies in my house @ Penn!
Hi! My name is Shreya Bathula. I am a sophomore majoring in BE who is also a pre-med from Middletown, Delaware. I also am the founder of the Writers for Mental Health club at Penn. Our goal is to destigmatize mental health conditions through the creation and distribution of picture books to Philadelphia grade schools. I am currently involved in research with the Yoon Lab on complex spine surgery. One of our projects is using a smartphone app to correlate the number of steps a patient takes with patient outcomes after spine surgery. My hobbies consist of reading webtoons/manhwa/manga, playing otome games, and watching K-dramas and C-dramas. I am also interested in writing YA novels and have taken a course on this topic at Penn. Please feel free to ask any questions you have about me. I am happy to especially give more information about my club and research. I can’t wait to meet all of you!
My name is Jocelyn Chin and I am a rising senior studying Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, minoring in Engineering Entrepreneurship and concentrating in Energy and the Environment. Congrats on joining Penn Engineering!! Apart from my studies, I am a researcher in the Fakhraai Chemistry Research Group, President of the Society of Women Engineers, and President of the Engineering Student Activities Council. I was also Vice President of Access Engineering, a club that volunteers with high school students to teach them engineering. I also am a part of Zeta Tau Alpha, an on-campus sorority, and Theta Tau, a pre-professional engineering fraternity.
In my free time, I love exercising, painting, taking naps after any meal, and exploring Philly! As a first-year student, I struggled with acclimating to a new environment and finding friends while balancing the workload of an engineer. I hope to be a mentor and friend as an OPA and am always open to answering any questions!
I am Ali Krema, an international student from Egypt in my fourth-year doing CIS. Career-wise, I am mostly interested in full-stack software development. My journey at Penn has been full of challenges both mentally and academically, and I would love to discuss that anytime! Besides that, definitely reach out if you wanna talk about soccer, video games, coding, and cooking.
My name is Enzo, and I am a rising junior majoring in Systems Science and Engineering as well as pursuing a master’s degree in the same area. I am originally from Sao Paulo, Brazil, and I lived my whole life there before coming to Penn. At Penn, I am on the varsity fencing team â€“ a sport I have been doing for almost fifteen years now â€“ as well as a few academic organizations such as the ESE Undergraduate Advisory Board. I am also a Penn World Scholar, a position that allows me to play a role in the international student community. Among my favorite activities, exploring the different restaurants (especially food trucks) in Philadelphia is definitely at the top of my list!