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Alex Oh

Hi everyone! My name is Alex and I’m a rising NETS sophomore from NYC. On campus, I am a soon-to-be CIS 160 TA (can’t wait to see some of you in class). I am part of the Society of Women Engineers where I have met some of my closest friends and have been lucky to run many wonderful community events. I am also a member of the Penn Engineering Council (PEC) and the Engineering Dean’s Advisory Board (EDAB), and I can’t say enough good things about involving yourself in engineering student government (I will give you my whole spiel in person 🙂 On the less academic side, I joined a social sorority and am more than happy to answer any questions you have about that journey. Outside of school, I love anything musical, acrylic painting, throwing a football, and a good jar of mango sorbet! Can’t wait to meet you all.

Hana Matsuda

My name is Hana Matsuda and I am an international student from Tokyo, Japan. I came to the US for the first time for college. I decided to study bioengineering after coming to Penn and now I am especially interested in biomedical devices. My favorite courses thus far are ENGR 1050 and BE 2700, but I have also taken some history courses and loved them! Outside of academics, I would describe myself as an athletic person; I swim 2-3 times a week in the morning, love hiking (how little mountains the US has compared to Japan!), and I ran half marathons in Philadelphia in my freshman year. I am also actively involved in education; I am part of Access Engineering (student organization to introduce local high school students engineering) and worked as a tutor for a programming course. Lastly, my favorite way to eat chocolate is to freeze it overnight (try it!). I look forward to seeing you in my cohort!

Vraj Satashia

Hi everyone! My name is Vraj, and I’m a rising senior in MEAM. I am originally from the Philadelphia suburbs, but this summer I’ll be working in California for an aerospace startup making commercial space stations. During the school year, I participate in an aerospace club where we design and build planes for a competition at the end of the school year; I also tutor mathematics and physics at the Weingarten Center. I am really interested in robotics, so I am also doing the ROBO Accelerated Masters program. Outside of school, I enjoy cooking, traveling, and being outdoors; I am a huge (and disappointed) Philly sports fan too!

Faraz Rahman

I am a NETS major with particular interest in Applied Math / Physics. Extracurricularly, I am involved in Student Government and Greek Life both of which I am happy to talk about if you are interested. In my free time I am usually at the gym weightlifting (trying to live up to the athleticism of my high school days lol) or DJing for various campus organizations. I am always happy to talk if you reach out so please do.

Phillip Gao

Hello! My name is Phillip Gao (he/him) and I am a sophomore from Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, studying Computer Science with a minor in Economics. I’m interested in data science and machine learning, and would like to pursue a concentration in that field. Outside of school, I serve as Vice-President of the Engineering Student Activities Council (ESAC), TA for CIS 1200, and am the System Admin for the STWing program community. In my free time, I enjoy playing/watching basketball, practicing jazz piano, and going on weekly Chinatown trips with friends.

Jason Lu

Hi! I’m Jason, and I’m a senior from Virginia Beach, VA. I am currently studying chemical engineering and math, but outside of that I have an interest in learning different languages. I have taken a few language classes here at Penn and hope to take a lot more next year! I have experiences with chemical engineering/chemistry/math classes, so definitely feel free to ask me anything about those classes. I believe college should be a time where you should take as many interesting classes as well as meet as many people as possible. I hope I can be someone you come to for advice! I hope you have a great year!

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