Hey everyone and welcome to Penn! My name is Ben, and I am a sophomore studying Materials Science and Engineering! My hometown is a small city in Ohio, the land of corn and astronauts. Although I started off applying to Penn CD, I quickly found a home in MSE and would love to talk to anyone about choosing a major. As well, I took a gap year between HS and college to do some industrial R&D and participated in PFP before arriving.
At Penn, I lived in Ware this previous year and am actually staying as an RA this semester (roll Speakman 3rd floor !!). I spend a lot of time outside the classroom in student government, as both the VP of Finances for our Class Board and a UA rep. Additionally, I am involved in some consulting organizations and public policy and service fellowships.
Please feel free to reach out to me about anything at all! I absolutely love engineering and hope to see y’all at some MSE Makerspace events (open to everyone to build awesome things!) I can’t wait to meet you!
My name is Laila and I am a rising senior majoring in Bioengineering with minors in Computer Science and Bioethics. I have been involved in research since my first year at Penn and am a Rachleff Scholar. After graduating, I plan to get a PhD in Computational Biology in pursuit of a research career. Outside of classes and research, I am a Teaching Assistant for introductory computer science, a member of the Advancing Women in Engineering Student Advisory Board, and a volunteer for educational outreach events with Society of Women Engineers. I spend much of my time with the Penn Band as the Clarinet Section Leader. I am also a volunteer for Penn Leads the Vote and an active member of Penn’s LGBT community as a member of PennAces. In my free time, I like to read, play card games with my friends, and take walks on the Schuylkill River Trail and into Center City.
Hi! I’m Jon, and I’m a second year student from Baton Rouge, Louisiana studying systems science & engineering. I’m interested in applying data science and decision modeling to marketing and business operations. On campus, I’m involved in the Engineering Deans’ Advisory Board, Wharton Analytics Fellows, Global Research & Consulting, and MUSE Case Team. I’m also a part of the Benjamin Franklin Scholars program. In my free time, I’m always scavenging the internet for cheap plane tickets to foreign countries and collecting panda merchandise.
Hi! I’m a senior in MEAM, also working on a master’s on robotics. On campus, I’m involved with the Penn Band and research, and I love to explore the independent bookstores around West Philly. I’m spending this summer in Los Angeles interning at an electric boat startup. Looking forward to welcoming you to Penn!
I am a member of the class of 2025 at Penn Engineering and am currently studying Computer Science. I went to a Catholic high school in northeast Philadelphia and took AP classes in high school. I played soccer, ran track, played saxophone in the concert band, tutored in the National Honor Society, and was a member of the future engineers club in high school. In my first year here at Penn, I lived in Hill College House. I am unsure about what I want to do post-graduation, but I am considering matriculating in computer science or data science or pursuing an MBA. I run track & field here at Penn and am involved in the social Greek life scene. I want to become more involved in different clubs next year as a sophomore in order to branch out and meet new people and learn new things. I am bilingual and speak Ukrainian in addition to English.
Hi everyone! I am a rising junior in CBE with a minor in Engineering Entrepreneurship. I am from northern New Jersey where I am spending the summer doing a chemical research and development internship. On campus, I am the social chair for Alpha Omega Epsilon (AOE) which is a preprofessional and social STEM sorority. I am also on the board for AIChE (American Institute of Chemical Engineers). Additionally, I am in a CBE research lab where I am working with polymers and photocatalytic nanoparticles. I also love hiking and baking!!