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Serena Gandhi

Hey Team! I am Serena Gandhi, a third-year DMD student (’22), and a CGGT submatriculant (’23). When I’m not a student, I teach middle and high school students, as well as serve as a TA for graphics classes at Penn. When I really want to get away from the classroom, you can find me teaching fitness classes through Pottruck, doing crosswords, crocheting/knitting, or cooking something yummy! I am vegetarian, and I have lots of great recipes and dining recommendations for your time at Penn. Let me know if you want to play tourist around Philly, and I’ll let you in on all the great spots! Finally, I have a lot of experience with physical and mental wellness@Penn resources. Please ask me about staying healthy and growing as an individual during your university experience!

Jordyn Harris

Hello new Penngineers! My name is Jordyn and I’m from Baltimore, Maryland. I’m a rising sophomore in bioengineering. I love making digital art and Spotify playlists, so definitely ask me about those. At Penn, I’m in AOE (a STEM sorority), National Society of Black Engineers, and SEAS Wellness. I also work at Platt Student Performing Arts House and will be continuing my summer research in the Rehabilitation Robotics Lab during the year. I’m super excited to be meeting you all this summer and welcome to Penn!

Anna Wang

Hi! I’m Anna, a rising senior from the Bay Area studying computer science/digital media design. On campus, I’m most involved with The Signal (a tech/design community that makes various passion projects), Class Board 2023 (student gov), and Theta Tau (a pre-professional engineering fraternity). I’ve worked in academia and software engineering at larger/smaller companies, and I’ll be working in New York this summer! Outside of work/academics I love drawing, making Spotify playlists, and working out. I was an OPA last summer and still keep in contact with some of my OPA babies. It was very fulfilling to help out incoming freshmen with their first semester at Penn, so I’m super excited to be an OPA again this year and to get to know you all! 🙂

Joey Wu

hi hi ! My name is Joey and I’m a VIPER student studying BE and Environmental Science. In my free time, I’m an experimental baker (homemade pastries are so much fun) and a freelance writer. I can’t wait to get to meet everyone and show you around Penn – let’s get boba sometime!

Simone Vorperian

My name is Simone and I am a rising Junior studying Mechanical Engineering, minoring in Engineering Entrepreneurship, and am a D1 athlete on the women’s rowing team. I am originally from Madison, WI. I love understanding how things work and taking stuff apart. I would like to use what I learn in school to contribute to making the world more sustainable. The classes I most enjoyed my freshman year were PHYS 151 and ENGR 105 because they required a lot of problem solving and applied thinking, and I am looking forward to taking EAS 545- the first of the engineering entrepreneurship classes- this fall. Other things that I enjoy are biking, pottery, succulent plants, gardening, cooking, and making s’mores.

Vivi Li

Hey! My name is Vivi and I am a rising sophomore majoring in Computer Engineering (CMPE) here at Penn! I’m also planning on getting a minor in Consumer Psychology in the College. Before coming to Penn I lived in a suburb of Chicago during my four years of high school, and before that I lived in Chengdu, China my entire life! On campus I’m the vice president of a club where we teach local elementary/middle school students about civics (and you should totally join us!!). I’m also involved with Access Engineering, teaching Materials Science and Engineering (as a CMPE major) to high school students. This summer, I will be doing research in the Marc Miskin lab where cool nanorobots are mass-manufactured and tested for their abilities! During my free time, I love hiking, traveling, and exploring the fantastic restaurants here at Philly.
If any of the above interests you, or you are just curious about how my first year at Penn looked like, feel free to reach out!

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