Admissions Fellows

We have 55 current second year students across many backgrounds, careers, and interests that are available to speak with you about their experiences at Wharton. Please first browse the profiles of the Admissions Fellows below and then email admissionsfellows@wharton.upenn.edu letting us know specifically which Admissions Fellow(s) you are interested in connecting with.
Please note: We do not track demonstrated interest in Wharton and your outreach to Admissions Fellows will not have any impact on the selection process. Admissions Fellows are available as an additional resource to help answer questions not already addressed on our website. These student representatives are not qualified to speak to you about their thoughts, opinions, advice or chances as it pertains to your application. Please direct any application questions specifically to mba-admiss@wharton.upenn.edu.

2019 – 2020 Fellows

Anastasia Adams

Previous Education: University of Maryland, College Park
Hometown: Gaithersburg, MD
Previous Career: Technology Consulting
Wharton Major: Entrepreneurship & Innovation; Marketing & Operations
Clubs/Activities: Student Life Fellow, Retail Club, Dance Studio, Small Business Development Center, Tech Club, P3, WWIB Conference, WGA
Summer Internship: Walmart (Bentonville, AR)
Career Plans: Retail, Consulting
Favorite Philadelphia Restaurant/Activity: Small Group Dinners and exploring all the activities (axe throwing, ping pong)

Manvi Aggarwal

Previous Education: Shri Ram College of Commerce, University of Delhi
Hometown: New Delhi, India
Previous Career: Management Consulting; Media & Entertainment; Financial Services
Wharton Major: Business Analytics; Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Clubs/Activities: Career Fellow, Dance Studio, Media & Entertainment, Wharton Women in Business Conference, India Club, Cocktail Club, Wine Club, Yoga and Wellness, Storytellers, P3
Summer Internship: Google (Mountain View, CA)
Career Plans: Technology
Favorite Philadelphia Restaurant/Activity: BYOB Restaurants and Small Group Dinners, weekend brunches and weekday happy hours, Schuylkill River Trail, trying different fitness studios

Brendan Aronson (Diversity Fellow)

Previous Education: United States Naval Academy
Hometown: Baltimore, MD
Previous Career: U.S. Marine Corps Infantry Officer
Wharton Major: Finance
Clubs/Activities: Hockey, Veteran’s Club, Venture Fellow
Summer Internship: Goldman Sachs (New York, NY)
Career Plans: Finance or Entrepreneurship
Favorite Philadelphia Restaurant/Activity: Any small group dinner, Frankford Hall, Dim Sum
As a Diversity Admissions Fellow, ask me about… What it’s like to be a military veteran at Wharton.

Sheyda Bautista-Saeyan

Previous Education: Brown University
Hometown: Boston, MA
Previous Career: Consulting/Professional Services
Wharton Major: Health Care Management
Clubs/Activities: Health Care Business Conference, AAMBAA, WHAMBAA, Student Life Fellow, Return on Equality, Boxing Club, Cocktail Club
Summer Internship: DaVita (Denver, CO)
Career Plans: Health Care
Favorite Philadelphia Restaurant/Activity: Speakeasies and boutique fitness classes

Andrew Boothe

Previous Education: Stanford University
Hometown: Portland, OR
Previous Career: Private Wealth Management
Wharton Major: Business Analytics; Finance
Clubs/Activities: Venture Fellow, Wharton F.C., Wharton Community Consultants, Basketball Club, Consulting Club
Summer Internship: Bain (Los Angeles, CA)
Career Plans: Consulting; Finance
Favorite Philadelphia Restaurant/Activity: Exploring restaurants and bars, Philly sports, running along the Schuylkill, taking our dog to dog parks

Shane Bouchard

Previous Education: Harvard University
Hometown: Andover, MA
Previous Career: Life Sciences Consulting
Wharton Major: Health Care Management
Clubs/Activities: Health Care Business Conference (Co-Chair), Health Care Club, Digital Health Club, Global Health Volunteers (Board), GUIDE Mentor, Ski & Snowboard Club, Common Cents, 22s, Wine Club, Food Club
Summer Internship: Magenta Therapeutics (Cambridge, MA)
Career Plans: Health Care (Biotech/Pharmaceuticals)
Favorite Philadelphia Restaurant/Activity: Philly’s amazing beer gardens and breweries (PHS Pop Ups, Frankford Hall); Schuylkill River Trail; small group dinners; Friday Saturday Sunday, Vernick, Dan Dan, Amada, Audrey Claire

Julian Bryan (Diversity Fellow)

Previous Education: University of Maryland, College Park
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Previous Career: Technology
Wharton Majors: Strategic Management, Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Clubs/Activities: Media & Entertainment Club (Board), AAMBAA (Board), Student Life Fellow, Boxing Club, Comedy Club, Storytellers Club, Common Cents
Summer Internship: NBCUniversal (New York, NY)
Career Plans: Media & Entertainment
Favorite Philadelphia Restaurant/Activity: Drake Nights, Philadelphia Art Collective, Center City Happy Hours, local concerts and sporting events, winter & spring at Dilworth Park, screaming “Dreams and Nightmares (Intro)” with locals
As a Diversity Admissions Fellow, ask me about… Pre-Wharton Diversity Opportunities and Scholarships, AAMBAA, connecting with/impacting the greater Philadelphia community

Crystal Chalk (Diversity Fellow)

Previous Education: Duke University
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Previous Career: Media/Entertainment; Retail
Wharton Majors: Marketing & Strategic Management
Clubs/Activities: AAMBAA (Chief of Staff), Wharton Women in Business (VP of Social), Small Business Development Center (SBDC Growth Consultant), Consulting Club, Dance Studio, Storytellers Club
Summer Internship: A.T. Kearney (New York, NY)
Career Plans: Consulting
Favorite Philadelphia Restaurant/Activity: Brunch & Happy Hours; weekends at Reading Terminal; Dan Dan, Green Eggs Cafe
As a Diversity Admissions Fellow, ask me about… Summer Diversity Opportunities (MLT PD), AAMBAA (African-American MBA Association), WWIB (Wharton Women in Business)

Elissa Cmunt

Previous Education: University of Notre Dame
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Previous Career: Consulting
Wharton Major: Management & Business Analytics
Clubs/Activities: WWIB (Board), PUB (Board), Beer Club (Board), Hockey Club, Sailing Club, Storytellers Club, Wine Club
Summer Internship: Strategy& (Chicago, IL)
Career Plans: Consulting
Favorite Philadelphia Restaurant/Activity: Exploring new neighborhoods (Fishtown & Passyunk Square have some phenomenal bars and restaurants), finding restaurants with outdoor patios, small group dinners, hiking in Wissahickon Valley Park.

Rachel Delia

Previous Education: Boston College
Hometown: Lebanon, NJ
Previous Career: Banking; Entrepreneurship
Wharton Major: Strategic Management
Clubs/Activities: Real Estate Club, Boxing Club
Summer Internship: Google (Mountain View, CA)
Career Plans: Technology; Real Estate
Favorite Philadelphia Restaurant/Activity: Checking out the food and drink happy hours in Rittenhouse Square. My favorite is Double Knot sushi (which also has a great lunch spot near campus at Franklin’s Table)

Tim Eaton

Previous Education: Brigham Young University
Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT
Previous Career: Technology; Financial Services
Wharton Major: Finance; Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Clubs/Activities: McNulty Leadership Venture Fellow, Communications Teaching Assistant, Management Consulting Club, Boxing Club, Partners Club, Kids Club
Summer Internship: Bain & Company (Dallas, TX)
Career Plans: Consulting / Technology
Favorite Philadelphia Restaurant/Activity: Eating doughnuts from Beiler’s at Reading Terminal Market, running the Rocky steps at the Art Museum, playing with my two-year-old son at the Schuylkill River Park, and endlessly searching for the best cheesesteak in Philly

Danilo Faria

Previous Education: University of Campinas, Brazil
Hometown: Umuarama, Brazil
Previous Career: Consulting
Wharton Major: Lauder; Finance and BEPP
Clubs/Activities: WHALASA, Finance Club, PE/VC Club, Brazil Club, Small Business Development Center, Communications Fellow
Summer Internship: Morgan Stanley (New York, NY)
Career Plans: Finance
Favorite Philadelphia Restaurant/Activity: Street festivals, parks, BYOB restaurants, brunches, unusual events (improv, painting, cooking, Parks on Tap, etc.)

Solomon Ferro (Diversity Fellow)

Previous Education: University of Waterloo & Wilfrid Laurier University
Hometown: Toronto, Canada
Previous Career: Private Equity
Wharton Major: Business Analytics
Clubs/Activities: Penn First Graduate Association (Co-Founder, Board); Canada Club (Co-Prime Minister); Teaching Assistant; PUB; Dance Studio; Storytellers; Public Speaking Club; Wine Club; Private Equity & Venture Capital Club
Summer Internship: CPPIB – Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (Toronto, Canada)
Career Plans: Private Equity
Favorite Philadelphia Restaurant/Activity: Playing basketball at Pottruck gym, viewing art at the Barnes Foundation, exploring Fishtown and visiting the Goose Island Brewhouse; Restaurants: Dan Dan, Era Ethiopian Restaurant, Frankford Hall, Indeblue, Saad’s and V Street
As a Diversity Admissions Fellow, ask me about… International student life and recruiting, being a first-generation college and graduate student, diversity initiatives at Wharton and more broadly at Penn

Danilo Fronha

Previous Education: Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV-EAESP)
Hometown: São Paulo, Brazil
Previous Career: Consulting, Fintech
Wharton Major: Business Analytics; Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Clubs/Activities: Leadership Fellow, WHALASA (Board Member), Tech Club, Wine Club, Storytellers
Summer Internship: Google (San Francisco, CA)
Career Plans: Technology, Fintech
Favorite Philadelphia Restaurant/Activity: Running along the Schuylkill River, exploring Philly on foot, small group dinners, BBQ with friends; Restaurants: Double Knot, Dan Dan Rittenhouse, Pumpkin, Bistro Romano, Pizzeria Vetri, Nom Nom Ramen

Haley Fuller

Previous Education: Harvard University
Hometown: Holland, MA
Previous Career: Consulting
Wharton Major: Organizational Effectiveness
Clubs/Activities: Dance Studio (Co-President), Leadership Fellow, India Club (Board), Cluster Council, Human Capital Club, Wharton Follies (Choreographer)
Summer Internship: Teach for America (New York, NY)
Career Plans: Human Capital
Favorite Philadelphia Restaurant/Activity: Art museums, vegan food, comedy shows, karaoke, concerts, running along the Schuylkill

Ankit Girdhar

Previous Education: Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
Hometown: New Delhi, India
Previous Career: Consulting, Nonprofit
Wharton Majors: Business Analytics; Strategic Management
Clubs/Activities: General Management Club (Co-President), Wharton Global Impact Consultants (Co-President), WISE Fellow, India Club, Cluster Council
Summer Internship: CVS Health (Woonsocket, RI)
Career Plans: Nonprofit; Health Care
Favorite Philadelphia Restaurant/Activity: Small Group Dinners and board games with Wharton students; Restaurants: Reading Terminal Market, Dan Dan, Melograno, Casta Diva

Anthony Grullon

Previous Education: The College of New Jersey
Hometown: Paterson, NJ
Previous Career: Consulting
Wharton Major: Entrepreneurial Management
Clubs/Activities: Wharton Impact Investing Partners (VP of Education); Wharton Graduate Association (WGA) ( VP of Social Impact); Men’s Rugby Club; African American MBA Assoc. (VP of Social)
Summer Internship: Kapor Capital (Oakland, CA)
Career Plans: Impact Investing
Favorite Philadelphia Restaurant/Activity: Reading Terminal Market, attending Philly sporting events, running along the Schuylkill River, trying out new restaurants (especially BYOBs)

Anylu Guerra

Previous Education: Tec de Monterrey
Hometown: Monterrey, Mexico
Previous Career: Consulting
Wharton Major: Business Analytics
Clubs/Activities: WHALASA (Co-President), Tech Club, Marketing Club, Cocktail Club, Food Club, Dance Studio, Yoga and Wellness, Storytellers
Summer Internship: Amazon (Seattle, WA)
Career Plans: Technology
Favorite Philadelphia Restaurant/Activity: Reading Terminal Market, Rittenhouse Square, Fishtown, brunch, karaoke, beer gardens, Small Group Dinners. Restaurants: Suraya, Talula’s Garden, Sampan, The Love, South Philly Barbacoa, Green Eggs Cafe, Alma de Cuba

Chris Litong Guo (Diversity Fellow)

Previous Education: University of Virginia
Hometown: Beijing, China
Previous Career: Financial Services
Wharton Major: Finance & Business Economics; Public Policy (BEPP)
Clubs/Activities: Energy Club (VP of Knowledge & Content), Tennis Club, Student Ambassadors Program, Greater China Club, O4B, Finance Club
Summer Internship: J.P. Morgan (Hong Kong)
Career Plans: Finance
Favorite Philadelphia Restaurant/Activity: Penn Museum; Restaurants: Amada, Friday Saturday Sunday, and Royal Izakaya; Philadelphia Orchestra, and small group dinners with Whartonites
As a Diversity Admissions Fellow, ask me about… Life, study, and recruitment as an international student, career opportunities overseas, Wharton in Greater China and Greater China Club

Ryan Han

Previous Education: Yonsei University
Hometown: Seoul, South Korea
Previous Career: Technology
Wharton Major: Business Analytics
Clubs/Activities: Tennis Club (VP of Coaching), Tech Club, Analytics Club, Marketing Club, Art Club, Korea Club
Summer Internship: Samsung (South Korea)
Career Plans: Technology
Favorite Philadelphia Restaurant/Activity: Rittenhouse Square, Schuylkill River, Kimmel Center For The Performing Arts, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Reading Terminal Market, Restaurant Week

Alessandra Horban (Diversity Fellow)

Previous Education: United States Air Force Academy
Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO
Previous Career: Military / Manufacturing
Wharton Major: Operations, Information and Decisions
Clubs/Activities: Politics & Public Policy Club (Board), Wine Club, Pub, Veterans Club
Summer Internship: Strategy& (Dallas, TX)
Career Plans: Consulting
Favorite Philadelphia Restaurant/Activity: BYOB restaurants, dog parks, biking the city
As a Diversity Admissions Fellow, ask me about… Career switching, Wharton Veterans community

Diana Jiang

Previous Education: Columbia University
Hometown: Princeton, NJ
Previous Career: Finance
Wharton Majors: Strategic Management
Clubs/Activities: Alumni Fellow (Co-Chair), Wharton Graduate Association (VP), Consulting Club (VP), Tech Club, Semester in SF, Wharton Asian American Association of MBAs (WAAAM)
Summer Internship: Strategy& (New York, NY)
Career Plans: Consulting
Favorite Philadelphia Restaurant/Activity: Small group dinners, exploring new restaurants (current favorites are Double Knot, Abe Fisher and Dizengoff), shopping at Reading Terminal Market

Jared Kaplan

Previous Education: University of Texas at Austin
Hometown: Tucson, AZ
Previous Career: Private Equity / Buyouts
Wharton Major: Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Clubs/Activities: Venture Initiation Program, GUIDE Mentor, PE/VC Club, Wildmen Ice Hockey, Food Club, Yoga Club, Ski & Snowboard Club
Summer Internship: Raptor Technologies (Houston, TX)
Career Plans: Private Equity / Buyouts
Favorite Philadelphia Restaurant/Activity: Eating at Reading Terminal Market, running along the Schuylkill River, trying out new restaurants, attending Philly sporting events

Joanna Klostermeyer (Diversity Fellow)

Previous Education: Dartmouth College
Hometown: New York, NY
Previous Career: Nonprofit
Wharton Majors: Lauder; Strategic Management
Clubs/Activities: Nonprofit Board Fellows, General Management Club, Wharton Graduate Retail Club, Tech Club, Wine Club, Food Club, Ski & Snowboard Club, Wharton Women in Business
Summer Internship: Walmart (Bentonville, Arkansas)
Career Plans: General Management
Favorite Philadelphia Restaurant/Activity: Visiting Philly’s art museums, Small Group Dinners, Reading Terminal Market, trying our new restaurants, fitness studios (Flywheel, SLT, Unite)
As a Diversity Admissions Fellow, ask me about… Forte Foundation, career switching, nontraditional backgrounds, social impact at Wharton, McNulty Leadership Program, partners at Wharton, Lauder

Anil Lakehal-Ayat

Previous Education: University of Michigan
Hometown: Rochester, NY
Previous Career: Finance
Wharton Majors: Lauder; Finance
Clubs/Activities: Boxing Club, Wharton Football Club, Consulting Club, Investment Management Club, MENA Club, WASA, Lauder Student Advisory Board
Summer Internship: Honeywell (Atlanta, GA)
Career Plans: General Management
Favorite Philadelphia Restaurant/Activity: Small group dinners, running along the Schuylkill, Fishtown

Andrew Lay

Previous Education: Duke University
Hometown: Dyersburg, TN
Previous Career: Health Care
Wharton Major: Health Care Management
Clubs/Activities: Health Care Club (VP of Finance), Wharton Healthcare Business Conference, Digital Health Club, Consulting Club, Pub, Cocktail Club
Summer Internship: Oliver Wyman (New York, NY)
Career Plans: Consulting
Favorite Philadelphia Restaurant/Activity: Schuylkill River Trail, Reading Terminal Market, Philly museums, Philly sports, exploring local restaurants

Marianela Leguiza

Previous Education: University of Buenos Aires
Hometown: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Previous Career: Consulting
Wharton Major: Lauder; Operations, Information and Decisions
Clubs/Activities: Co-Chair of Wharton Latin American Conference, TA of Communications Class, GUIDE Mentor, Executive Coaching, Dance Studio, Public Speaking Club, Tech Club
Summer Internship: IBM (Armonk, NY)
Career Plans: Tech, Consulting
Favorite Philadelphia Restaurant/Activity: Going to Reading Terminal Market on weekends, having an ice cream at Rittenhouse Square, trying new restaurants (especially BYOBs)

Vincent Li

Previous Education: Northwestern University
Hometown: Hong Kong
Previous Career: Finance
Wharton Major: Business Analytics; Concurrent Degree: Master of Public Administration (Harvard Kennedy School)
Clubs/Activities: Energy Club (VP of Careers), GUIDE Mentor, Wharton Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Wharton Asian American Association of MBA (WAAAM), Wharton FC, Strategy Board Games, Consulting Club
Summer Internship: L.E.K. Consulting (Boston, MA)
Career Plans: Consulting
Favorite Philadelphia Restaurant/Activity: Spikeball by Schuylkill River Park, Sang Kee (Lobster Dinner for $10!), Little Nonna’s (Fantastic Italian food), Fairmount Park, special exhibits at the Franklin Institute, The Bards, Restaurant Week

Timka Lockheart

Previous Education: Alabama A&M University
Hometown: Stone Mountain, GA
Previous Career: Corporate PR Consulting
Wharton Majors: Organizational Effectiveness
Clubs/Activities: Co-Chair of the Whitney M. Young Conference (AAMBAA), Leadership Fellow, Communications Fellow, Human Capital Club (VP of Careers)
Summer Internship: American Express (New York, NY)
Career Plans: Human Resources Strategy
Favorite Philadelphia Restaurant/Activity: Exploring the amazing restaurant and art scene, OrangeTheory classes, exploring the city with friends!

Nicole Lok

Previous Education: University of Pennsylvania
Hometown: Parsippany, NJ
Previous Career: Consulting
Wharton Major: Marketing & Operations; Business Analytics
Clubs/Activities: Wharton Analytics Club (President), Wharton Retail Club, Wharton Retail Conference Co-Chair, Admissions Fellow, WAAAM, Dance Studio, Wharton Women’s Rugby
Summer Internship: Nike (Portland, OR)
Career Plans: Retail, Consulting, Tech
Favorite Philadelphia Restaurant/Activity: Small Group Dinners, Exploring Fishtown / Northern Liberties, Everybody Fights Gym, grabbing breakfast with people at Honey’s Sit ‘N Eat, exploring Friday Happy Hours around Center City

Jacopo Luppino

Previous Education: University of Cambridge
Hometown: Milan, Italy & London, UK
Previous Career: Consulting
Wharton Major: Finance; Entrepreneurial Management
Clubs/Activities: WISE Social Impact Fellow, Undergrad mentorship (WUEG, GUIDE), Italian Club (Co-Founder), Tech Club, PE & VC Club, Innovation & Design Club
Summer Internship: Uber (San Francisco, CA)
Career Plans: Tech, Innovation, Media, Strategy
Favorite Philadelphia Restaurant/Activity: Running along the Schuylkill, walking around Union Square and Independence Hall, shopping at the Italian market on 9th street. Restaurants: Parc for brunch, Graffiti Bar/Sampan for happy hour, Vetri Cucina and Suraya for dinner

Melanie Manibo (Diversity Fellow)

Previous Education: University of California, Berkeley
Hometown: San Jose, CA
Previous Career: Technology
Wharton Majors: Strategic Management; Marketing
Clubs/Activities: Student Life Fellow, Communications Fellow, Cluster Council, Wharton Marketing Conference Co-Chair, Media & Entertainment Club Community & Social Board, Dance Studio
Summer Internship: Warner Bros. (Los Angeles, CA)
Career Plans: Media & Entertainment
Favorite Philadelphia Restaurant/Activity: Exploring the museums and Old City, visiting different fitness studios around Rittenhouse, and happy hours! Restaurants: Double Knot, Talula’s Garden, Vernick
As a Diversity Admissions Fellow, ask me about: Wharton Women In Business (WWIB), Cultural Competency and Bias training, and diversity activities within the Office of Student Life and across career clubs.

Lynn Marks

Previous Education: Drexel University
Hometown: Beijing, China
Previous Career: Consulting
Wharton Major: Business Analytics
Clubs/Activities: Student Life Fellows, Tech Club Board, Food Club, WAAAM, Greater China Club, Innovation & Design Club, Common Cents, WCAI, Health AI Network, Storytellers
Summer Internship: VMware (Palo Alto, CA)
Career Plans: Tech, Consulting
Favorite Philadelphia Restaurant/Activity: Sunday school at Tria, Schuylkill River Trail (museum area), Cira Green rooftop, Spruce Street Harbor Park. Restaurants: Han Dynasty, Marrakesh, Sunday brunch at Lacroix.

Federico Mele

Previous Education: Boston University
Hometown: Rome, Italy & Boston, MA
Previous Career: Consulting
Wharton Majors: Strategic Management; Finance
Clubs/Activities: GUIDE Mentorship Program (Co-President), Communications Fellow, Italian Club (Co-President & Co-Founder), PE/VC Club
Summer Internship: SK Holdings (New York, NY)
Career Plans: Private Equity
Favorite Philadelphia Restaurant/Activity: Walks around Rittenhouse, Fairmont Park, small group dinners in Center City/Fishtown. Pizza at Rione and gelato at Gran Caffe L’Aquila.

Liya Mo (Diversity Fellow)

Previous Education: Washington University in St. Louis
Hometown: Vancouver, WA
Previous Career: Consulting; Nonprofit
Wharton Major: Real Estate; Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Clubs/Activities: Tech Club (VP of Member Ed), Real Estate Club (VP of Diversity & Inclusion), Analytics Club (VP of Finance), Wine Club, Boxing Club, WAAM
Summer Internship: WeWork (New York, NY)
Career Plans: Tech
Favorite Philadelphia Restaurant/Activity: Exploring Fishtown, going to small group BYOB dinners, and group fitness classes. Favorite restaurants: Audrey Claire, Vernick, Suraya. Favorite workout studio: Unite Fitness
As a Diversity Admissions Fellow, ask me about… WWIB (Wharton Women in Business), PSWiRE (Penn Student Women in Real Estate)

Max Napolitano

Previous Education: Yale University
Hometown: Westlake Village, CA
Previous Career: Sports Business
Wharton Major: Finance; Strategic Management
Clubs/Activities: Sports Business Club (Co-President), People Analytics Conference (Social Media Director), GUIDE Mentor, Say Yes to Education Youth Tutor, Consulting Club, Retail Club, Basketball Club
Summer Internship: L.E.K. Consulting (Los Angeles, CA)
Career Plans: Consulting; Sports Business
Favorite Philadelphia Restaurant/Activity: Attending Philly sporting events, running along the Schuylkill River, playing pick-up basketball, finding the best Philly Cheesesteak (Dalessandro’s), attending my local church

Nida Noorani

Previous Education: Queen’s University
Hometown: Toronto, Canada
Previous Career: Financial Services
Wharton Majors: Operations, Information and Decisions; Management
Clubs/Activities: Leadership Fellow, MKTG101 Teaching Assistant, Wharton Women in Business (VP Treasury), India Club (VP Socials), Dance Studio
Summer Internship: McKinsey & Company (Toronto, Canada)
Career Plans: Consulting
Favorite Philadelphia Restaurant/Activity: Rooftop salsa nights, picnics at Schuylkill River Park, exploring the restaurant scene, hosting family and friends, trying new fitness classes, people watching at Rittenhouse Square

Jaz Nsubuga

Previous Education: Cornell University
Hometown: Poughkeepsie, NY
Previous Career: Entertainment
Wharton Major: Organizational Effectiveness
Clubs/Activities: Follies Headwriter, Tech Club, AAMBAA
Summer Internship: Google (Los Angeles)
Career Plans: Media Tech
Favorite Philadelphia Restaurant/Activity: Philadelphia Film Society, Karaoke, brunch, fitness classes (Orange Theory and Barre), Reading Terminal Market, spas, game nights, beer gardens, speakeasies, Japanese restaurants

Ngozi Nwaogu (Diversity Fellow)

Previous Education: Harvard University
Hometown: Lynn, MA
Previous Career: Technology
Wharton Major: Strategic Management
Clubs/Activities: AAMBAA, WASA (VP of Careers – Tech), Dance Studio, Tech Club
Summer Internship: Google (New York, NY)
Career Plans: Technology
Favorite Philadelphia Restaurant/Activity: Game nights and dinners with friends, Philly Art Museums, Philadelphia Orchestra
As a Diversity Admissions Fellow, ask me about… AAMBAA, WASA, and WWIB

Arpan Parikh

Previous Education: The Ohio State University
Hometown: Akron, OH
Previous Career: Health Care
Wharton Major: Health Care Management
Clubs/Activities: Health Care Club (VP of Community Enrichment), Wharton Health Care Business Conference (Content Team), Digital Health Club (Podcast), GUIDE mentor, Dance Studio, Cocktail Club
Summer Internship: CareMore (New York, NY)
Career Plans: Health Care
Favorite Philadelphia Restaurant/Activity: Philly’s great food scene (favorite restaurants: Double Knot, The Love, Santucci’s Pizza, Masala Kitchen; favorite cocktails: The Franklin, Friday Saturday Sunday, 1 Tippling Place), The Barnes Foundation, Rittenhouse Square’s weekend Farmers’ Markets.

Ravali Parsa (Diversity Fellow)

Previous Education: New York University
Hometown: Lima, OH
Previous Career: Private Equity
Wharton Major: Entrepreneurship and Innovation; Management
Clubs/Activities: Cluster 4 Council (Communication Chair), Wharton Tech Club (Community Chair), GUIDE Mentor, Alumni Fellow, Dance Studio, Wine Club
Summer Internship: KKR (New York, NY)
Career Plans: Private Equity; Tech
Favorite Philadelphia Restaurant/Activity: Exploring the Philadelphia Food scene – whether seeking out new restaurants in the area, visiting Philly establishments, or going to local food festivals.
As a Diversity Admissions Fellow, ask me about… Wharton India Club, Wharton Women in Business, career switching, private equity, technology, and moving from New York to Philly!

Chris Pawlik (Diversity Fellow)

Previous Education: United States Military Academy
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Previous Career: Military
Wharton Majors: Finance & Accounting
Clubs/Activities: Finance Club (Diversity), Veterans Club (Treasurer), Politics & Public Policy Club, Ski & Snowboard Club
Summer Internship: Credit Suisse (New York, NY)
Career Plans: Finance
Favorite Philadelphia Restaurant/Activity: Running along the Schuylkill River, going to Philly sporting events, small group dinners, people watching in Rittenhouse Square, exploring new restaurants and beer gardens
As a Diversity Admissions Fellow, ask me about… the Veterans club, career switching, and diversity recruiting for Investment Banking

Tiffany Qiang (Diversity Fellow)

Previous Education: University of California, Berkeley
Hometown: Vancouver, Canada
Previous Career: Technology
Wharton Major: Business Analytics
Clubs/Activities: Out4Business (VP of Admissions), Innovation & Design Club, Wharton Consulting Club, Technology Club, Wharton Community Consultants, Wine Club, Canada Club, WAAAM, GCC, WWIB
Summer Internship: McKinsey (San Francisco)
Career Plans: Consulting
Favorite Philadelphia Restaurant/Activity: Evenings at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, bar hopping around Rittenhouse Square, strategy board game nights with friends, wine tastings with Wine Club, jogging along the Schuylkill River
As a Diversity Admissions Fellow, ask me about… Pro bono consulting opportunities, ROMBA, Out4Business, Wharton Women in Business

Pablo Ramirez

Previous Education: Georgia Tech
Hometown: Bogota, Colombia
Previous Career: Consulting
Wharton Majors: Finance
Clubs/Activities: WHALASA (Alumni Relations), Wharton FC, Boxing Club, PE/VC Club, GUIDE Mentor, Storytellers, Common Cents Club
Summer Internship: Australis (New York, NY)
Career Plans: Private Equity
Favorite Philadelphia Restaurant/Activity: Fishtown, South Philly Barbacoa, Running along the Schuylkill river, trying new restaurants in Philly, Soccer game watch parties with Wharton FC

Talisha Rice (Diversity Fellow)

Previous Education: Tuskeegee University
Hometown: Huntsville, AL
Previous Career: Financial Services; Nonprofit
Wharton Major: Strategic Management
Clubs/Activities: AAMBAA Board, Boxing Club, Christian Fellowship, Common Cents, Consulting Club, Dance Studio, Executive Coaching, Food Club, Storytellers, WWIB, Yoga and Wellness Club
Summer Internship: The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (Seattle, WA)
Career Plans: Internal Strategy
Favorite Philadelphia Restaurant/Activity: Biking, dining at many of Rittenhouse’s fabulous restaurants, drinking craft cocktails at cute speakeasies, and frequenting Philly arts museums
As a Diversity Admissions Fellow, ask me about… AAMBAA, WIIB, and nontraditional backgrounds.

Ying Ying Shi

Previous Education: University of San Simon
Hometown: Shanghai, Cochabamba, Munich
Previous Career: Consulting
Wharton Major: Health Care Management
Clubs/Activities: Co-President of GUIDE, Health Care Club (VP of Communications), General Management Club (VP of Marketing), Dealmakers Club, Marketing Club, Storytellers, Dance Studio, GCC, WAAAM, WWIB, Badminton Club
Summer Internship: Novartis Pharmaceuticals (East Hanover, NJ)
Career Plans: Health Care
Favorite Philadelphia Restaurant/Activity: Pairing great conversations with tasty meals at DanDan Rittenhouse, Honey’s Sit ‘N Eat, Jane G’s, etc.; walking along the Schuylkill river and taking pictures, playing board games with brilliant Wharton classmates

Kaila Squires (Diversity Fellow)

Previous Education: Cornell University
Hometown: Queens, NY
Previous Career: Energy
Wharton Major: Entrepreneurship & Innovation; Management
Clubs/Activities: Wharton Christian Fellowship (Co-President), CariBiz (VP of External Affairs), Student Life Fellow, Venture Fellow, WABF (VP of Operations), Whitney M. Young (VP of Operations), WASA, AAMBAA, WHAMBAA, Boxing Club
Summer Internship: Boston Consulting Group (New York,NY)
Career Plans: Consulting
Favorite Philadelphia Restaurant/Activity: Relaxing bike rides through Old City and Fishtown, eating out at restaurants, listening to live music in Rittenhouse Square Park and attending fitness classes at Everybody Fights
As a Diversity Admissions Fellow, ask me about… Wharton Christian Fellowship, AAMBAA, CariBiz, WASA, Whitney M. Young Conference, Wharton Africa Business Forum, Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT), Robert Toigo Foundation, Venture Fellows, Consulting, and career switching.

Neal Stewart (Diversity Fellow)

Previous Education: University of Connecticut
Hometown: Stratford, CT
Previous Career: Tech & Nonprofit
Wharton Majors: Strategic Management; Organizational Effectiveness
Clubs/Activities: AAMBAA (Co-President), Leadership Fellow, GUIDE Mentor, Boxing Club, CariBiz, Dance Studio, Consulting Club, Wharton 22s, WASA, Storytellers, Common Cents, Return on Equality
Summer Internship: Accenture Strategy (New York, NY)
Career Plans: Consulting; Social Impact
Favorite Philadelphia Restaurant/Activity: Happy Hours, Eagles games, SIPS, Restaurant Week, F45 fitness classes, comedy shows
As a Diversity Admissions Fellow, ask me about… AAMBAA, CariBiz, nontraditional backgrounds, career switching, Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT), anticipating unofficial expenses at Wharton

Yinka Taiwo-Peters

Previous Education: Wesleyan University
Hometown: Abuja, Nigeria
Previous Career: Tech & Entrepreneurship
Wharton Majors: Entrepreneurship & Innovation; Management
Clubs/Activities: Travel @ Wharton (Morocco Trek Lead), Case Competitions, Founders’ Club, Tech Club, Wharton FC, PE/VC Club, AAMBAA, WASA/WABF, CariBiz
Summer Internship: Evercore (New York, NY)
Career Plans: Tech, Entrepreneurship, Finance
Favorite Philadelphia Restaurant/Activity: Jogging along the Schuylkill River, self-care sessions at nail salons, Happy Hours at Jane G’s, biking through the city, brunching at Sabrina’s, Small Group Dinners

Jonathan Teitelbaum

Previous Education: Yeshiva University
Hometown: Denver, CO
Previous Career: Financial Services Risk Management
Wharton Majors: Finance; Business Analytics
Clubs/Activities: Wharton Journal (Finance Editor and Treasurer), Finance Club (Board), Israel Club (Board), Communications Fellow, GUIDE Mentor
Summer Internship: Credit Suisse (New York, NY)
Career Plans: Finance, Tech, Entrepreneurship
Favorite Philadelphia Restaurant/Activity: Small group dinners with classmates, Please Touch Museum with wife and kids, anything at the Kimmel Center, watching my hometown (Denver, CO) sports teams when they come play in town, Kibbeh from Mama’s Vegetarian restaurant

Adrian Villarreal (Diversity Fellow)

Previous Education: Georgia Tech
Hometown: Monterrey, Mexico
Previous Career: Consulting
Wharton Major: Operations, Information and Decisions
Clubs/Activities: WHALASA Board, Wharton F.C., Squash Club, Tech Club
Summer Internship: Amazon (Sunnyvale, CA)
Career Plans: Technology; Consulting
Favorite Philadelphia Restaurant/Activity: Running along the Schuylkill River, Eagles & 76ers games, Rittenhouse bar hopping (Dandelion, Bard’s, Village Whiskey, Cavanaugh’s); Favorite Restaurants: South Philly Barbacoa, Mission Taqueria, Pho 75, Oyster House
As a Diversity Admissions Fellow, ask me about… Moving to the US, Wharton Latin American Student Association, Student-led International Treks

Arlene Wang

Previous Education: University of Chicago
Hometown: Glen Ellyn, IL
Previous Career: Investment Management
Wharton Majors: Finance
Clubs/Activities: IM Club, Common Cents, FinTech Club, Food Club, Coffee Club, Nonprofit Board Fellow, Communications Fellow
Summer Internship: PIMCO (New York, NY)
Career Plans: Investment Management
Favorite Philadelphia Restaurant/Activity: Trying different restaurant and fitness studios around Philly

Tyler Wigington

Previous Education: Texas A&M University
Hometown: Dallas, TX
Previous Career: Consulting
Wharton Major: Entrepreneurship and Innovation; Dual Degree: MA International Studies at Lauder Institute
Clubs/Activities: Lauder Student Advisory Board (1Y/2Y Liaison), Wharton Cannabis Business Club (Co-President), Wharton 22’s, Huntsman Undergraduate Mentorship Program, InSITE Fellows
Summer Internship: Casa Verde Capital (Los Angeles, CA)
Career Plans: Venture Capital
Favorite Philadelphia Restaurant/Activity: Small group dinners in Center City and Fishtown, dancing at Lucha Cartel, Reading Terminal Market, trying out new coffee shops, walks along the Schuyllkill River

Charlotte Yang

Previous Education: Vassar College
Hometown: Tianjin, China
Previous Career: Economic Consulting
Wharton Majors: Management
Clubs/Activities: Wharton Analytics Fellows (Engagement Lead), Wharton Community Consultants (Project Manager), Public Speaking Club, TA for Accounting
Summer Internship: A.T. Kearney (New York, NY)
Career Plans: Consulting
Favorite Philadelphia Restaurant/Activity: Philadelphia Museum of Art, Academy of the Fine Arts, Reading Terminal Market, boxing and MMA Fights at 2300 Arena, murals in West Philly, Center City Restaurants (El Vez, Mission Taqueria, Revolution Tacos, The Dandelion, Charlie was a sinner., Monk’s Cafe), Chinatown Square (Hi Kori), Underground Arts, North Bowl, Buffalo Billiards

Laura Yu

Previous Education: Stanford University
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Previous Career: Consulting
Wharton Majors: Finance, Business Analytics Dual Degree – MCIT, Penn Engineering
Clubs/Activities: Lipman Family Prize Fellow, Wharton Analytics Fellow (Engagement Lead), Finance Club, Tech Club, GUIDE Mentor
Summer Internship: J.P. Morgan (San Francisco, CA)
Career Plans: Tech, Finance
Favorite Philadelphia Restaurant/Activity: Mural tours, Philly Yoga factory sessions, Code for Philly meetups, small group dinners; Restaurants: Vernick, Mama’s Vegetarian, Dim Sum Garden, South Philly Barbacoa