Welcome Committee

Welcome Committee, WG'19

As members of the Welcome Committee, we are here to serve as resources to admitted students like you. Having been in your shoes only a year ago, we understand the significant decision you are making. We can’t wait to meet you during Welcome Weekend and for you to join us on campus in the fall.

Daniel Acheampong

Education: Brandeis University
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Jobs before Wharton: Private Equity, Investment Banking
Clubs and activities: Cluster Council (Student Life Representative), Finance Club, Basketball Club, Rugby Club, AAMBAA, WASA, Food Club
Plans after Wharton: Investment Banking
Email: acheamp@wharton.upenn.edu

Ryan Benitez

Education: Villanova University
Hometown: Bowie, MD
Jobs before Wharton: Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Navy
Clubs and activities: Veterans Club, Ski & Snowboard Club (Board Member), Tennis Club, Wildmen Hockey, Say Yes to Education (Board Member), Marketing Club
Plans after Wharton: General Management, Corporate Affairs
Email: rbenitez@wharton.upenn.edu

Reese Boge

Reese Boge

Wharton Partner
Education:
University of California, Davis
Hometown: San Francisco
Current Job: Sr. Administrative Assistant, Uber
Clubs and activities: Wharton Partners Club, Soccer Club, Yoga Club, Food Club, Out4Business, WWIB, German Club
Email: mdboge3@gmail.com

Zeit Cai

Education: Princeton University
Hometown: Corvallis, OR
Jobs before Wharton: Analytics Consulting
Clubs and activities: Wharton People Analytics Conference (Director of Communications), Wharton 22s (Thought Leadership), WAAAM, SEA Club, Ski & Snowboard Club, Innovation & Design Club, Technology Club, Consulting Club
Plans after Wharton: Consulting
Email: zeit@wharton.upenn.edu

Luisa Castellanos

Education: Georgetown University
Hometown: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Jobs before Wharton: Social Impact
Clubs and activities: Social Impact Club, General Management Club, Consulting Club, Community Consultants, GUIDE Mentor, Food Club, Boxing Club, WHALASA, WHAMBAA
Plans after Wharton: Consulting
Email: luisac@wharton.upenn.edu

Alex Choi

Education: United States Air Force Academy
Hometown: Irvine, CA

Jobs before Wharton: Acquisition Officer, U.S. Air Force

Clubs and activities: Technology Club, Analytics Club, Veterans Club, Volleyball Club, WAAAM
Plans after Wharton: Technology
Email: alexchoi@wharton.upenn.edu

Tommy Cornelius

Education: UCLA
Hometown: Piedmont, CA
Jobs before Wharton: Investment Banking, Private Equity
Clubs and activities: Technology Club, Analytics Club, GUIDE Mentor, Wildmen Hockey, Water Polo, Japan Club
Plans after Wharton: Technology
Email: tcorn@wharton.upenn.edu

Pratik Dixit

Education: University of Maryland
Hometown: Clarksville, MD
Jobs before Wharton: Management Consulting
Clubs and activities: Cluster 2 Student Body President, ROE (Board) Wine Club, Dance Studio
Plans after Wharton: Media/Sports
Email:
pdixit@wharton.upenn.edu

Austin Edwards

Wharton Partner
Education: Howard University, Howard University School of Law
Hometown: Trenton, NJ
Current Job: Lawyer
Clubs and activities: Wharton Partners Club, Boxing Club, Scotch/Whiskey Club
Email: Austin.J1990@gmail.com

Enyinnaya Egejuru

Enyinnaya Egejuru

Education: University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Hometown: Lagos, Nigeria
Jobs before Wharton: Financial Services Technology
Clubs and activities: WASA (VP Alumni Relations), AAMBAA, Poker Club, Finance Club, Storytellers
Plans after Wharton: Investment Banking
Email: egejuru@wharton.upenn.edu

Jazmin Garcia

Education: Rutgers University
Hometown: New York, NY
Jobs before Wharton: Investment Banking
Clubs and activities: WGRC (Career Development Director), WWIB (Marketing Board), Entrepreneurship Club, Technology Club, WHALASA, Ski & Snowboard Club, GUIDE Mentor
Plans after Wharton: Technology
Email:
jazgar@wharton.upenn.edu

Merrie Gebhardt

Merrie Gebhardt

Wharton Partner
Education: Northwestern University
Hometown: Great Neck, NY
Current Job: Director, Talent Acquisition & People Analytics at Nielsen
Clubs and activities: Wildmen Hockey (Captain), Food Club, Tennis Club, Ski & Snowboard Club, Storytellers, Human Capital Club, Partners Club
Email: meredith.tiffany@gmail.com

Eric Gilroy

Education: Dalhousie University
Hometown: Halifax, NS, Canada
Jobs before Wharton: Private Equity
Clubs and activities: Finance Club, Energy Club, GUIDE Mentor, Canada Club, Boxing Club, Coffee Club, Poker Club
Plans after Wharton: Investment Banking
Email: gilroye@wharton.upenn.edu

Garrett Gish

Education: Colgate University
Hometown: Boerne, TX
Jobs before Wharton: U.S. Army, Family Business Operations
Clubs and activities: Veterans Club, General Management Club, Ski & Snowboard Club, Roadrunners & Triathletes Club, Wildmen Hockey, GUIDE Mentor, Social Impact Club
Plans after Wharton: Technical Apparel Strategy
Email:
ggish@wharton.upenn.edu

Molly Goodman

Education: Princeton University
Hometown: Orlando, FL & Los Angeles, CA
Jobs before Wharton: Private Equity
Clubs and activities: Dean’s MBA Advisory Committee, InSITE Fellow, Wharton Squash Club, Wharton Christian Fellowship, Technology Club, GUIDE mentor
Plans after Wharton: Technology
Email: mpg@wharton.upenn.edu

Arpita Guha

Education: Georgetown University
Hometown: East Brunswick, NJ
Jobs before Wharton: Hedge Fund
Clubs and activities: Wharton Marketing Club (Career Trek Director), Technology Club, WWIB, Rugby Club, Food Club, Wine Club
Plans after Wharton: CPG Brand Management / Marketing
Email: aguha@wharton.upenn.edu

Ashley Gutta

Wharton Partner
Education:
West Virginia University
Hometown: Morgantown, WV
Current Job: Dental Hygienist
Clubs and activities: Pub, Partners Club, Food Club, Ski & Snowboard Club, Fit Club, Road Runners & Triathletes Club, Tennis Club
Email: agutta15@gmail.com

Whitney Hansen

Education: Duke University
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Jobs before Wharton: Management Consulting, Social Entrepreneurship
Clubs and activities: Wharton Impact Investing Partners (Associate VP Partnerships & Marketing), Social Impact Club, Entrepreneurship Club, ROE, Rugby Club, Dance Studio, WWIB
Plans after Wharton: Management Consulting, Impact Investing
Email: whansen@wharton.upenn.edu

Marcus Johnson

Marcus Johnson

Education: United States Naval Academy
Hometown: Lusby, MD
Jobs before Wharton: Submarine Officer, U.S. Navy
Clubs and activities: Veterans Club, AAMBAA, Food Club, Analytics Club, Student Admissions Program
Plans after Wharton: Consulting
Email: marcusj4@wharton.upenn.edu

Marieta Kenkovova

Marieta Kenkovova

Education: Wellesley College
Hometown: Banska Bystrica, Slovakia
Jobs before Wharton: Management Consulting
Clubs and activities: Aviation Club, GUIDE Mentor, Boxing Club, Wildmen Hockey, Yoga Club, Europa!, Middle East & Africa Club, Technology Club
Plans after Wharton: Consulting, Private Equity, Technology
Email: marietak@wharton.upenn.edu

Margarita Kucherenko

Education: London School of Economics
Hometown: Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Jobs before Wharton: Investment Banking
Clubs and activities: Cluster Council (Social Chair), Russia & FSU (Social Chair), Wildmen Hockey, Rugby Club, Dance Studio, Ski & Snowboard Club, Food Club, Consulting Club, Europe Club
Plans after Wharton: Consulting
Email: margkuch@wharton.upenn.edu

Zahid Lalji

Education: University of Oxford
Hometown: London, UK
Jobs before Wharton: Reinsurance
Clubs and activities: Wharton FC (Board Member), Ski & Snowboard Club, Finance Club, Canada Club, Europa!, Wharton 22s, ROE
Plans after Wharton: Investment Banking
Email: zlalji@wharton.upenn.edu

Margaux McGrath

Education: Georgetown University
Hometown: Glenview, IL
Jobs before Wharton: Wealth Management, Media & Entertainment
Clubs and activities: General Management Club, Technology Club, Media & Entertainment Club, Marketing Club, Wine Club, Food Club, Tennis Club, Golf Club, Ski & Snowboard Club, Student Admissions Program
Plans after Wharton: General Management, Marketing
Email: margauxm@wharton.upenn.edu

Michelle Mei

Education: University of Southern California
Hometown: Wuhan, China
Jobs before Wharton: Private Equity
Clubs and activities: ROE (Board), General Management Club, Real Estate Club, Wharton Global Impact Consulting Club, PE/VC Club, Boxing Club, Scotch & Whiskey Club, Food Club, WAAAM, GCC, Europa!
Plans after Wharton: General Management, Real Estate
Email: mtmei@wharton.upenn.edu

Leon Mishkis

Education: ESADE Barcelona
Hometown: Frankfurt, Germany
Jobs before Wharton: Entrepreneurship, Consulting
Clubs and activities: Founders Club (VP), Entrepreneurship Club, Soccer Club, Technology Club, Europe Club, Innovation & Design Club
Plans after Wharton: Entrepreneurship
Email: mishkis@wharton.upenn.edu

Jelece Morris

Education: University of Florida
Hometown: Coral Springs, FL
Jobs before Wharton: Federal Technology Consulting
Clubs and activities: Student Admissions Program (Co-Chair), ROE (Community Committee), Healthcare Business Conference (Operations Team), Storytellers (Supper Leader), Healthcare Club, Digital Health Club, Boxing Club, Dance Studio
Plans after Wharton: Healthcare/Consulting, Entrepreneurship
Email: jelecem@wharton.upenn.edu

Graham Ober

Education: University of Pennslyvania
Hometown: Palm Beach, FL
Jobs before Wharton: Technology, Investment Banking
Clubs and activities: Wharton Venture Partners, Out4Business, PE/VC Club, GUIDE Mentor, Technology Club
Plans after Wharton: Venture Capital, Technology
Email: eober@wharton.upenn.edu

Andrew Paik

Education: Boston College
Hometown: Cherry Hill, NJ
Jobs before Wharton: Technology, Consulting
Clubs and activities: Innovation & Design Club (Director of Healthcare Design Challenge), WAAAM (Director of Marketing), Technology Club, Entrepreneurship Club, Analytics Club, Consulting Club, Christian Fellowship, Food Club, Storytellers
Plans after Wharton: Technology, Consulting
Email: paika@wharton.upenn.edu

SoonKyu Park

Education: University of Chicago
Hometown: Daegu, South Korea
Jobs before Wharton: Management Consulting, Corporate Strategy
Clubs and activities: Out4Business (Director of Admissions), Marketing Club (Director of Careers), Wharton Small Business Development Center, Storytellers, Food Club, Dance Studio, WAAAM, Boxing Club
Plans after Wharton: CPG Brand Management
Email: soonkyup@wharton.upenn.edu

Alicia Parodi

Education: Georgetown University
Hometown: Lima, Peru
Jobs before Wharton: Education/Social Impact Non-Profit, Investment Banking
Clubs and activities: Technology Club, Entrepreneurship Club, WGRC, Dance Studio, Yoga Club, WHALASA, Food Club
Plans after Wharton: Technology
Email: aparodi@wharton.upenn.edu

Jen Potvin

Education: Williams College
Hometown: Sherborn, MA
Jobs before Wharton: Nonprofit
Clubs and activities: Lipman Family Prize Fellow, Wharton Student Admissions Program (Co-Chair), Wharton People Analytics Conference (Sponsorship Director), Innovation & Design Club (Board Member), Beer Club (Board Member), Cluster Council (External Affairs), GUIDE Mentor, Consulting Club, Tennis Club
Plans after Wharton: Consulting
Email: jpotvin@wharton.upenn.edu

Mary-Morning Radcliffe

Wharton Partner
Education: Southern Methodist University, graduate school at University of North Texas
Hometown: Montgomery, AL
Clubs and activities:
Wharton Partners Club, Wharton Kids Club, Ski & Snowboard Club
Current Job: Disney Vacation Planner
Email: mary.m.radcliffe@gmail.com

Jismy Raju

Education: Lawrence University
Hometown: Staten Island, NY
Jobs before Wharton: Management Liability Underwriter for Insurance
Clubs and activities: ROE, Dance Studio, AAMBAA, India Club, Wharton Consulting Club, Marketing Club
Plans after Wharton: Consulting, General Management
Email: jismy@wharton.upenn.edu

Piero Remedios

Education: University of Southern California
Hometown: Huntington Beach, CA
Jobs before Wharton: Management Consulting
Clubs and activities: Wharton Real Estate Club (VP Education), Travel & Hospitality Club, PE/VC Club, Dance Studio, Student Admissions Program
Plans after Wharton: Real Estate Investment/Development
Email: pieromdr@wharton.upenn.edu

Michele Rudolph

Education: Washington University in St. Louis
Hometown: Ambler, PA
Jobs before Wharton: Management Consulting
Clubs and activities: Wharton Global Health Volunteers, Dance Studio, Health Care Club, Digital Health Club, Wharton Health Care Business Conference
Plans after Wharton: Consulting
Email: mrudol@wharton.upenn.edu

Adebunkola (Buki) Samuel

Education: Duke University
Hometown: Bronx, NY; Nigeria
Jobs before Wharton: Education
Clubs and activities: Cluster Council (External Affairs Representative), Dance Studio (Choreographer), AAMBAA (Academic Chair), WASA, WABF (Social Chair), WWIB, ROE, Consulting Club, Wharton Christian Fellowship, Student Admissions Program
Plans after Wharton: Consulting
Email: samuelad@wharton.upenn.edu

Neil Shah

Education: London School of Economics
Hometown: London, UK
Jobs before Wharton: Venture Capital, Management Consulting
Clubs and activities: Wharton FinTechnology Club (Director of Community), Wildmen Hockey, Dance Studio, Ski & Snowboard Club, Food Club, PE/VC Club, Technology Club, Entrepreneurship Club, India Club, GUIDE Mentor
Plans after Wharton: Technology, Venture Capital
Email: shah4@wharton.upenn.edu

Erica Swanson

Education: Stanford University
Hometown: Hillsborough, CA
Jobs before Wharton: Healthcare
Clubs and activities: Digital Health Club (VP Business Development/Analytics), Healthcare Club (VP Marketing), Wildmen Hockey, Soccer Club (Social Chair), Global Health Volunteers Orthopedic Project in Tanzania, Ski & Snowboard Club, Design & Innovation Club, California Club, Pub
Plans after Wharton: Healthcare Operations
Email: eswan@wharton.upenn.edu

Ran Tao

Education: Yale University
Hometown: Monroe, NY
Jobs before Wharton: Sustainability and Impact Investing
Clubs and activities: Lauder (East Asia track), Wharton Impact Investing Partners (Sustainability team), Consulting Club (Employer Relations board), Wharton Asian American Association of MBAs, WWIB, Out4Business, Dance Studio, General Management Club, Greater China Club
Plans after Wharton: Consulting
Email: rtao@wharton.upenn.edu

Angela Udemba

Education: University of York, UK, PhD at Imperial College London
Hometown: London, UK
Jobs before Wharton: Consulting, Research Chemist
Clubs and activities: Dance Studio Choreographer, Charity Fashion Show, Penn BioTechnology Consulting Project, Cluster Council, Rugby Club, Storytellers, Africa Business Conference, Healthcare Conference, Consulting Club, AAMBAA, WASA, Europa!
Plans after Wharton: Healthcare Strategy, Operations
Email: audemba@wharton.upenn.edu

Farah Virani

Education: Emory University
Hometown: Santa Monica, CA
Jobs before Wharton: Retail
Clubs and activities: Wharton Community Consultants, Wildmen Hockey, Wharton Consulting Club, WGRC, Muslim Student Association, WHALASA, WWIB
Plans after Wharton: Consulting, Retail
Email: fvirani@wharton.upenn.edu

Nick Weido

Education: University of Notre Dame
Hometown: Houston, TX
Jobs before Wharton: Private Equity, Investment Banking
Clubs and activities: PE/VC Club (VP of Alumni Relations), Wharton Venture Partners, Cluster Council (Mature Career Representative), Out4Business, GUIDE Mentor, Ski & Snowboard Club, Wine Club, FinTechnology Club
Plans after Wharton: Private Equity
Email: nweido@wharton.upenn.edu

Lisa Wen

Education: Washington University in St. Louis
Hometown: Weston, MA
Jobs before Wharton: Retail, Technology
Clubs and activities: Wharton Real Estate Club (VP Speaker Series), Yoga Club, Ski & Snowboard Club, Student Admissions Program
Plans after Wharton: Real Estate Development
Email: lisawen@wharton.upenn.edu

Fernanda Wurmli

Education: University of São Paulo
Hometown: Americana, Brazil
Jobs before Wharton: Management Consulting, Government
Clubs and activities: Wharton Latin American Student Association – WHALASA (VP of Admissions), Wharton Latin American Conference (Speakers Board), Dance Studio, General Management Club, Technology Club, GUIDE mentor, Student Admissions Program
Plans after Wharton: General Management, Operations, Consulting
Email: fwurmli@wharton.upenn.edu

Georges Yechoua

Education: HEC, Imperial College London (Masters)
Hometown: Milan, Italy
Jobs before Wharton: Investment Banking, Hedge Fund
Clubs and Activities: Consulting Club, Ski & Snowboard Club, Soccer Club, Running Club, French Club, Europa!, Jewish Club, Wharton Community Consultants, Food Club, Public Speaking Club
Plans after Wharton: Consulting
Email: gyechoua@wharton.upenn.edu