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Sep 16, 1993 - Meet The Board    No Comments

Ariel Koren – President

Ariel Koren
President

From: Jacksonville, Florida
School: College of Arts and Sciences
Major: As of now, all I have is a major problem…
Favorite quote: Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared. -Buddha
Guilty pleasures: Reenacting Spanish soap operas and pretending to be a professional Salsa dancer.
Fun Facts: At age 9, I changed my name to Penelope Dreamweaver, which I actually went by for years…Useless talents include walking on my hands for extended periods of time and fluency in 5 different dialects of “Gibberish” (a real language, thank you very much!).
Interests/other activities: Foreign language and culture study (Spanish, French, Chinese, Hebrew), Spanish teacher at Henry C. Lea School, Theater and creative writing, The Thirteenth of Paris (Penn Players Spring play), PSG Steering Committee, Maimonides

Mar 5, 1993 - Meet The Board    No Comments

Jeff Chudakoff – Executive Vice President

Jeff Chudakoff
Executive Vice President

Email: jchuda@seas.upenn.edu
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
School: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Wharton
Academic Interest: Bioengineering and Finance
Favorite Quote: “There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” - Albert Einstein
Guilty Pleasure: I watch the food network religiously. I also sing excessively loud when driving around in my car by myself in my hometown.
Fun fact: I lived on a horse farm for 10 years growing up.
Other activities: Research at HUP, the Urban Nutrition Initiative, and Running Club

Sep 22, 1993 - Meet The Board    No Comments

Tess Michaels – Vice President of External Affairs

Tess Michaels
VP of External Affairs

Email: tessm@wharton.upenn.edu
Hometown: Dallas, TX
School: SAS & Wharton
Academic Interest: Biotechnology/Entrepreneurship
Favorite Quote: “Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.”
Guilty Pleasure: Love to bake crownies, a cookie and brownie combo dessert straight from Heaven… so, friends, now that I am living the life in the high rises and have an oven, watch out for the sophomore ’15 because of me!
Fun fact: Set the hula hoop camp record in 3rd grade… SIX hours straight, baby! Also used to have inverted splits, so I was nick-named “gumby” in karate.
Other activities: Penn Pre-Medical Society, Penn Biotech Society, Wharton Undergraduate Finance Club

Jan 12, 1993 - Meet The Board    No Comments

Kay Lu – Vice President of Internal Affairs

Kay Lu
VP of Internal Affairs

Email: kaylu@sas.upenn.edu
Hometown: Hong Kong
School: College of Arts and Science
Academic Interest: Film and Communications
Favorite Quote: “Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind” – Dr Seuss
Guilty Pleasure: I secretly think that Pretty Little Liars is actually really fun to watch. And I treasure food more than anything else in my life. If you give me some ice cream brownies or leave a candy trail for me, I’m all yours.
Fun fact: I used to have a faux hawk for a while in high school but I grew my hair out.
Other activities: Assembly of International Students Social Chair, Chi Omega sister, Hong Kong Student Association

Oct 20, 1992 - Meet The Board    No Comments

Patrick del Valle – Vice President of Finances


Patrick del Valle

VP of Finances

Email: patdel@wharton.upenn.edu
Hometown: Seattle
School: Wharton
Academic Interest:  Finance/Marketing
Favorite Quote: “Tle is half the battle” –Megan Amram
Guilty Pleasure: All things fried, weird candy, knowing people in real life because I stalk them on Facebook.
Fun fact: One time, when I was six, I nursed an injured butterfly back to life by feeding it honey from a toothpick for three hours.
Other activities: Wharton Cohort Representative, 34th Street Magazine Editing Staff, Tangible Change

Apr 16, 1993 - Meet The Board    No Comments

Bharat Ganju – SAS Class Chair

Bharat Ganju
SAS Class Chair

Email: bganju@sas.upenn.edu
Hometown: Abu Dhabi, UAE
School: SAS
Academic Interest: Economics and Mathematics
Favorite Quote: “Imagination is more important than knowledge” - Albert Einstein
Guilty Pleasure: Brownies and Ice Cream
Fun fact: Lost 60lbs over his junior and senior years in high school
Other activities: Penn International Affairs Association, Penn Club Rugby

Apr 23, 1993 - Meet The Board    No Comments

Jake Meiner – SAS Class Chair

Jake Meiner
SAS Class Chair

Email: jmeiner@sas.upenn.edu
Hometown: New Rochelle, New York
School: School of Arts and Sciences
Academic Interest: Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Economics
Favorite Quote: “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in times of comfort and convenience, but rather where he stands in times of challenge and controversy.” - Martin Luther King, Jr.
Guilty Pleasure: Eggplant Parm on a Long Roll from Lyn’s Breakfast and Lunch Food Truck
Fun fact: In my spare time, I like to sing opera!
Other activities: The Pennchants: All-Male, All-Amazing A Cappella, Tour Guide and Ambassador for Kite and Key, Kesher Freshman Advisor Board and Penn Hillel

Oct 31, 1992 - Meet The Board    No Comments

Shaun Ayrton – SEAS Class Chair

Shaun Ayrton
SEAS Class Chair

Email: sayrton@seas.upenn.edu
Hometown: Dubai, UAE
School: Engineering & Wharton.
Academic Interest: Computer science & Finance.
Favorite Quote: “The richest man is not he who has the most, but he who needs the least.”
Guilty Pleasure: Insomnia
Fun fact: When I was 4, I almost drowned in a washing machine and accidentally dialed the cops…in the same day!!
Other activities: Weiss Tech House Community Relations Committee, Penn Badminton, Penn Cricket.

Dec 11, 1992 - Meet The Board    No Comments

Nicholas Giordano – Nursing Chair

Nicholas Giordano
Nursing Chair

Email: ngio@nursing.upenn.edu
Hometown: Downingtown, PA

School: Nursing School

Academic Interest: Nursing
Favorite Quote: €”What ever you are, be a good one” – Abe Lincoln
Guilty Pleasure: Dancing in the car & Karaoke
Fun fact: I won’t eat any pasta sauce other then my mother’s
Other activities: Penn Club Swim Team, Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity, Researcher at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, West Philly Tutoring Project
Oct 19, 1992 - Meet The Board    No Comments

Angela Rice – Wharton Chair


Angela Rice

Wharton Chair

Email: angerice@wharton.upenn.edu
Hometown: Bethlehem, PA
School: Wharton
Academic Interest: Marketing
Favorite Quote: “ “You need to let the little things that would ordinarily bore you suddenly thrill you.” – Andy Warhol
Guilty Pleasure: Boy Meets World and other old shows that are now unfortunately only on at absurd hours.
Fun fact: I can’t cook pancakes, or really anything, but I can make amazing crepes!
Other activities: Pre-Law Women at Penn, Wharton Women, Joseph Wharton Scholars, Alpha Phi Sister

Dec 13, 1992 - Meet The Board    No Comments

Dinesh Chugani – Webmaster

Dinesh Chugani
Webmaster

School: Wharton
Major: Undecided
Favorite quote: “Money will buy you a pretty good dog, but it won’t buy the wag of his tail
Guilty pleasures: Procrastinating on the internet
Fun facts: Ethnically Indian, Legally Maltese & Brought up in Dubai
Interests/ other activities: This, Procrastination, Technology

Feb 12, 1992 - Meet The Board    No Comments

Rachel Bernard – Vice President of Civic Engagement

Rachel Bernard
VP of Civic Engagement

Email: rbernard@nursing.upenn.edu
Hometown: Overland Park, KS (Kansas City)
School: Nursing School
Academic Interest: Nursing
Favorite Quote: “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own, and you know what you know. And you are the guy who’ll decide where to go.” -Dr. Seuss
Guilty Pleasure: Dance Moms and rice krispie treats
Fun fact: I spent a gap year in Israel before coming to Penn.
Other activities: Hillel Social Committee, Alternative Spring Break, Intramural basketball team, Student Nurses at Penn