Ashley, a current junior, transferred from the University of Georgia and is double majoring in Earth Science and Political Science. Thrilled to be living in a city as exciting as Philly, Ashley would definitely agree that transferring is the best decision she has ever made. A proud Jersey girl, Ashley loves being back in the Northeast (but really misses Georgia’s home-cooked southern meals). Besides TSO, Ashley is the treasurer of Sparks Dance Company, a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success, and Sigma Kappa sorority. When she’s not studying or running from one club meeting to another, Ashley can be found dancing, hanging with friends, sleeping, watching Netflix, or exploring all that Philly has to offer.
August is a former Ramblin’ Wreck from Georgia Tech, and a proud German-Atlantan. He is currently in his junior year, finishing up his major in political science and his minors in survey research and data analytics, as well as theater arts. When he's not listening to 60's + 70's pop, you can find him working as a research assistant in the political science department, at the front desk of the admissions office, or hanging with the student performing arts community. After graduation, he hopes to enter the world of professional wrestling.
Co-Executive Vice President
Sarah is a junior transfer from Boston College who came to Penn to pursue a double major in History and Political Science. Outside of TSO, she is involved with The F-Word, The Penn Review, West Philadelphia Tutoring Project, and Chi Omega. When she isn't studying, you can find her procrastinating by exploring Center City, searching for free food on campus, or eating entire pints of Ben & Jerry's with her friends on Locust.
Co-Executive Vice President
Stirling, originally from Annapolis, Maryland, transferred to Penn as a sophomore from Emory University. He is now a junior pursuing a major in the Biological Basis of Behavior program with minors in Environmental Science and Chemistry and on a pre-med track. Apart from TSO, Stirling has involvements with various sustainability focused groups on campus and is a member of the Alpha Iota Gamma fraternity. When he is not studying, Stirling likes to spend his time reading, running, and spending time in the city. His favorite spot, however, is sitting on his couch with his roommate and fellow board member August, playfully ruffling his hair.
VP of Student Life/Admissions - Community
Ariana, a senior in the College majoring in Political Science and minoring in Philosophy, transferred from Miami Dade College (a community college in Miami). She works for the United Nations Association of Greater Philadelphia (UNA-GP) and also does research for the Political Science Department at Penn. Missing Miami and the Latinx community, Ariana decided to join the Latinx Coalition and now serves as their Chair of Programming. Besides academics and extracurricular activities, she loves Philadelphia and all it hard to offer, so you can catch her in the city checking out new coffee shops and places to hang out. Ariana hopes to join the Peace Corps after graduation and focus on youth in development programs.
Co-VP of Student Life/Admissions - Outreach
Eve is a pre-med Biology major from Barnard College, Columbia University. She is from Queens, New York and annoyingly talks about how she misses New York City everyday. She is an avid coffee fan and is constantly searching for semi-decent pizza in Philly. She came to Penn hoping for more research opportunities and to live outside of New York a bit before she returns after graduation. Besides TSO, she's a member of Sigma Kappa sorority, Penn Period Project, Penn's Women's Biomedical Society, and Gastroenterology research.
Co-VP of Mentorship
Manuel is a member of the Class of 2019 majoring in Mathematical Economics and minoring in Statistics. He transferred from the University of Miami in search of better resources by way of preparing for graduate studies. Outside of TSO, he writes for the Public Policy Initiative Student Group and does research in economics. He is known for his revolutionary fervor and wants everyone to know they will never make him a neo-liberal. In his free time, he likes to read, pretend to be a mathematician and appropriate jokes from his friends – especially Gab Ben-Shakov. One day he will have a pet pig named Mefisto.
Co-VP of Mentorship
Justin is a sophomore studying psychology. He transferred from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, and is from Twinsburg, Ohio. He is a mentor for Ase Academy, a research assistant at Brannon Labs through the Psychology department, and on the Outreach Committee for Penn Ivy Council. In his free time, he likes to play/watch basketball, meditate, and listen to rap and R&B.
Co-VP of Social Planning
Gabriel is a sophomore from San Francisco, California. He transferred from Boston University and studies History with a minor in Urban Studies. He wanted to transfer to a community where he could feel more engaged and challenged, and delve further into the liberal arts. On campus, he is involved in TSO and the Penn Israel Public Affairs Committee. During his free time, you can find him listening to experimental jazz, going on runs, or exploring the city.
Co-VP of Social Planning
Claire is a junior transfer from Boston College who came to Penn to pursue a Philosophy, Politics, and Economics major and a History minor in The College. She is originally from Wayne, Pennsylvania and loves being closer to home now so that she can regularly attend Philadelphia Eagles games and visit home every now and then. Outside of TSO, she interns at WXPN, Penn’s radio station, is training to become a writing tutor, and is involved with the International Affairs Association, Tri Delta sorority, and Community School Student Partnerships, a West Philadelphia mentoring program. In her free time she likes to run on the Schuylkill River trail, go out to eat with friends, binge watch reality TV shows, and explore Center City.
Co-VP of Financial Affairs - Fundraising
Jessica is a sophomore in the college studying political science. She transferred from the University of Florida and is a proud Orlando, Florida native. Outside of TSO, Jessica is involved with the Wharton Undergraduate Finance Club, Penn Society for International Development, Kite & Key Society, and Alpha Phi. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors, tagging her friends in wholesome memes, and cheering on the Florida Gators from Philly!
Co-VP of Financial Affairs - Treasurer
Jennifer Lee is a current sophomore in the College studying Economics and Japanese. A life-long Virginian, she attended the University of Virginia for her freshman year. Outside of class she is a member of the Korean Student Association, a columnist for the Daily Pennsylvanian, and TSO's VP of Finance. A fun fact about her is that not she, but her younger brother once shook hands with Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla and did not wash his hands for a week.
VP of Publicity
Jane transferred to Penn after having spent two years at University of California, Davis, just two hours from her home in San Jose, CA. She is a junior studying Cognitive Science with a minor in Consumer Psychology. She works part-time managing social and web media communications at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and designs layouts for Penn Appétit (Penn’s student-run food magazine). She spends much of her free time latin & ballroom dancing, playing guitar, and baking sweets when in her kitchen back at home.
VP of Internal Communications
Madison is a junior in the School of Nursing from Glen Mills, PA. She transferred from Franklin and Marshall College to pursue a career in nursing and hopes to by a neonatal intensive care nurse. Outside of TSO, Madison is the Philanthropy Chair of Alpha Delta Pi sorority, a staff photographer for the Daily Pennsylvanian, and a member of a nursing community service club, Community Champions. In her free time, she enjoys photography and exploring Philly with friends.
Caleb is a junior from Chicago, Illinois studying Economics. He transferred from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Besides being a TSO Representative, he is a Head Delegate for the Latinx Ivy League Conference and a Research Assistant at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics. In his free time, he likes playing the cuatro (kind of like the Puerto Rican version of a mandolin), playing soccer, and playing poker. His long-term goal is to be an economics professor at a liberal arts college.
Emma is a Sophomore in the College studying Political Science and minoring in Nutrition. She transferred last year from Wesleyan University, CT. Born in South Africa but raised in Tunisia, Serbia and then Turkey, Emma’s excited to call Philadelphia her new home. In her free time Emma enjoys trail running, trying new fitness classes, and exploring art galleries. On campus she’s involved in the International Affairs Association, Zeta Tau Alpha sorority, and writes for 34th Street Magazine. She can’t wait for a great year with TSO!
Avi is a member of the Class of 2020 studying Finance and Behavioral Science in Wharton. He transferred from the Macaulay Honors College at CUNY Hunter College after taking a gap year to study in Israel and gain work experience in New York City. At Penn, in addition to being a TSO Rep, Avi is the TMT industry head for the Finance Club's Financial Analysis Committee, a member of the Israel Cultural Committee, and coach for an AAU basketball team in South Philadelphia. In my spare time, he enjoys watching the Knicks, playing basketball, performing standup comedy, reading anything that interests him, and watching documentaries.