College Members

College Representatives are elected from all College students in the spring for a yearlong term. 

Jordan Andrews

Jordan Andrews is a sophomore in the College studying Political Science with minors in French and Public Policy. Previously on the UA as a New Student Representative, Jordan has served on the UA's Communications Team and the Airport Shuttles Committee. This year, she will also continue her work on the Social Justice Committee while serving the UA as Communications Director. Outside of PSG, Jordan is a Civic Scholar who is passionate about education and criminal justice reform. She is involved in Penn Public Policy Initiative Student Group (PPISG), Beyond Arrests: Re-Thinking Systematic Oppression (BARS), and she is a freshman peer advisor. Originally from Bloomfield Hills, MI, Jordan enjoys writing poetry, playing volleyball, and geographical trivia. Contact her at communications@pennua.org.

Brian Goldstein

Brian Goldstein is a sophomore studying Health and Societies with a concentration in Global Health. He is from Newtown, Pennsylvania and was raised with three older sisters. During this year, Brian hopes to work on a variety of projects ranging from improving dining halls to reducing sexual violence across campus. Brian serves as the current Secretary of the UA and is looking forward to meeting with administrators to get projects completed. Outside of the UA, he enjoys working out at the gym and hanging out with friends. If you have any questions or would just like to talk feel free to reach out to him at secretary@pennua.org.

Max Grove

Max Grove is a sophomore planning to study Finance and Hispanic Studies. He is also interested in Computer Science. Max is from Lancaster, PA - home of the Amish (he’s not Amish). He joined the UA his Freshman year and was elected to the Budget Committee to assist the treasurer in allocating over 2.3 million dollars to students. Max is passionate about financial aid at Penn and anything that affects students on a day to day basis. This year, he will be serving as Speaker Pro Tempore. Outside of UA, Max races on Penn’s Ski Team and teaches elementary students Spanish. Feel free to reach out to Max at maxgrove@sas.upenn.edu.

Elena Hoffman

Elena Hoffman is a sophomore planning to double major in Political Science and Communications & Public Service with a language certificate in Arabic. This year, Elena is serving on the UA’s Dining, Sustainability, and Facilities Committee. Apart from the Undergraduate Assembly, Elena serves on the Government and Politics Association’s Executive Board as their Treasurer. She is also a sister of the Chi Omega sorority and a member of PennDems. She hails from San Diego, California, where she attended a unique project-based-learning charter school. Even though she misses her fish tacos, evening beach runs, and driving on the wide Southern Californian freeways, Elena loves the four seasons and abundance of history and tradition present on the East Coast, and Philadelphia in particular. After graduating from Penn, she wishes to work in the fields of either government, policy, or law. Elena hopes to amplify the voices of marginalized groups on campus through her service on the UA with an ultimate goal of promoting schoolwide equity. Reach out to her at elenaho@sas.upenn.edu

 

Justin Hopkins

Justin Hopkins is a senior in the College studying Political Science. He has formerly served on the UA as Social Justice Committee Chairman, Legal Services Coordinator, and Airport Shuttles Coordinator. Outside the UA, Justin enjoys working on the Locus Initiative, serving on the Pi Sigma Alpha Honors Society Board and other departmental advisory boards, and teaching debate to local high-schoolers. For leisure, Justin likes to hang with friends, play and listen to music, play sports, and read.

Noah Kest

Noah Kest is a sophomore who will most likely be studying History in the College of Arts and Sciences. He may also pursue a major in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics. He was born in Los Angeles and did a gap year in Israel before attending Penn. Noah is also involved in TableTalk and Active Minds Penn on campus. Noah is also really interested in music and following sports, particularly baseball and basketball. This will be Noah’s first year as a member of the Undergraduate Assembly, and he joined in hopes of making change for the better at Penn. Some of his goals include making the mental health resources at Penn more accommodating and improving options for courses required per the College requirements.

Jason Kim

Jason Kim is a sophomore in the College planning to study Political Science. Hailing from the suburbs of Philadelphia, Jason knew that he wanted to promote the wellbeing of the student body at Penn. As a College Representative on the Student Life Committee, he has worked on improving student conditions at Penn with a focus on mental health. Jason is also the Executive VP for the freshman class and is involved with the Wharton Public Policy Initiative Student Group and Penn UNICEF. He hopes to help enact positive change through foreign policy in his future. He loves to meet new people and in his free time enjoys playing tennis. If you have any questions or ideas or if you just want to say hello, please don’t hesitate to reach him at jasonks@sas.upenn.edu

Michael Krone

Michael Krone is a Junior in the College studying Political Science and Economics with a minor in American Public Policy from Lafayette Hill, PA (right outside of Philadelphia). On the UA, Michael has served as an Associate Member and College Representative on the Student Life Committee, as well as Communications Director and now, Speaker. Michael’s passions for the UA include publicizing university services, expanding access to resources, and promotion of Philadelphia engagement. Outside of the UA, Michael is involved with SAC Exec, Shabbatones, Mock Trial, Kite and Key, and the PENNacle Pre-Orientation program. You can usually find Michael in the Office of Student Affairs or catching up on new episodes of House of Cards, Veep, or Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Reach out to Michael with ideas or concerns at speaker@pennua.org!

Natasha Menon

Natasha Menon is a freshman studying Philosophy, Politics, and Economics with a minor in Legal Studies and a certificate in Spanish. Born in Chicago, she lived in St. Louis, Missouri and Durham, North Carolina before settling in Scottsdale, Arizona, where she currently resides. Natasha joined the UA in the fall of her freshman year as a New Student Representative in the hopes of listening to and addressing the needs of students on campus. Natasha will be serving as Social Justice committee director this coming session hopes to support her committee members in their endeavors on the UA. Apart from the UA, she is a member of the Civic Scholars program, the Penn Masti dance team, the Penn Undergraduate Law Journal, and the PAACH Board of Advisors. Feel free to reach out to her at justice@pennua.org.

Simon Miller

Simon Miller is a sophomore studying Biological Basis of Behavior in the College of Arts and Sciences. He is also following a pre-medical track, hoping to eventually go to medical school. Born in Chicago, he has lived most of his life in Atlanta, Georgia before coming to Penn. Simon joined the UA to help improve access to mental health facilities on campus for all students and to help make a tangible impact on people of Penn. Apart from UA, Simon is also involved in Greek life, fencing, and is always looking to try interesting activities. He loves to try new things (especially food), meet new people, and crack jokes at every opportunity. He also loves to read, play video games, hand out with friends, and watch the occasional Netflix/Hulu just to relax. You can contact him at similler@sas.upenn.edu.

Santosh Nori

Santosh Nori is a junior from Bridgewater, New Jersey. He is studying Biology and Political Science in College of Arts and Sciences, with hopes of pursuing a career in public health. He is passionate about working on student-faculty relations and social justice issues on the UA. As an Associate Member last year, Santosh started projects to improve relations between students and professors that he hopes to continue working on this year. On campus, Santosh is also a member of the College Dean’s Advisory Board, a writer for the Penn Healthcare Review, and the President of MEDLIFE, Penn’s chapter of an international NGO. In his spare time, Santosh loves to play tennis, cook, and explore Philadelphia with friends.

Sola Park

Sola Park is a senior studying Philosophy, Politics, Economics with a certificate in French. She is also pursuing a sub-matriculation program for her Masters in Nonprofit Leadership Management at the School of Social Policy and Practice and will graduate in 2018 with both degrees. She currently lives in Seoul, South Korea but has lived in Texas, Virginia, and Canada. Sola joined the UA in the fall of her freshman year to be the voice of students and to create tangible change on campus. Over the past few years on the UA, Sola served as the Vice President (2016-2017), Communications Director (2015-2016), Social Chair (2014-2015), and College Representative (2014-2018). As a Civic Scholar, she is excited to serve on the Social Justice Committee for the past 3 years and continue her work with civic engagement and social impact through her projects. Apart from the UA, she is the Executive Vice President for Class Board 2018, past VP of Communications for the Assembly of International Students, research analyst for Wharton Social Impact Initiative, and a fellow for Turner Social Impact Society and Penn Impact Lab. Feel free to reach out to her at solap@sas.upenn.edu.

Calvary Rogers

Calvary Rogers is a rising studying Law and Society with a minor in Africana Studies from Rochester, New York. On campus, he has proved to make an impact on the Penn community as a member of UMOJA, the 2019 Class Board, University Council’s Committee of Diversity and Equity, the Division of Public Safety Advisory Board, the John Marshall Pre-Law Honor Society, and the Black Pre Law Association. As seen through his dedication to research within the University of Pennsylvania Law School and Political Science Department, Calvary has transformed his passions into a reality through technology, academia, and policy. Calvary joined the UA in the spring of his freshman year to be the voice of underrepresented students and to make Penn a space that is inclusive for everyone. Over the past few years, served as the College Representative and Legal Services Coordinator. Outside of the UA and other student-run organizations, Calvary is a member of the varsity track team.

Ariela Stein

Ariela Stein is a sophomore studying Political Science and History with a certificate in Spanish. She was born and raised in Miami, FL. Ariela joined the UA towards the end of her freshman year with the goal of representing students of all backgrounds and opinions. She strives to ensure that every student has a great Penn experience to look back on. She is looking forward to serving on the UA’s Academic Initiatives committee. She loves meeting with students for coffee, lunch, and especially gelato! Do not hesitate to contact her at arielas@sas.upenn.edu

Arjun Swaminathan

Arjun Swaminathan is a sophomore who intends to major in Mathematical Economics and minor in Computer Science. Although he currently resides in Potomac, Maryland, he was born and raised in the suburbs outside of Philadelphia and loves rooting for the city's sports teams. Arjun joined the UA at the end of this past Spring to advocate for tangible change at Penn and serve as a voice for students in the School of Arts and Sciences. Outside of the UA, he is involved in Penn Special Olympics, WQHS Radio, and IAA, and enjoys Chipotle, hip-hop, and studying in the Huntsman forum. Feel free to reach out to him at aswam@sas.upenn.edu

Samara Wyant

Samara Wyant is a junior studying Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. She was born in Toronto, but has lived in Chicago and currently lives in Cleveland, Ohio. Samara joined the UA in her sophomore year. She has served as a College Representative on the Social Justice Committee, and is currently the Student Life Committee Director. Samara is passionate about policy and politics, and is committed to bettering the lives of students by working on projects that will improve the Penn community and lower costs of attendance. Aside from the UA, Samara is also involved with PIPAC, the Daily Pennsylvanian, Penn Dems, and Sigma Delta Tau. Please reach out with any questions or comments to studentlife@pennua.org.