Engineering Representatives

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

Delaney Kaufman

Delaney Kaufman is a junior from Los Angeles studying Mechanical Engineering. She is super passionate about the hands on aspect of engineering and spends many hours a week working in the machine shop. Delaney is super excited to represent Penn’s engineering community and work to improve student life as a member of the UA. When she’s not slaving away on mechatronics, Delaney can be found playing tennis or attempting to learn the banjo and ukulele. Please reach out to Delaney at dekauf@seas.upenn.edu.

Kyle O'Neil

Born in London, England, but hailing from Rye Brook, New York, Kyle O'Neil is junior studying Bioengineering. He is looking forward to another year as the Director of the Dining, Sustainability, and Facilities committee. Outside of his classes, Kyle is an avid sports fan, runner, and skier. The best way to find Kyle is to look for him running along the Schuylkill River in the morning or skiing on College Green during a rare snow day. You can reach Kyle at dsf@pennua.org

Kanishka Rao

Kanishka is a senior in M&T studying CIS and Management with an intended Master’s in CIS, and he could not be more excited for his last term as UA SEAS Rep. Hailing from the suburbs of Philly, spent most of his pre-college years travelling for soccer, singing and acting in musicals, and teaching his little sister how to be the best tomboy she could be. On campus, Kanishka serves as the Engineering School Class Chair & the Vice Chair of Wharton Leadership Ventures, sings in the Disney A Cappella group, and is a member of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity. His passions include musical theater, Philadelphia sports, and the science of sleep.The UA has had a profound impact on Kanishka, exposing him to pressing issues on campus and helping him understand people of all backgrounds. As longest tenured member of the Dining, Sustainability, and Facilities committee, Kanishka is reinvigorated to tackle Public Transportation access through SEPTA and Penn Transit this year. Kanishka wants to hear your ideas on how we can improve Penn together, and can be reached at raok@seas.upenn.edu.

Nicholas Parkes

Nicholas Parkes is a sophomore in Engineering and Wharton studying Mechanical Engineering and Management. He is excited to serve out his first year on the UA to improve the lives of his classmates and make Penn an even better place than it already is. Nick is also on the Penn Electric Racing team here at Penn, where he witnesses firsthand the genius of Penn’s student body. In his free time, he loves reading and playing soccer. Please feel free to reach out to him at niparkes@seas.upenn.edu!