College Representatives


Mary Sadallah

eQUITY AND iNCLUSION coMMITTEE DIRECTOR 

Mary is a sophomore from Egg Harbor Township, NJ. She is studying Economics and Arabic in hopes of one day working in the Middle East. At Penn, she is involved with Penn First, the Student Committee on Undergraduate Education, Penn Political Review, and Penn Undergraduate Law Journal. As an Associate Member last year, she worked to increase the visibility of underrepresented and minority groups on campus, as well as improve outreach from CAPS and the Cultural Resource Centers. This year, she hopes to continue making progress as Committee Director. In her free time, Mary enjoys eating out, online shopping, and watching bad reality TV. Feel free to reach out to her at ei@pennua.org!

TOri Borlase

LEGAL SERVICES COORDINATOR

Tori Borlase is a sophomore in the college majoring in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from Highlands Ranch, CO. This year, she will be serving on the Academic Initiatives committee, as well as working on projects relative to diversity and sustainability. In addition to being a member of the UA, Tori competes regularly as a part of the Penn Debate Society, helps run a 501(c)(4) nonprofit dedicated to climate change activism, and is a member of Chi Omega sorority. You can contact Tori at tborlase@sas.upenn.edu.
 

bRIAN gOLDSTIEN 

Vice President

Brian Goldstein is a junior 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 Speaker 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 speaker@pennua.org!

Elena Hoffman 

Elena Hoffman is a junior 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 school-wide equity. Reach out to her at elenaho@sas.upenn.edu.

Arjun Swaminathan

Community Engagement and Sustainability COmmittee Director

Ben May is a sophomore in the College who plans on studying Mathematical Economics and International Relations. He was born in the suburbs outside of Philadelphia, lived on Long Island for most of his life, and currently lives in Boston. He joined to work on creating a more environmentally sustainable campus and improving student life through tangible changes, currently serving as the Sustainability and Community Impact committee director. Outside of the UA, he is a member of Penn's travel Model United Nations team (Intercol), a member of Greek life, a tour guide in Kite and Key, and a part of PennDems. Ben loves the outdoors, living to scuba dive, hike, and go on road trips. With family ties to the circus, he almost always has juggling balls on him. If you have any questions or want to grab food, do not hesitate to contact him at benmay@sas.upenn.edu or sci@pennua.org.

Natasha Menon

President  

Natasha Menon is a junior studying Philosophy, Politics, and Economics with a minor in Legal Studies and History from Fountain Hills, AZ. Previously having served as the Social Justice Committee Director, Natasha will continue her work as Treasurer of the UA and focus on elevating the voices of marginalized communities on campus. Outside of the UA, she is a member of the Civic Scholars program and the Penn Public Policy Initiative Student Group (PPISG), where she explores her interest in immigration and education policy. She is also a part of the Penn Masti dance team and serves on the PAACH Board of Advisors. Natasha spends her free time reading, exploring the food scene in Philadelphia, and watching shows on Netflix. Reach out to Natasha with any ideas or concerns at treasurer@pennua.org.

Simon Miller

Bio coming soon!

Jennifer Richards 

Jennifer is a sophomore in the College of Arts and Sciences from San Diego, California. While her major is not yet decided, she is highly considering double majoring in Psychology and Criminology. As a member of the Academic Initiatives Committee, Jennifer has worked on improving the peer advising program, course absence policies and course registration. Outside of the Undergraduate Assembly, Jennifer is a member of Women’s Varsity Tennis, the events coordinator for Penn Wellness, a tour guide for Kite and Key and a member of Alpha Phi Sorority. In her free time, she enjoys exploring restaurants in Philadelphia and taking spontaneous bike rides to Center City. If you have any questions or just want to chat, you can reach Jennifer at rjenny@sas.upenn.edu.

Chase Serota

Chase Serota is a sophomore in the College studying Political Science and Communications and is from Long Island, New York. Chase serves as the Deputy Executive Committee Director for Penn Model Congress and is a brother of the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity. He also is an Executive Event Organizer for the Long Island based group Students Against Gun Violence, which was formed after the Parkland shootings, and is an outspoken advocate for common sense gun reform. Outside of Politics, Chase enjoys runs along the Schuylkill, producing documentaries, and exploring new spots around Philly. Please feel free to reach out and share your opinions and concerns with him at any time at cserota4@sas.upenn.edu or at (516) 761-3691.

Ryan Bush

Ryan Bush is a sophomore in the College studying Politics, Philosophy, and Economics with minors in American Public Policy and Data Analytics from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. On the UA, Ryan has served as an Associate Member and College Representative on the Academic Initiatives Committee, as well as a member of the Communications team. Ryan's primary passions for the UA include promoting underutilized campus resources, expanding opportunity equity across Penn's student body, and creating transparency between Penn administration and students. Outside of the UA, Ryan is involved in the Dean's Advisory Board, SPEC Connaissance, Kite and Key, the Kelly Writers House, and the PENNacle Pre-Orientation program. You can usually find Ryan in the PCPSE building or catching up on an episode of How To Get Away With Murder, The Handmaid's Tale, or Friends. Reach out to Ryan with ideas or concerns at ryanbush@sas.upenn.edu.

Kristen Ukeomah

Kristen Ukeomah is a junior at the University of Pennsylvania majoring in Health and Societies, concentrating in Health Policy and Law, with a minor in American Public Policy. She is from Upper Marlboro, MD (often referred to as PG County or Gorgeous Prince George's). On the UA, Kristen has served on the Social Justice committee, and is serving on the Equity and Inclusion committee for a second year in a row. One project she's working on is spreading awareness of commonly undiagnosed disabilities through NSO programming and RA/GA training. Outside of the UA, she is the Vice President of the Black Student League, Vice President of the Penn African Student Association, Co-Conference Chair of the Black Pre-Law Association, a Weingarten Ambassador, a PAVE Educator, and more. One fun fact about Kristen is that she hates sweets (pastries, candy, ice cream, you name it!). If you would like to reach out to Kristen about any project ideas you have for the UA, her other UA involvements, or just to talk, email her at kukeomah@sas.upenn.edu.

Kevin Zhou 

Kevin Zhou is a sophomore in the College studying Political Science and Economics. Born in Beijing, China and moved to Irvine, California in middle school, Kevin has always been interested in policy-making, ensuring all voices are heard and all opportunities are equally available. Through serving on the Equity and Inclusion Committee this year, Kevin hopes to continue to bring positive changes to campus in a variety of ways, including pushing for a more affordable and better quality dining plan, promoting safer event environments for all students, and further pursuing mental health initiatives that expand accessibility and reduce stigma. Other than the UA, Kevin is also part of the United Minority Council, the Executive Council of American Enterprise Institute at Penn, and Delta Tau Delta Fraternity. The best part about being on the UA for Kevin is the people he gets to meet and converse with. He would love to talk to anyone about anything, and you can reach him at kevvzhou@sas.upenn.edu.

Camilo Duran

Cam is a junior in the College studying Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. He is a Mexican American FGLI (first-generation, low-income) student from rural North Carolina. Cam joined the UA during his sophomore year to serve as a voice for all students and as a driving force to shape Penn for the better. On the UA, Cam serves on the Equity and Inclusion Committee, in addition to his past role as Legal Services Coordinator for both the undergraduate and graduate student bodies. Cam is passionate about expanding university accessibility for both the first-generation, low-income student and queer communities, as well as creating an atmosphere that prioritizes mental wellness of all students. Outside of the UA, Cam is a 2017 Coca-Cola Scholar, Penn Civic Scholar, Public Policy Research Scholar, and FGLIQ member. You can usually catch him attempting to (poorly) sing along to his favorite musicals in his free time. If you ever have any ideas or questions, want to grab coffee, or just want to say hello, you can reach Cam at cduran@sas.upenn.edu.