Engineering Representatives

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Kyle O'Neil

DIning, Sustainability, and Facilities Committee Director

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


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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


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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!


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Kayla Prezelski

Kayla Prezelski, from Pottsville, Pennsylvania, is a junior in SEAS studying Bioengineering. She is excited to see what she can bring to SEAS through the UA and would like to specifically focus on advocacy for women in STEM. Kayla enjoys listening to music and going to concerts, as well as trying new restaurants around Philadelphia. She would love to hear about any ideas you have or anything you would like to see happen this semester – so shoot her an email at!