Executive Board

The President and Vice-President are elected to serve the Student Body at-large, and the rest of the Executive Board is elected internally at the annual Transition Meeting.

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Michelle Xu


Michelle is a senior in the College studying Mathematical Economics and was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She previously served on the UA as the Treasurer her junior year, College Representative her sophomore year, and New Student Representative her freshman year.  Michelle's goals for this year for the UA focus on facilitating a campus climate that emphasizes and prioritizes mental wellness, reducing the costs associated with attending Penn, ensuring that Penn is a safe and inclusive environment for all of its students, and modifying academic resources and current spaces to better meet students' needs.  She loves to sit down and talk over coffee so never hesitate to reach out to her at president@pennua.org.


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Jay Shah

Vice President

Jay is a junior in the College studying BBB and South Asia Studies and hails from New Hyde Park, New York. He has previously served on the UA has Secretary his sophomore year and as a New Student Representative his freshman year. This year Jay aims to facilitate more interaction within different student groups to address issues impacting the campus through UA Steering. Some of the issues that Jay wishes to prioritize are mental health, academic resources, increase transparency, and making the campus overall a safer and more inclusive space. Jay is down to talk about House of Cards and Prison Break or any other enthralling show you want. Don’t be shy to reach him at vp@pennua.org.


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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!



Samantha Shea


Samantha is a senior in Wharton studying Finance, Legal Studies, and Real Estate.  She currently serves as the UA Treasurer and is responsible for allocating money to all the branches of student government and other student organizations. She previously served as the UA's Student Life Committee Director and has been a liaison to numerous external committees, such as The Student Health Insurance Advisory Committee and The Student Financial Services Advisory Board. Samantha is originally from New Jersey.  If you have any questions or want to grab a coffee, reach out to Samantha at treasurer@pennua.org.


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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.

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