Wharton Representatives

Nikhil Gupta

communications director

Nikhil Gupta (C’22, W’22) is a sophomore in the Huntsman Program in International Studies and Business who is pursuing Spanish as his target language. He grew up in Naperville, Illinois and Shanghai, China. He has served on the Student & Campus Life and Equity & Inclusion committees, and he is the Communications Director for the UA. His proudest accomplishment on the body is securing the free provision of menstrual health necessities on campus alongside GAPSA. In the past, he assisted the Division of Public Safety with the development of student safety guides and met with the Student Health Service to address patient concerns. Outside the UA, Nikhil is involved with Penn Dhamaka, Wharton Asia Exchange, Penn Microfinance, and Penn Wharton China Summit. In his free time, he loves to paint and take portrait photography. Please do not hesitate to contact him at nikhilgu@wharton.upenn.edu!

John casey 

Academic Initiatives Committee Director

John Casey is a junior in Wharton studying public policy and finance. Because of his dad’s military career, John has lived around the world, graduating high school in Germany and calling Nashville, TN home. On the Undergraduate Assembly he has served as an Associate Member, a Wharton Representative, and is the current Director for the Academic Initiatives committee. John’s work on the UA has centered around club recruitment, and he is collaborating with SAC and PennLabs to create an online informational resource for students about clubs at Penn. Outside of the UA John is involved with Army ROTC, the Alpha Kappa Psi business fraternity, and the Penn Political Review. He also loves reading political biographies, watching documentaries, and running. Reach out to John with any questions or concerns at jocasey@wharton.upenn.edu

maria curry

diNING, HOUSING, AND TRANSIT Committee Director

Maria Curry is a Senior in the Huntsman Program in International Studies and Business, and is originally from the suburbs of Atlanta in Peachtree City, GA. She dual-majors in Wharton with concentrations in Finance and Legal Studies, and in the College of Arts & Sciences in International Studies with a minor in Spanish. Maria is excited to serve on the UA for her fourth year overall and for her second year as Director of the Dining, Housing and Transit Committee. Maria is passionate about student engagement and involvement in administrator decisions related to dining and housing, and about building on the accessibility of PennTransit and SEPTA via innovative projects. Moreover, Maria is excited to work with student groups to tackle some of the largest issues facing Penn and the larger community including: standardized diversity training for all teaching roles, mindfulness spaces in academic buildings and a multi-university sustainability resolution urging divestment. Outside of the UA, Maria is a leader in Wharton Cohorts and Penn Leads the Vote, and an active member of the Black Wharton Undergraduate Association and the Penn Public Policy Student Group. In her free time, Maria enjoys going to music festivals and concerts, running outside, and writing about current events. Please reach out to Maria at dht@pennua.org with any questions or concerns at anytime throughout the year, and check out what we’re working on under “Projects” online!

Janice Owusu

Bio Coming Soon!

Dante Diggs


Dante Diggs is a freshman studying in the Wharton School. Outside of UA, he is a member of the Penn Debate Society, Penn Wharton Public Policy Initiative, and a youth representative for the Youth Volunteer Corp board. Dante is interested in studying business economics and public policy or behavioral economics, with a focus on educational policy and economic development in urban areas. Additionally, Dante enjoys reading books from authors such as Daniel Pink, playing video games, and exercising. You can reach him at ddante@wharton.upenn.edu!