Ask current University of Pennsylvania students questions about academics, campus life, dorm living, and more.
The University of Pennsylvania has shut down campus visits and tours due to the coronavirus outbreak, and many families are worried about choosing a college without being able to visit in person and get a feel for campus life. In this Q&A session, we'll ask our panel of UPenn students a series of questions about everything ranging from campus life to athletics to the classroom experience. Webinar attendees will also get to participate in the second half of the Q&A.
Ashley Anumba is a rising senior, pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Health and Society at the University of Pennsylvania. Ashley is the Executive Director of firstServices, an on campus laundry business and one of ten other student run businesses within Penn Student Agencies (PSA). Along with running a company, Ashley also works as a program coordinator at the Penn Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics. Apart from her jobs, she is part of the Penn Track and Field team and is nationally ranked in the discus. When she is not competing for Penn, she can be found at track meets around the world competing for the Nigerian National Track and Field team. After graduation, Ashley plans on going to law school and starting a career addressing health disparities.
Mercy Kuye is a rising senior, pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, at the University of Pennsylvania. Mercy is a former peer mentor for PennCAP’s Pre-Freshman Program. Her former role as a peer mentor makes her knowledgeable on UPenn’s resources and has equipped her with effective communication skills to promote healthy decision making in students. She is also a laboratory teaching assistant for the Anatomy & Physiology courses. During the school year, Mercy works at the Children’s Hospital of Philadephia as part of a research team that is focused on type 1 diabetes mellitus in children.
Miriam Motlak is a junior in the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania studying Political Science with a minor in chemistry. She is currently a clinical research assistant at Penn Medicine and plans on performing research in the field of cardiology during her gap year before she applies to medical school. Miriam is also involved in a few clubs on campus such as being Vice President for Doctors Without Borders, and loves volunteering in her free time.
Omar Bakri is a sophomore in the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania studying Sociology and Consumer Psychology. As a prospective lawyer, he has interned at the Foreign Policy Research Institute as well as the Penn Law Center for Technology, Innovation, and, Competition. On campus, Omar is an online contributor to the Penn Political Review and serves on the executive board of the Nominations and Elections Committee, one of six branches of Penn’s student government. In his free time, Omar enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing piano, and writing poetry.
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