Meet The Team

Oyinkansola Sofela '21

Past Co-Chair

Hometown: Lagos, Nigeria
Concentration: Entrepreneurship & Innovation and Social Impact and Responsibility
Involvements: Head Wharton 101 Teaching Assistant, Venture Initiation Program, Black Wharton
Hobbies: Painting, dancing, reading, and napping
Favorite Movie: Love and Basketball
Favorite Book: A Thousand Splendid Suns
Favorite Meal: Nigerian Joloff Rice

Javion Joyner '22

Past Co-Chair

Hometown: Spokane, Washington
Concentration: Business Economics and Public Policy and Legal Studies
Involvements: Black Wharton, Black Wharton Consulting, Joseph Wharton Scholars
Hobbies: Netflix, cello, novice poetry
Favorite Movie: Avengers: Endgame
Favorite Book: The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America
Favorite Meal: Mac and Cheese

Karen Herrera '21

Board Member

Hometown: Miami, Florida
Concentration: Decision Processes (Wharton) & Political Science (SAS)
Involvements: Student Committee on Undergraduate Education, Sphinx Senior Society, Cipactli Latinx Honor Society, Gryphon Honor Society, Pi Sigma Alpha National Honor Society
Hobbies: Exercising, nutrition, watching documentaries, and skin-care
Favorite Movie: Freedom Writers
Favorite Book: Becoming
Favorite Meal: Ceviche

Trae Jordan '21

Board Member

Hometown: Apple Valley, California
Concentration: Business Economics and Public Policy
Involvements: Wharton Risk Center Undergraduate Fellow, Penn IUR Urban Leadership Fellow
Hobbies: Road tripping, thrifting, cycling, camping, photography
Favorite Movie: The Incredibles
Favorite Book: Evicted
Favorite Meal: McChicken, McDouble, and a Large Fries

Daniel Mendelsohn '21

Founder & Board Member

Hometown: London, England
Concentration: Management Organizational Effectiveness and Business Analytics
Involvements: Wharton Dean's Undergraduate Advisory Board, Wharton Wellness, Wharton 101 Teaching Assistant
Hobbies: Bartending, Texas Hold'em, "Soccer"
Favorite Movie: Remember the Titans
Favorite Book: Give and Take
Favorite Meal: Chicken Katsu Curry

Ryan Pruitt '21

Board Member

Hometown: Englewood, New Jersey
Concentration: Operations and Management
Involvements: Wharton 101 TA, Wharton Leadership Ventures, Greek Life (Sigep), STEP
Hobbies: Making podcasts!
Favorite Movie:  Guardians of the Galaxy
Favorite Book: The Power of Habit!
Favorite Meal: Bacon cheeseburgers, fries and an Oreo milkshake!

Jamil Atkinson '22

Recruiting Chair

Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia
Concentration: Finance and Operations, Information & Decisions
Involvements: Wharton Wellness, Wharton Investment and Trading Group, University Honor Council, Quaker Finance Group
Hobbies: Playing soccer, watching football, listening to rap music
Favorite Movie: Pursuit of Happiness
Favorite Book: Born a Crime
Favorite Meal: Waffle House All Star Special

Jane Huang '22

Board Member

Hometown: Hanover, Maryland
Concentration: Finance and Statistics
Involvements: Cohorts, SPEC Spring Fling, SCUE
Hobbies: Being active, trying weird recipes, art, and going to any event where I can be loud!!
Favorite Movie: La La Land or Life is Beautiful
Favorite Book: The Year of Magical Thinking
Favorite Meal: Hotpot

Daniel Iglesias '22

Recruiting Chair

Hometown: Miami, Florida
Concentration:  Finance, Accounting, and PPE
Involvements: SCUE; Wharton Latino; UA; College DAB; Kite & Key; CAUSA; JSAB
Hobbies: Photography and travel
Favorite Movie: The Lion King
Favorite Book:  No Oyes Ladrar a Los Perros
Favorite Meal: Italian, steak, or sushi haha

Bailey McClain-Avant '22

Founder & Board Member

Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia 
Concentration:  Strategic Management
Involvements: Wharton Council, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.  STEP, Black Wharton, WH 201 TA
Hobbies: painting, tutoring, gardening
Favorite Movie: Coco
Favorite Book:  How To Be an Antiracist
Favorite Meal: Fried Fish w/ Home Fries

Omer Qureshi '22


Hometown: Hershey, Pennsylvania
Concentration:  Finance and Business Economics & Public Policy
Involvements: Wharton Undergraduates in Public Policy, Penn Model Congress, Wharton Undergraduate Finance Club, Joseph Wharton Scholars, WH150 TA
Hobbies: R&B music, Basketball, Electoral analysis, Trivia
Favorite Movie: The Empire Strikes Back
Favorite Book:  The Adventures of Tintin
Favorite Meal: Any type of Sushi!

Nia Robinson '22

Founder & Board Member

Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
Concentration:  Business Economics and Public Policy
Involvements: Wharton Dean's Undergraduate Advisory Board, Penn students for students, From Cell to Home
Hobbies: Dancing, walking on the lake, playing violin
Favorite Movie: Remember the Titans
Favorite Book:  The Bluest Eye
Favorite Meal: Tacos

Surayya Walters '22


Hometown: New Rochelle, New York
Concentration: Management
Involvements: Penn Benjamins Peer Counseling, The Daily Pennsylvanian
Hobbies: Reading, Writing, Cooking, Dancing, Watching Talk Shows, Listening to R&B Music, Having deep conversations
Favorite Movie: The Hate You Give
Favorite Book: Smart People Should Build Things and The Gifts of Imperfection
Favorite Meal: Barbecue Jerk Chicken with Rice and Peas

Karynton Crawford '23

Board Member

Hometown: Potomac, Maryland
Concentration: Business Economics & Public Policy and Legal Studies
Involvements: Delta Delta Delta Psi Chapter, Wharton Business & Law Association, The WALK Magazine
Hobbies: Writing, watching crime documentaries, and spending time with friends and family
Favorite Movie: 10 Things I Hate About You     
Favorite Book: My Own Words
Favorite Meal: Any type of Pasta

Michael Hardee '23

Social Chair

Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia
Concentration: Finance and Business Analytics
Involvements: West Philadelphia Tutoring Project, Wharton Investment and Trading Group, Wharton Management Club
Hobbies: Music Production, Weightlifting, and Basketball
Favorite Movie: Django Unchained
Favorite Book: Frankenstein
Favorite Meal: Hamburger or Steak

Delaney Holder '23

Finance Chair

Hometown: New Rochelle, New York
Concentration: Business Economics & Public Policy and Social Impact & Responsibility
Involvements: Onda Latina Dance Troupe, Beyond Arrests: Rethinking Systematic Oppression (BARS), Black Wharton
Hobbies: Dancing, Cooking, Traveling
Favorite Movie: Malcolm X
Favorite Book: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Favorite Meal: Oxtails

Zakaria Loudini '23

Board Member

Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Concentration: Huntsman Program; Marketing Concentration
Involvements: TEDxPenn; Varsity Mens Wrestling
Hobbies: Baking, Reading, Running
Favorite Movie: Good Will Hunting
Favorite Book: Everyones an Aliebn when ur a Aliebn
Favorite Meal: Anything with Chicken!

Jon Barbara '24

Board Member

Hometown: Tampa, Florida
Concentration: Finance and Business Economics & Public Policy
Involvements: WUFC
Hobbies: Listening to music, walks around the city, cooking
Favorite Movie: Interstellar
Favorite Book: Outliers
Favorite Meal: Pasta alla Vodka

Eloi Divol '24

Board Member

Hometown: San Francisco, California
Concentration: Undecided and Computer Science
Involvements: PIIC, WUEC
Hobbies: Running, reading philosophy, CVS couponing
Favorite Movie: Akira
Favorite Book: Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World
Favorite Meal: Carnitas Quesadilla

Michelle Li '24

Board Member

Hometown: Houston, Texas
Concentration: Undecided 
Involvements: Penn Microfinance, STEP Board, Black Wharton
Hobbies: Art, rock climbing, cooking
Favorite Movie: Coco
Favorite Book: The Blind Assassin
Favorite Meal: Sichuan hotpot

Duanduan Lin '24

Board Member

Hometown: Hangzhou, China
Concentration: Undecided
Involvements: Joseph Wharton ScholarsT
Hobbies: Yoga, Dancing, Volleyball
Favorite Movie: Soul
Favorite Book: A Perfect Day for Bananafish
Favorite Meal: Sushi

Aaron Osei '24

Board Member

Hometown: Gainesville, Virginia
Concentration: Finance and Management
Involvements: Black Wharton, Successful Transition and Empowerment Program, SPEC-TRUM
Hobbies: Listening to R&B, writing poems, and watching movies
Favorite Movie: He Got Game
Favorite Book: All the Light We Cannot See
Favorite Meal: Strawberry Pancakes

Lina Zein '24

Board Member

Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio
Concentration: Life Sciences and Management Program, majoring in Neuroscience and
Involvements: Penn Undergraduate Biotechnology Society (PUBS), Ideas 4 Action
Hobbies: Cooking, sewing and making clothes, watching movies, yoga
Favorite Movie: Ratatouille
Favorite Book: Beloved
Favorite Meal: Grilled cheese or tacos!