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Steve Eidelman, C’07
Founder of Whistle, Entrepreneur in Residence – Digital Health at Mars Petcare Santa Monica, CA Political Science Major I would have never predicted I would end up starting a company that made tracking devices for pets. I think I was always somewh (More)
Kalina “Lina” Francis, C'13
Communications Director, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, U.S. House of Representatives Washington D.C. Communications Major Ever since my high school internship with then Senator Barack Obama in 2005, politics and civic engagement has been my passi (More)
Binya Appelbaum, C'01
Editorial Board Member, The New York Times Washington, D.C. History Major, degree concentration in Intellectual History I have friends who took a while to figure out what they wanted to do with their lives. My life has actually been more of a stra (More)
Adriana López Vermut, C’00
Founder, Pica Pica Arepa Kitchen San Francisco Cultural Anthropology Major When my daughter was born, my dad asked me what I was planning on doing to stay connected to my heritage. I knew I did not want to go back to venture capital or technology (More)
Michelle Tandler, C’08
Category Manager, Thumbtack San Francisco Intellectual History Major Over the course of my career I have often found myself thinking “I have no idea what I want to do next. I have no long-term plan.” Whether it was during my senior year in college (More)
Jenny Tedori, C’16
Designer, Shlemmer Algaze Associates (SAA) Culver City, CA Architecture Major Entering my freshman year at Penn, I really didn’t know what to expect for the next four years in Philly. I thought about the usual big picture question marks such as wh (More)
Babacar Diene, C’04
VP of Acquisitions and Development, Voltage Pictures Los Angeles International Relations Major I was born in New York and grew up in Paris. My father worked at the United Nations. It was in the human rights commission. I always thought I was going (More)
Yanmin Lee, C’07, WG’14
Senior Manager, User Growth, Stubhub (former) San Francisco Chemistry and Economics Major I'm originally from Malaysia, so Penn was actually my first time ever in the States. I think coming to the States is a bit of a culture shock, right? For (More)
Matt Dines, C’06
Executive Vice President, Paramount Players at Paramount Los Angeles Comparative Literature and Theory Major I think one of the hardest things I’ve learned is that you can work as hard as possible, and you can kind of check all of the boxes, so to (More)
Vanessa LeFebvre, C’99
President, Lord & Taylor New York Psychology Major I was a waitress. I babysat. I had all types of jobs. I stayed at Penn's campus during the summer and just worked and hung out. I laugh but I actually always tell people that waitressing was t (More)
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