Open Conversation with Alumni on Navigating Cross-Cultural Mental Health

Alumni Panelists

Heather Tang W’19

Originally from Toronto, Heather graduated from Wharton in 2019 with a BS in Economics, concentrating in Management, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation. After graduation, Heather worked at Google Canada leading their on-platform COVID-19 response initiatives. Soon, Heather will begin her Masters in Global Affairs at Tsinghua University as a Schwarzman Scholar, Class of 2023

Laura Gao W’18

Laura is an author and illustrator of graphic novels. Originally from China, Laura grew up in Dallas, TX, and studied data analytics at Penn. Laura also enjoyed her time with Penn Club Basketball, Wharton Cohorts, and The Signal.

Eddie Cai E’21

Eddie is originally from Princeton, New Jersey and graduated from Penn’s Digital Media Design program in 2021. Currently, he works as a software engineer in New York. In his free time Eddie is usually taking art classes, writing, or just finding ways to exercise and explore the city!

Justin Yue W’20

Justin is originally from the Bay Area and graduated from Wharton in May of 2020. He also earned a certificate in German while on campus. He currently works in finance and is excited about enterprise software. Outside of work Justin enjoys spending time in thrift stores, taking care of his indoor plants and travelling. At Penn, Justin was part of Penn Club Swim and a consulting club.

Nihar Patil W’20

Nihar is originally from Pleasanton, California and graduated from Penn’s NETS program. He is currently an Engineer & Product Manager at an e-commerce startup. He produces electronic music on the side and is currently working on his new album!