Cohorts: Information for First-Year Students

2012-DirectorsAll first-years belong to one of nine cohorts of students who share academic and social experiences.

You will take Wharton 101 with your cohort in the fall semester. Throughout your first year, you will also have the opportunity to participate in a variety of fun cohort events, including the Amazing Cohort Race (a campus-wide scavenger hunt), the Winter Whartonland gingerbread house competition, and much more. Learn more about cohort events and initiatives here.

Cohort Executive Directors, Directors, and Mentors

Cohort executive directors, directors, and mentors provide support and help you get acclimated to life at Wharton. Each first-year cohort has one executive director and two to three directors who are upperclassmen. You will also be automatically enrolled in the Cohort Mentorship Program (unless you choose not to participate). Your cohort mentor will be an upperclassman who can provide guidance and advice.

Below is the list of cohorts and cohort leaders’ names. You will be assigned to a cohort in mid-June and your cohort leaders will contact you over the summer to welcome you to Penn and Wharton and answer any questions you might have. Be sure to also get to know your fellow cohort members on your cohort Facebook group.

Executive Director Matteo Brunel
Director Jane Huang
Director Lori Feng
Director Niva Patel
Executive Director Jessica Brown
Director Grace Hao
Director Heerin Seo
Executive Director Coco Wang
Director Jake Rodin
Director Annie Vo
Executive Director Natasha Napolitano
Director Michelle Chow
Director Jack Franklin
Executive Director Jay Madden
Director Emily Liao
Director Tanvi Kongara
Executive Director Jeriann Gumila
Director Albert Johnston-Ramirez
Director Sunni Liu
Executive Director Maddie Blake
Director Lynne Andre
Director Justin Zhou
Executive Director Allison Masuda
Director Merrick Eng
Director Zahra Barrow
Executive Director Connor Blend
Director Abby Shaffer
Director Chris Gonzalez

Advice for First-Years

karen-sun“Every day, aim to make a new friend, and follow up with them – I might have learned this too late, but sometimes a second conversation is all you need to begin an incredible friendship. In your last days at Penn, and as you move beyond, you come to find that these friendships are what you value above all else.”

Karen Sun, W’15, Alpharetta, GA