Meet Your Peer Advisors

See the peer advising page for more information about the role of peer advisors. The peer advisors are available via email (see profiles below) and for drop-in advising in 1400 SHDH (enter through ARB, 2nd floor atrium) Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm during the fall and spring semesters.

Michael Lentskevich

Michael

About me...

Hometown: Glenview, IL, USA

Degree: Wharton single degree

Concentration: Legal Studies & Business Ethics

Second concentration: Business, Energy, Environment, and Sustainability

Favorite courses: CLST 1302/ANTH 1480: Food and Fire, MKTG 2370: Introduction To Brain Science For Business

What are your career interests and where have you interned/worked over your summers? My long-term career interest is to become an environmental lawyer. In the short term, interested in accounting and auditing of firms.
Freshman summer: Worked as a financial consultant for Roberti Community House, a small non-profit helping urban desert communities in Chicago.
Sophomore summer: Working in the business development unit of a legal tech start-up called tenant buddy.

What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced at Wharton/Penn? Finding meaning in the future—getting to Penn was such a big goal in high school that I lost track of who I was and why I was doing anything, and it was very hard to regain that back and understand what I actually wanted from life.

Fun fact(s) about you: I have 7 different wolf-themed accessories, and one of my favorite family activities is wild-mushroom picking.

Activities: Lighting and sound designer, finance chair for Stimulus Children’s Theatre, co-chair of Wharton Council, Resident advisor for Stouffer college house, avid hiker/camper, gardener, volunteer for friends of Clark Park

Email: mlen@wharton.upenn.edu

Aaron Osei

A.OSei

About me...

Hometown: Gainesville, Virginia

Degree: Wharton single degree

Concentration: Management, Strategic Management track

Second concentration: Business Economics & Public Policy

Minor: American Public Policy

Favorite courses: LGST 2070: Sports Business Management, PSCI 0200/130: Intro to American Politics

What are your career interests and where have you interned/worked over your summers? I’m interested in consulting and the intersection of social impact. I have worked at: Mobility Capital Finance as a product development intern and Boston Consulting Group as a GFL summer associate.

What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced at Wharton/Penn? My biggest challenge was figuring out how to find my people. I didn’t know anybody coming in, so it was a bit daunting. I was able to find some of my closest friends through all of my involvements.

Fun fact(s) about you: I write poetry in my free time, know geography really well, and have 100 first cousins!

Activities: Black Wharton, Wharton Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Group (WEDIG), Wharton 2010 TA

Email: osei@wharton.upenn.edu

Ashley Song

AshleySong Cropped

About me...

Hometown: Clarksville, TN, USA

Degree: Wharton single degree

Concentration: Finance

Second concentration: Operations, Information & Decisions, Decision Processes track

Favorite courses: BEPP 2200 (Behavioral Economics, Markets, and Public Policy), LGST 1010 (Law and Social Values), MKTG 1010 (Introduction to Marketing), OIDD 2900 (Decision Processes)

Off-campus study or courses if any: GRIP: Keru – Remote, WIEP: Los Angeles: Arts and Entertainment Sector – New York City: Tech Sector

What are your career interests and where have you interned/worked over your summers? Career interests: behavioral science, domestic policy, education, public/social sector, strategy work. Summer 2021: Keru (social impact consultancy)Consulting and Operations Intern and Wharton Global Youth Program, Essentials of Finance Teaching Assistant

What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced at Wharton/Penn? Having a lot of control of my schedule has been a gift and a challenge! You really have to know what you prioritize in your daily life, which often means planning your time commitments ahead of time before things get crazy busy.

Fun fact(s) about you: I’ve played 4 different instruments throughout my life, so I love all things music.

Activities: Penn International Impact Consulting (Vice President & former Associate Consultant Chair), Wharton Cohorts (Executive Cohort Director and Events Committee Director), Wharton Council (Finance Chair), Wharton Ambassadors, Wharton Research Scholars, Greek life

Email: acss@wharton.upenn.edu

Sahiba Baveja

Sahiba

About me...

Hometown: West Palm Beach, FL, USA

Degree: Wharton single degree

Concentration: Finance

Second concentration: Health Care Management & Policy

Favorite courses: HCMG 2150: Management & Economics of Pharma & Biotech, FNCE 2500: Venture Capital & Financing of Innovation

What are your career interests and where have you interned/worked over your summers? Intersection of healthcare & finance (life sciences venture capital, pharma, etc.)
– Summer 2022: Morgan Stanley Investment Banking Healthcare Team
– Fall 2021: Somatix Business Analytics Intern
– Summer 2021: LP Analyst (Data Science in Private Equity)
– Fall 2020: Upsilon Healthcare Technologies Business Analytics Intern
– Summer 2020: SEC Business Honors Program Intern

What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced at Wharton/Penn? Navigating how to turn my personal interests into an academic & career pathway, and how to use the different Wharton resources to help me make these decisions.

Fun fact(s) about you: I started teaching Piano to 5-7 year olds in my neighborhood during quarantine!

Activities: Kite & Key Tour Guide Society, South Asia Society, Penn Healthcare Review, research at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics

Email: sahibab@wharton.upenn.edu

Zöe Patterson

Zoe

About me...

Hometown: San Antonio, TX, USA

Degree: Wharton single degree

Concentration: Finance

Second concentration: Statistics

Minors: Mathematics, Italian Culture

Favorite courses: LGST 1000: Ethics and Social Responsibility, ITAL 0100: Elementary Italian II, MUSC 0070 Ensemble Performance: University Orchestra, MATH 2400: Calculus III

Off-campus study or courses: Spring 2022 semester abroad at Bocconi University in Milan, Italy

What are your career interests and where have you interned/worked over your summers? My career interests are currently centered around consulting. However, in the future I’d love to incorporate my interests in international business and/or performing arts management.
2020 Summer: Finance intern at Australian Opal Cutters through Penn Virtual Internship Program
2021 Summer: Growing Future Leaders (GFL) Summer Associate at Boston Consulting Group
2022 Summer: Summer Associate at Boston Consulting Group

What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced at Wharton/Penn?: My biggest challenge at Penn has been personally defining success, both during and beyond college. Once I allowed myself to explore interests for fun and only invested time in the clubs that meant the most to me, I learned a lot about myself, how I learn best, and what makes me happy!

Fun fact(s) about you: I love learning languages. Currently learning Italian and considering Greek next! Always looking for conversation partners.

Activities: The Kite and Key Society, Penn Symphony Orchestra, Wharton FGLI, Cru Christian Ministries, Italian Club

Email: zp2672@wharton.upenn.edu

Sunni Liu

Sunni

About me...

Hometown: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Degree: Wharton single degree

Concentration: Management, Multinational Management track

Second concentration: Business Analytics

Minor: International Development

Favorite courses: PSCI 1402/152: International Political Economy, MGMT 2230: Business Strategy, LGST/OIDD/MGMT 2910: Negotiations, MGMT 2650: Culture of Technology, OIDD 2360: Scaling Operations

What are your career interests and where have you interned/worked over your summers? Summer Intern, Better Brand;
Career interests: tech, media/entertainment, retail

What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced at Wharton/Penn? I’m the first in my high school to go to Penn and I didn’t know anyone moving in. I was starting a new chapter of my life and navigating all the nuances that came with living in a different country.

Fun fact(s) about you: I speak English, French, Mandarin, another Chinese dialect, and a little bit of Spanish.

Activities: Wharton Wellness, Cohorts, Wharton Junior Senior Programming Advisory Board, Penn Traditions, Canadian Club

Email: sunniliu@wharton.upenn.edu

Tanvi Kongara

Tanvi

About me...

Hometown: Dallas, TX, USA

Degree: Wharton single degree

Concentration: Health Care Management & Policy

Second concentration/major: Business Analytics

Favorite courses: HCMG101, OIDD245

What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced at Wharton/Penn?: Being able to manage academics and social life — it’s super easy to get overwhelmed coming to Wharton/Penn when you’re given so many opportunities to get involved but it was important for me to realize that there are only 24 hrs in a day.

Fun fact(s) about you: I love watching football – Go Cowboys!

Activities: Wharton Cohorts, 180 Degrees Consulting, Wharton Impact Investing Partners, Greek Life

Email: tkongara@wharton.upenn.edu

Justin Han

Justin

About me...

Hometown: Irvine, CA, USA

Degree: Wharton single degree

Concentration: Health Care Management & Policy

Second concentration: Finance

Favorite courses: OIDD2360: Scaling Ventures: Aligning Operations with Strategy, WH201: Business Communication for Impact

What are your career interests and where have you interned/worked over your summers? Career interest in hospital systems and healthcare management. Internship/work experiences:
Business Strategy and Intelligence Intern – Quench
Supply Chain Logistics Intern – Chipotle Mexican Grill
Customer Research Intern – Spark Advisors
Business Development Intern – Subject

What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced at Wharton/Penn? Finding a community

Fun fact(s) about you: I once finished a pint of ice cream in 55 seconds.

Activities: McNulty P3 Discussion Facilitator, McNulty Leadership Compass, Wharton Korea Undergraduate Business Society, Wharton Undergraduate Healthcare Club, Wharton Management Club, Club Squash

Email: jhan1@wharton.upenn.edu

Lola Thrower

lola

About me...

Hometown: Houston, Texas, USA

Degree: Huntsman

Concentration: Finance

Second concentration/major: International Studies

Favorite course: LGST 1010: Law and Social Values

Where have you interned/worked over your summers? Goldman Sachs, Summer Analyst in their Investment Banking Division

What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced at Wharton/Penn? Navigating competing pressures from classes, job search/recruiting along with normal college pressures and finding what makes me truly happy

Fun fact(s) about you: I share a birthday with Elvis Presley and Stephen Hawking and I have traveled to 20 states.

Activities: Director of web editorial for The WALK, consultant at Penn International Impact Consulting (PIIC), residential advisor at Harrison College House

Email: vnssa@wharton.upenn.edu

Vanessa Perez Ortega

Vanessa

About me...

Hometown: Houston, Texas, USA

Degree: Huntsman

Concentration: Management

Second concentration/major: International Studies

Minors: Design, Portuguese

Favorite courses: DSGN 0010/264, DYNM 6590, PHIL1170/004, MGMT 1010

Off-campus study or courses: Semester Study Abroad in Lisbon, Portugal

What are your career interests and where have you interned/worked over your summers?  Career-design consulting, creative director, management consulting, non-profit advocacy

What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced at Wharton/Penn? Finding my passion and interests among a community that may be a bit narrow-focused career-wise

Fun fact(s) about you: I’m scuba certified, I have a bird named popcorn, and I like to paint

Activities: CCATE – non-profit seeking to empower the LatinX community through art and culture, photography, Penn Art and Wellness, Wharton STEP

Email: vnssa@wharton.upenn.edu

Nicholas Hamilton

Nick Hamilton

About me...

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA, USA

Degree: Wharton single degree

Concentration: Legal Studies & Business Ethics

Second concentration: Marketing

Minor: Classical Studies

Favorite courses: LGST 2280: Sports Law, LGST 2460: Corporate Distress and Reorganization Law

What are your career interests and where have you interned/worked over your summers? Career Interests: Law (Corporate/Criminal), Sophomore Summer: PURM Research Assistant with Professor Mary Hunter-McDonnell (Legal Studies and Business Ethics), Junior Summer: Intern at the US Patent and Trademark Office (through the Department of Commerce)

What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced at Wharton/Penn?: My biggest challenge in coming to Penn was adjusting to the rigorous academic environment. As a first generation college student I had no idea what to expect academically when coming to Penn and the learning curve for me was steep. I had to learn how to effectively balance my extracurricular and personal time commitments with academics while adjusting to the increased difficulty of Ivy League courses.

Fun fact(s) about you: I swam competitively for 13 years and now coach a team in the summer!

Activities: Mock Trial, West Philadelphia Tutoring Project, Wharton Business and Law Association, Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity, Sports Business Club

Learn more about Nick: Nick chose Business School and a BS in Economics to Pursue Pre-Law

Email: nrah@wharton.upenn.edu