Peer Advising Fellows

See the Peer Advising Program page for more information about the role of peer advisors.

To make an appointment with a peer advisor, use the online appointment scheduler.

To e-mail a peer advisor, find them in the Penn Directory.

Holly Butrico

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About me...

Hometown: Bernardsville, NJ, USA

Degree: Wharton single degree

Concentration: OIDD

Secondary concentration/major: Marketing

Favorite courses: FOLK 270, MKTG 224, MKTG 234, OIDD 291

What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced at Wharton/Penn?: Navigating academics, athletics, and my social life. As soon as I created a schedule for myself, I realized how amazing it is to participate on a team, and it helped me focus for the hours that I had free time to do work and to hang out with friends. But it definitely took some time getting used to!

Fun fact(s) about you: I live on a farm with two pet swans, I’ve done two triathlons, I’ve had double ACL surgery on the same knee, I’m constantly listening to music, my favorite food is dark chocolate, and I prefer seltzer to water.

Activities: Wharton Peer Advisors, Penn Women’s Crew Team, the Cohorts System (freshman and sophomore year), Chi Omega sorority, Wharton Ambassadors, and Team Impact.

Nagu Chidambaram

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About me...

Hometown: Minnesota, MN, USA

Degree: Wharton single degree

Concentration: Business Analytics

Secondary concentration/major: Finance, Management

Favorite courses: FNCE 238, MEAM 101, OIDD 236

What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced at Wharton/Penn?: Finding a community where I belonged. There are so many different types of people with such different interests that I was overwhelmed at first. I didn’t know how to meet people and kinda felt lost.

Fun fact(s) about you: I am avid outdoors enthusiast who loves going on backpacking adventure with my friends!

Activities: Wharton 101 TA, 180 Degrees Consulting, Women’s Club Soccer Head Coach, DSP

Bella Echevarria

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About me...

Hometown: Unionville, PA, USA

Degree: Wharton single degree

Concentration: Management

Secondary concentration/major: Business Analytics

Minors: Certificate in Spanish language

Favorite courses: Group Dynamics, Business Spanish, Intro to Acting

Off-campus study or courses: ICADE study abroad program in Madrid (Spring 2019), Brazil WIP (Spring 2018)

What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced at Wharton/Penn?: Learning to say no to certain opportunities so that I can create more balance in my life and be more effective in the roles I do take on

Fun fact(s) about you: Checked “Go to El Clásico” off my bucket list when I studied abroad

Activities: Wharton 101 TA, Wharton Wellness Board, Sigma Kappa Sorority, Club Tennis

Brandon Li

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About me...

Hometown: Austin, TX, USA

Degree: Uncoordinated dual degree

Concentration: Finance

Secondary concentration/major: Accounting, Computer Science

Minor: Math

Favorite courses: FNCE 207, MGMT 100, CIS 350

What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced at Wharton/Penn?: Learning that it is okay to pursue interests that aren’t pre-professional. There’s not one “right” way to go through college, so enjoy doing what you love!

Fun fact(s) about you: I’m a big marching band nerd! I played clarinet and conducted as a drum major back in Texas.

Activities: Wharton Undergraduate Private Equity and Venture Capital, Wharton Investment and Trading Group, Joseph Wharton Scholars, Wharton Asia Exchange, Penn Chamber

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Yu Hao Lim

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About me...

Please call me: Darius

Hometown: Singapore

Degree: Wharton single degree

Concentration: Statistics

Secondary concentration/major: Operations, Information & Decisions

Favorite courses: MGMT291, PSCI259, OIDD245, CLST026, BEPP233

What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced at Wharton/Penn?: Having lived in Asia my entire life, the culture shock of America was initially quite overwhelming.

Fun fact(s) about you: I am a solo travel enthusiast! Having started in freshman winter, I have so far solo traveled through various parts of Europe, Japan and South-East Asia.

Activities: Club Singapore, Delta Tau Delta Fraternity

Anova Sahoo

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About me...

Hometown: Cupertino, CA, USA

Degree: Life Sciences & Management

Concentration: Finance

Secondary concentration/major: Statistics

Favorite courses: STAT 471, BIOL 431, FREN 221

Off-campus study or courses: GRIP at the London School of Economics

What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced at Wharton/Penn?: Being fearful of not having a 10-year plan after graduation and feeling overwhelmed by all of different paths I could take professionally.

Fun fact(s) about you: I was named after the statistical term Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) and wrote an essay about embodying this name once. On a completely unrelated note, I love stationary and help manage a group of and Instagram for fountain pen enthusiasts.

Activities: 180 Degrees Consulting, Wharton Passion Projects, Penn Undergraduate Biotech Society, College of Arts and Sciences Peer Advisor, research with a professor on clinical trials

Tyler Shevin

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About me...

Hometown: Boca Raton, Florida, USA

Degree: Uncoordinated dual degree

Concentration: Management

Secondary concentration/major: Political Science

Favorite courses: MGMT 214 – Technology and Innovation Strategy, PSCI 236 – Public Policy Process, LGST 220 – International Business Ethics

Off-campus study or courses: Study Abroad in Hong Kong (Chinese University of Hong Kong, Spring ’19)

What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced at Wharton/Penn?: Managing time and stress effectively

Fun fact(s) about you: You can find me at Greek Lady

Activities: Student Committee on Undergraduate Education; Consult for America; West Philadelphia Tutoring Project; The Daily Pennsylvanian; Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society

Ebun Sofela

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About me...

Hometown: Lagos, Nigeria

Degree: Wharton single degree

Concentration: Finance

Secondary concentration/major: Business Analytics

Favorite courses: OIDD 245, FNCE 203, AFST 170

What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced at Wharton/Penn?: I came to Penn as an external transfer, so the biggest challenge I’ve faced has been trying to truly find my place, given I wasn’t here as a freshman.

Fun fact(s) about you: I have the amazing privilege of having my younger sister at Penn with me, and we often get mistaken for twins!

Activities: WH 201 TA, Black Wharton Undergraduate Association, Nigerians at Penn, WPTP, The Tutoring Center

Zihan Xiong

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About me...

Hometown: Wilmette, IL, USA

Degree: Uncoordinated dual degree

Concentration: Business Economics & Public Policy

Secondary concentration/major: Finance, Political Science

Favorite courses: BEPP 212, PSCI 152, FNAR 123

Off-campus study or courses: WIEP LA

What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced at Wharton/Penn?: Feeling uncertain and lost about who I was or who I wanted to be. Trying to figure out what it means to be you can be incredibly difficult, especially when feeling isolated, facing change, and everything else seems to be going on at the same time. It’s easy to get lost in both the everyday things and the bigger picture. Just keep at it; one day at a time! Embrace the ride.

Fun fact(s) about you: My world revolves around a good cup of caffeine and music. Always in pursuit of creative outlets!

Activities: Men’s Lightweight Rowing, Wharton Women, Science Olympiad at Penn, Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society, Joseph Wharton Scholars, Penn Taiwanese Society Cultural Show, Public Policy Initiative Student Group, The Daily Pennsylvanian

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Megan Yip

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About me...

Hometown: Wayne, NJ, USA

Degree: Wharton single degree

Concentration: Finance

Secondary concentration/major: Management

Favorite courses: MGMT 224 (Leading Diversity in Organizations) in conjunction with MGMT 272 (Power & Politics in Organizations), Finance 207 (Corporate Valuation), MGMT 240 (Group Dynamics), and NURS 313 (Obesity in Society ABCS Course)

Off-campus study or courses: Chile PGS (Fall 2019), NYC WIEP (Fall Break 2018)

What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced at Wharton/Penn?: OCR taught me the importance of self-care, especially during particularly stressful academic weeks. The experience showed me the selflessness of the Wharton community, as upperclass mentors were candid about their experiences and passed information that aided me throughout the process.

Fun fact(s) about you: After my freshman year, I travelled to six countries in Asia!

Activities: Wharton 101 TA, Wharton Business & Law Association, Legal Studies Research Assistant, Alpha Phi Fratetnity