Huntsman Student Advisory Board

The Huntsman Student Board serves as an instrument for greater student participation and as a forum for students to voice their opinions about issues of concern to them. Student Board members frequently organize panel discussions on subjects such as study abroad, internships and recruiting. They also facilitate informal mentoring between upper- and underclassmen in the Program.

The Student Board also works to build a sense of community through social events such as pizza parties and coffee hours. In the past they’ve organized trivia nights, karaoke and trips to Phillies games. They even coordinated an all-Huntsman team for this year’s Relay for Life. Such activities help to maintain the close ties formed between Huntsman students during their freshman year, even after they spread out across campus and across the world during their semester abroad.

The Student Board consists of twelve members, four of whom are selected by the current members and eight of whom are elected by their peers.

Class of 2009:

Ursina Beerli
Hometown: Zurich, Switzerland
Target Language: French

Julia Powers
Hometown: Huntington Valley, PA
Target Language: French

Alex Tong
Hometown: Hong Kong
Target Language: Chinese

Weijia Yu
Hometown: Randolph, NJ
Target Language: Chinese
Class of 2010:

Henry Choi
Hometown: Daegu, Korea
Target Language: Japanese

Kseniya Demchenko
Hometown: Eagleville, PA
Target Language: Russian

Alok Pandey
Hometown: Santa Cruz, CA
Target Language: Portuguese

Ian Levine
Hometown: Woodmere, NY
Target Language: Italian
Class of 2011:

Nicolas Aguirre
Hometown: Lima, Peru
Target Language: Italian

Charlie Lipsius
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Target Language: Chinese

Danny Urgelles
Hometown: Miami, FL
Target Language: Portuguese

Shawn Wang
Hometown: Singapore
Target Language: Chinese
Class of 2012:

Jillian Cohn
Hometown: West Hills, CA
Target Language: Spanish

Corey Metzman
Hometown: Nashville, TN
Target Language: Spanish

Joe Percoco
Hometown: Hillsborough, NJ
Target Language: Spanish

José Varela III
Hometown: Panama City, Panama
Target Language: Portuguese
Page Image

Ursina Beerli

Profile Thumbnail

Class: 2009

Hometown: Zurich, Switzerland

Go to profile »

I treasure my experiences in KC3. I have memories of going to China Town for Chinese New Year, being taught how to do a Greek dance, listening to political conversations in foreign languages, going to cultural shows together, bathroom signs in Chinese and random Russian movies. I also will never forget late nights spent reviewing for the next day’s midterm, making sure everyone understood everything, no matter how long it would take. I will forget some of the concepts, models, and theories I have learned in my classes, but I will never forget all I have learned from my fellow Huntsman students.

See more student profiles »