2018 President’s Engagement Prize Winner

James McPhail

Class Year: 2018
Target Language: Chinese
Study Abroad: Peking University, China
Minor: East Asian Lang & Civil/Chinese
Wharton Concentration: Finance

James and his team won Penn’s highly competitive President’s Engagement Prize in 2018, the funds of which were used to get the Chicago Furniture Bank off the ground. As co-founder of the Chicago Furniture Bank, James has helped launch this nonprofit social impact venture that provides used furniture and household items to families and individuals most in need.

James was also a summer analyst (M&A group) at CITI and a summer financial analyst at Deimos Asset Management.