Current Student and Alumni Profiles

Current Students

Student Profile: Senior Mariana Velasco

Mariana is a senior from Mexico targeting Russian and concentrating in Business Economics & Public Policy, and Finance.  Tell us about your background. I was born and raised in Guadalajara, Mexico, and I came to the US for my undergrad at Penn. All of my family is from Mexico, so I don’t have the most international background, ...Read More

Student Profile: Freshman Shriya Shah

Tell me about yourself. I was born and raised in Toronto, Canada but lived in India for a few years as well. I’ve always been an avid language learner, speaking Gujarati & Hindi at home as well as French throughout highschool, but am targeting German within Huntsman. I am pursuing the Graduate Certificate in Human Rights ...Read More

Student Profile: Junior Angelina Aileen

By Mariana Velasco Angel is a junior targeting Chinese from Jakarta, Indonesia. Tell me more about your background. I grew up in Jakarta all of my life, and had been to the US a couple of times with my family. Found out about Huntsman through Kevin, he graduated from the program a couple years ago, he is ...Read More

Student Profile: French target Ariana Bedoya

By Mariana Velasco Ariana is a freshman targeting French from Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Ariana is a Penn World Scholar Class of 2025. Where did the interest in business come from? I think it comes from my family and my childhood. My father is very much into business, our family has an insurance company, so I grew up ...Read More

Student Profile: French target Gabrielle Coetzee

By Mariana Velasco Gabrielle is a sophomore from Johannesburg, South Africa, targeting French.  You are an international student as well. What made you decide to study outside of South Africa? It is definitely a big decision to make. I think for me, it made sense to go outside to learn and find solutions to the challenges of ...Read More

Student Profile: Japanese target Erica Cho

Erica is a freshman from South Korea, but was originally born in California, and grew up in Japan, Hawaii and South Korea.  Tell me more about your international background. What is the story behind it? I grew up in Japan because both of my parents worked there, but then after the earthquake in 2011, we relocated ...Read More

Cole Hancock

Current Students Cole Hancock Hometown: Littleton, CO Class Year: 2021 Target Language: German Study Abroad: Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany Minor: German Wharton Concentration: Finance & Multinational Management Why did you choose the Huntsman Program? To get both a rigorous business education from Wharton and the breadth of the International Studies degree - all…Read More Read More

Julia Mitchell

Current Students Julia Mitchell Hometown: Yardley, PA Class Year: 2022 Target Language: French Study Abroad: TBD Minor: French & Francophone Studies Wharton Concentration: Business Economics and Public Policy Why did you choose the Huntsman Program? In high school, I was uncertain about choosing a major because my interests extended in…Read More Read More

Madeline Lau

Current Students Madeline Lau Hometown: Hillsborough, CA Class Year: 2022 Target Language: Spanish Study Abroad: TBD Minor: Spanish Wharton Concentration: Marketing & OIDD Why did you choose the Huntsman Program? I chose the Huntsman program for the ability to add a secondary linguistic and cultural fluency to my business degree.…Read More Read More

Gabrielle Cabeza

Current Students Gabrielle Cabeza Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, FL Class Year: 2022 Target Language: Spanish Study Abroad: TBD Wharton Concentration: Finance Why did you choose the Huntsman Program? I chose the Huntsman Program because I knew it would change my life. The opportunities and resources provided by the Huntsman program are…Read More Read More

Alumni

Jason Yeh

Jason Yeh Class Year: 2006 Target Language: Chinese Study Abroad: Peking University (Beijing, China) Wharton Concentrations: Finance & Entrepreneurial Management Tell me about yourself.  I grew up on the East Coast in Princeton, and I attended the Huntsman Program as a Mandarin Chinese target. I studied abroad at Peking University,…Read More Read More

James McPhail

James McPhail Class Year: 2018 Target Language: Chinese Study Abroad: Peking University (Beijing, China) Wharton Concentrations: Finance Tell me about yourself. I grew up in Rye, New York, the suburbs of New York City.  I had always had an interest in China, and started studying Mandarin in sixth grade. After…Read More Read More

Derek Wong

Derek Wong Class Year: 2003 Target Language: Chinese Study Abroad: Tsinghua University (Beijing, China) Wharton Concentrations: Finance & Public Policy Tell me about yourself.  My name is Derek Wong, and I’m currently the Senior Director for Planning and Government Relations at a firm called Excelerate Energy that's based out of…Read More Read More

Christine Luo

Christine Luo Class Year: 2012 Target Language: German Study Abroad: Frankfurt, Germany Wharton Concentrations: Finance What is your current professional role? I am a product director at a real estate technology start-up.  We’re about 220 people, and I’ve been here since October 2020.   What does a normal workday look like for…Read More Read More

Steven Androphy

Steven Androphy Class Year: 2019 Target Language: Portuguese Study Abroad: São Paulo, Brazil Wharton Concentrations: Finance and Multinational Management What is your current professional role?  Business Analyst at McKinsey & Company Tell me about yourself.  I graduated from Huntsman in 2019, which feels so long ago, even though it’s only been…Read More Read More

Zuhaib H. Badami

Zuhaib H. Badami Class Year: 2019 Target Language: Arabic Study Abroad: SOAS (London, UK), and CET University of Jordan (Amman, Jordan) Wharton Concentration: Healthcare Management What is your current professional role? I’m currently a strategy consultant focussed on healthcare, but I will be switching into a health-tech startup next month.…Read More Read More

Peixin Mo

Alumni Peixin Mo Class Year: 2015 Target Language: Arabic Study Abroad: Beirut, Lebanon Wharton Concentration: Finance What is your current professional role? Senior Consultant, Deloitte Consulting When you think back on your time at Penn and in the Huntsman Program, how did your experience as a student in the Program…Read More Read More

Carlos Alonso Torras

Alumni Carlos Alonso Torras Class Year: 2014 Target Language: Portuguese Study Abroad: Rio de Janeiro Wharton Concentration: Finance College Minor: Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations What is your current professional role? MBA/MPA Candidate Wharton & Harvard Kennedy School When you think back on your time at Penn and in the…Read More Read More

Jantira Raftery

Alumni Jantira Raftery Class Year: 2005 Target Language: French Study Abroad: Paris (Sciences Po) Wharton Concentration: Business & Public Policy College Second Major: French What is your current professional role? Competition Counsel at Facebook When you think back on your time at Penn and in the Huntsman Program, how did your…Read More Read More

Julio Germán Arias Castillo

Alumni Julio Germán Arias Castillo Class Year: 2014 Target Language: Portuguese Study Abroad: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Wharton Concentration: Operations and Information Management What is your current professional role? Associate at McKinsey & Company When you think back on your time at Penn and in the Huntsman Program, how did…Read More Read More

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