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Brittney Govan, WG’21, and Itunu Dacosta, WG’22, and chat about being recognized for their meaningful leadership in the Black community at Wharton and beyond.
A Conversation Between Whitney M. Young Memorial Fellowship Scholars
Sarah Stuecheli, W’22, is the face of Wharton in more ways than one. The senior is a Wharton Ambassador, a Disney character, and a skier on Penn’s Ski and Snowboard Team.
From Gulf Coast to Ice Coast: It’s Looking Up for This Downhill Skier
Medical student Medha Sharma joined the Fund for Health to support Penn’s investment in the social determinants of health. She shares her methodology for finding and investing in companies that make a difference.
How I Found That Deal: Impact Investing in the Social Determinants of Health
“If we want to create a world that’s a better place, we need people who can bring that sense of social justice and combine it with some practical Wharton toolkits so that they can be more impactful.”
From Peace Corps to Wharton
In lieu of its in-country immersion program, which was canceled because of the pandemic, the Lauder Institute incorporated community engagement projects that connected students with communities in Philadelphia and beyond.
Lauder Students Put Language Skills Into Practice
Maya Burns, WG’20, and May Li, WG’21, share their experiences connecting students to organizations in need and helping local businesses since COVID-19 closed their doors.
How 1,200 MBA Students Helped Small Businesses Survive the Pandemic
Rachel Wolff, WG’18, Timothy Hou, WG’17 and Lori Wong, WG’17, recipients of the Bendheim Loan Forgiveness Fund, share how Wharton prepared them for success in the social impact space.
Bendheim Award Winners are Making a Difference Around the World
Ben Murray, WG’19, and Matt DeVivo, WG’19, launched “Thank You, Now What?” to share veterans’ stories about transitioning to civilian life.
Wharton EMBA Alumni Team Up to Create Podcast about Life after Military Service
Wharton Social Impact’s Sandra Maro Hunt speaks with Ellen Halle and Susanna Hamilton from Off Their Plate about how their organization is providing local assistance during the pandemic.
Help Where It’s Needed: How Grass Roots Organizations Are Making a Difference
From donations to delivery services for at-risk populations, the Wharton community is joining in the fight against the pandemic.
How Wharton Students Are Supporting COVID-19 Relief Efforts
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