Wharton Stories: Student Profiles

Matt Stephenson, WG’11, founded his nonprofit Code2College after many years of working in finance and education. He reflects on the current opportunities and challenges in the STEM field, and how the Bendheim Loan Forgiveness Program impacted his career.

How This Bendheim Awardee Is Championing More Diversity in STEM

Wharton Social Impact Vice Dean Katherine Klein interviews Thilan Tudor — a Penn Med student — about why he joined an impact investing program and what he learned from researching a promising electric vehicle startup.

Integrating Medical School, Impact Investing, and Electric Vehicles

Sarah Hassaine, WG’21, advocates to bring more voices to the table to promote cultures with positive morale and higher engagement.

How this EMBA Student is Making an Impact in Diversity and Inclusion

Veteran co-founders Chase Hobby, WG’20, and Evan Seale, WG’20, recall how their time in the armed services played a pivotal role in their desire to pursue entrepreneurship at Wharton.

From the Battlefield to the Boardroom

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

Genna Zimmer, WG’20, says Wharton positioned her to help lead REEDS Jewelers through the COVID-19 pandemic and to achieve her goal of seeing the company succeed for another 70+ years.

How this Alumna is Helping Her Family’s Jewelry Business Succeed in the Pandemic

Passionate about giving back, Yezenia Ramos, WG’09, focuses on employee engagement within the corporate social responsibility space at Johnson & Johnson, and volunteers on the front line as an EMS worker.

How this Wharton EMBA Alumna Transitioned from Finance to Philanthropy

From COVID-19 and job search algorithms to growing Pepsi’s data analytics, Richard Kerr, WG’20, is applying his Wharton knowledge to make a global impact.

How Wharton’s EMBA Program Helped this Alumnus Pivot from Animal Science to Data Science

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

Pooja Bansal, WG’20, came to Wharton looking for a career in Silicon Valley, but ended up finding the “perfect opportunity” at a classmate’s veteran-based mortgage firm.

How Wharton’s EMBA Career Resources Helped this Alumna Pivot from IT to HR