2020 GPA EXECUTIVE BOARD
The Executive Board of GPA meets weekly to discuss upcoming events, the status of each of the branches, and internal affairs. It consists of six elected GPA officers and the heads of each of the three branches.
Sumant rao - pRESIDENT
Sumant is a junior (Class of 2022) in the College, double-majoring in English and Mathematics and minoring in Global Medieval Studies. Outside of his involvement in GPA, he is a member of the University Scholars Program, where he researches urban renewal and population displacement, and is a Tutor Mentor for the Tutoring Center. His academic interests include African-American literature, female Early Modern artists, and global reproductive health policy. In his free time, Sumant enjoys running, reading, and talking about politics.
Thomas Kyong - vice president External
Thomas Kyong (Las Vegas, C’23) is a Sophomore at the Wharton School with a concentration in Business Economics and Public Policy and Management. Passionate about data science and empirical law, he strives to integrate quantitative data into criminal justice policy as a District Attorney. During his free time, Thomas enjoys cooking intercultural recipes, laughing with friends, and exploring new hiking trails.
Josh rose - VICE PRESIDENT Internal
Josh is a sophomore in the College of Arts and Sciences studying PPE and Classics. In addition to his involvement in GPA as VP Internal, Josh is an associate editor for the Penn Undergraduate Law Journal, a consultant in the federal branch of Penn Policy Consulting, and is also a member of the Philomathean Society. In his free time, Josh likes to watch gangster movies and sports, as well as read fantasy novels. He is currently working through the Wheel of Time series if anyone is looking for recommendations.
Frank Hong - vice president of finance
Frank Hong is a student at the Wharton School, Class of 2023. Frank is interested in business, finance and politics. He has been involved in Canadian politics since the age of nine. Before coming to Wharton and the United States, Frank co-managed one of Canada's largest student advocacy organizations, March for Our Education, an organization dedicated towards advocating against the funding cuts and regressive curriculum changes of Ontario's education system. He led the organization of "Students Say No," a student day of action in April 2019 that involved over 200,000 Ontario students across over 700 schools walking out to advocate against the Ontario government's cuts to the education system.
Paige golden - vice president of marketing
Paige is a sophomore in the College of Arts and Sciences studying PPE and Consumer Psychology. Outside of GPA, she co-founded Penn Art and Wellness, a club that encourages using art as a form of stress relief. She’s also currently writing a political/philosophical research paper with a professor at Carnegie Mellon University about information bubbles and bias in app feeds. In her free time, she enjoys skiing, eating pasta, listening to Dave Matthews Band, watching Survivor, and booling with her cool roommates.
maddy Strohm - vice president of membership
Maddy is a junior. Before this position, she was Qaestor for Polybian Society.
Eden vance - CONSUL OF THE POLYBIAN SOCIETY
Eden Vance is a junior from New York City studying European History. An avid fan of reading and random interesting facts, Eden can often be found telling friends about strange political, cultural and economic phenomena they don't care about. He is an Editor for the Penn History Review and active in Penn's pre-law fraternity, Phi Alpha Delta. When not at Polybian events, Eden enjoys cooking, exploring Philadelphia and trying as many new foods as possible.
Michael Wenger - SPEAKER OF THE PENN POLITICAL UNION
Michael is a Junior studying English with a minor in History. Hailing from New York City, he prefers his bagels with cream cheese, lox, and capers. Outside of PPU, he is the President of Bent Button Productions, Penn’s filmmaking club. Other interests include reading continental philosophy and skiing, which prove difficult when attempted at the same time.
William adams - EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF THE penn political review
Will is from Ann Arbor, Michigan and is a junior studying finance and business economics & public policy in Wharton. He joined PPR in 2018 and was previously the managing editor of the print edition and the operations manager. He also loves being involved in other parts of GPA and has attended countless Polybian symposiums and PPU debates.