2019 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.
Justin Greenman - pRESIDENT
Justin Greenman is a junior, double majoring in History and Political Science. Before becoming President of GPA, he was Conservative Caucus Chair for the Penn Political Union and Operations Manager for the Penn Political Review. In addition, he is a member of Penn Model Congress as well as PIPAC Political Director. When he’s not in class or doing extracurricular activities, he watches a variety of network television comedies and dramas (Friends > The Big Bang Theory > The Office) and roots for the New York Jets and Mets.
Sumant Rao - vice president External
Sumant is a second-year student (Class of 2022) in the College, planning to double-major in English and Mathematics. Outside of his involvement in GPA, he is a member of the University Scholars Program and of the Perspectives in the Humanities Residential Program. His academic interests include British Romanticism and global reproductive health policy. In his free time, Sumant enjoys running, reading, and talking way too much about Virginia Woolf.
jackson maxwell - VICE PRESIDENT Internal
Jackson is a junior (Class of 2021) in the College, double-majoring in Philosophy and Sociology. In addition to his involvement with GPA, Jackson serves as Chair of the Penn Queer Student Alliance and as a member of the Benjamin Franklin Scholars (BFS) Undergraduate Advisory Board. He also takes pictures for the official University of Pennsylvania Instagram. In his free time, Jackson enjoys exploring the Philadelphia foodie scene, going to concerts, and doing pretty much anything that keeps up his #aesthetic.
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.
Thomas Kyong - vice president of marketing
Thomas Kyong is a freshman at the University of Pennsylvania, Class of 2023. Kyong plans to major in Economics. He is from Las Vegas, Nevada and is a first year representative of the Undergraduate Assembly. Outside of GPA, Kyong is incredibly passionate in public policy and education reform, formally meeting renowned politicians such as Barack Obama, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Joe Biden. He is the incoming chair of Eat & Greets, the founder and director of One Change, Treat & Aid, and the President of KCECH House Council. In his free time, he loves spending time with his dog Mochi, usually munching on noodles and other peculiar dishes. If you ever need someone to talk to, have tea to spill, or want to cook up something delicious, feel free to reach out at email@example.com.
chinaza Okonkwo - vice president of membership
Chinaza Ruth Okonkwo, a freshman, is a Benjamin Franklin and Robeson Cooper Scholar in the College, potentially majoring in Political Science and History. She currently serves as the Vice President of Membership for Penn Government and Politics Association. She is also the Secretary and Historian of UMOJA and a member of The Polybian Society, Penn Political Union, The WALK Magazine, The Vision and Penn for Youth Debate.
Sabrina Ochoa - CONSUL OF THE POLYBIAN SOCIETY
Roberts is a sophomore in the college studying economics. He comes from Latvia and has a great interest in politics and public policy and is a huge fan of debate. Outside Polybian Roberts likes spending time outdoors and watching old movies. If you ask, Roberts will tell you many weir ideas how to lower pollution and combat climate change.
Sarah root - SPEAKER OF THE PENN POLITICAL UNION
Sarah is a sophomore in the Vagelos MLS program, studying Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Physics. When not in class, you can usually find her in her lab, where she tries desperately to think positive thoughts at her yeast cells in an effort to make them grow faster (sadly, she’s unwilling to accept that this method doesn’t work). She also likes to cook and is a current resident of the Polybian House! Come stop by sometime!
Anna Lisa - EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF THE penn political review
Anna Lisa is in the College of Arts and Sciences, class of 2021. She studies Political Science and History. Anna Lisa is from Toronto, Canada. In addition to PPR, Anna Lisa is part of Penn’s International Affairs Association and a Co-Project Lead for the Think Tank and Civil Societies Program. She is currently involved with the Annenberg Public Policy Center’s 2020 Election Project.