Meet the Public Policy Initiative Student Group (PPI Student Group). Comprised of students from across Penn, members of PPI Student Group work on research teams to publish articles on policy issues at the intersection of economics, business, and public policy. Read their research on the Wonk Tank blog.
Shoshanna is the President and former Vice President and Director of Innovation and Technology Policy, managing diverse interests in urban entrepreneurship and technological markets all while staying active in Philadelphia city government.
Executive Vice PresidentW’21
Saxon is a sophomore from Pueblo West, Colorado studying Business Economics and Public Policy in the Wharton School. He currently serves as the Executive Vice President of the Student Group. Saxon is passionate about a number of policy areas including international trade and United States’ foreign policy.
Vice President of InternalW’21
Sarina is a Wharton sophomore from Buffalo, NY currently serving as the Vice President of Internal for the Student Group. She plans to study Business Economics and Public Policy as well as Marketing. She is interested in gender equality, women’s empowerment, and international development.
Vice President of MarketingW’21
Sam Goidell is a sophomore in Wharton from Davis, California, currently serving as Vice President of Marketing. He is interested in environmental policy, specifically in how it affects different stakeholders, from business interests to governments to private citizens.
Vice President of FinanceC’21
Edward is the Vice President of Finance for the Student Group. He is originally from Australia and has previously interned at Nestle and worked in the Australian Parliament.
Director of Health and Social Services PolicyW’20, C’20
Anika Jagasia is a junior in the Roy and Diana Vagelos Program in the Life Science and Management currently serving as Director of Health and Social Services Policy. She is particularly interested in the role of healthcare policy in influencing drug pricing, encouraging gender equality, and promoting drug discovery.
Director of Innovation and Technology PolicyW’20, EAS’20
Arnav Jagasia is a junior studying Computer Science in the School of Engineering and concentrating in Finance and Business Economics and Public Policy at the Wharton School. Serving as the Director of Innovation and Technology Policy, Arnav is looking forward to exploring the crucial role that technology will play in both the public and private sectors in the 21st century.
Director of Environmental PolicyC’20
Teddy is a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences from Gladwyne, PA. He is studying Political Science, History, and Economic Policy, and is currently the Director of Environmental Policy within PPISG.
Director of Economic PolicyW’22
Eli is a Wharton freshman from Park City, UT currently serving as the Director of Economic Policy for PPISG. He is planning on studying Real Estate and Finance with a minor in Chinese. His interests vary from the traditional tax and fiscal policy topics to more obscure topics like cryptocurrency, the opioid crisis, real estate, and lottery reform.
Director of Trade and Foreign PolicySAS’22
Judy is a College freshman intending to study Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. She is originally from Beijing, China and on PPISG she currently serves as the Director of Trade and Foreign Policy, where she is interested in US-China relations.
Innovation and Tech Policy
Fiscal and Regulatory Policy
AJ Lahouaoula is a sophomore in the College of Arts and Sciences, intending to study International Relations. He is particularly interested in literature and research pertaining to economic inequality and social mobility.
William is a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences studying Mathematical Economics. His academic interests involve international development and economic history.
Joe Novak is a junior at the University of Pennsylvania from Milwaukee, WI who is passionate about tax reform, market regulations, and foreign investment.
Trade and Foreign Policy
Health and Social Services
There are currently no Health and Social Services Members