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.
Energy, Environment, and Infrastructure Policy
Director of Energy, Env., and InfrastructureC’17
Joe is a junior in the College studying Diplomatic History and Political Economy. As Director of Energy, Environment, and Infrastructure Policy, he is particularly interested in international development, energy policy, and infrastructure.
Coming from Alberta, the center of the Canadian oil sands, Nad Kilani, who is a freshman at Wharton, has a developed interest in energy policy.
Director of Economic PolicyW’19
As the Director of Economic Policy, Nile plans to have the team explore topics including corporate inversions, tax reform, entitlement spending, foreign investment, and regulation in various markets.
Stephanie Aliaga is a sophomore in the Wharton School from Irvine, California and serves as the Executive Vice President for PPISG. She is particularly interested in economic policy, trade policy, and emerging markets.
Deputy Director of Economic PolicyC’20
Serving as Deputy Director of Economic Policy, Barry is excited to learn more about corporate tax reform, income inequality, and financial regulation.
Adarsh is a sophomore in the Wharton School originally from the Bay Area in California. His focus on Wonk Tank will be monetary policy since he is fascinated by how monetary policy not only involves management of the money supply but also manipulating peoples’ expectations and perceptions.
Deputy, Strategic MarketingC’20
James is the Deputy Director of Strategic Marketing, managing Wonk Tank and its social media, as well as developing its public policy research journal. He is also passionate about development economics.
Deputy Director of InternalC’ 19
William is a sophomore in the College of Arts and Sciences studying Mathematical Economics. His academic interests involve international development and economic history.
Shane is a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences studying Economics and Public Policy, hoping to work in the public policy field in some capacity upon graduation.
Kamelia is a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences studying Mathematical Economics and minoring in Political Science, hoping to go to graduate school for Economics and after work in the international policy sphere. Kamelia hopes to integrate her love for politics and policy with her passion for economics through her time writing for Wonk Tank.
Trade and Foreign Policy
Director of Trade and Foreign PolicyC’17
Louis Davis is the Director of Trade and Foreign Policy, with extensive experience in international affairs through on-campus organizations and internships in DC.
VP of Strategic MarketingW’19, EAS’19
Prakash Mishra is the Director of Strategic Marketing for PPISG and handles web content, social media, and design and branding for the team.
Deputy, Strategic MarketingW’20
Oluwafeyikemi “Feyi” Makinde is a freshman at Wharton interested in businesses in sub-Saharan Africa and China. She serves as the deputy of Strategic Marketing.
VP of Internal AffairsW’20
Annabelle manages the day-to-day internal workings of the Student Association and facilitates everything from meetings to social events.
Science and Technology Policy
Health, Education, and Welfare
Director of Health, Education, and Welfare PolicyC’19
Eric Zhu is currently a sophomore in the college studying Neurobiology, with minors in Health Care Management and Business Economics & Public Policy from the Wharton School. With regards to policy, Eric has a strong passion for the intersection between the private and public sectors, and how both can work congruently to further mutual aims.
Trudel Pare is the Director of Health, Education, and Welfare, with interests in health care policy and administration as well as a panache for sketch comedy.