During Fall Break, fifteen students from the Wharton Public Policy Initiative Student Group (PPISG) visited Washington D.C. as part of PPISG’s Annual Policy Trek.
Among other places, the group visited the UN Foundation, the International Monetary Fund, the Penn Biden Center, the US-ASEAN Business Council, the International Finance Corporation, and the Department of Justice. The trip was a valuable experience for both new and returning members of the student group, helping them gain insight into pertinent policy issues including the future of democracy, the role of economic regulation, and healthcare affordability, and connecting with Penn alumni currently working in Washington D.C.
PPI Student Group at the Biden Center, learning about the policy research being done there and how the center brings together Penn and DC professionals.
PPI Student Group at the UN Foundation. Students pictured from left to right: Devika Albert (C'21), Sandra Chen (W'23), Shaila Lothe (C'22, W'22), Julia Mitchell (W'22, C'22), Margaret Lu (C'22), Catherine Qian (W'22, C'22), and Tanvee Patankar (W'22).
PPI Student Group at the UN Foundation. We were there learning more about the work of the foundation but also specifically their GirlUp campaign and their work on gender equity.
PPI Student Group and the Penn Democrats at the Biden Center
PPI Student Group at the International Finance corporation speaking with the VP/Treasurer of the IFC pictured center. The students learned about the history and development of the IFC and how their current work translates into impact across the globe through the private sector.
Presentation at the UN Foundation
PPI Student Group at the IMF. There they met with a trio of Penn alumni to hear about their work in IMF lending and economic surveillance, as well as the capacity building programs. Students pictured from left to right: Phillip Batov (W’23), Francois Barrilleaux (C’22), Simon Stephanos (C’22), Devika Albert (C’21), Pryce Davies (C’21), Sandra Chen (W’23), Victor Swezey (C’23), Tanvee Patankar (W’22), Saxon Bryant (W’22, C’22), Catherine Qian (W’22, C’22), Shiven Dewan (W’23), Margaret Lu (C’22), Shaila Lothe (C’22, W’22), Julia Mitchell (W’22, C’22), Elijah Levine (W’22), Yisheng (Edward) Jiang (C’22).