Student Leadership & Supervisors

Penn Student Agencies strives to employ the most talented young adults at the University of Pennsylvania to ensure its success. 

These diverse leaders from around the globe tackle everyday challenges and propose and implement ideas that consistently steer Penn Student Agencies and its businesses toward growth and opportunity. 

These leaders exemplify the type of students PSA seeks to employ: Passionate, Ambitious, and Adaptable!

 

FY24 Team

Corporate Division

Executive Board| Portfolio Leadership

Ria Kokkengada
Ria Kokkengada Chief Executive Officer
Pronouns: she/her
Biography

Ria is a rising second-year at Wharton concentrating in Finance. She is from Malvern, Pennsylvania. On campus, she is involved in the Wharton Undergraduate Finance Club, Wharton Undergraduate Consulting Club, and the Penn Period Project. In her free time, she enjoys playing tennis and recreating TikTok recipes. Her hot take is that 1920s Commons is the best dining hall on campus!

Ria started with PSA as it’s VP of Sales & Revenue and was responsible for driving new sources of revenue and service implementation across PSA portfolio businesses to assist in PSA’s financial growth.

As CEO, she is responsible for aligning strategic development with our core purpose, maintaining strong financial performance, and nurturing valuable alumni & campus relationships. Working alongside the Advisory Board, Ria is entrusted with ensuring that our organization’s mission and vision are not only realized but also expanded upon. All Student Leadership report into Ria. 

Jacob Wolfe
Jacob Wolfe Chief Operating Officer
Pronouns: he/him
Biography

Jake is a rising second-year in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences studying Mechanical Engineering originally from Lebanon, Pennsylvania. He is also involved on campus in One for the World and Research at Penn GRASP Lab. Jake has binge-watched the entirety of The Office at least 8 times and doesn’t plan on stopping anytime soon. His hot take is that 1920s Commons food is not actually that terrible.

Jake started with PSA as the VP of Procurement and was responsible for developing and implementing procurement strategies that optimize costs, ensure timely delivery of goods, and maintain high-quality standards. 

As COO, he is responsible for overseeing the seamless execution of business operations, human resources, and people operations/talent efforts. All Managing Directors report directly to Jake for daily supervision. 

Portfolio Support Team

Julia Im
Julia Im Vice President, Creative & Design Strategy
Pronouns: she/her
Biography

Julia Im is a freshman studying economics and design at the College of Arts and Science. She has worked in various roles in digital marketing prior to joining the Penn community. She grew up in Los Angeles, and loves spending time at the beach, thrifting, and trying new cafes. She is looking forward to connecting with like-minded and creative people at Penn Student Agencies!

As VP of Creative & Design Strategy is responsible for shaping and executing our brand strategy, strategic marketing initiatives, and community engagement efforts.

Search In Progress
Search In Progress Financial Analyst/Manager

Dining & Hospitality Division

Williams Cafe Leadership & Supervisors

Williams Cafe Logo
Sophia Degrands
Sophia Degrands Managing Director
Biography

Sophia is a rising third-year in the College of Arts & Sciences originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They started in Williams Cafe as a Barista.

Shand Seiffert
Shand Seiffert Operations Manager
Biography

Shand is a rising second-year in the College of Arts & Sciences studying Physics and Computer Information Sciences originally from Framingham, Massachusetts. In addition to PSA, Shand is a member of Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI) and enjoys running and lifting. He has artwork on display in a couple of abandoned buildings across Massachusetts. His hot take is that Wharton kids don’t need that much study space.

Olivia Turman
Olivia Turman Catering Supervisor
Biography

Jack is a rising third-year in the College of Arts & Sciences originally from Sandwich, Massachusetts.

Samantha Martinez
Samantha Martinez Incoming Managing Director
Biography

Samantha is a B.A. in Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Chemistry candidate in the College of Arts and Sciences. She is part of the Vagelos Molecular Life Sciences Scholars program and is involved in research at the Perelman School of Medicine’s Department of Physiology. She is also an active participant in various music groups at Penn, playing cello in the Penn Symphony Orchestra and piano in Penn Chamber, and enjoys singing and playing the guitar in her free time. She is looking forward to working with the Williams Cafe team to make sure everyone’s voices are heard, as well as meeting other Penn community members that can help her gain invaluable business experience that can only be learned outside of the classroom.

Rei Tangkijngamwong
Rei Tangkijngamwong Customer Experience Manager
Biography

Rei is a first-year in Wharton planning to study Business Economics and Public Policy as a concentration. As an international student from Thailand, this is his first year in the US, which fills him with excitement to meet new people and surround himself in a new environment. Outside of class, he is a project leader in the Global strategy branch of Wharton Asian Exchange, spearheading consulting projects. He also keeps in touch with his Japanese and Thai roots through being a part of both the JSA and PennThai boards. As a foodie, he often enjoys eating out around Philly beli-ing every restaurant he goes to with his friends. Starting this semester, he also started writing for 34th street, hoping to give his food reviews an audience. He is looking forward to interacting with passionate people who find excitement in problem-solving and behind-the-scenes work!

Search In Progress
Search In Progress Marketing Coordinator

Retail & Delivery Division

firstServices Leadership

Adarsh Sureshbabu
Adarsh Sureshbabu Managing Director
Biography

Adarsh is a rising second-year Master’s student in the School for Engineering and Applied Sciences studying Bioengineering. He’s originally from Malvern, Pennsylvania. 

Wyatt Rohrer
Wyatt Rohrer Operations Manager
Biography

Wyatt is pursuing his bachelor’s degree in economics at Wharton. Since he is a first year, he is not involved in many things on campus yet. He hopes to join Wharton clubs and Christian clubs on campus. He is also interested in joining the club Volleyball team. One fun thing about Wyatt is that I live on a dairy farm of 500 acres and 400 cows. Wyatt started with firstServices as a Delivery Associate before being promoted to Manager. Wyatt reports to the firstServices Managing Director, Adarsh Sureshbabu.

Chris Raboy
Chris Raboy Customer Experience Manager
Biography

Coming Soon. 

Ayesha Eriksrud
Ayesha Eriksrud Incoming Managing Director
Biography

Ayesha intends to major in Economics and Legal Studies. Being from Norway, she enjoys being outdoors and therefore began rowing, which she now does here at Penn. Ayesha has had previous experience working with Amnesty International in Norway as Youth president and additionally taught youths the skills of public speaking and debate. When she isn’t doing school work or rowing, she is probably cooking or on the hunt for new cool coffee places to frequent. She is excited to step into this new position and forge strong relationships whilst understanding the nuances of running a successful businesses.

Search In Progress
Search In Progress Dry-Cleaning Coordinator

Creative Division

The Record Yearbook Leadership

Shayan Shivji
Shayan Shivji Interim Managing Director
Pronouns: he/him
Biography

Shayan is a rising third-year at Wharton studying economics with a concentration in finance originally from Miami, Florida. If he isn’t looking at budgets, you can find him losing money playing poker or winning chess games (he’s actually pretty good). He enjoys discussing any topic and motivating/mentoring high schoolers.

Prior to being Managing Director, Shayan served as the Chief Strategy Officer of PSA until January 18th, 2024. As Managing Director, he is responsible for overseeing and optimizing the performance of The Record and meeting the goals established by the C-Suite. His primary focus is on staff supervision, scheduling and training, ensuring an exceptional customer experience, and proactively addressing challenges to drive success.

Dinisha Mehta
Dinisha Mehta Incoming Managing Director
Biography

Dinisha currently pursuing her Master’s in Behavioural and Decision Sciences as primary majors and Organizational Dynamics as secondary majors, at the Liberal and Professional Studies Department. She comes from North India, and likes to describe herself as a ‘Punjabi Foody’. Professionally, She has 4+ years of industry experience as an HR professional with some of the Fortune 500s. She is looking forward to sharpen her leadership skills and build connections with like-minded entrepreneurs who like to face challenges as they come. She is here to make a difference, learn, grow and build something unforgettable!

Penn Visual Solutions Leadership

Joanna Xiang
Joanna Xiang Managing Director
Biography

Jo is a rising third-year in the College of Arts and Science studying mathematical economics and the history of art. She is originally from Beijing, China.  

Helena Munoz
Helena Munoz Incoming Managing Director
Biography

Helena is a student pursuing a Politics, Philosophy, and Economics major and a minor in Literature in the College of Arts and Sciences. She grew up in Lehigh, Pennsylvania. Outside of class, she is involved in Penn Chamber, Bloomers Band, and The OAX Society. In her free time, she likes to play violin or watch The Bachelor with her housemates. She is looking forward to joining a group of supportive and ambitious colleagues to help make the Penn community a better place.