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Julia Klayman, President (C'21)

Julia is a sophomore from Scarsdale, New York studying Philosophy, Politics, and Economics in the College of Arts & Sciences with interests in language, art, and journalism. She has really enjoyed touring and hosting prospective students since her freshman year and is excited to be serving as President of Kite and Key this year. Outside of Kite & Key, Julia is a Penn Admissions Social Media Fellow and a member of the Admissions Dean’s Advisory Board. Beyond the Admissions Office, she is also a PennQuest pre-orientation leader, a reporter for the Daily Pennsylvanian, and a member of Sigma Delta Tau sorority. In her free time, you can find Julia running at Pottruck, drinking coffee at Williams Cafe, or, most likely, eating an excessive amount of late-night snacks with friends.

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Leora Korn, Vice President (SEAS'20)

Leora is a junior in the School of Engineering and Applied Science from Bethesda, MD studying Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics and Mathematics.  She has been an active member of Kite & Key since the first semester of her freshman year, has served as a shift captain during the school year as well as over the summer, served as the Outreach Chair on the 2018 executive board, and is excited to join another executive board as the Vice President!  Leora’s favorite part of being a tour guide is being able to connect with students on tours, and inspiring them when they share common interests! When she is not giving tours or doing her many problem sets, Leora volunteers as a debate coach in Philadelphia schools, TA’s an introductory mechanical engineering course, volunteers with Engineers Without Borders, and is a member of Sigma Kappa sorority.  Leora spends her free time finding new coffee shops and brunch spots in Philly, playing musical instruments with her friends, planning her next trip abroad, and 3D printing fun toys in the Engineering Quad!

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Rhea Nangia, Finance Chair (W'21)

Rhea is a sophomore from Milwaukee, Wisconsin studying Business Analytics and Finance in the Wharton School. She has been a member of Kite and Key since the fall of her freshmen year, serving previously as a shift captain. She is extremely excited to continue her involvement by serving as Finance Chair this year! In addition to Kite and Key, Rhea is a member of the Wharton Women Executive Board, Wharton Undergraduate Healthcare Club (WUHC) Finance and Development Committee, and MUSE Consulting. In Rhea’s free time, you can find her baking, rewatching Grey’s Anatomy, or exploring Philadelphia’s new restaurants.

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Joeli Ertel, Communications Chair (W'21)

Joeli is a sophomore from Miami, Florida studying Operations, Informations & Decisions and Social Impact & Responsibility in Wharton. Since joining Kite & Key her freshman year, Joeli has absolutely loved getting to share her enthusiasm for Penn with prospective students and connecting with them by sharing stories that embody the student-experience. Previously serving as a shift captain, Joeli is thrilled to further her involvement this year by serving as Communications Chair. Outside of Kite & Key, Joeli is a member of MUSE’s Social Impact Consulting division as well as a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. In her free time, you can find Joeli lounging with friends in her room, watching terrible reality shows, or trying new vegetarian spots in Philly. 

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Will Castner, Chat & Chew Coordinator (W'21)

Will is a sophomore from Sidney, Nebraska studying finance and behavioral economics in Wharton. Will has been touring and participating in the Chat and Chew Program since his freshman year. Although giving tours is an amazing part of being in the society, Will really enjoys connecting with students on a more personal level through Chat and Chew. In addition to being involved in Kite and Key, Will is also a part of the Undergraduate Assembly, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and is a PennQuest and Wharton Cohort Leader. In Will's free time, you can find him binge watching Prison Break, exploring the diverse restaurant scene of Philadelphia, or hiking and enjoying nature outside of Philly.

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Sydney Shiffman, Tour Guiding Coordinator (C'20)

Sydney Shiffman is a junior from Westchester, New York. She is majoring in Classical History and minoring in English in the College of Arts and Sciences. Sydney joined Kite & Key in the fall of her freshman year and has served as a tour guide, shift captain, training mentor, and Chat & Chew host. She is excited to join the executive board as Tour Guiding Coordinator for the 2019 calendar year. Outside of Kite & Key, Sydney is a writing tutor at the Marks Family Writing Center. She also is a web apparel stylist for The WALK and a member of the sorority Sigma Delta Tau. In her free time, you can find Sydney reading, listening to country music, and eating her way through Philly.

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Frankie Reitmeyer, Training Coordinator (C’20)

Frankie is a junior from Philadelphia studying Urban Studies and Health and Societies in the College. Frankie currently is serving as the training coordinator to help prepare new tour guides to show perspective students about all of their favorite aspects of Penn. Her favorite part about being in the society is hanging out in the office before and after tours with all of the amazing people a part of the organization. In addition to being involved in Kite and Key, Frankie is also a part of Sigma Kappa sorority. In Frankie's free time, you can find her watching Eagles game, walking into Center City, or grabbing coffee with friends at one of the numerous coffee shops on campus.

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Haley Carbajal, Equity & Access Chair (W'21)

Haley is a sophomore from Belle Fourche, South Dakota studying Marketing and Social Impact in Wharton. She is currently serving as the chair of Equity and Access and has been a member of this amazing committee for the past year. Her favorite part of Kite and Key is working with admissions to assure Kite & Key best represents the diversity that exists on campus and that Penn provides equal access to information and resources to all potential students. In addition to Kite & Key, Haley is also involved with greek life and volunteering through ABCS courses. In her free time, you can find Haley trying out new restaurants around the city or watching horror movies with her housemates.

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Sofia Gonzalez, Outreach Chair (SEAS'21)

Sofia is a sophomore from Houston, TX studying Bioengineering with a minor in Economics in the School of Engineering and Applied Science. She first joined Kite & Key in the fall of her freshman year and has served as a tour guide, Chat & Chew host and shift captain and is thrilled to be a part of board as Outreach Chair. In addition to being involved in Kite & Key, Sofia is also a part of the Biomedical Engineering Society as VP of External Affairs and Sigma Kappa sorority. In her free time, you can find her bingeing Netflix, playing sudoku, or listening to ridiculously loud music.

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Matteo Geatti, Development Chair (W’20)

Matteo is a junior from Chicago, Illinois in Wharton studying Healthcare Management & Policy as well as Management with a specialization in Organizational Effectiveness. He joined Kite and Key in the fall of his freshman year because he wanted to get prospective students as excited about applying and attending Penn as he was when he first visited. With his new role as Development Chair, he is looking forward to helping roll out our exciting new tour to the current guides within the society. Apart from Kite and Key, he is a member of Alpha Chi Rho, Delta Sigma Pi and Peers Helping Incoming New Students (PHINS). Outside of school you can find him exploring Philadelphia, playing volleyball or catching up on his favorite Netflix shows.

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