Julia DiSalvio, President (SEAS'19)

Julia is a junior from Chatham, New Jersey studying Systems Science and Engineering and Economics in the School of Engineering and Applied Science. 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 and Key, she is a member of the professional engineering fraternity, Theta Tau, a member of Alpha Phi sorority and is a teaching assistant for Econ 001. In her free time, Julia enjoys running along the Schuylkill river trail, working her way through the IMDB top 250 and finding new restaurants around Philadelphia.

Contact Julia at disalvio@seas.upenn.edu.


Arica Shepherd, Vice President (C'19)

Arica is a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences from Silver Spring, MD (right outside of Washington, DC). She is studying Chemistry with minors in Biological Basis of Behavior and Gender, Sexuality, & Women’s Studies. Arica has been a tour guide and Chat and Chew host since spring of her freshman year. Last year she acted as the Equity & Access Coordinator on the 2017 board and is very excited to continue on board as the first Development Chair. Other than being a part of Kite and Key, she is also a member of the National Society of Black Engineers and UMOJA on campus. Outside of school, Arica is usually baking, ice skating, exploring Philly and all of its food, drinking smoothies in the winter or watching a good football game, tennis match or sitcom.

Contact Arica at arica@sas.upenn.edu.



Philip Chen, Finance Chair (W'20)

Philip is a sophomore from Melbourne, Australia in the Wharton School concentrating in Finance and Management with a minor in Cinema Studies. He has been part of Kite and Key since his freshman year serving previously as shift captain and is thrilled to be part of the board as Finance Chair. In addition to Kite and Key, Philip serves as an elected member of the Asian Pacific Student Coalition, is involved with Penn Social Entrepreneurship Movement and is a filmmaker for Nexo Productions. Philip loves travelling to warm places, meeting new people and binge watching shows on Netflix. In his spare time you can spot him eating his way across Philadelphia.

Contact Philip at philchen@wharton.upenn.edu.



Julia Klayman, Communications Chair (C'21)

Julia is a freshman in the College of Arts and Sciences from Scarsdale, New York. While her major is not yet decided, she enjoys studying Chinese, French, English and Fine Arts. Julia knew she wanted to join Kite and Key before stepping on campus her freshman fall and is especially excited to now be part of board as Communications Chair. Outside of Kite and Key, Julia serves as a New Student Representative for the Admissions Dean’s Advisory Board, a Digital Content Producer for Penn Admissions and helps to run the Penn Admissions’ Instagram Account, @PreviewingPenn. Julia also works on the Daily Pennsylvanian design team, is a 34th Street social media editor and recently became 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 snacks with friends in the Quad. 

Contact Julia at jklayman@sas.upenn.edu.


Tim Delaney, Chat & Chew Coordinator (C'19)

Tim is a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences majoring in Biological Basis of Behavior with minors in Creative Writing and Chemistry. He is from Springfield, PA and proud to call Philly his home. He has been a member of Kite and Key since the fall of his freshman year, serving as a tour guide, Alumni Weekend volunteer, Chat and Chew host, shift captain and now Chat and Chew Coordinator. Outside of Kite and Key, Tim is a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon and Phi Delta Epsilon fraternities, a research student and volunteer at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and a Performance Improvement Intern at the Hospital of the University of Penn. When not doing those things, you can catch Tim playing Call of Duty Zombies mode with his friends or watching virtually every Philly sports event.

Contact Tim at tide@sas.upenn.edu.

J.D. Papanikolas, Tour Guiding Coordinator (C'19)

J.D. is a junior from Pasadena, CA majoring in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics in the College and minoring in Psychology and Comparative Literature. He has been an active member of Kite and Key since the first semester of his freshman year and served on the executive board as Training Coordinator in 2016 and VP Finances in 2017. He is excited to continue serving the society in his new role as Tour Guiding Coordinator. In addition to Kite and Key, J.D. is an admissions assistant in the Undergraduate Admissions office, former Vice President of Sigma Nu fraternity and a member of the Order of Omega honor society, the Student Activities Committee and the Penn Traditions Alumni Engagement Fund. J.D. spends his free time playing intramural basketball, swimming, and watching TV. J.D. is also an avid fan of Los Angeles sports teams, especially the Dodgers and Lakers, and spends his weekends searching for the best cheesesteak in Philadelphia.

Contact J.D. at jpapa@sas.upenn.edu.


Richard Li, Training Coordinator (SEAS'20, W'20)

Richard is a sophomore from Calgary, Alberta, Canada studying Finance and Legal Studies in the Wharton School and Computer Science in the School of Engineering and Applied Science. Richard has been a member of Kite & Key since the fall of freshman year and has experience serving as a shift captain. His favorite part about the society is being able to learn about Penn from all the other guides. Outside of Kite & Key, Richard is involved with the Wharton Investment & Trading Group, the Penn Debate Society, and the Wharton Undergraduate Research Board. In his free time, Richard can be found going to 76ers games, taking a nap on College Green, or finding songs for his numerous Spotify playlists. 

Contact Richard at lirich@wharton.upenn.edu.


Matteo Geatti, Equity & Access Chair (W'20)

Matteo is sophomore from Chicago, Illinois studying Healthcare Management in Wharton and minoring in Psychology within the College of Arts and Sciences. 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 Equity and Access Chair, he is looking forward to figuring out ways to promote diversity both on campus and with prospective students who visit. Apart from Kite and Key, he is a member of Alpha Chi Rho, Delta Sigma Pi and the Wharton Undergraduate Healthcare Club. Outside of school you can find him exploring Philadelphia, playing volleyball or catching up on his favorite Netflix shows.

Contact Matteo at mageatti@wharton.upenn.edu.


Leora Korn, Outreach Chair (SEAS'20)

Leora is a sophomore 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 and Key since the first semester of her freshman year, has served as a shift captain during both the school and summer and is excited to join the executive board as the Outreach Chair. When she is not giving tours or doing her many problem sets, Leora is the Training Coordinator of Penn For Youth Debate, where she volunteers by teaching debate skills to students in Philadelphia and leading teaching workshops for debate coaches in the area.  She also plays the clarinet in the campus Wind Ensemble, volunteers for Engineers Without Boarders, is a member of Sigma Kappa sorority and works in the Rehabilitation Robotics Laboratory in Penn Medicine at Rittenhouse. 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 or 3D printing fun toys in the Engineering Quad.

Contact Leora at leorak@seas.upenn.edu.


Ryan Leone, President Emeritus (C'19, W'19)

Ryan is a Junior in the Vagelos Life Sciences and Management (LSM) Program from Long Island, NY, working towards a B.A. in the Biological Basis of Behavior from the College and a B.S. in Economics with a Concentration of Healthcare Management from Wharton. Ryan has been involved in Kite and Key since his first semester, serving as the former President, as well as a tour guide, day host, shift captain, Day Hosting Coordinator, graduation lead-volunteer, and creator of the Chat and Chew program. Outside of Kite and Key, he is a running back on the Varsity Sprint Football team, a volunteer at the VA Medical Center, a writer and editor for the Synapse Healthcare Journal, a research assistant for a TBI lab, President and Founder of the Wharton Neuroscience Initiative Student Society, President and Founder of Armed and a member of the Alpha Iota Gamma and Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternities. In his free time, Ryan likes to read poetry, go to pop-punk concerts, and pronounce "chocolate" with a Long Island accent for people to laugh at.

Contact Ryan at rleone@sas.upenn.edu.