EDAB seeks to enhance the undergraduate experience by acting as the liaison between the Penn Engineering students, faculty, and administration.

our process

EDAB meets weekly to research and develop our initiatives and deliverables. These projects range from improving the social ambiance of Penn Engineering to understanding which processes lead students to take on extra degrees and minors. We then present our findings in bimonthly Deans’ meetings, in which we meet with Dean Kumar, Associate Dean Composto, Director of Student Life Sonya Gwak, Director of Comm. Joan Gocke, and other faculty from around the school.

our feedback loop

Our success is dependent on the feedback we receive from administration and our peers. Some of our most recent projects have arisen from conversations with students who mentioned frustrations in their everyday lives, such as being unable to print directly from their laptops. As a result, EDAB regularly solicits feedbacks from faculty, student leaders, freshmen, and even building managers to understand how we can impart an even bigger impact. This leads to over 10 projects in a school year that act behind the scenes to better the average Penn Engineer’s life.


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johnathan chen

Major: Electrical Engineering
Year: 2019
Contact: chenjoh@seas.upenn.edu
Bio: Johnathan D. Chen (SEAS ’19, W’ 19) serves as President of EDAB and studies Electrical Engineering and Business. You can usually find him around school taking photos of campus or hunting for a new food truck.

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Marc Geagea

Major: Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Year: 2019
Contact: mgeagea@seas.upenn.edu
Bio: Marc Geagea (SEAS ’19) is a junior from the Bay Area, California currently pursuing a degree in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. In addition to EDAB, Marc is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. In his free time, he enjoys traveling and watching Manchester United.

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daphne cheung

Major: Bioengineering
Year: 2019
Contact: chdaphne@seas.upenn.edu
Bio: Daphne Cheung (SEAS ’19) is a junior from Vancouver, Canada pursuing a major in bioengineering. In addition to EDAB, Daphne is the founder of UnEarthed publication on campus, and is involved with neuroblastoma research at CHOP. In her free time, she enjoys travelling and trying new foods.

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Ashwin Kishen

Major: Mechanical Engineering
Year: 2019
Contact: akishen@seas.upenn.edu
Bio: Ashwin Kishen (SEAS ’19) is a junior from Scotch Plains, New Jersey and is studying Mechanical Engineering. In addition to EDAB, Ashwin is a member of Penn Enactus and Engineers Without Borders. In his free time, he enjoys reading the news, building quadcopters, and eating chocolate.

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Vijay ramanujan

Major: Mechanical Engineering
Year: 2020
Contact: rvijay@seas.upenn.edu
Bio: Vijay Ramanujan (SEAS ’20, W '20) is a sophomore from Singapore, studying Mechanical Engineering and Finance. In addition to EDAB, Vijay is a member of the Penn Debate Society, MUSE Consulting, and the Philomathean Society. In his free time, he enjoys binge watching movies and television shows.


eddie hammond

Major: Mechanical Engineering
Year: 2020
Contact: edmundh@seas.upenn.edu
Bio: Eddie is a sophomore from London, UK, and is studying Mechanical Engineering. In addition to EDAB, Eddie is the Managing Partner of The MindBank and Vice President of Professional Development in the SEAS Council. In his free time, he enjoys photography and any activity involving the Ocean.

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curie shim

Major: Systems Science and Engineering
Year: 2020
Bio: Curie Shim (SEAS'20) is a sophomore from Winston-Salem, NC pursuing a degree in Systems Science and Engineering. In addition to EDAB, Curie is a research assistant at the Cultural Evolution of Language Lab, Constituent Affairs Chair of the Penn Association for Gender Equity, and a member of the University-Wide Committee for Diversity and Equity. In her free time, she enjoys thrifting and cooking with copious amounts of garlic.

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archit dhar

Major: Systems Engineering
Year: 2021
Contact: architd@seas.upenn.edu
Bio: Archit is a freshman from Naperville, IL, and is pursuing a degree in Systems Engineering. In addition to EDAB, Archit is a member of the Nominations and Elections Committee, Penn Public Policy Initiative, and MUSE Social Impact Consulting. In his free time, you can catch him at WQHS blasting his favorite rap music on the radio or planning to go to Pottruck tomorrow - or at least by the end of the semester.

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beni shafer-sull

Major: Undeclared
Year: 2021
Contact: bshafer@seas.upenn.edu
Bio: Beni Shafer-Sull (SEAS ’21) is a freshman from New York, NY. He intends to pursue a degree in either Mechanical Engineering or Bioengineering. In addition to EDAB, Beni is a member of the Operations Team for Penn Electric Racing and is working to start his own clean energy company. In his free time, Beni enjoys photography, finding good food, and watching and playing baseball.

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eric liu

Major: Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Year: 2021
Bio: Eric Liu (SEAS ’21) is a freshman from West Windsor, New Jersey pursuing a major in CBE. In addition to EDAB, Eric is a Rachleff Research Scholar, member of Penn BioTech Society, and part of Science Olympiad @UPenn. In his free time, he enjoys playing the ukulele, going on walks along Schuylkill River, and power napping.

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santoshi kandula

Major: Bioengineering
Year: 2021
Contact: santoshi@seas.upenn.edu
Bio: Santoshi Kandula (SEAS '21) is a freshman from Newark, Delaware and is studying Bioengineering. In addition to EDAB, Santoshi is a part of Engineers Without Borders, the Political Committee of South Asia Society, and research at Perelman. In her free time, she enjoys playing tennis, drawing, and dancing.