Meet the 2018-2019 Lipman Family Prize Fellows

Lipman Family Prize Fellows help to plan and execute elements of the Lipman Family Prize selection process.

Fellows are graduate students from across the University of Pennsylvania’s 12 schools. Fellows work closely with staff to execute the vetting process for applicant organizations.  Students complete data analysis with the support of industry experts, and present their findings to the Prize Committee responsible for selecting the prize’s finalists and winners.

Senyo Abotsi

MBA Candidate, 2019
The Wharton School


Hometown: Stone Mountain, GA
Education: BA in English and Government, the Wharton School: MBA Candidate in Strategic Management
Before Wharton/Penn: Senior Consultant, Deloitte Consulting LLP in Washington, DC
After Graduation: TBD
Extracurriculars: Avid Arsenal F.C. supporter, Formula One enthusiast, lover of Asian cuisine, and building residential real estate entrepreneur

Daniel Bilotti

MBA Candidate, 2019
The Wharton School


Hometown: Orinda, CA
Education: Harvard College, A.B. University of California Berkeley School of Law J.D., The Wharton School, MBA
Before Wharton/Penn: United States Army, JAG Attorney
After Graduation: Undecided (actively seeking roles in operations and business development at growth stage technology companies)
Extracurriculars: Penn Wharton Innovation Fund, Co-lead investor, Veterans Club, Volunteering with Service to School (organized to helping veterans pursue higher education)

Wen Dai

Penn School of Public Policy & Practice, 2019



Hometown: China
Education: Master of Science in Nonprofit Leadership
Before Wharton/Penn: The Northwest University of Politics and Law, the University of California, Los Angeles
After Graduation: Co-founder of Yan Technology, Ltd.
Extracurriculars: Yoga

Cynthia Degros

Master of Social Work Candidate, 2019
Penn School of Social Policy and Practice



Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Education: BA in Communication (Major in Radio/Television/Film), Northwestern University
Before Wharton/Penn: Media Production and Marketing, specializing in film, television, and theater for close to 10 years.
After Graduation: Mental Health Clinician and Medical Social Worker
Extracurriculars: Finance Director for Penn Franklins, GAPSA, painting, exercising, exploring the outdoors, and watching HGTV.

Teniola Egbe

Masters of Public Health; Master of Bioethics Candidate, 2019
Perelman School of Medicine



Hometown: Millstone Twp, NJ
Education: BS in Biology with a Criminology minor, Villanova University
Before Wharton/Penn: Undergraduate student
After Graduation: Program implementation in a Global Health context related to Maternal & Child Health and Infectious Diseases
Extracurriculars: Global Health Society Executive Board Member, Penn Public Health Society, Service Corp, Official Visitor for the Prison Society, Public Health Young

Sonia Glennie

Master of Nursing, 2019
Penn School of Nursing



Hometown: Salem, Or
Education: BS in Nursing from Seattle University
Before Wharton/Penn: Hematology and Stem Cell Transplant Nurse
After Graduation: Nurse practitioner in primary care or oncology
Extracurriculars: Rec sports, hiking, backpacking, reading, cooking for friends and family.

Alberto Gomez

Law Candidate
Penn Law School



Before Wharton/Penn:
After Graduation:

Andres Hernandez

MBA Candidate, Doctor of Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine; The Wharton School


Hometown: Miami, FL
Education: BS in Biomedical Science, University of Central Florida
Before Wharton/Penn: med student in joint MD/MBA program.
After Graduation: Surgery Research
Extracurriculars: MD Class Treasurer, University of Central Florida Pre-Med Scholar Award Founder, VP of Community Enrichment for Wharton Healthcare Club, Plastic Surgery Research, Philly Foodie, Baseball Fan

Marissa Johnson

Penn School of Social Policy and Practice, 2019



Hometown: Washington, DC
Education: Mount Holyoke College
Before Wharton/Penn:
After Graduation: Program development/diversity work at a nonprofit or cultural institution
Extracurriculars: Young People Fellow, Tap Dancing, Reading, Social Justice Work

Jenny Kim

Doctor of Nursing Practice
Penn School of Nursing



Hometown: Lawrenceville, GA
Education: BS in Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
Before Wharton/Penn: Registered Nurse in Pediatric Intensive Care unit
After Graduation: Doctor of Nursing Practice, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, patient advocate, clinician on medical missions
Extracurriculars: Pennsylvania Association of Nurse-Aesthetists – State Board Trustee, Renewal Flag Football League, Coca-Cola Scholar,. marketing running, hiking, reading

Erik Lampmann

Doctor of Law Candidate, 2020
Penn Law



Hometown: Limerick, PA
Education: University of Richmond, BA in Philosophy, Politics, Economics, and Law (PPEL); French
Before Wharton/Penn: Policy, communications, and media work in D.C.
After Graduation: Regulatory and appellate law with a long-term focus on policy lawyering
Extracurriculars: Penn Law Journal of Law & Public Affairs; Penn Law Lambda LGBTQ Student Organization; Penn Law Chapter of the American Constitution Society

Shuaiqing Liu

MBA Candidate, 2020
The Wharton School



Hometown: Beijing, China
Education: B.S in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Before Wharton/Penn: 5 years in insurance consulting as a healthcare actuary
After Graduation: continuing to explore the world of healthcare, insurance, and technology
Extracurriculars: Digital Health Board; VP of business development; Society of Actuaries; Public Health Task Force; also enjoys reading, hiking, wine tasting, and traveling.!

Kathryn Suarez

MBA Candidate, 2020
The Wharton School



Hometown: Chevy Chase, MD
Education:  BA, Economics and Science – University of Notre Dame
Before Wharton/Penn: Consulting in the private equity space, followed by a year-long Global Health Corps Fellowship working with Partners in Health In Rwanda to strengthen maternal healthcare
After Graduation: Impact Investing/consulting
Extracurriculars: Investment Associate – Wharton Africa Growth Partners, Consultant-Small Business Development Center, Women’s Rugby, Food Club

Steven Wang

Master of City Planning Candidate, 2019
Penn School of Design



Hometown: Nanjing, China
Education: B.S. Architecture at University of Virginia
Before Wharton/Penn: Junior Architect at Leers Weinzapfel Associates
After Graduation: Real Estate and Urban Economic Development
Extracurriculars: PennDesign Real Estate Cub, volunteer at Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation, running, soccer

Zeynep Yildirim

MBA Candidate, 2020
The Wharton School



Hometown: Istanbul, Turkey
Education: B.A., Brown University
Before Wharton/Penn: Associate at BCG
After Graduation: Continue social impact work
Extracurriculars: Pro-bono consulting, yoga, hiking

Laura Yu

MBA Candidate, 2020
The Wharton School



Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Education: B.A. Stanford University
Before Wharton/Penn: Consulting
After Graduation: Consulting
Extracurriculars: Wharton Analytics Fellow, PA Coordinated Campaign Data Fellow

2018-19 Fellow Coordinators

Arisa Koyama

MBA, The Wharton School, 2019


Education: BAs from National University of Singapore and Waseda University
Before Wharton/Penn: Nomura Securities Co.
After Graduation: Impact Investing
Extracurriculars: Lipman Fellow, Wharton Japan Trek, ballet, hiking.


Danielle Lake

Master of City Planning, PennDesign, 2019


Hometown: Goldsboro, NC
Education: Bachelor of Architecture, Bachelor of Environmental Design in Architecture, North Carolina State University
Before Wharton/Penn: Architectural designer at Hartman-Cox Architects in Washington, DC.
After Graduation: Urban designer, city planner, architect
Extracurriculars: Lipman Fellow, Editor of PennDesign Panorama Student Publication, PennDesign Social Justice Club, travel, photography, live music.