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Hi everyone! My name is Ria, and I’m a student in Wharton who is still exploring what all the different concentrations have to offer. I grew up all over but lived in Dubai, U.A.E. before moving to Philadelphia, a city that I absolutely love to explore on the weekends. On-campus, I am involved in Wharton Council, Passion Projects, and work-study at the Development & Alumni Relations department. In my free time, you can catch me reading, doing yoga, and going on walks by the Schuylkill River.

Staying Connected
Ria | May 8, 2020
One of the hardest parts about the transition to online learning was not being able to see my friends. The people around me are absolutely wonderful, and I normally look forward to seeing them eve...
A Look Inside the Wharton COVID-19 Course
Ria | April 14, 2020
Three of my favorite things about academics at Wharton are that: There are a lot of classes that have travel components to them There are plenty of half credit courses available which run ...
How I Got Involved with the Pan Asian American Cultural House
Ria | February 28, 2020
The Pan-Asian American Cultural House, also known as PAACH, is a place on campus that has come to mean a lot to me in a short amount of time. It is one of the three cultural resource centers on ca...
Staying Centered During Finals
Ria | November 25, 2019
Finals can be a scary time. There are a lot of assignments due at once, all of which are really important. Everyone is desperately trying to bump their grades up, and it is cold and windy outside....
My Fall Break with the Wharton Industry Exploration Program
Ria | November 4, 2019
One of the coolest opportunities I’ve had through Wharton so far is the Wharton Industry Exploration Program (WIEP). These are trips that happen over school breaks in a different city to explore...
Coming to Penn as an International Student
Ria | October 15, 2019
It is harder to get to Penn as an international student. I mean that literally—it takes me about 22 hours, door to door, to get from where I spent most of my childhood, Dubai, to Penn’s cam...