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Ria

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.

Ria | October 27, 2020
College is an experience normally characterized by lots of people of a similar age living and learning in close proximity. Now, it is unable to function as it normally does. However, there are a c...
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...
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 ...
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...
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....
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...