PPC's greatest asset is our dedicated staff. Selected after a highly competitive and holistic application process every semester, our staff members represent some of the brightest young policy minds in the nation and fully embody our core values of creativity, optimism, persistence, and meticulousness. The unique perspectives, experiences, and stories that each member brings are proudly reflected in all policy projects that PPC completes.
PPC staff includes executive board comprised of students at the University of Pennsylvania and external consultants. External consultants, who add global perspectives to our UN-related projects, play a critical role in complementing the standing members' policy research and global outreach efforts.
2020-21 Executive Board
Eli Adler is a junior from Los Angeles, California, studying Philosophy, Politics and Economics with a minor in Consumer Psychology. His research interests lie largely in Middle East foreign policy, global strategy, and education policy. Eli's work experience is wide-ranging: he is a co-founder of The Juventus Group, a political consultancy bringing the Gen Z voice to political campaigns and advocacy groups, currently serves as Director of Marketing & Development for a direct-to-consumer premium men's activewear company, and completed a legislative internship for Rep. Bill Keating (MA-09). At Penn, Eli is also involved with The Daily Pennsylvanian, and the College Dean's Advisory Board. In his free time, he is an avid skier and runner.
Harrison Feinman is a junior at the University of Pennsylvania studying Political Science and Legal Studies. Growing up in Los Angeles, Harrison worked for the City of Los Angeles and on Hillary Clinton’s Presidential and Gavin Newsom’s 2018 Gubernatorial Campaign. In addition to the Penn Policy Consulting Group, Harrison is involved with Penn Leads the Vote, Penn Model Congress, and the University Scholars program.
From the Bay Area, California, Meghan is a junior pursuing an uncoordinated dual degree, studying Political Science in the College and Finance and Business Analytics in Wharton. In addition to being a Public Policy Research Scholar with an Innovation and Technology focus, Meghan is involved with Kite and Key, MUSE, the International Affairs Association, and Sigma Kappa. Her research interests include the intersection of business, specifically the tech industry, and public policy, as well as work with local governments. She has absolutely loved the work done and the community she has found in PPC during the past year, and is excited to further explore local and state policy issues this year!
From Los Angeles, California, Nick Sanitsky is a senior in the Wharton School. Concentrating in Legal Studies & Business Ethics and Finance and minoring in American Public Policy, he is passionate about community-based problem solving, economic and foreign policy, and strategy. Nick has learned in diverse, team-oriented settings, having worked for Senator Bob Casey, Congressman Brad Sherman, a Philadelphia City Council campaign, and a New York Private Equity firm. In his free time, Nick is usually listening to, discovering, or playing music.
Alex Zhang is a junior at the University of Pennsylvania majoring in Economics and minoring in Statistics. Especially passionate about foreign policy and grand strategy, Alex attended talks with speakers such as John Gaddis, Leon Panetta, and Jake Sullivan. At school, Alex is also part of Wharton Undergraduate Consulting Club and Penn Club Soccer. For the past summers, Alex interned at Unite Genomics, a machine learning and AI startup company and Arm Holdings, one of the world's biggest semiconductor companies.
Eva Gonzalez is a sophomore at Penn majoring in Political Science. In addition to her work with PPC, Eva is also the director of Penn Leads the Vote, where she works to encourage civic engagement and student's voting rights. Eva spent the past summer conducting comparative research on the hybrid regimes of Russia, Kazakhstan and Hungary alongside a Penn professor. She is from Ardmore, PA and enjoys reading, running, and watching movies in her free time.
Aidan Goodchild is a junior from Wayne, Pennsylvania studying European History and minoring in Political Science. Aidan is currently studying abroad in London at UCL via the history student exchange program, after previously participating in Penn-in-Tours. Aidan is passionate about foreign policy, economics, history, and politics. In addition to PPC, he is involved with the Student Federal Credit Union in a variety of committee positions and Penn Boxing.
VP of Local Affairs
Roshie Xing is a sophomore from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania intending to study Mathematical Economics and minor in Statistics. Her past experience has included leading her high school's Model UN club, volunteering with Save the Children Action Network as a student ambassador, and volunteering for Emily Skopov's PA House campaign. At Penn, Roshie is involved in the Undergraduate Economics Society, Penn Flutes/Wind Ensemble, and the F-Word Magazine. She is particularly passionate about foreign policy and systemic economic inequality and is excited to use her time at PPC to advocate for policies pursuing meaningful change. In her spare time, she can be found reading or hanging out with her friends.
MARY KATE LANGAN
VP of Local Affairs
Mary Kate is a sophomore from New Hampshire studying Political Science in the College of Arts and Sciences and Finance in the Wharton School. Since joining the Local Committee in the fall of her freshman year, Mary Kate has enjoyed learning more about policy in Philadelphia through the lead poisoning and opioid crisis projects. Outside of PPC, Mary Kate is involved in the Wharton Undergraduate Finance Club, the Student Committee on Undergraduate Education, MUSE, and is a research assistant in the Sociology Department. In her free time, Mary Kate loves exploring Philly and finding new dim sum restaurants.
VP of Federal Committee
Joe Anderson is a sophomore planning to major in Philosophy, Politics, Economics. Originally from Elk River, Minnesota, Joe has a passion for politics that began with his involvement in the state legislature, and grew with his national advocacy on expanding child care and community health programs. He is passionate about social policy, and has particular interest in agriculture and transportation issues. In high school, Joe participated in speech and debate, and spent his Junior year interning on a congressional campaign in Minnesota's 8th district, on Minnesota's Mesabi Iron Range. In his free time, Joe enjoys going on runs and talking politics with friends. In addition to PPC, Joe is a member of the Penn Debate Society, the Government and Politics Association, and Penn Democrats.
VP of Federal Committee
Celia Kreth is a sophomore from Little Rock, Arkansas, planning to major in Communications and Public Service in the College of Arts and Sciences through the Annenberg School of Communication. Throughout high school, Celia was involved in various political organizations having served as a United States Senate Page, worked for the Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas, and was a delegate to the United States Senate Youth Program. Aside from PPC, at Penn, Celia is a staff writer for The Daily Pennsylvanian and a part of the Wharton Public Policy Initiative Student Group as well as the Penn Undergraduate Law Journal.
VP of Global Committee
Katie Busch is a sophomore in the College most likely studying philosophy and psychology. In addition to working with PPC, Katie is a reporter for the Daily Pennsylvanian and a member of the Penn club lacrosse team. She is passionate about the concepts of global citizenship and equity as well as criminal justice reform. Katie is from Winnetka, Illinois, and in her free time she likes to do yoga, read, and try out new recipes.
VP of Global Committee
Lucia is a sophomore at Penn studying political science and economics. In high school, she was involved in Model UN, shadowed local legislators, and interned for her district’s State Senator. She is particularly interested in foreign policy and geopolitics. As a member of PPC, she looks forward to learning about policy issues and the UN’s efforts to resolve them.