National Board

Mike

Mike Mariano

President

Paulo Bautista

Paulo Bautista

Programming

Ravi

Ravi Chaganty

Treasurer

Ben Watkins

Ben Watkins

Communications

Ben Huynh

Ben Huynh

Programming

Mike

Mike Mariano

President

Paulo Bautista

Paulo Bautista

Programming

  • Paulo hails from Jacksonville, Florida and studied an Individualized Wharton Concentration in Digital Ecosystems. At Penn, he was involved in an alphabet soup of organizations, including PPA, APAHW, .oO, FOTB, CAPE, PAYS, VSA, APO among others, and was commonly found in PAACH, napping.
  • Paulo currently lives in New York City, working in ad tech operations, keeping the Internet free by putting ads before your videos. He is obsessed with podcasts, dance videos, geek culture and online communities and is commonly found at Smorgasbord, at Union Square watching the dancers, and at the Local Gaming Store playing children’s card and board games. Paulo spends his free time constantly rearranging apartment furniture, scootering down sidewalks, and editing videos no one will see. He hopes to work in online video and community building in some capacity, and he’s excited to begin being involved with UPAAN and making an impact!
Ravi

Ravi Chaganty

Treasurer

  • As the current treasurer of UPAAN, it’s been great to be able to contribute to building a stronger alumni network. A little about myself: I was a 2009 graduate from the College and just had my five year reunion #BY09. At Penn, I spent time doing various things most notably PPA and Freaks of the Beat. As for work, I currently work in the new and emerging field of finance in New York.
  • All jokes aside, in my spare time, I like to eat, drink, and of course, dance. A couple of my aspirations would be to properly learn how to cook and to actually become proficient in another language (believe me, I’ve tried a lot). It’s been exciting to serve on this amazing board and have the opportunity to assist the UPAAN community!
Ben Watkins

Ben Watkins

Communications

  • You know what they say about communication: can’t live without it and it’s the coolest part of any organization. Okay, maybe they don’t say that, but that’s what I think and I’m so excited to be involved in such an awesome group like UPAAN.
  • At Penn, I was very involved in the APA community (PTS, APAHW, PEER, APALI) and this followed me to post-grad (College 2013 here). I still work closely with the Penn Fund, continuing my service from Seniors for The Penn Fund. I most recently spearheaded the First Year Reunion gift committee and now serve as the yPenn representative to the Board of Trustees. In my free time, I head up account management at a B2B startup called Kinnek.
  • I love the seasons and my food cravings change even more frequently. Currently, Netflix and writing Yelp reviews (shamelss plug) are the biggest obstacles to my beauty sleep. I prefer beer, liquor (gin), and wine, in that order, and am always on the lookout for the next, coolest bar. I don’t know where I’ll be in five years, but I hope when asked, my peers will say I’ve had a profound positive impact on their work/lives. Hopefully we get to meet at a UPAAN event soon!​
Ben Huynh

Ben Huynh

Programming

  • Ben graduated from Wharton in 2014 concentrating in Operations and Information Management. During his time at Penn, he was involved with the International Affairs Association, Small Business Development Center, Wharton Center for Risk and Decision Processes, Wharton Communication Advisory Board, Givology and his fraternity, Phi Gamma Delta. Through these activities he also had the opportunity to plan various events from booking concerts and cocktail receptions to paintball and Poconos trips.
  • Ben currently resides in New York, working on LinkedIn’s Insights team. In his free time, he loves going to concerts, watching Netflix, sitting in parks, doing nothing with friends, reading, and eating. Ben’s looking forward to working with the rest of the team to strengthen Penn’s APA network. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, or just want to talk feel free to reach out to him over email or LinkedIn.

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