Hailing from Washington, D.C., Alisa discovered Penn on a quintessential college road trip. She had already thought about the academic caliber, and the strength in her chosen field of social science. During her fall visit, the Quad and Locust Walk were in their fiery glory as she pictured herself sitting outside doing homework or playing frisbee with friends. She spoke with Penn alumni, and had great conversations with the International Relations department.
“When I came for my Quaker Days, current Penn students chatted with me and were really supportive.”
At Penn, Alisa is a Civic Scholar and finds her social impact work through the Civic House and the Netter Center critical to her identity as a Quaker. She joined the Mock Trial team, and enjoys the experience of developing interpersonal skills while being part of the debate community. Combining fun with focus at Penn, Alisa is already thinking about what’s next and is considering law school so she can have a social impact. But for now, she is enjoying all that college has to offer, and keeping her options open.