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The passion I see in the people I’ve met at Penn is inspiring—and helps my own passion grow.”

Eva Gonzalez C’22

Eva Gonzalez C’22

It’s never too early to dream of a presidential election. For Eva, that dream was sparked as a high school student in Philadelphia’s Friends Central School in local suburb Ardmore. While a student there, Eva learned about the University’s prestigious Penn in Washington program, which invites undergraduate students to Washington D.C. to take classes, intern, and participate in a host of workshops and events. “The Penn in Washington Program ultimately was a driver in my application to Penn.”

Now a political science major, Eva plans to focus her studies on educational public policy, with dreams of becoming an elected official—even President—someday. She’s already well on her way to a career in public service. She currently serves as Co-Director for Penn Leads the Vote (PLTV), a student-run, non-partisan program that aims to increase democratic and civic engagement among Penn students. 

“Being fulfilled outside of the classroom enhances our education.”

Through PLTV, which is administered through the Netter Center for Community Partnerships, Eva is able to follow her passion for democracy and participation. As a work-study student, she also served as a web designer and learned how to further political messages through the benefit of good design. As a Penn undergraduate, and in her life after college, she’s determined to help people leverage the power of relationships to make a positive impact.

Favorite Penn Tradition
Staying up late in group study rooms in Huntsman Hall
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Favorite Campus Cafeteria
Williams Cafe to grab a coffee (or two, three) throughout the day!
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Favorite Penn Class
Russian Politics with Professor Rudra Sil, which inspired me to apply for his PURM research project.
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