Hana is a student in the Wharton School hoping to concentrate in Management and Legal Studies and Business Ethics. Concerned about corporate impacts on urban environments, she is fascinated by the motivations behind strategic activism—especially in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts—and the nature of nonmarket strategy components in the scaling of modern organizations.
An advocate for increased DEI efforts since high school, Hana believes strongly that the strength of a community should be measured by the experiences of all its members. At Penn, she is dedicated to pushing for more fair and inclusive environments, serving on the Wharton Dean’s Undergraduate Advisory Board, Penn Student Government’s Nominations and Elections Committee, the Wharton Undergraduate Student Values project, and the Wharton Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Group.
Hana hopes that, by complimenting her business curriculum with the interdisciplinary education provided by the SNF Paideia Program, she engages in constructive, empathetic dialogue with those who both support and challenge her. She plans to leverage her Paideia experience to explore the depths of moral agencies, commercial gentrification, and—most of all—what drives us towards upward mobility in the corporate landscape, in urban America, and in our own lives.
My hope is that being an SNF Paideia Fellow will force me to view the equitable expansion of opportunity through perspectives vastly different from my own, helping me better understand how to cultivate and sustain compassionate spaces.