University Communications Staff

Jill DiSanto

News Officer

Arthur Ross Gallery, Education, Navy ROTC, Neighborhood Initiatives, Netter Center for Community Partnerships, Public Safety, Social Policy and Practice


As students, engineers-to-be rarely get a chance to examine topics in business psychology, but Mark Liam Murphy, a sophomore from Wilmington, N.C., spent his first summer on campus at the University of Pennsylvania doing just that. 
Amidst the religious, political and social unrest in Israel, one student from the University of Pennsylvania got a look at a diverse group of learners who explored the possibilities for a peaceful coexistence.
As a child, Suzy Bernstein spent her summers at Camp Modin in Belgrade, Maine. This summer, the rising junior at the University of Pennsylvania is using her experience as a former camper and the many skills that she’s learned at Penn to further strengthen her leadership abilities. 
Daniel Wagner has crisscrossed the globe, exchanging ideas on educational development and sustainability.
Abdul-Hakim Muhammad As-Salafee has traveled a non-traditional path from working in the Philadelphia Prison System to the University of Pennsylvania. 
This summer, three undergraduate students at the University of Pennsylvania are studying the best ways to research and promote effective charitable giving. 
The School of Social Policy & Practice at the University of Pennsylvania may become another element in the Botswana-UPenn Partnership. 
Shruti Bhat, a student at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education, is spending the summer along the northeastern border of Afghanistan, helping to establish an educational curriculum for early childhood learners who need to make the transition from one language to another. 
This summer, two undergraduate students at the University of Pennsylvania are examining crimes throughout history and how those events resulted in controversial legislative changes. 
When Micaela Wensjoe headed to Kenya for the summer, she was focused on what she had to learn as part of an internship. But now that she is there, she has also developed an interest in helping orphans.  Wensjoe, a graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania, is blogging about all of it.