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Mission Statement


Common Cents seeks to mend the financial literacy gap seen across grads, undergrads, and high schoolers alike.

Penn Common Cents hopes to pave the path and help Penn undergrads and local Philadelphia high schoolers make common cents about their personal finances.

Team



  • John Ta

    Founding President

    Class of 2022

    Studying Physics, Biochem, & Biophysics. Lifts things up and puts them down.


    Vivek Olumbe

    Vice President

    Class of 2022

    Studying Computer Science and Public Policy. Lifts John up and puts him down.


    Angie Zhou

    Vice President

    Class of 2023

    Studying Finance & Management. Supports Janey in her yoga headstands.



  • Hannah Xiao

    Content Committee

    Class of 2023

    Studying Physics & Fine Arts. Constantly eating and cooking.


    Graham Branscom

    Content Committee

    Class of 2024

    Studying Economics & Computer Science. Snyder's Hard Pretzels enthusiast.


    Katherine Han

    Content Committee

    Class of 2024

    Studying Operations and Marketing. Reads and paints pictures of landscapes.


    Caroline Li

    Content Committee

    Class of 2024

    Studying Finance and Statistics. Cat magnet.


    Eliza Normark

    Content Committee

    Class of 2023

    Studying Economics. Probably trying out a new Center City restaurant.



  • Winni Zhang

    Design Committee

    Class of 2023

    Studying Finance and Management. Loves almond butter.


    Ivory Gao

    Design Committee

    Class of 2024

    Studying Economics. A Myers-Briggs personality test enthusiast.


    Maxine Fang

    Design Committee

    Class of 2023

    Studying Finance and Computer Science. Enjoys playing the piano and painting.



  • Michelle Zhang

    Finance Committee

    Class of 2024

    Studying Finance and Management. Loves sunsets, long walks, and matcha.


    Louis Chung

    Finance Committee

    Class of 2024

    Studying Economics. You'll find me listening to K-Pop or watching K-dramas during my free time.


    Ffion Opare-Addo

    Finance Committee

    Class of 2023

    Studying Finance and Business Analytics. Loves God and music.


    Andrew Colbert

    Finance Committee

    Class of 2023

    Studying Finance & Business Analytics. A fanatic of the outdoors.


    Shan Shang Liang

    Finance Committee

    Class of 2024

    Possibly studying Finance and Marketing... who knows... Always picks chocolate chips out of my cookies.



  • Matt Friedman

    Marketing Committee

    Class of 2024

    Studying Computer Science. Can recite any car fact, even when it’s uncalled for.


    Amy Wu

    Marketing Committee

    Class of 2024

    Studying Neuroscience. Loves to read.


    Sonia Tam

    Marketing Committee

    Class of 2024

    Studying Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. Still very undecided though.


    Liz Sunga

    Marketing Committee

    Class of 2024

    Still deciding what she wants to study. Probably baking chocolate chip cookies.


    Luca
    Graaff Jordao de Magalhaes

    Marketing Committee

    Class of 2024

    Studying Economics. Will mention that he is from Brazil.


    Izi Lee

    Marketing Committee

    Class of 2024

    Class of 2024. Studying Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. Obsessed with all breakfast foods.


    Aryan Singh

    Marketing Committee

    Class of 2024

    Studying Computer Science & Mathematics. Plays basketball and loves to travel.


    Hanna Tulchinsky

    Marketing Committee

    Class of 2024

    Studying Math and Economics. Pasta addict.


    Kira Lu

    Marketing Committee

    Class of 2024

    Studying Biochemistry. Can't skateboard (yet).



  • Enzo Bergamo

    Operations Committee

    Class of 2023

    Studying Systems Engineering. Swings a sword and calls it a sport.



  • Rikki Kong

    Social Committee

    Class of 2024

    Studying Finance and Management. Might have a coffee addiction.


    Jovan Mann

    Social Committee

    Class of 2024

    Studies Cognitive Science and Psychology. Loves the open road and the thrill of adventure.

Partners & Sponsors

Public

A social investing app

Penn Wellness

Think tank umbrella group dedicated to working together to improve the wellbeing of the Penn community

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Common Cents aims to make personal finance interesting with activities like Kahoots, choose-your-own-adventure, jeopardy, and more (most of the time with a prize for winners!). We also forge innovation through interdisciplinary events like Masterchef when we had a live cooking demo and talked about meal prepping under a budget.

    Generally, we host a wide variety of events, including speaker events, informational classes, career panels, and online webinars. Because of the current virtual environment, all events for the fall 2020 semester will be virtual; however, we look forward to hosting more in-person events when we are back on campus.

  • No! We encourage anyone and everyone to join as a general body member because personal finance knowledge is applicable to everyone, regardless of your background.

    To become a member, all you have to do is bookmark & subscribe to our page on PennClubs and you will be added to the listserv!

  • Common Cents Communities are groups of 6-8 people who are interested in personal finance and want to socialize with other members! Common Cents Communities meet a few times per month for online games, movie nights, and friendly competitions.

    CC Communities are a great way to make friends online amidst the virtual environment!

  • Unfortunately, we have stopped accepting applications for the Fall 2020 semester. Keep an eye out for when we recruit in the beginning of next semester.