Our Team:

Ravi Arya, Program Assistant (Prospective Students)

Contact: piw-semester@sas.upenn.edu 

Ravi is a senior at Penn doing a dual degree in Finance and Political Science. During his PIW semester, he interned at the U.S Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration. Since then, he has worked with the International Trade Administration as well as private sector companies like KPMG. Ravi helps prospective semester students and assists with programming.

Sophia Jesteen, Program Assistant (Communications)

Contact: piw-communications@sas.upenn.edu

Sophia is a senior at Penn studying Health and Societies, minoring in Political Science, and is a candidate for the Master of Public Health. During PIW, she worked as a Government Affairs & Health Policy Intern with a boutique federal government affairs firm. After her semester, Sophia continued her interests in health policy and emergency management as an intern in Senate and with the City of Philadelphia’s Department of Public Health. Sophia serves as our communications assistant and plans our on-campus student group engagements. 

Dr. Deirdre Martinez, Executive Director

Appointments with Dr. Martinez can be made for in person and remote sessions. Follow the link below to connect to Google Calendar.

If you have trouble making an appointment, don’t see a time that works, or just have a quick question, you can contact Dr. Martinez directly at martined@sas.upenn.edu.