Meet the Class of 2016

37 members representing 35 groups

Roopa Shankar

Friar Name: Friar Sweet
Hometown: San Jose, CA
Major: Marketing

Activities & Honors:

  • Co-President – Wharton Retail Club
  • Founder & CEO – NOMsense Bakery
  • Class of 2016 Member – Inc. Magazine’s Coolest College Start-Ups
  • Northeastern Regional Champion – 2016 Global Student Entrepreneur Awards
  • Member – Delta Sigma Pi Business Fraternity
  • Member – Oracle Senior Society
  • Marketing Intern – SweetGreen
  • Team Representative – Penn Fashion Week
  • Participant – Wharton International Case Competition
  • Dean’s List (2014-2015)
  • Recipient – Herbert S. Steuer 2015 Memorial Prize, awarded to one Wharton junior for academic excellence, impact on the school, and leadership

Favorite Book: Salt by Nayyirah Waheed
Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
Favorite Movie: Matilda
Favorite Food: Acai bowls and smoothies, frozen margaritas, and pizza with an egg on top
Favorite Quote: “I wonder how many people I’ve looked at all my life and never seen.” -John Steinbeck

Plans After Penn: Community Marketing Associate for Sweetgreen in New York City!