Meet the Class of 2017

26 members representing 25 groups

Ramita Ravi

Hometown: Murrysville, PA
Major: Health & Societies, Concentration Public Health, Minors in Urban Education Policy and Biological Basis of Behavior

Activities & Honors:

  • Dance Arts Council Chair – Performing Arts Council
  • Chair, Artistic Director – Arts House Dance Company
  • Speaker & Content Team, Marketing Team – TEDxPenn
  • Associate Member on Academic Affairs Committee – Undergraduate Assembly
  • Founder – Penn Summer Dance Series
  • Leader – PennArts Orientation Program
  • Outreach Chair – Penn Thillana
  • Graduate – Asian Pacific American Leadership Initiative
  • Chair – Emily Sachs Dance Benefit
  • Mentor – PennPals
  • Research Peer Advisor – Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships
  • Research Assistant – Center for Autism Research
  • Professional Dancer – Kalamandir Dance Company NYC
  • Guest Instructor – Broadway Dance Center NYC
  • Oracle Senior Society
  • Osiris Senior Society

Favorite Book: Grendel by John Gardner
Favorite Movie: Can’t decide – ahh!
Favorite Food: Bread (Wawa bread & packaged bread specifically)
Favorite Quote: “I think that we defy entropy and impermanence with our films and our poems. I think we hold onto each other a little harder and say I will not let go; I do not accept the ephemeral nature of this moment, I’m going to extend it forever – or at least I’m going to try.” -Jason Silva, Existential Bummer

Plans After Penn: Hopefully dancing professionally for a bit then getting an MPH/MBA and working in health innovation!