Meet the Class of 2018

36 members representing and a voice for more than 35 different Penn groups

Virginia Burns

Hometown: Brockton, MA
Major: Philosophy, Politics, & Economics

Activities & Honors:

  • Captain – Varsity Swimming & Diving
  • 4-Time Ivy League Champion
  • 6-Time All-Ivy
  • Academic All-Ivy
  • Scholastic All-American Honorable Mention
  • 3-Time Penn School Record Holder (200 Freestyle, 800 FR Relay, 200 FR Relay)
  • Division 1 NCAA Provisional Time Standard Achiever
  • 2017 USA Work Championship Trails Qualifier
  • Student Development Advisory Team
  • Penn GPA/Penn Political Union

Hobbies: Reading Calvin & Hobbes comics, watching Game of Thrones
Favorite Book(s): Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain
Favorite Movie: Forrest Gump
Favorite Food: Cheese Fries

Plans After Penn: I’d like to go work for at least a year and then pursue a graduate degree!