Meet the Class of 2021

Tiphani Swaby

Friar Name: Friar Supercalifragilisticespialidocious
Hartford, CT
Major: Health and Societies with a concentration in Health Policy and Law

Activities & Honors:

  • President – Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
  • Co-Founder/Research Intern – MAKUU and Weingarten Learning Resources 
  • Co-Founder – Penn Proactive (helping first generation, low income Penn students access internships, funding, and academic support)
  • Research Assistant – HUP’s Pregnancy Application Research Program
  • Mentor – Robeson Cooper Scholars 
  • Onyx Honor Roll Award Recipient

Hobbies: Cooking, reading poetry, watching RHOA or Money Heist and buying candles
Favorite Book: The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
Favorite Movies: Inception, Parasite, Shrek, Transporter 2, Rush Hour 2, The Princess Bride, The Little Rascals… I could go on!
Favorite Food: Cajun Seafood Boil
Favorite Quote:May I recognize myself in others and greet me with unconditional love.” ~ SZA

Plans After Penn:  I plan to pursue a Masters in Public Health and impact healthcare policy by marrying my passions for reproductive justice and cultural competency in the medical field.