Meet the Class of 2023

Kayla Padilla

Hometown: Torrance, CA
Majors: Finance and Management

Activities & Honors:

  • 2-year Captain – Varsity Basketball
  • 2020 Ivy League Rookie of the Year
  • 2-time First Team All-Ivy
  • 2-time First Team All Big-5
  • Student Advisor – SNF Paideia Advisory Board
  • Task Force on Support to Asian and Asian-American Students and Scholars
  • Founder – The Sideline Post 

Hobbies: Playing the guitar, reading, grabbing coffee/boba with friends
Favorite Books: Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom and Just Kids by Patti Smith
Favorite Movies: Almost Famous, Mamma Mia, Forrest Gump
Favorite Food: Ramen
Favorite Quote: “There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” ~ C.S. Lewis

Plans After Penn: I’ll be using my last year of eligibility to play one more season of college basketball!