Meet the Class of 2023

Ashna Yakoob

Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
Major: English

Activities & Honors:

  • Director- Bloomers
  • Executive Board – St. Elmo’s
  • Senior Editor- Under the Button (UTB)
  • Student Researcher – Price Lab
  • Mentor- PEER
  • Member – APALI
  • Chair – English Undergrad Advisory Board
  • Member – Kinoki Senior Society

Hobbies: Writing, biking, climbing, watching movies, hiking, skateboarding
Favorite Book: Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi
Favorite Movie: Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure
Favorite Food: Halal cart or dark chocolate nutella on toast
Favorite Quote: “Battle not with monsters, lest ye become a monster, and if you gaze into the abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”  ~Nietzsche

Plans After Penn: Working in entertainment, hopefully.  I would ideally love to be a writer someday on a show or writer’s room in general.