Meet the Class of 2024

Kepler Boonstra

Hometown: Chicago, IL
Majors: Materials Science & Engineering (BSE), Materials Science & Engineering (MSE)

Activities & Honors:

  • Co-Director – Penn Labs
  • Bass – Off The Beat
  • Vice-President – Out in STEM (oSTEM)
  • Research Assistant – Stach Group at the Singh Center for Nanotechnology
  • Teaching Assistant – CIS 5120, MEAM 506 and MSE 5760
  • Tutor – Penn Language Center and at the Weingarten Center
  • Dean’s List

Hobbies: Skiing, running, biking, eating at yummy restaurants
Favorite Books: Where Do Balloons Go? by Jamie Lee Curtis and The Martian by Andy Weir 
Favorite Movies: The Hundred-Foot Journey, Interstellar, Everything Everywhere All At Once, Mean Girls
Favorite Food:
Something made for me by someone who loves me
Favorite Quote: “The only trick of friendship, I think, is to find people who are better than you are—not smarter, not cooler, but kinder and more generous, and more forgiving—and then appreciate them for what they can teach you, and try to listen to them when they tell you something about yourself, no matter how bad—or good—it might be, and to trust them, which is the hardest thing of all. But the best, as well.” ~ Hanya Yanagihara, A Little Life

Plans After Penn: Unsure as of now!