Meet the Class of 2024

Hertha Torre Gallego

Hometown: Madrid, SPAIN
Majors:  Health and Societies, Hispanic Studies

Activities & Honors:

  • Chair/President – Penn Traditions
  • Student Chair to the Penn Alumni Board
  • Co-Chair – Seniors for the Penn Fund
  • Violin – Penn Chamber Orchestra & Penn Compose
  • Vice President of Operations and Membership – Penn Spain
  • Professional Development Coordinator – Institute of Contemporary Art Student Board
  • Social Committee – Assembly of International Students
  • Benjamin Franklin Scholar Undergraduate Advisory Board
  • Dean’s List (2022)
  • Published in 34th Street (2021)
  • 2023 Fellow at the Andrea Mitchell Center for Democracy and at the Wolf Humanities Center

Hobbies: Playing violin, taking walks around Philly, traveling to new places, and cooking with friends
Favorite Books: TheGiovanni’s Room by James Baldwin, My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Otessa Moshfegh
Favorite  Movies: Good Will Hunting, Cold War, Erin Brokovich
Favorite Food:
Mediterranean food! 
Favorite Quote: “Not all those who wander are lost!”

Plans After Penn: After graduation, I hope to get a Master in Public Health and engage in meaningful healthcare/policy-related work in Latin America.