My name is Eliana Salmon and I am sophomore in the College of Arts and Sciences. I am pursuing a major in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE), a minor in Modern Middle Eastern Studies, and a cross-minor between History in the College and Legal Studies in the Wharton School.
I am currently the Vice President of the BFS Undergraduate Advisory Board. Alongside the President, I serve as a liaison between BFS faculty members and students. As a board, we organize speaker events, help build a connection between alumni and students through career treks and on-campus events, and generally work to enhance the BFS community.
The Integrated Studies Program was one of my most valuable experiences at Penn. Coming from a small high school, ISP gave me a tight-knit community when I first arrived on Penn’s campus. The idea of integrating two disciplines, specifically the work we did in our weekly seminars, has stayed with me and I have applied it to all of my academic pursuits. As a sophomore, I’ve taken three Benjamin Franklin Seminars. These courses have been some of the most enjoyable classes I’ve taken this year due to the extremely high caliber of professors and peers. So far, I’ve engaged in seminars on Legal Studies and Religious Studies and I look forward to participating in more BFS classes in the future.
In terms of on campus involvement, I also serve as the Vice Chair of the College Dean’s Advisory Board. I work as a tutor for the Financial Literacy Community Project and I am a Student Fellow at Perry World House, the center for global engagement on campus.