Student Advisory Board

The WCA student advisory board is comprised of a diverse group of undergraduate and graduate students who collect student feedback, encourage engagement and share resources, all to improve student experiences and access to analytics resources and opportunities at Wharton.

Shawn Bhalla, WG'23

Shawn Bhalla is a Wharton MBA candidate from Rockville, Maryland. He attended The University ofTexas at Austin where he studied electrical engineering. After his time at UT, Shawn worked in the semiconductor industry at Texas Instruments doing product management and product marketing. Shawn went on to work for the government of India in New Delhi at Invest India, where he focused on attracting technology companies into the country to set up their manufacturing and other operations. At Wharton, Shawn is co-president of the Analytics Club, a Student Life Fellow, and a Venture Fellow. Outside of Wharton, Shawn works with his father to grow his family business and enjoys traveling ,snowboarding, playing chess, and hanging out with friends.

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Michelle Cao, W'23

Michelle is a senior at Wharton studying finance and business analytics and minoring in computer science. She is one of the co-directors of Wharton MUSE (Marketing Undergraduate Student Establishment) Generalist Consulting. She is passionate about the integration and application of analytics, data science, and technology in consulting projects to better understand and solve problems through quantitative evidence. In her free time, Michelle can be found baking, playing badminton, or exploring new restaurants in Philly!

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Ashley Clarke, W'23

My name is Ashley Clarke, and I am a junior at Wharton concentrating in Finance and Business Analytics. I joined Wharton Analytics Fellows during my first semester at Penn. Before college, I had minimal data analytics knowledge. Now, I have had the opportunity to work on three Wharton Analytics Accelerators. These projects taught me how to identify key customer segments using k-means clustering, conduct sentiment analysis on text data, predict a customer’s lifetime value, and countless other skills. Wharton Customer Analytics Initiative and Wharton Analytics Fellows did a great job simplifying and explaining complex data science topics. Currently, I am interested in integrating data science with finance, and I am spending my summer working in investment banking. In my future career, I hope to combine business and data science to solve real-world problems. In my free time, I like to hang out with friends, watch reality tv, try new restaurants, run by the river, and bake. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me!

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Paul de La Borde, W'23

I’m Paul, and I’m a junior studying Business Analytics at Wharton. I’ve been with WAF since the fall of my freshman year, and it’s been a great experience that helped me develop my passion for data science. Through WAF, I’ve worked with clients such as Philadelphia’s Barnes Foundation and Lidl USA. I’m interested in the application of data science to any field, and I spent my sophomore summer interning in equity research. Outside of class, I enjoy rock climbing, reading, and cooking.


Hassan Hammoud, W'23

Hassan Hammoud is a junior studying Finance and Statistics at the Wharton School and pursuing a Master’s Degree in Data Science from the School of Engineering. I was first drawn into the world of analytics as a freshman when I joined the Wharton Analytics Fellows. Since then, I’ve been able to work on amazing projects, from predicting user purchasing behavior using k-NN to estimating customer CLV and longevity. Right now, I’m interested in exploring how to apply my data science skills in the world of finance, and I’ll be spending next summer on a trading floor in pursuit of that goal. In my free time, I love reading, watching anime, skating and hanging with friends, and playing pretty much any sport. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions about the program!

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Ankit Kohli WG'23

Ankit is a Wharton MBA candidate, with a concentration in Business Analytics. He is co-president of the Wharton Analytics Club. Prior to Wharton, Ankit studied Computer Science at the University of Hong Kong, and has subsequently worked in software engineering and product management roles in financial services, most recently as a Technical PM intern at PayPal. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, reading, and playing badminton.

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Brian Lee, C’22, GEng ’23

Brian Lee is a master’s student in the Bioengineering program and undergraduate in the Biology department at Penn (C’22, GEng ’23). He was a CASURG scholar in 2020. He is broadly interested in using computational techniques to make sense of biological/biomedical data; currently, he studies multi-omics and genetic data to better understand biological contributors to Alzheimer’s disease.

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Akshat Talreja, W'23

Akshat is a senior from Singapore studying Business Analytics and Finance at Wharton. He currently serves as the President. Having previously worked in the areas of Natural Language Processing, Fraud Detection, and Recommendation Systems, Akshat is interested in the use of AI to drive automation within businesses. Outside of AI@Penn, Akshat is the events at the Wharton Data Analytics club, Business Director at the International Affairs Association, and an Associate Consultant with the Global Research & Consulting Group. In his free time, Akshat enjoys pool, watching movies, or trying new food.