LPSSA Board Members 2014-2015

Jake Carmen

Position: President

At Penn: B.A. Candidate, Class of 2016 | Junior in The School of Arts & Sciences | Majoring in Psychology Candidate, Class of 2016 | Junior in The School of Arts and Sciences | Majoring in Psychology

In the Future: While my major is Psychology, I am very interested in transitioning into the technology industry and eventually becoming a future tech entrepreur

On LPSSA: What I most love about LPSSA are the relationship formed between members of the LPS community. Whether it's a social event, meeting, or another LPS-related event, I feel a sense of camaraderie with my fellow peers by sharing the non-traditional student experience. As President, I want to continue fostering this type of environment and advocating for LPS students so their voices can be heard.

About Jake : I am a junior at the University of Pennsylvania majoring in Psychology. Before coming to Penn, I attended Oberlin Conservatory as a trumpet performance major, took Italian and music theory classes at Columbia University & The Juilliard School, respectively, and attended Westchester Community College. While originally from White Plains, New York, I love Philadelphia and consider it my home. I also love to swim, play Frisbee, swing & tango dance, cook, and play music. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to me: jcarm@sas.upenn.edu

Lois Chapla

Position: Vice President

At Penn: B.A. Candidate, Class of 2015 | Junior in The School of Arts & Sciences | Majoring in

In the Future: Lois is a Health and Societies major with a concentration in Health Policy and Law. She hopes to combine her experience as a paralegal with her education at Penn to obtain a position within the health care industry where she can help identify and obtain resources for those in need, especially in the senior citizen community.

On LPSSA: I got involved with LPSSA to give me an opportunity to be a part of the Penn community. Being a non-traditional student in an Ivy League University can be overwhelming. When I attended my first LPSSA meeting, I felt connected. This diverse group of amazingly talented individuals has so much to offer. Everyone has a story, and we can’t wait to hear yours!

About Lois: Lois is a part-time Penn student, full-time Senior Compliance Specialist at Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company in Philadelphia, full-time wife and mother of three daughters. Lois hails from Philadelphia and when not studying, working or hanging out with her family, you can find her spinning with other LPS students or taking up residency in the Fisher Fine Arts Library, one of the most beautiful buildings on campus.

Don Antenen

Position: Treasurer

At Penn: B.A. Candidate, Class of 2015 | Junior in The School of Arts & Sciences | Majoring in Classical Studies and Literature

In the Future:

On LPSSA: I got involved with the LPSSA because I wanted to the opportunity the be a part of the Penn community. As Treasurer, I hope to set the organization on a sound financial footing for the future.

About Don: Don is a Senior (Class of 2015) from Cincinnati, Ohio studying Classical Languages and Literature (Greek, Latin, & Hebrew). In addition to the LPSSA, he is involved in the Penn Political Union, Polybian Society, and University Scholars. His independent research about Plato was featured here: http://www.upenn.edu/pennnews/news/penn-senior-researches-silence-socrates-plato-s-symposium

Connor Higgins

Position: Director Of Communications

At Penn: B.A. Candidate, Class of 2016 | Junior in The School of Arts & Sciences | Majoring in Political Science Candidate, Class of 2016 | Junior in The School of Arts and Sciences | Majoring in Political Science

In the Future: I hope to work in either the private or public sector, using the skills I am learning at Penn to make both more responsive, efficient, and humane. Coming to Penn has reinforced the way I value education, that education is a key to a successful life that goes beyond mere utilitarian value, and I hope that my life beyond Penn reinforces both the spirit of this amazing university, and the potential of non-traditional students.

On LPSSA: I joined LPSSA because I wanted to meet students who are just like me; students who are somewhat older than the traditional undergrad age but who are looking for a close-to-traditional undergrad experience. LPSSA reached out to me and fellow incoming LPS students at New Student Orientation and it meant the world to me to have them as both a resource and social connection during what can be a harrowing transition period. Without LPSSA, I don't think I would have been able to have found such a home here at Penn and more than anything I wanted to be able to help my fellow LPS peers, as they have helped me.

About Connor: I am a junior at the University of Pennsylvania majoring in Political Science and minoring in Classical Studies. Before coming to Penn I lived in Warren County New Jersey, in the northwest corner of the state. I worked for a small credit union for more than six years, while taking college classes here and there. Eventually I realized that college was the right place for me, quit my job, and studied Business Administration at Warren County Community College. After earning my Associates Degree, I applied to Penn and haven't looked back ever since. I'm in love with the city of Philadelphia and I hope to stay here long after I graduate. I love history, music, movies, television, travel, philosophy, English-things, and current events. I live in West Philadelphia so please feel free to reach out to me anytime.

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