Featured Weingarten Ambassadors


  Tiphani Swaby, Class of 2021

This is a portrait image of Tiphani Swaby.

Tiphani Swaby is an undergraduate pre-med student. Tiphani served as the Freshmen Liaison for the Minority Association for Pre-Health Students (MAPS), works closely with the staff at MAKUU and is one of our introductory Weingarten Ambassadors! Learn about her reasons for joining below!

Why I’m a Weingarten Ambassador: I want to be a part of bridging the gap between underrepresented groups on campus and academic success. Being academically confident and successful at Penn is a multifaceted issue, especially for people of color. I want to advocate for these groups and destigmatize Weingarten. It’s not a place you go because you don’t deserve to be [at Penn]. You deserve to be [at Penn], so you should go.

What I’m Doing: Collaborating with Makuu to standardize academic wellness for Black and Brown students at Penn.


Hoang Anh Phan, Class of 2023

This is a portiat image of Hoang Anh Phan.Hoang Anh Phan is a third-year Ph.D. candidate at Penn Chemistry, pursuing her interests in the interfaces of Chemistry, Biology, and Medicine. Hoang Anh is a member of the Professional Advancement Committee of Penn Women in Chemistry, the International Affairs Committee of GAPSA, and has been an Ambassador since her second year of graduate school!

Why I’m a Weingarten Ambassador: I strive to connect graduate and undergraduate students at the departmental and school-wide levels. As an aspiring educator, I am passionate about fostering engaging and nurturing spaces where healthy mentoring relationships among faculty, teaching assistants, and students exist. I also want to advocate for women, international students, and underrepresented groups in academia and everyday life settings.

What I’m Doing: Exploring meaningful ways to connect Penn undergraduates with graduate students.