Board & Staff

PPR Executive Board

Editor-in-Chief: Elizabeth Peng

Elizabeth is a senior studying Finance and Legal Studies & Business Ethics in The Wharton School and Anthropology in the College. She previously served as Operations Manager and was a member of the strategy committee. Outside of PPR, she is the Vice President of Women in Art Initiative and serves on the executive board of the Clio Society, a museum-interest organization based in the Penn Museum.

Managing Editor, Magazine: Jack Hostager

Jack is a sophomore from Dubuque, Iowa studying International Relations in the College. Outside of PPR, he is involved in the Penn Symphony, West Philadelphia Tutoring Project, Penn Global Impact Collaborative, and Penn Faith and Action. He is also a research assistant at the Center for Mental Health Policy and Services Research.

Managing Editor, Online: Geeta Minocha

Geeta is a sophomore in Wharton studying Finance and Business Economics & Public Policy as a Joseph Wharton Scholar and healthcare as a Public Policy Research Scholar. She served as Managing Editor of the Penn Spectrum prior to its merger with the Penn Political Review. Outside of PPR, Geeta is involved with Penn’s Students Against Human Trafficking group and the Wharton India Economic Forum, as well as many charitable and political projects.

Editor-at-Large: Justin Lee

Interview Editor: Michaela Palmer

Michaela is a sophomore in the College from New York City studying Political Science with a concentration in International Relations. She joined PPR’s interview staff as a freshman. Outside of PPR, Michaela is involved with the Penn Israel Public Affairs Committee, the Women’s Political League, Penn Hillel and political science research.

Layout Editor: Karen Whisler

Karen is a sophomore from Long Grove, IL studying International Relations and Economics in the College. Outside of PPR, she is a design associate for The Daily Pennsylvanian, an executive member for Penn Model Congress, a brother of the Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity, and is involved in political science research.

Operations Manager: JP Young

JP Young is a sophomore in the College of Arts and Sciences. Outside of PPR, he is involved in the Intercol Branch of Penn’s International Affairs Association. He is from northern Virginia and first gained interest in politics through listening to politicians at various levels of government speak at his school and other public events around his hometown.


Past Editors-in-Chief:

Robert Levinson
Brian Goldman
Arynne Wexler
Urja Mittal
Stephen Fritz
Ned Shell
Bob Ma


Honorary Board:

John M. Bridgeland
Director, White House Domestic Policy Council (2001-2004)

Joseph A. Califano, Jr.
U.S. Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare (1977-1979)

Connie Morella
U.S. Congresswoman (1987-2003), U.S. Ambassador to the OECD (2003-2007)

Bart Stupak
U.S. Congressman (1993-2011)