Hari Ravi
Class of 2017

They say good things come in small packages. Yes, yes they do.

Hometown: Naperville, IL
Favorite Artists: Mumford and Sons, Jack Johnson, Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer, Billy Joel
Favorite PM Songs:Viva la Vida / Jashn-e-Bahara, Mitwa, Woh Lamhe
Dream: To become a successful Carnatic musician
Favorite YouTube Video: Signed, Sealed, and Delivered – Alex Buchanan


Praveen Rajaguru
Class of 2017

RG3 is the chillest guy you’ll ever meet.

Hometown: Greenbelt, MD
Favorite Artists: Walk the Moon, John Mayer, Taylor Swift, Vampire Weekend
Favorite PM Songs: Dreaming With A Broken Heart / Pehli Nazar Mein, Ajab Si / Here Comes The Sun
Dream: To teach the world to smile
Favorite YouTube Video: John Mayer – Paper Doll (Lyric)


Brendan McManus
Class of 2017

Allow me to re-introduce myself…

Hometown: Newtown Square, PA
Favorite Artists: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Taylor Swift, Imagine Dragons, Coldplay
Favorite PM Songs: Tere Werga / Fight For You, Aadat / Apologize, What Goes Around…Comes Around
Dream: To leave a lasting impact on the world
Favorite YouTube Video: Randy Pausch’s Last Lecture


Pranay Sharma
Class of 2017

Brooks Brothers model Pranay Sharma can finish an entire Happy Meal by himself.

Hometown: Brownsville, TX
Favorite Artists: Pritam, Coldplay, A.R. Rahman, John Legend, Stephane Wrembel
Favorite PM Songs: Aicha, Kaash, Distant Places
Dream: To bring sexy back
Favorite YouTube Video: Where the Hell is Matt?


Kashish Hora
Class of 2017

Never a day goes by that his fuzzy socks don’t match his chinos.

Hometown: Glastonbury, CT
Favorite Artists: Bastille, CHVRCHES, OneRepublic, Owl City, Childish Gambino, Young the Giant
Favorite PM Songs: Because of You / Tu Hi Meri Shab Hai, Distant Places
Dream: To run a small startup


Yamir Tainwala
Class of 2018

Yamir applied to Penn after he found out the deadline was extended by 6 days…

Hometown: Kolkata, India
Favorite Artists: 30 Seconds To Mars, Ed Sheeran, Incubus, Switchfoot, Kings Of Leon, Hans Zimmer, Sam Smith
Favorite PM Songs: Fix You/ Ishq Bina, What Goes Around Comes Around, Distant Places
Dream: To marry Jennifer Lawrence
Favorite YouTube Video: City of Angels – 30 Seconds to Mars


Vishnu Rachakonda
Class of 2018

Just another slumdog trying to be a millionaire…

Hometown: Greenbelt, MD
Favorite Artists: AR Rahman, Kanye West, 50 Cent, Devi Sri Prasad
Favorite PM Songs: Woh Lamhe, Ramta Jogi, Aicha, Down-Desi Girl
Dream: To be a thought leader in my career field
Favorite YouTube Video: Dave Chappelle – For What It’s Worth


Nikhil Raman
Class of 2018

Mechanical engineer by day, Pokemon master by night

Hometown: Plainsboro, NJ
Favorite Artists: John Mayer, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Coldplay, Pink Floyd
Favorite PM Songs: Distant Places, Aicha, Heartless/Kabhi Kabhi, Dreaming With a Broken Heart/Pehli Nazaar Mein
Dream: I wanna be the very best…
Favorite YouTube Video: Paradise – Coldplay


Sanjit Chakravarty
Class of 2019

He took the saying “break a leg” a little too literally. 

Hometown: Dubai, UAE
Favorite Artists: Coldplay, Bon Iver, Kygo, The Weeknd
Favorite PM Songs: Yun Hi Chala Chal, Lovestoned / Ya Ali, Remedy / Khabar Nahin
Dream: Making it big by making a difference
Favorite YouTube Video: A Great Big World's Important Message for Adults


Atman Panigrahi
Class of 2019

The hero Masala deserves but not the one it needs right now

Hometown: Columbia, MD
Favorite Artists: Two Door Cinema Club, Walk The Moon, One Republic, The Killers
Favorite PM Songs: Aadat / Apologize, What Goes Around...Comes Around, Fix You / Ishq Bina
Dream: To pass on an improved world to future generations
Favorite YouTube VideoKetchupbot + 20th Century Fox Theme on a Flute


Wrik Sinha
Class of 2018

That's right - "Rick" with a "W" ... It's a long story.

Hometown: Beaverton, OR
Favorite Artists: Maroon 5, One Republic, Hellogoodbye, Jason Derulo
Favorite PM Songs: Main Tanha, Yun Hi Chala Chal, Aadat / Apologize, Remedy / Khabar Nahin
Dream: To meet Emma Watson
Favorite YouTube Video: Kid President's Pep Talk to Teachers and Students!