About Lambda and Contact Information

Lambda Alliance is the umbrella advocacy group for queer students at the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to advancing the causes of legal and social LGBT equality on campus, the Lambda Alliance serves as a forum for its constituent groups to interact and foster a cohesive community.

Check out our Queer Life at Penn outreach video for 2016 here!

2016 Lambda Alliance Exec Board

Ian Jeong C’17, Chair (jeonge@nursing.upenn.edu)


Ian Jeong is a senior in the School of Nursing, pursuing a minor in Health Services Management. He first became involved in Lambda Alliance through NursesPUSH in his freshman year. He loves staying active (running and yoga are his favorites) and drinking Folgers coffee. His other interests include public health and healthcare policy. He is very excited to serve as Chair of Lambda

Cody Smith C’17, Vice-Chair of Political Affairs (codysm@sas.upenn.edu)


Cody Smith is a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences studying English literature. He is originally from central Maryland. Outside of Lambda Alliance, he is co-chair of J-Bagel, a resident advisor in Ware College House, and the social media coordinator for Penn Flux, an online literary magazine. His passions include pop music, spinsterhood, and Alice Munro.

Sean Collins C’18, Vice-Chair of Internal Affairs (seancoll@sas.upenn.edu

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Sean is a junior in the College studying math with a minor in statistics. Sean competes for track team as a heptathlete/decathlete and even got to run at the Penn Relays. When not running, you can find him researching fantasy sports or watching cute YouTube videos.


Julia Pan C’19, Vice-Chair of Outreach Programs (juliapan@sas.upenn.edu)


Julia Pan is a sophomore interested in double majoring in Cognitive Science and Economics, with a minor in Classics. A proud Bostonian, even though she was born in New Jersey, Julia is interested in the ancient Roman and Greek civilizations, social justice, and the future of artificial intelligence. At Penn, Julia is also involved with Q&A, QPenn, TEDxPenn, and Government and Politics Association.


Kai Kornegay C’18, Vice-Chair of Finance & Development (kaikorne@sas.upenn.edu)

Kai is a junior interested in theatre and elementary education. Though her family currently lives in AZ, she was born and raised in South Jersey. Her hobbies include baking, going out for brunch, and reading everything from dollar bin mystery novels to Black feminist literature. In the future, Kai plans to work in education.


Kathryn DeWitt C’18, Vice-Chair of Communications (kdew@sas.upenn.edu

Screen Shot 2016-01-07 at 10.23.15 AMKathryn is a junior in the College majoring in Psychology. Originally from California, she is still learning that snow is not all fun and games. She is involved with QCF, Active Minds, and research at the Center for Mental Health Policy and Services Research.


Athena Panton C’20, Freshman Liaison (athpa@wharton.upenn.edu

Athena is a freshman in Wharton possibly going into marketing. She has many hobbies and is still figuring out her extracurriculars. Athena very much enjoys dancing with friends and also food.

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