Wharton Neuroscience

Student Society


Wharton Neuroscience Student Society (WiNSS) is an inclusive community, open to any and all faculty, undergraduates, graduate and professional students, and staff regardless of background, qualifications, or academic track.
The WiNSS community is open and diverse, connected and defined simply by a shared interest and enthusiasm for understanding the roots of human behavior, and translating this knowledge into new applications to improve business and society. The only prerequisite to become a part of WiNSS is an interest in connecting brain science and business.
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Wharton Neuroscience Student Society

Wharton Neuroscience Student Society (WiNSS) is a student group within the Wharton Neuroscience Initiative. Student members are undergraduates, MBA students, professional and graduate students across all disciplines within Penn’s campus. The common thread is an interest in the intersection of brain science and business.

WiNSS holds monthly meetings, hosts luncheons with companies, shares job opportunities, encourages involvement in research, and facilitates learning about how neuroscience and business can be connected. WiNSS also advocates for academic initiatives at the university level, such as creating a minor or a concentration in Wharton and establishing an internship program.

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WiNSS Board (2020-2021)


Nicholas Cohen

WiNSS President


Nicholas is a senior at the University of Pennsylvania, studying Cognitive Neuroscience and Computer Science. He is passionate about the intersection of healthcare and technology and the ways in which Artificial Intelligence will affect the business world.  In his role on the WiNSS board, he hopes to foster interdisciplinary research and discourse on campus through engaging experiences which encompass undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty. In his free time, Nicholas enjoys watching and playing sports, playing board games with friends, and creating websites.


Nicole Weinsten

Vice President External


Nicole is a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences studying Cognitive and Computer Science with minors in French and International Relations. She is interested in how brain science can be applied in the workplace to optimize leader performance and business outcomes. Outside of the Wharton Neuroscience Initiative Student Society, Nicole plays on the Club Soccer team, mentors bilingual students in Philadelphia through the Francophone Community Partnership, and advises a cohort of first year students.  


Tanya Syngle

Vice President Internal


Tanya is a senior in Wharton, concentrating in Healthcare Management and Business Analytics. She is fascinated by the potential that neuroscience holds to transform the business world be it in design, marketing or quantitive decision making. She is excited to connect the Penn community with wonderful organizations and opportunities outside the Penn bubble. In her free time, Tanya loves to read books, go for walks and swim.


Eliza Sandler

Vice President Academic Initiatives


Eliza is a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences majoring in Cognitive Science and minoring in Hispanic Studies. She is fascinated by the intersection between neuroscience and business and is excited about the opportunity to explore these interests in greater depth. Outside of the Wharton Neuroscience Initiative Student Society, Eliza is actively involved with UnEarthed Penn Magazine and Club Lacrosse.


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WiNSS Board Positions 2021-2022

PresidentThe President is responsible for overseeing WiNSS by leading weekly board meetings and monthly GBMs. This role requires someone who is comfortable developing agendas, communicating ideas, engaging other members in conversation, and offering suggestions. The President should also regularly converse with WiNSS advisors (Zab and Kate) to ensure that responsibilities are being fulfilled in a timely manner. At the start of each semester, the President must coordinate with Wharton/SAC to sign up WiNSS for club fairs and relevant club trainings. Finally, the President offers assistance to other VPs as needed.
Vice President InternalThe VP Internal is responsible for managing internal affairs of WiNSS and serving as a direct link between the board and general body members. This role requires someone who is eager to plan community-building events and creative ways to build off the existing Scholars Program. The VP Internal may also take the lead on fostering new channels of communication (e.g. Slack) and facilitating board meetings by taking attendance/notes and distributing them afterward.
Vice President ExternalThe VP External is responsible for managing external relations between WiNSS and the broader community, including but not limited to WiN, Wharton professors, guest speakers, etc. This position requires someone who is excited about event planning (i.e. Brain Biz luncheons, WiN conference, fireside chats, etc). The VP External should interact closely with VP Marketing and VP Engagement to advertise WiNSS events and identify appropriate listservs/social media platforms to broadcast events through.
Vice President MarketingThe VP Marketing is responsible for designing and publishing all promotional materials for WiNSS. This includes but is not limited to Canva event banners, Facebook events, Mailchimp announcements, WiNSS website, etc. The VP Marketing should have basic knowledge of social media and design platforms such as Canva.
Vice President Academic InitiativesThe VP Academic Initiatives is responsible for implementing the minor and encouraging academic interests at the intersection of neuroscience and business. This role requires someone who is persistent and willing to regularly meet with Penn’s academic chairs to finalize approval of the minor. The VP Academic Initiatives may also compile articles/publications related to neuroscience/business topics and distribute them to general body members to foster conversation about these interests (e.g. through Zoom small groups).
Vice President EngagementThe VP Engagement is responsible for assisting in promotion of events for both WiNSS and WiN.  This includes outreach to other like-minded organizations, disseminating information via social media and email communications.  The VP Engagement will work closely with all other board positions to ensure information reaches as many people as possible.

WiNSS Scholars Program Articles

WiNSS Scholars Articles are written by students at the University of Pennsylvania that are members of the Wharton Neuroscience Student Society (WiNSS). The aim of these articles is to break down specific topics of interest that bring neuroscience and business challenges together. These allow WiNSS students to engage with other academics, the general public, and the business community to help increase awareness and interest in neuroscience applications for business.
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