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)
Eva is a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences, majoring in English and minoring in Biological Basis of Behavior/Psychoanalytic Studies. Eva began her affiliation with the Wharton Neuroscience Initiative as the Community Spotlight Writer, later serving on the board as the Communications and Outreach Chair. As she moves into her new leadership position as President, Eva is excited to work with the rest of the WiNSS board and faculty to build on the initiative’s strong foundation, while continuing to adapt to the new and constantly changing climate. In the coming school year, Eva is looking forward to expanding her education, specifically related to neuroscience and business.
WiNSS Vice President
Tiffany is a senior studying Business Analytics, Management, and Computational Biology through the LSM Program. She is passionate about mental health and the implications of neurotechnology in modern healthcare innovation. Previously, Tiffany has served as an Event Director for WiNSS. In her free time, she enjoys cycling, listening to podcasts, and sewing.
WiNSS External Communications Coordinator
Tanya is a junior 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.
WiNSS Academic Program and Research Coordinator
Eliza is a junior 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.
WiNSS BrainBiz Lunch Coordinator
Nicholas is a Junior 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.
WiNSS Scholars Program Coordinator
Feiyi Wang is a junior majoring in Psychology and minoring in Statistics. Feiyi is super excited about doing research and loves to learn about people. She has worked on eye-tracking and fMRI projects exploring neural basis of memory biases and numerical cognition. Currently, she is examining counterfactual thinking and choice modeling in the Computational Behavioral Science Lab. Feiyi is also a meditation practitioner and a frisbee player. As a 2019 WiNSS scholar, Feiyi looks forward to bringing new scholars a valuable experience at a challenging time.
WiNSS Board Positions 2021-2022
|President||The 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 Internal||The 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 External||The 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 Marketing||The 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 Initiatives||The 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 Engagement||The 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.|