About Us

Meet the Board!

Olivia Nicastro (Class of 2025) - Co-President (nolivia@sas.upenn.edu)

Olivia is a Junior from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, majoring in Psychology and minoring in Law and Society.  Olivia is interested in child development and the relationship between nature/nurture and criminality. She hopes to pursue a graduate degree in clinical psychology and become either a forensic psychologist or a researcher in addiction studies. Prior to serving as Co-President, Olivia was the Secretary for PUPS.






Nicole Henry (Class of 2024) - Co-President (nhen@sas.upenn.edu

Nicole is a Senior from the suburbs of Philadelphia, majoring in Psychology and minoring in English. Nicole is interested in Psychology because the field helps others understand themselves and other people. She is particularly interested in the relationship between socioeconomic status and mental health outcomes. She plans to pursue a  graduate degree in clinical psychology and hopes to become a therapist. Prior to serving as Co-President, Nicole was the Community Chair for PUPS.





Roni Itkin (Class of 2024) - Secretary 

Roni is a Senior from the suburbs of Philadelphia, majoring in Psychology and minoring in Urban Education. She is planning on going to graduate school for clinical psychology. Roni loves learning about and taking courses in abnormal psychology and child psychology. This semester,  she is doing a semester abroad at Queen Mary university in London.








Jonathan Huang (Class of 2024) - Treasurer

Jonathan is a Senior, double majoring in Psychology and Biology. He is also on the pre-medical track and has worked as a medical assistant at CHOP and in clinical research at the DeRubeis Lab. Outside of school, he is the co-captain of Penn’s club baseball team, a huge Philly sports fan, and loves playing basketball too. In the near future he plans on going to medical school.






Benny (Albena) Ruseva (Class of 2024) - Community Chair

Benny is originally from Bulgaria. She is a Senior, majoring in Psychology with an interest in Clinical Psychology and Developmental Psychopathology, risk and protective factors, and serious mental illness amongst lots of other things. At Penn, she has worked at four psychology labs and she plans on going to graduate school upon graduation.








Apoorvi Bharat Ram (Class of 2024) - Community Chair

Apoorvi is a Senior, majoring in Psychology and minoring in Consumer Psychology. She has research experience in Clincial Psychology, and she hopes to have a job in the field of Consumer Psychology after she graduates.

Board Alumni:

Sophie Faircloth (Class of 2024) - Co-President, 2022

Tana Cuturela (Class of 2023) - Co-President, 2022

Josh Steinberg (Class of 2022) - President, 2020-2022

Amanda Nance (Class of 2023) - Vice President, 2020-2022

Emma Palermo (Class of 2022) - Secretary, 2020-2022

Sam Borislow (Class of 2021) - Founder, President, 2017-2020

Matt Fouts (Class of 2021) - Vice President, 2017-2020

Tiffany Schell (Class of 2021) - Community Chair, 2020

Jaden Cloobeck (Class of 2022) - Social Chair, 2020

Camila Johanek (Class of 2020) - Outreach Chair, 2020