Student Leadership & Supervisors

Penn Student Agencies strives to employ the most talented young adults at the University of Pennsylvania to ensure its success. 

These diverse leaders from around the globe tackle everyday challenges and propose and implement ideas that consistently steer Penn Student Agencies and its businesses toward growth and opportunity. 

These leaders exemplify the type of students PSA seeks to employ: Passionate, Ambitious, and Adaptable!


FY24 Teams

Corporate Division

Leadership Board C-Suite | Portfolio & Corporate Services Leadership

Christopher Raboy
Christopher Raboy Chief Executive Officer
Pronouns: he/him

Chris is a rising third-year at the School of Nursing studying nursing and nutrition originally from Sacramento, California. 

If he isn’t sending hundreds of emails to Penn faculty, he enjoys working out and bragging about his home state of California. He absorbed his twin in the womb, likes to complain about the weather, and enjoys humorous banter.

As CEO, Chris serves as the representative and liaison to external parties, leading the development of Penn Student Agencies at a portfolio level, and maintaining its organizational mission integrity. Chris supports PSA’s growth in operational performance, financial profitability/longevity, and in community exposure. Chris reports to the PSA Program Manager and Supervisory Board. 

Shayan Shivji
Shayan Shivji Chief Strategy Officer
Pronouns: he/him

Shayan is a rising third-year at Wharton studying economics with a concentration in finance originally from Miami, Florida. If he isn’t looking at budgets, you can find him losing money playing poker or winning chess games (he’s actually pretty good). He enjoys discussing any topic and motivating/mentoring high schoolers.

As CSO, Shayan oversees PSA’s business development, financial analysis, and initial new vendor procurement efforts. Shayan reports to the PSA Program Manager and Supervisory Board. He collaborates with agency leadership to analyze their business data and implement executable plans as needed. 

An Van
An Van Chief Marketing Officer
Pronouns: he/him

An is a Master’s Candidate in the Graduate School of Education. He is from Tayninh province, South of Vietnam where, interestingly, over half of them are vegetarians! If you ever stop by his hometown, he’ll welcome you with some homemade tasty vegetarian dishes. He enjoys rock climbing and teaching languages. 

As CMO, An is responsible for the overall marketing strategy and branding of PSA and its agencies. An reports to the PSA Program Manager and Supervisory Board. 

Vice Presidents | Portfolio & Corporate Services Supervisors

Ria Kokkengada
Ria Kokkengada Vice President, Sales & Revenue
Pronouns: she/her

Ria is a rising second-year at Wharton concentrating in Finance. She is from Malvern, Pennsylvania. On campus, she is involved in the Wharton Undergraduate Finance Club, Wharton Undergraduate Consulting Club, and the Penn Period Project. In her free time, she enjoys playing tennis and recreating TikTok recipes. Her hot take is that 1920s Commons is the best dining hall on campus!

As VP, Ria is responsible for driving new sources of revenue and service implementation across PSA portfolio businesses to assist in PSA’s financial growth. Ria reports directly to the CEO and works closely with Agency Leadership.

Jacob Wolfe
Jacob Wolfe Vice President, Procurement
Pronouns: he/him

Jake is a rising second-year in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences studying Mechanical Engineering originally from Lebanon, Pennsylvania. He is also involved on campus in One for the World and Research at Penn GRASP Lab. Jake has binge-watched the entirety of The Office at least 8 times and doesn’t plan on stopping anytime soon. His hot take is that 1920s Commons food is not actually that terrible.

As VP, Jake is responsible for developing and implementing procurement strategies that optimize costs, ensure timely delivery of goods, and maintain high-quality standards. Jake reports to the CSO and works closely with Agency Managing Directors and Inventory Supervisors. 

Benjamin Solliday
Benjamin Solliday Vice President, Creative Design & Branding
Pronouns: he/him

Ben is a rising second-year in the College of Arts & Sciences studying Design with a minor in Consumer Psychology originally from Poughkeepsie, New York. Outside of PSA, Ben is Vice President of MUSE Creative Committee and TEDxPenn Associate Director of Design. At one point in his life, he had over 15 hamsters (didn’t realize the original two weren’t the same sex…) Ben’s hot-take is that Hill food isn’t that bad!

As VP, Ben leads the creative team within the PSA Corporate division to oversee the development and execution of the company’s visual identity and design strategy across platforms and mediums. Ben reports to the CMO and works closely with Agency Marketing & Outreach Managers. 

Rose Homentosky
Rose Homentosky Vice President, Portfolio Marketing
Pronouns: she/her

Rose is a rising third-year in the College of Arts & Sciences. Prior to becoming a Vice President, Rose was the Marketing & Outreach Manager for Penn Closet before it closed in the summer of 2023. 

As VP, Rose supports the CMO in the development and execution of PSA’s portfolio marketing strategies, and engagement with the Penn community through partnerships and collaborations, and works to increase exposure and utilization of our agencies’ products & services.

Dining & Hospitality Division

Williams Cafe Leadership & Supervisors

Williams Cafe Logo
Sophia Degrands
Sophia Degrands Managing Director

Sophia is a rising third-year in the College of Arts & Sciences originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They started in Williams Cafe as a Barista.

Shand Seiffert
Shand Seiffert Operations & CX Manager

Shand is a rising second-year in the College of Arts & Sciences studying Physics and Computer Information Sciences originally from Framingham, Massachusetts. In addition to PSA, Shand is a member of Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI) and enjoys running and lifting. He has artwork on display in a couple of abandoned buildings across Massachusetts. His hot take is that Wharton kids don’t need that much study space.

Jack Burgess
Jack Burgess Catering Supervisor

Jack is a rising third-year in the College of Arts & Sciences originally from Sandwich, Massachusetts.

Mame Balde
Mame Balde Inventory Supervisor

Mame is a rising third-year in the College of Arts and Sciences pursing a degree in Cognitive Science and English. She is originally from Queens, New York. Outside of PSA, Mame is part of the Penn Film Society (PFS) & Bloomers. A fun fact about Mame is that she worked on a farm in high school. She thinks Penn students should explore Philly more and step outside of the Penn bubble. 

Retail & Delivery Division

firstServices Leadership

Adarsh Sureshbabu
Adarsh Sureshbabu Managing Director

Adarsh is a rising second-year Master’s student in the School for Engineering and Applied Sciences studying Bioengineering. He’s originally from Malvern, Pennsylvania. 

Alexander Goldman
Alexander Goldman Operations & CX Manager

Alex is a rising second year in the College of Arts and Sciences. Alex joined firstServices in January 2023 as a Delivery Associate before being promoted to the Operations & Customer Experience Manager position in May 2023. Alex will work closely with the PSA C-Suite and firstServices Managing Director to grow firstServices presence in the Penn community and strengthen its internal operations. Alex will train with Ivy over the summer.

Creative Division

Penn Visual Solutions Leadership

Joanna Xiang
Joanna Xiang Managing Director

Jo is a rising third-year in the College of Arts and Science studying mathematical economics and the history of art. She is originally from Beijing, China.