Wharton junior Nigel Lam resigned late Monday night from his position as an Undergraduate Assembly Wharton representative.

“At the end of the day, I left because I wanted to focus more on my academics and career,” Lam said. “Also, I just wanted to spend more time with people that are part of my Penn family network — the more personal relationships outside of meetings.”

Lam emphasized that it was a difficult decision because he had served on the UA for two years, but ultimately he wants to make the most of his remaining two years at Penn.

“I really do value the time I spend with the people close to me,” Lam said.

To fill the vacant Wharton position, a special election will be held in concurrence with the upcoming freshman elections. Additionally, the UA will aim to fill two of its Engineering representative positions during this time, which have remained empty since spring elections because not enough students decided to run.

“Nigel was for two years a hard-working student advocate, and as it happens at Penn he has been involved in a number of different communities this year,” College junior and Undergraduate Assembly President Dan Bernick said. “We’ll be sad to see him go, but we wish him well.”

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