“We are unable to offer you a position on the 131st Board. Sorry.”
I stood in silence, phone to my ear, as the already fragile world of my junior fall completely crumbled.
The Daily Pennsylvanian had been my defining activity at Penn.
Rising College junior and The Daily Pennsylvanian staff member Suzette Wanninkhof is biking across America with Bike and Build, a program that organizes cross-country trips to benefit affordable housing. Wanninkhof is biking cross country with only her helmet, a sleeping bag, a few sets of clothes, basic toiletries, 32 other 18 to 28-year olds and a mission.Beginning in South Carolina and concluding in California, the group will cover a total of 4,201 miles of backstreets and highways. Along the way, they will stop for 17 days at designated spots to help construct houses. So far, they have traveled over 1,500 miles.
Like most Penn students, she’s using her summer to explore potential career options. Claiming that she doesn’t fit into the “cookie-cutter Wharton mold,” Smith said that she is excited to test the waters of event planning.