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Wharton MBA student Anjali Venkatesh Rajagopal passed away on Jan. 23 (Photo from Obituary of Anjali Venkatesh Rajagopal).

Wharton MBA student Anjali Venkatesh Rajagopal died on Jan. 23.

Vice Provost for University Life Karu Kozuma and Wharton Dean Erika James notified the Wharton community of Rajagopal's death in an email sent on Jan. 24 on behalf of Interim President Larry Jameson and Provost John Jackson. Rajagopal was a member of the Wharton MBA Class of 2024. 

According to an obituary, Rajagopal passed away suddenly from a brain hemorrhage. 

Before she arrived at Penn, Rajagopal — a native of Chennai, India — earned her bachelor’s degree in international relations from the University of San Diego and a master's degree in corporate communications from New York University. At Wharton, she studied management and received the Silverstein MBA Fellowship Fund.

In their email, Penn administrators wrote that members of the Wharton community were invited to attend a support session with university resources on Jan. 24 in Huntsman Hall. They also wrote that Student Health and Counseling — including Wharton's embedded clinician, Isra Abuyounis — will be available to provide free, confidential support. 

"Penn is a supportive community, and we are here for each other through challenging situations," the email read. "We know that grief can affect people in various ways. Now and always, please know that Penn stands with you."

Rajagopal's final rites are being conducted in Philadelphia, according to her obituary.


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