Welcome to Penn Global Alumni and Alumni Clubs
With over 25,000 alumni living outside the United States, the University of Pennsylvania truly has a global presence in just about any community in the world. Moreover, Penn Alumni can be found leading organizations of every type all over the globe ranging from large corporations, to government offices, and small local associations. Penn alumni are using their education and experience to make a difference in their home country and beyond. Penn’s alumni pride also can be found around the world as exhibited by the many volunteer leaders who work diligently to serve Penn as alumni interviewers, club leaders, and local ambassadors.
In Penn’s diverse community of engaged citizens, Penn’s Regional Clubs include over 120 clubs around the world offering alumni the chance to reconnect, to attend lively events and to get involved in collaborative initiatives that impact people and communities. Club activities range in size and topics, from discussions featuring Penn Integrates Knowledge faculty members at Engaging Minds programs to intimate salon-style conversations, from celebratory happy hours to Penn sports viewing parties and from community and neighborhood service projects to group trips in the great outdoors. Penn Alumni Regional Clubs are charged with providing alumni with a variety of ways to connect to Penn from their own backyard. Events are sponsored and organized in large part by Penn Alumni volunteers and leaders.
For a listing of current Penn Clubs and School specific clubs around the world, please visit the Alumni and Alumni Club section of the Global Activity Map
Alumni Making a Global Impact
Q & A
What books would you recommend to others?
- "In the Realm of Architecture" by David Browlee and David de Long.
What is your fondest memory of Penn?
- All the students listening and talking around the table in Luis I Kahn studio on Friday afternoons.
What is the one thing that all visitors in your city must do, or see?
- The vines, the wine cellars, the well cared squares, the wonderful shade of the trees along the streets (in a desert climate), the huge mountains near by (Aconcagua 22, 810 Ft High).
Looking back, what advice would you now want to give to yourself while you were at Penn?
- Don't forget any of the unique moments. I had the chance to live with teachers, schoolmates, friends and my wife (Our first daughter was born at Penn's hospital).
What have you done or are doing now that you believe have the most impact?
- I believe I have planted a seed for abroad education in many around me.
Who inspires you?
- My family, architecture as a whole, music
What were your favorite classes and/or professors?
- Kahn's of course!
What student groups did you participate in when you were at Penn?
- Just those at my classroom.
Where did you hangout off campus?
- Little time off campus. I only went to a few Chilean and American friends homes.