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Jaydin, C'23

  • Major Cognitive Science
  • Hometown Oakley, California

When Jaydin first found out that he had been accepted to Penn, he still was not sure if he would be able attend a university all the way across the country. But when he learned he received a Named Scholarship, Jaydin knew he would have the support system in place that would allow him to thrive. And thrive he has. At the start of his freshman year, Jaydin joined Black Wharton Consulting, a student group that provides support to Black and minority owned businesses in the Philadelphia area. Through this experience he worked with both a full-service creative agency and a podcast network. When Jaydin returned home early due to COVID-19, he continued this consulting work by meeting through video calls and working from home until his project was complete, highlighting his dedication as he also focused on his coursework. These projects and Jaydin’s whole Penn experience have opened his eyes to all that is available to him and introduced him to people who have helped to guide him during this journey.

“Your support has helped my family afford to send me to my dream school and light the path for me to accomplish my goals.”