Designing your own experience.

Integrated Product Design Student Government Association (IPDSGA)

Mission: Penn’s Integrated Product Design students are deeply involved in designing their own experience during their two years in the program.

Formed in 2015, the Integrated Product Design Student Government Association (IPDGA) serves as a means of formally representing the interests of these students within the Graduate Student Engineering Group (GSEG). Comprised solely of students, IPDGA is responsible for liaising with the program’s department, the university administration, and peer organizations to serve the needs of students.

View the IPDGA constitution here.

IPDGA’s primary purpose is to represent and serve the interests of IPD students within the University of Pennsylvania. To this end, IPDGA works to:
  • Monitor issues of importance to the department’s students.
  • Host academic, career, and social events for the IPD student community.
  • Organize programs to improve the quality of students’ experience and build connections between students.
  • Augment programming provided by the school and department.
Board Members

Rachel Cole
IPD’22, President
Email: raccole@seas(

Zining Liang
IPD’22, Treasurer & GSEG Representative
ziningl@seas (

Niki Khandelwal
IPD ‘22, VP Careers & Alumni Relations
Email: nikikh@seas (

Samira Okudo
IPD ‘22, VP Social
Email: sokudo@seas(

Georgina Chiou
IPD ‘23, VP Marketing & Communications
Email: gchiou@seas(

Sarah Nowell
IPD ‘22, VP Merchandise
Email: snowell@seas(

Jonathan Zur
IPD’22, Studio Master
Email: jzur@seas(

Kausi Raman
IPD ‘23, Social Committee
Email: kausi@seas(

Sarah Malott
IPD ‘23, Social Committee
Email: smalott@seas(

Michelle Epelstein
IPD ‘23, Social Committee
Email: michepel@seas(

Larry Reinhard
IPD’23, Career Committee
Email: larryjr@seas(

Aaron Katz
IPD’23, Career Committee
Email: ajkatz@seas(

Felix Teng
IPD’23, Career Committee
Email: felixt1@seas(

Madelyn Wyner
IPD ‘23, Career Committee
Email: mwyner@seas(

Jessica Ramses
IPD’23, Marketing Committee
Email: jramses@seas.upenn(

Ling Ye
IPD’22, Merch Committee
Email: lingye@seas(

Chris Thomas
IPD’23, Studio Committee
Email: cjtom@seas(

Julia Votto
IPD ‘23, Studio Committee
Email: jvotto@seas(


PDGA hosts a variety of social, academic, and career events for IPD students. Our full calendar of events can be viewed here.

Connect with us

Another department looking to co-host an event? Industry professional hoping to connect with IPD students? Email: pennipdga@(