Penn Undergrads You Should Know About Vol. 1


Tired of hearing about the future doctors, lawyers, and investment bankers of the world? Welcome to the club. Yesterday we introduced the Penn Undergraduate Media and Entertainment club to our site.  Today, we want to introduce you to some of the undergraduate students who share a passion for media and entertainment.   Penn Alumni, If any of these students spark your interest for a potential internship or job, feel free to contact them via LinkedIn (links are included in their names)!


Hanna Bottger (C’14) & Dakota Chandler (C’14) are the dynamic duo presidents of Penn UTV who spearheaded its revival and launch to cyberspace with To complement their theoretical Communication degrees, Hanna and Dakota gain practical, hands-on production experience as the co-heads of Penn’s premier student-run television channel. In addition, Dakota and Hanna have interned with Alli Shearmur (C’87) and NBC’s “Today Show”, respectively, to sharpen their production skills.


Hayley Brooks (C’14) is a South Florida native double majoring in English and Cinema Studies. She splits her time between Philadelphia and Bikini Bottom, working as a project-based, part time employee at Nickelodeon. In addition, Hayley acts in the Vagina Monologues and co-writes a column for the DP. One of Hayley’s proudest moments? She “kind of held [her] own” when she met Tara Reid in the bathroom of Mr. Chow.



Chadwick Prichard (W’14) is an aspiring film producer who hails from Falmouth, Maine. Chadwick’s love for film has granted him the opportunity to work for the likes of Alli Shearmur (C’87) and film financier Mark Cuban. In addition to studying Marketing at Wharton, he is spending his final semester at Penn interning at the indie film production company Atlantic Pictures in New York City. Chadwick’s favorite directors include the Coen Brothers, Paul Thomas Anderson, and Spike Jonze


Kay Lu (C’15) is a Communication and Cinema Studies major from Hong Kong. She combines her love for production, marketing, and public relations in her role as head of publicity for the Vagina Monologues. Instead of kicking back on the beach, Kay has spent her summers interning at Alli Shearmur (C’87) Productions and other production companies and television networks in Beijing and Hong Kong.


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