Quick Facts: 

Name: Sarah Parmacek

Graduation Year: 2015

Sport: Fencing

Position: Women’s Foil

  1. What does the experience of being a Penn student-athlete mean to you?

Having the opportunity to excel at the highest level both academically and athletically, and on a personal level being able to work toward the legacy my grandfather set during his time on Penn’s fencing team.

  1. Hometown?

Chicago, IL/Bryn Mawr, PA

  1. High school?

Baldwin School

  1. College and Major?

Huntsman Program – joint degree College of Arts and Sciences/Wharton School, majoring in International Studies and Spanish, and concentrating in Finance and OPIM

  1. Favorite Penn Sports moment to date?

Walking into NCAA Championships my freshman year was an amazing feeling

  1. Favorite Class to date?

Negotiations with Mori Taheripour (OPIM 291)—she taught us about life.

  1. What does life after Penn look like (i.e.- ideal job, where you live, what will make you happy)?

For at least the next 3 years I’ll be working for Bain & Company (a consulting firm) in New York, which is a dream come true. After that, hopefully I’ll have opportunities to live and work abroad doing something I love—not sure yet what form that will take. I’d like to keep fencing as well.

  1. Ultimate career goal?

Probably to run my own company one day

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  1. Favorite Penn sporting event to attend (other than your own sport)?

The Penn-Princeton basketball game (especially when we win)

  1. iPhone or Android?


  1. What’s currently on your iPod?

A lot! But most frequently The Decemberists, Passenger, The Avett Brothers, Bon Iver, Vampire Weekend, Ellie Goulding…and Taylor Swift

  1. What’s on your DVR?

Just finished Orange is the New Black; now I’m watching Under the Dome

  1. What’s the one place in Philly you take all those who visit you?

Reading Terminal Market