Quick Facts: 

Name: Ria Vaidya

Graduation Year: 2018

Sport: W Tennis

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

Being a Penn student athlete to me means the ability to acquire life-skills that a few others before me have acquired. This is because being a part of such a prestigious academic institution and then being able to represent it while playing the sport I love are not only accomplishments to be proud of, but life skills to take into account in the future.

  1. Hometown?


  1. High school?

Laurel Springs

  1. College and Major?

Communications or Political Science in the College of Arts & Sciences

  1. Favorite Penn Sports moment to date?

I don't have a specific one, however my favorite team win was against Richmond a few weeks ago

  1. Favorite Class to date?

History of Modern India

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

I think I would love to live in New York or in Barcelona and while I'm not sure what my ideal job would be, I just want it to be something that I love doing

  1. Ultimate career goal?

While I don't know what I want to do exactly, I definitely think I want to end up in either entertainment relations or political communications

  1. Favorite place to eat on campus?

Greek Lady and Metropolitan Bakery

  1. Favorite place to eat off campus?

Barbuzzo and Zavino's

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


  1. iPhone or Android?


  1. What’s currently on your iPod?

A lot of house music and a recent influx of French songs that I don't understand

  1. What’s on your DVR?

I don't have a DVR, I watch everything on my laptop

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

Barbuzzo restaurant downtown