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Board Members

2021 SNAP Board

 

​President Delaney Wilkinson (Nu’22) ​ dkwilk@nursing.upenn.edu  
Vice President  John Palmer (Nu’23) palmerjo@nursing.upenn.edu  
Secretary  Dana Shulman (Nu’24) dshul@nursing.upenn.edu  
Treasurer  Claire Hennessey (Nu’23) creadh@nursing.upenn.edu  
Legislative Coordinator  ​Charlotte Cecarelli (Nu’22) cceca@nursing.upenn.edu
 Community Service Chair Chantalle Dupont (Nu’22)
Community Service Chair Lauren Forester (Nu’23)
Fundraising Chair Vanesse Tan  (Nu’22)  vanesset@nursing.upenn.edu
Peer Advising Chair  Tara Teipel (Nu’23) tnteipel@nursing.upenn.edu
Peer Advising Chair  Megan Laubacher (Nu’24) meganlau@nursing.upenn.edu
ABSN Representative Megan Landriau (Nu’21) megland@nursing.upenn.edu

 

Feel free to reach out to the board members at their emails above and learn more about them in their bios below. 

 

Delaney
President: Delaney Wilkinson
Class: 2022
Future Goal:
I hope to work in a children’s hospital after graduation to gain some hands-on experience before hopefully being able to become a travel nurse. Eventually, I would love to go back to school to become an emergency room nurse practitioner with forensic training.
Favorite part of my involvement with SNAP: 
My favorite thing about being on SNAP Board is being able to plan programming that suits the needs of all students in the nursing school. I love watching an idea grow into an actual event which we are then able to get feedback from. It is gratifying watching people enjoy and benefit from events that I had a hand in putting together.
Vice President: John Palmer
Class: 2023
Future Goal:
My understanding of the different fields and opportunities within nursing has been constantly expanding ever since I got to Penn, so I currently do not have concrete plans for my future in the profession. I love to learn though, and I hope to one day obtain a graduate degree after gaining experience working at the bedside.
Favorite part of my involvement with SNAP:
My favorite part about SNAP is the opportunities it provides to learn about different aspects of the nursing profession. Between SNAP programming and conventions, I have been able to hear from and be inspired by many nurse leaders. These events are also great because through them I have gotten to know many other future nurses, from both Penn and other schools across the country.
Secretary: Dana Shulman
Class: 2024
Future Goal:
Although it is very early in my nursing education, I am currently interested in graduating with my BSN and working in trauma, specializing in pediatrics. I plan to work for a few years before returning to graduate school to earn my MSN to become a Trauma CRNP. This plan remains very fluid as of right now and I am sure it will continue to change throughout my time at Penn as an undergraduate student. I remain open to exploring many different fields and possibilities in nursing!
Favorite part of my involvement with SNAP:
Starting my college career at Penn during a pandemic was a very difficult transition that I took on from my home in North Carolina. Besides SNAP, I had very few opportunities that allowed me to truly connect with other Penn Nursing students. However, SNAP was the one organization that made Penn feel like home during my first semester at Penn and I am very grateful for the community and network of amazing nursing students that SNAP fosters. This is definitely something that will stick with me throughout my time at Penn and in my involvement with SNAP.
Treasurer: Claire Hennessey
Class: 2023 
Future Goal: 
I am not entirely sure what speciality I would like to go into, but I am interested in working with the adult or geriatric population in a critical care setting. I also would love to be a travel nurse for a few years before becoming a nurse practitioner.
Favorite part of my involvement with SNAP: 
I love how SNAP allows new nursing students to learn from their older peers about how to be successful in the school and profession. As we gain more experience, we have the opportunity to help the younger students we once were.
Legislative Chair: Charlotte Cecarelli
Class: 2022
Special Degree Programs: Nutrition Minor
Future Goal: 
My goal is to work in a NICU after graduation and become a neonatal nurse practitioner somewhere down the line!
Favorite part of my involvement with SNAP:  
My favorite part of SNAP is convention! I love traveling and getting closer with peers from the School of Nursing. Convention has motivated me to continue pushing myself in nursing and explore all of the opportunities the career offers!
Community Service Chair: Chantalle Dupont
Class: 2022
Special Degree Programs: Global Health Minor
Future Goal:
After graduation, I hope to specialize in critical care nursing and cardiothoracic health. One of the most impactful experiences that led me to choose nursing was working as an anesthesia technician and shadowing nurses in the ICU setting as a high schooler. I really fell in the love with the pace of the OR environment, and I am planning to pursue a higher degree as a CRNA!
Favorite part of my involvement with SNAP: 
My favorite part of SNAP is forming connections with students in all different grade levels. There is so much to learn from everyone in the School of Nursing, and SNAP has been such a wonderful support system throughout my time at Penn. Community service has always been such an important part of my life, and I feel so grateful to get to serve on SNAP’s board and share incredible volunteer opportunities both in and outside of the Penn community!
Community Service Chair: Lauren Forester
Class: 2023
Future Goal: After graduation, I would like to work either in labor & delivery, NICU, or with pediatric patients in the acute care setting. Once I gain some experience as a registered nurse, I would love to return to school to become a Certified Nurse Midwife or a Nurse Practitioner, again hopefully working in the acute care setting!
Favorite part of my involvement with SNAP: My favorite part of SNAP is meeting nursing students from all different years, including those in the ABSN program. It is a great way to both learn from older students and offer advice to younger ones at the same time! I love the support that SNAP has offered to me, and will continue to, throughout my time at Penn Nursing.
Fundraising Chair: Vanesse Tan
Class: 2022
Future Goal: 
Although this may sound cheesy, I want to touch hearts. I want to be remembered in a positive light, knowing that I have provided the best care possible.
Favorite part of my involvement with SNAP: 
Getting to see the friendliest faces at any event you attend!
Peer Advising Chair: Tara Teipel
Class: 2023
Future Goal:
To become a Nurse Practitioner in Women’s Health.
Favorite part of my involvement with SNAP:
Getting to know, connect with, and learn from fellow passionate nurses!
Peer Advising Chair: Megan Laubacher
Class: 2024
Future Goal: 
To become a pediatric nurse and earn an advanced degree (MSN, DNP).
Favorite part of my involvement with SNAP:  
Peer mentors and having others to look up to for advice!

 

ABSN Representative: Megan Landriau
Class: 2021
Future Goal: 
My interests have changed since coming to Penn, so I’m not entirely sure where I’ll end up. I am still learning and exploring my interests. I plan to work as an RN for a few years before I become an NP.
Favorite part of my involvement with SNAP:  
My favorite part about SNAP is being able to get involved with community engagement opportunities such as Light the Night, a fundraising campaign benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.