Erica Shim, Vice Chair for Student Activities

  • M.B.A., The Wharton School of Business

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, UCLA

Erica is a second year MBA student at Wharton School of Business.  Prior to Wharton, she spent three years working in Korea at a logistics firm, working for Costco Wholesales’ Asia operations.  Before that Erica studied Mechanical Engineering at UCLA, where she received a Ph.D. with a thesis topic in a nanofabrication method called nano-imprinting. 

As a Vice Chair for Social Activities, Erica leads the GAPSA Social Committee in planning and hosting a variety of social events and programming for the graduate student body at Penn.  Her goal this year is to make all GAPSA social events fun and affordable.

Fun Fact: She is from SoCal and loves to cook and bake!


If you have any comments or suggestions regarding graduate social activities, please do not hesitate to contact Erica at


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