Associate Director of Academic Programming and Student Engagement

Oscar Serpell oversees student engagement activities, new student programming, and alumni connections. He also is a researcher, writer, and data analyst working on several research initiatives. Previously, Oscar was a research associate with the Kleinman Center where he participated in key research projects and wrote blog posts and policy digests on timely energy policy topics. Serpell has written as a guest contributor for the Penn Sustainability Review and received the Elaine B. Wright Award for Excellence in Applying Environmental Studies to Community Service. He has held several student teaching and administrative positions in the Department of Earth and Environmental Science, the Department of Anthropology, and the Center for Excellence in Environmental Toxicology. 

Serpell has a master’s degree in environmental studies and a B.A. in environmental management, both from the University of Pennsylvania.