University of Pennsylvania

United Minorities Council



The United Minorities Council (UMC) facilitates interculturalism and promotes social justice at the University of Pennsylvania. We are an undergraduate student coalition of Carribbean/African-American, Asian/Pacific Islander, Latino, and Native American student organizations.


“Culture is not merely a static received tradition but a living process of invention and reinvention”.
- Wayne C Glasker (BA, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania)

The UMC is a historically rich student organization, whose vision of lasting cultural pluralism was formed through the unified efforts of African-American, Puerto Rican, Mexican American, other Latino, Japanese American, Chinese American and Korean American student organizations.

Meet the Board

Temilola Ransome-Kuti


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Temi is a Nigerian-American and a senior in Wharton studying Management with a minor in African Studies. She is passionate about fostering intercultural dialogue, advocating for the minority community, breaking down oppressive systems at Penn, and building allyship. This year, she hopes to make UMC more active, supportive, and vocal on campus. Please don't hesitate to reach out to her if you have any ideas or concerns at!

Krisna Maddy

Vice Chair

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Krisna Maddy, also known by her friends as K-Sizzle, is a junior hailing from Miami, Fl. When she's not hiding away from the cold winters she greatly enjoys going on Center City excursions, and finding the best pancakes in Philly. She also spends much of her time doing laboratory research as she pursues her major in biochemistry.

Will Wang

Political Chair

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Will Wang is a senior in the College and Wharton studying Biology and Healthcare Management. He identifies as Taiwanese-Korean-American and is on a quest to find someone who shares this background as he has yet to meet one. His interests include PTS, coffee shops, PTS, identity politics, and PTS. He is passionate about working with the rest of the Penn community to foster a culture of empathy and solidarity, and is excited for a great year!

Shamar Waterman

Financial Chair

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Shamar Waterman is a freshman from North Brunswick, New Jersey. He plans on majoring in Finance and also also interested in Computer Science. I am excited to help promote UMC's very important aganda for unity, while handling the finances for the organization. I enjoy activities like playing basketball and exploring the city in my free time.

Natasha Allen

Communications Chair

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Natasha is a sophomore from a small suburb outside of Chicago. She loves kittens, babies, and Drake. At Penn, she is studying Political Science, Urban Education, and Africana Studies. This is Joy’s first year on UMC board, and she’s super hype to be a part of the team! She hopes to be able to facilitate intercommunication between the various cultural groups on campus—all with the aim of creating greater unity in Penn’s minority communities. Beyond interculturalism, Joy is also passionate about civic engagement, social equity, and education reform. She’s excited to see how she can combine her passions this year on board!

Maya Arthur

Programming Co-Chair

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Maya Arthur C'18 is a junior in the College and probably will declare Sociology!! Over the summer, she found out she probably isn’t allergic to cats. She is grateful even though the past 15 years have been a lie. When Maya is not being co-programming chair of UMC, you can find her at the Kelly Writer’s House distracting her boss or in the library crying and watching vlogs (simultaneously). She also now sells glasses for Warby Parker and uses her money from that solely on Amazon Prime. She really hopes to incorporate social work in the arts community and provide accessibility to the arts, but right now she likes cats. 

Anisa Hasan-Granier

Programming Co-Chair

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Anisa is a freshman in the Wharton. She is French-Pakistani and was born in London, but has lived in Washington D.C. for the past thirteen years. Although undecided, she is considering a major in Anthropology. Apart from planning events for UMC, Anisa also loves dancing, traveling, coffee, visiting art museums, and indulging in her guilty pleaure, Bollywood movies.

Imani Solan

Marketing & Publicity Chair

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Imani Solan is a sophomore in Wharton currently planning to concentrate in finance and marketing. She is from Montebello, New York. Fun fact she is short sprinter for the track and field team. This is her first year on board and she is super excited to spread UMC's mission and goals throughout campus.

Ajjit Narayanan

Outreach & Admissions Chair

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Ajjit Narayanan is a sophomore in the College planning to major in Urban Studies and Economics. He is from the Bay Area in California but has also lived in Chennai, India. While he isn’t being the Outreach and Admissions Chair, you can find him learning how to cook without setting his kitchen on fire. In his other free time, he also enjoys reading, listening to music, finding dogs to pet and getting hyped for the Warriors success this season.




This calendar is a comprehensive listing of UMC and constituent group events, including the bi-weekly UMC GBMs.

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