About Us


Our Purpose

FLITE (FGLI in Tech and Engineering) is a student organization that provides catered support, opportunities and development for FGLI (First-generation, Low-income) students at Penn passionate about technology and engineering to ensure success for a population with unique needs.


Our Mission

We believe in fostering equal opportunity and support to help all students of all backgrounds fulfill their passions and overcome all barriers by providing resources, mentorship, and a community for FGLI students in engineering to promote success and opportunity.

Meet The Executive Board

Jesse Cui

Co-President

Computer Science '20

jessecui@seas.upenn.edu

Yeleine Pineda

Co-President

Cognitive Science '20

pinedab@seas.upenn.edu

Adeeba Tak

VP of External Affairs

MEAM '22

adeeba@seas.upenn.edu

Bart Mendrala

VP of Internal Affairs

Cognitive Science '22

mendrala@sas.upenn.edu

Sarthak Jain

VP of Professional Development

Computer Science '22

sarthakj@seas.upenn.edu