Committee Info


Veterans Affairs

Jurisdiction: Veterans' measures generally; Pensions of all the wars of the U.S., general and special; Life insurance issued by the government on account of service in the Armed Forces; Compensation, vocational rehabilitation, and education of veterans; Veterans' hospitals, medical care, and treatment of veterans; Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief; Readjustment of servicemen to civilian life; National Cemeteries.

My name is Olivia Katz, and I am a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences studying Molecular and Cellular Biology, minoring in Chemistry and also Bioethics. Iím from New York City and graduated from The Dalton School. One of my favorite activities in high school was Model Congress, so Iím really excited to be involved in it again for my third year at Penn. Apart from PennMC, I work in a pediatric genetics research lab at CHOP, volunteer with the Seacrest Studios also at the Childrenís Hospital, teach neuroscience to West Philly high school students, and play violin in the Penn Chamber Orchestra. Feel free to contact me at with any questions you have about the conference or Penn. Iím looking forward to meeting and working with you!

George Costidis is a freshman in the College, but he is undecided in his major. He is leaning toward Political Science or PPE. He is from Middletown, New Jersey where he went to Middletown High School South. He is involved with the Government & Politics Association, College Republicans, the Orthodox Christian Fellowship, PennHellenic, Greek Life, House Council at New College House, and Intramural Sports. You can contact him with any questions at He looks forward to participating in Penn's Model Congress and working with other students.


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