VIPER Student Board


VIPER Student Board (VSB) is an organization of VIPER students who coordinate social and professional events for the program community and University students. These events are meant to build the VIPER community and facilitate the integration of VIPER into the University community. VSB also works closely with the VIPER Alumni Board to provide current students with connections to accomplished VIPER graduates as mentors.


Previous VSB Events:

  • Jackbox game nights
  • VAB Alumni Mentorship collaboration
  • Student panels for incoming freshmen
  • Student panels for students interested in VIPER
  • Meet the Directors event
  • House cup competitions
  • Big/Little lineage events
  • Board game night


Meet the Board:



Claire Zhang, President

Claire Zhang is a sophomore from Kinnelon, New Jersey, majoring in Biology and Bioengineering. She can hit a serve faster than you can blink.



Colby Snyder, Secretary

Colby Snyder is a sophomore from Reading, Pennsylvania. He studies Physics and Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering and is a huge Philly sports fan.



Atharv Awasthi, Treasurer

Atharv Awasthi is a sophomore from North Wales, Pennsylvania. His majors are Mathematics and Computer Science, and he loves tiramisu.


Alan Zhu, Social Chair

Alan Zhu is a sophomore from Livingston, New Jersey studying Physics and Computer Science. He has a dog—that looks like a sheep—named Wolfie.





Tony Tzolov, Academic Chair

Tony Tzolov is a sophomore from State College, PA studying Math and Materials Science.


President: Claire Zhang (VIPER '26)

Treasurer: Atharv Awasthi (VIPER ’26)

Secretary: Colby Snyder (VIPER '26)

Social Chair: Alan Zhu (VIPER '26)

Academic Chair: Tony Tzolov (VIPER '26)


VSB Founders:

VSB was originally founded in 2020 by four VIPER students in the Class of 2021:

  • Ben Hammel (VIPER ’21)
  • Will Deo (VIPER' 21)
  • Abhinav Ramkumar (VIPER '21)
  • George Popov (VIPER '21)