Penn supports career mobility and offers many avenues to success for its full- and part-time staff members.
In our Career Forward profiles, staff share stories of how they achieved success at Penn. The sampling of staff stories shows how great people with diverse backgrounds, interests, and skills have developed rewarding careers within the University.
The "Movers and Quakers" list highlights recent staff member promotions.
Kelly J. Andrews: Director of Knowledge Management and Marketing, SP2
Andrews transferred to the Center for High Impact Philanthropy after being a part of the Wharton School Marketing & Communications team since 2002. Moving from business school communications to a center within the School of Social Policy & Practice might seem like a huge leap, but Andrews views the transition as a logical step in her career path. “This is a role that I’ve always been working toward,” says Andrews.
Roger Lopez: Information Technology Support Specialist, Division of Finance
“When I was in the Marine Corps, I was an aircraft mechanic,” says Roger. As a Marine, he did his part for national security. Today, he applies his talents to information security in the Division of Finance at Penn.
Karen Brann: Director of Faculty Affairs, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Karen Brann was a stay-at-home mom looking for a way to test the workplace waters. So she signed on as a temp with the Penn Job Center. Now she's Director of Faculty Affairs, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
|Alexa Avitto||Research Specialist A||Perelman School of Medicine||DM-Gene Therapy Program|
|Christine Bowman||Associate Director, Research Services||Office of the Vice Provost for Research||Penn Center for Innovation|
|Traci Chupik||Associate Director C||Wharton||Leonard Davis Institute|
|Cynthia Clendenin||Director D||Penn Vet||Penn Vet Cancer Center|
|Michael Hay||Associate Director D||Perelman School of Medicine||DM-Gene Therapy Program|
|Carol Heller||Coordinator B||Wharton||Risk Management and Decision Process Center|
|Elizabeth Lewis||Coordinator B||Perelman School of Medicine||SM-ED-Vice Dean Education|
|Andrea Mules||Business Administrator B||Wharton||Finance and Administration|
|Maryann Pagan-Abraham||Office Administrative Assistant B||Wharton||Management|
|Alexis Rivera||Business Systems Analyst Senior||Information Systems and Computing||ISC-Shared Services|
|Hillary Wiesel||Associate Director C||Wharton||Undergrad Division|
|Taisha Zeigler||Administrative Assistant B||Perelman School of Medicine||CD-Cell and Development Biology|
|Jing-Xu Zhu||Research Specialist B||Perelman School of Medicine||DM-Gene Therapy Program|
Suzanne Donohue: Business Administrator, University Library
Looking for a career change, Suzanne Matarese signed on as a temp with the Penn Job Center. Now she holds a full-time, regular position as Business Administrator for Penn’s extensive library system.