Career Forward

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.

Solution Seekers

Roger Lopez

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.

Temp-to-perm Success

KBrann

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.

SuzanneM

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.

 

November 1 through November 27, 2018
Name Job Title School Department
Kelly Andrews Director, Knowledge Management & Marketing School of Social Policy and Practice Social Policy & Practice
Kelly Busch Events Manager Wharton School Leadership Program
Amelia Garrett IT Sr. Project Leader for Systems Law School Information Technology Services
David Gleason Gardener - Union Facilities and Real Estate Services Trades
Jesse Harper Administrator, Faculty Affairs Graduate School of Education Education
Robert Howard IT Project Leader Law School Information Technology Services
Umi Howard Senior Director Wharton School Leadership Program
Daniel Jackson Controls Technician Facilities and Real Estate Services Trades
Abigail Kalkstein Assistant Director of Admissions School of Social Policy and Practice Social Policy & Practice
Bridgette King Financial Administrative Coordinator Division of Finance Research Services
Joseph Lee IT Technical Director Wharton School Wharton Computing and Instructional Technology (WCIT)
Eva Lew Director of Architecture and Planning Facilities and Real Estate Services Office of University Architect
Robert Littlejohn Custodian Facilities and Real Estate Services Housekeeping
Jillian Marcussen Chief of Staff, School of Veterinary Medicine School of Veterinary Medicine Vet Dean's Office
Kathryn McCormick Assistant Director of Annual Giving, Athletics Development and Alumni Relations School/Center Development
Rouaa Mohamed Admin Coordinator Law School Law School Dean's Office
Ryan Quinn Biostatistician School of Nursing Office of Nursing Research
Erin Roberts New Bolton Center Vet Tech School of Veterinary Medicine Widener Hospital
Emily Shields Assistant Director for Admin and Volunteer Management Development and Alumni Relations School/Center Development
Maya Smith Coordinating Liaison, Hospitality Services Residential and Hospitality Services HS Conference and Guest Housing
Laura Taylor Positive Education Coordinator School of Arts and Sciences LPS Administration
Catherine Vallejo Executive Assistant A Perelman School of Medicine BE-Biostatistics Division
Cindy Vega Manager B Primary Care Unit PCU Penn Dental School of Dental Medicine Restorative Clinic
Michelle Wilcox Cashier Checker Residential and Hospitality Services External Dining
Joan Williams Grants Coordinator B Perelman School of Medicine DM-Infectious Diseases