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.

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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.

Ann Miller

Ann Miller: Associate Director, Wharton Entrepreneurship

Ann Miller signed on as a temp with the Penn Job Center. Today, she has a full-time position as Associate Director, Wharton Entrepreneurship.

Movers and Quakers

August 1 through August 30, 2018
Name Job Title School Department
Elana Benasutti Vet Tech ICU E School of Veterinary Medicine Ryan Veterinary Hospital
Casey Boss Whipple Associate Director, Planning, Design & Construction Provost's Center Provost's Office
Lauren Caminiti Assistant Ad Student Development & Enrichment Services Division of Recreation & Intercollegiate Athleteics DRIA Administrative Affairs
Joshua Chilcote Associate Director of Admissions Provost's Center Admissions
Danielle Coellner Senior Contracts Administrator Division of Finance Research Services
Laura Deen Customer Experience Lead Wharton School Wharton Research Data Services
Christopher Denman Senior Associate Director Division of Finance Research Services
Michael Dougherty University Police Sergeant Division of Public Safety Penn Police
Lindsay Dussing Director On Campus Programs Provost's Center Admissions
Montserrat Ganderats Fuentes Lab Coordinator Wharton School Wharton Behavioral Lab
Chelsea Hall Recruitment Coordinator Human Resources Recruitment
Grace Kim Chemistry Lab Services Assistant School of Arts and Sciences Chemistry
Kathryn Lane Assistant Coach Women's Crew Division of Recreation & Intercollegiate Athletics Women's Crew Team
Timothy McLaughlin Associate Director of Development, Major Gifts Development and Alumni Relations School/Center Development
Sara Solomon Deputy Director, Penn Injury Science Center Perelman School of Medicine BE-Epidemiology Division
Sarah Toms Executive Director, Wharton Interactive Wharton School Wharton Computing and Instructional Technology (WCIT)
August 1 through August 30, 2018
Name Job Title School Department
Peter Zamora Coordinator A Student Services Counseling and Psychological Services