Arlene Fernandez

s_DSC3056_1_1352310787.jpgIt is with excitement that we welcome Arlene Fernandez back to Penn as Associate Director for the Penn Civic Scholars Program. As an undergraduate at Penn, Arlene was keenly engaged in a variety of activities, particularly through La Casa Latina, from which she received the Outstanding Service Award. She graduated from Penn with a degree in Urban Studies.

Arlene comes to us directly from the Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, where she was most recently responsible for marketing and communications with and on behalf of the organization's several hundred members. Previous to this role, she served the Chamber in member services and workforce development and was an intern there as an undergraduate. Immediately after her graduation from Penn, Arlene – a New York City native – was a paralegal in a law office back in her home city.