Administrative Staff

Main Number: 215.898.7531

Patricia Rose, Director / 215.898.3208 / prose@upenn.eduPat_1_web_quality_crop.jpgPatricia Rose, a native of Ohio, is Director of Career Services. In a previous life she worked with Wharton MBA's, and ran a program to help non-business PhD's make the transition to the corporate world. She holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in English, and before embarking on an administrative career she taught English at St. Lawrence University, and at Penn, where she did her graduate work. Pat Rose speaks frequently to students, alumni and business groups on career management topics and employment trends, and is a member of numerous professional associations. She serves on the School Committee (board of trustees) of Germantown Friends School. In her spare time she enjoys golf, theater, wine and a good meal. She knows where things are on her messy desk.
Natty Leach, Handshake Manager / 215.746.6718 / nleach@upenn.eduNatty LeachNatty joined the Career Services team in February 2017 and manages the office's job and internship boards: Handshake and iNet.  He also meets with students from the College of Arts & Sciences about their future career and internship plans.  Born and raised in Philadelphia, Natty's high school mascot was also the Quaker.  His interest in higher education started when he was an RA at New York University where he majored in Media, Culture and Communication.  Loving the ability to explore multpile disciplines and subjects, Natty also minored in both English and Web Design.  Prior to coming to the University of Pennsylvania, Natty worked at Temple University as a Pre-Health advisor for four years.  While at Temple, he earned his M.Ed. in Educational Leadership.  He is now thrilled to be helping students at Penn plan for the future.
J. Michael DeAngelis, Information Resources & Web Manager / 215.898.7402 / jmdeange@upenn.eduMichael_resize.jpgSupervising office technology, all aspects of our online presence, career surveying and statistics, and the Career Services library are just a few of the tasks that fall under Michael's pervue. He began work in Career Services in 2004 and has served as the assistant for the CAS and Graduate Students groups before moving into his current position. He also served as the Arts & Cultures Coordinator for College Houses and Academic Services from 2007-2009, and has been the Director of Penn Life Sketches for the office of New Student Orientation and Academic Initiatives since 2008. As part of his work in Career Services, he sits on the Health Professions Advisory Board and the Hoesley Digital Literacy Fellows Program committee. He received his B.A. in Theatre Arts from Muhlenberg College and studied performance and theater criticism at Goldsmith's College, University of London. Outside of Career Services, Michael is a professional actor, director and playwright. He is the managing director of The Porch Room film and theater company. His award winning plays are available from Samuel French, Inc.
Sue Russoniello, Operations Manager / 215.898.4400 / russonie@upenn.eduSue_resize.jpgSue Russoniello is the Manager of Operations and Business Administrator, in charge of payroll, purchasing and facilities issues for the office.  She is in her 17th year at Career Services.  Through her years working in this office, she has also coordinated job and internship postings, served as Assistant to the Director as well as the College of Arts & Sciences unit.  Prior to joining Career Services, Sue worked as a paralegal and also owned and operated her own word processing business.  She has a B.A. from Lafayette College in Easton, PA and lives in New Jersey.


Kelly Walsh, Receptionist and Credentials Officer / 215.898.7531 / kelwalsh@upenn.edukelly_resize.jpgKelly graduated from Bloomsburg University of Pennslyvania in 2012.  She went on to serve two terms as an AmeriCorps VISTA and AmeriCorps VISTA Leader in Reno, Nevada and Camden, New Jersey respectively.  Once she gained valuable experience throuh volunteering, she decided to pursue her passion for higher education and joined the Career Services team at the beginning of summer 2015.  Kelly greets everyone who comes into Career Services with a warm smile, answers general questions and directs people to the appropriate assistants and staff members.  Kelly also handles credential files and processes letters of recommendations for students and alumni who are applying to medical school.  She enjoys working with students, families, staff and employers alike!
Credentials Service / 215.898.4382 / letters@pobox.upenn.eduPlease see our the credentials section of our website for more information about having your letters of reccomendation saved using one of our services.
Nayeon Lee, Graduate Assistant Nayeon Lee is a second year Wharton MBA student assisiting with our survey data collection and analysis.


On-Campus Recruiting STAFF

Main Number: 215.898.3220

Marlene Cohen, Recruiting Manager / 215.898.4379 / marcohen@upenn.eduMarlene_resize.jpgMarlene L. Cohen joined Career Services in 1980 as an administrative assistant managing job and internship listings.  She also assisted with the application process for graduate and professional schools and scheduled law and business graduate schools' visits on campus.  She then began managing and maintaining the office information systems.  In 1989, she joined the On Campus Recruiting staff as the University Recruiting Coordinator where she managed on campus visits for over 450 corporate clients interested in hiring Penn students for full time jobs and summer internships.  Now as Recruiting Manager, she also manages on campus recruiting visits that include 12,000+ student interviews and 300+ employer information sessions each year.  Marlene has been very active in annual EACE conferences and has served as chairperson for many EACE committees over the years.
Debra Koita, Recruiting Manager / 215-898-3219 / smiley@upenn.eduDebra_01.jpgDebra Koita, a native New Orleanian, joined Career Services in 1991.  She came to Philadelphia in 1987 when asked by her former employer to join him in starting the Sickle Cell Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia where she was Executive Assistant and Liaison to the Sickle Cell Parents' Support Group.  Prior to her current role in the Career Services office, Debra was the assistant for the Graduate School Counseling unit as well as the Marketing Coordinator.  She is currently one of two managers of On-Campus Recruiting, where she manages and oversees employer relationship strategy and service delivery, marketing, and recruiting events across all industries.  She is also the marketing coordinator for the Career Services online support program.  Debra attended both Tulane University and the University of Pennsylvania in pursuit of her degree.  She is the mother of two teenage children and is active on the Parent/Teacher associations at both their schools.  In addition to her current work, Debra is a calligrapher and wedding coordinator.  She is an avid and award winning gardener, and enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, movies and relaxing in her urban garden oasis.   
Leon Malloy, Recruiting Assistant / 215-898-5740 / lmalloy@upenn.eduLeon_resize.jpgLeon Malloy joined the University's Office of Career Services in 2012.  He supports the On-Campus Recruiting team in the planning and facilitation of the on-campus recruitment program, including on-campus and remote interviews and corporate presentations.  He works to coordinate interviews in the On-Campus Recruiting Interview Suite to maximize the interview experience for students and employers, and helps incorporate programs and resources into recruiting strategies.  Leon also compiles and analyzes industry-specific data on recruiting activity and trends, and facilitates new initiatives and programs.  Leon graduated from Loyola University Maryland in 2009 with a BA in English and a minor in writing, and previously worked abroad as an English instructor at Saint Gabriel's College in Bangkok, Thailand.




Staff working with undergraduates (including alumni of those schools)

College of Arts and Sciences
Main Number: 215.898.7529


Claire Klieger, Senior Associate Director / claire@upenn.edu  Clarie_2_resize.jpgClaire is excited to be rejoining the CAS team after a year on leave doing development work in Morocco.  She relates particularly well to students who are unsure of what they want to be when they grow up because that is how she felt as an undergraduate double majoring in English and Anthropology at the University of Virginia.  Since then, she has worked in different areas of student services including admissions, student activites, and Career Services, where she has been an advisor since 2006.  She believes strongly in the value and versatility of a liberal arts education, and enjoys working with students on identifying their transferable skills.  Claire has a doctorate in Higher Education Management from the University of Pennslyvania, and spent her formative years living abroad in the Middle East and North Africa, graduating from high school in Morocco.
Anne Marie Gercke, Associate Director / agercke@upenn.eduAnne_Marie_1410805814_resize.jpgAnne Marie joined the University of Pennsylvania Career Services team in February 2012 and provides career and internship guidance to undergraduates in the College of Arts & Sciences. Anne Marie's professional background spans several industries and roles, including education, media arts, writing and editing, technology, human resources, project management and marketing. She also has traveled and backpacked different parts of the globe for periods of time, including Europe and Australia. Anne Marie completed her M.S.Ed. through Penn's Graduate School of Education in 2014.
Mylene Kerschner, Associate Director / mylene@upenn.edu mylene_resize.jpgMylene returned to Career Services in 2015 after four years planning events at The Ritz-Carlton in St. Thomas and at the Philadelphia Marriott.  She began working in the Career Services office right after graduating from the University of Richmond, where she was an English and History double-major.  Mylene assisted students and employers in her various roles as On-Campus Recruiting Coordinator, Assistant to the Wharton and Engineering teams and Information Recources and Web Manager.  In her current role, Mylene meets with students and works directly with employers to connect students with job and internship opportunities.  Although Mylene loved her few years planning weddings in the Caribbean, she is delighted to be back home in Philadelphia and also at Penn.
Natty Leach, Associate Director / nleach@upenn.edu Natty LeachNatty joined the Career Services team in February 2017 and meets with students from the College of Arts & Sciences about their future career and internship plans.  He also manages the office's job and internship boards.  Born and raised in Philadelphia, Natty's high school mascot was also the Quaker.  His interest in higher education started when he was an RA at New York University where he majored in Media, Culture and Communication.  Loving the ability to explore multiple disciplines and subjects, Natty also minored in both English and Web Design.  Prior to coming to the University of Pennsylvania, Natty worked at Temple University as a Pre-Health advisor for four years.  While at Temple, he earned his M.Ed. in Educational Leadership.  He is now thrilled to be helping students at Penn plan for the future.
Alyssa Perkins-Chatterton / alperk@upenn.edu
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Alyssa received her B.A. in Psychology from Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont. She began her career at her alma mater working in the Student Life Department where she discovered her passion for working with students. She joined the Career Services team at the beginning of the 2014 fall semester. Alyssa assists the College of Arts & Sciences counselors in scheduling appointments, preparing workshops and events, and planning the many career fairs the team hosts during the school year. Alyssa is also pursuing her M.S.Ed. in Higher Education through Penn's Graduate School of Education. As a First Generation student herself, she is passionate about programming and support services that will promote development and success within this community of students.

Jingy Yen, Career Adviser / yenw@upenn.edu
Bio coming soon.


Engineering and Applied Science
Main Number: 215.898.3012

Rosette Pyne, Senior Associate Director / rpyne@upenn.eduRosette_2_resize.jpgRosette Pyne is Senior Associate Director of Career Services and is responsible for leading the team that provides services to engineering students and alumni. She is experienced in working with and motivating a diverse student and alumni population in career planning, resume/interview preparation, identifying unique career opportunities and related employment topics. She has a strong background in employer outreach anddevelopment bringing employers, students, faculty and administrators together to establish effective recruiting strategies on campus. She has a special interest in new, cutting edge industries and occupations. Prior to her position in the Engineering area, Rosette advised all alumni serviced by the office, and advised the College of Arts & Sciences, Education, Nursing and Social Work students/alumni. Rosette is active in the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), having served as a member for many years on committees and has presented at several conferences. She was recognized at the 2012 NACE Conference as a co-recipient (with a Penn Career Services colleague) of the 2012 NACE Innovation Excellence Award in the category of Technology/Large College.  Rosette has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Rutgers University and post graduate studies in Higher Education Administration from the University of Pennsylvania. Rosette represents Career Services on the Engineering School's Alumni Society Board.
Jamie Grant, Associate Director / jamie00@upenn.eduJamie_01_resize.jpgJamie (C'98, GEd'99) has been a career advisor for college students for almost 20 years, and returned to the University of Pennsylvania to join the School of Engineering & Applied Science Career Services team in 2009. Prior to Penn, Jamie's career included work at Saint Joseph's University (Philadelphia) and Philadelphia University, where she specialized in internship advising and working with first-generation/low-income (FGLI) and international students. Jamie is rewarded by playing even a small part in the professional successes of the students and alumni she counsels. Jamie holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Science in Education in Psychological Services, both from the University of Pennsylvania.
Tiffany Franklin, Associate Director / ftiffany@upenn.edutiffany_resize.jpgTiffany joined the University of Pennsylvania Career Services team in 2014 and provides career and internship guidance to engineering students and alumni.  Prior to coming to Penn, Tiffany served as a recruiter on the technology team of an international staffing company and submitted candidates to top companies in Silicon Valley.  From 2006 to 2013, Tiffany worked at Vanderbilt University in the Center for Student and Professional Development.  In that role, she coached Arts, Media and Communications students, coordinated the Vandy-in-Hollywood summer internship program and traveled throughout the country meeting with engineering alumni  Tiffany launched her career in 1998 at Drexel University, where she advised students on all aspects of their co-op and job searches.  She is dedicated to helping students explore career options, craft resumes/cover letters that effectively highlight their experience and tell their professional story in a way that resonates with recruiters.  Tiffany earned her M.S.Ed. in Psychological Services from Penn's Graduate School of Education and a B.A. in Psychology from Vanderbilt University.
Kaitlyn Barlow, Administrative Assistant / kbarl@upenn.eduKatieKatie joined Career Services in August 2016!  Katie recieved her B.A. in Political Science from Temple University right here in Philadelphia, where she mentored incoming students as an orientation leader and worked in the Office of Admissions as a tour guide.  Outside of work, Katie loves to explore restaurants in the city and attending music festivals!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      


School of Nursing
Main Number: 215.898.4381

Sharon Fleshman, Senior Associate Director / fleshman@upenn.eduSharon_resize.jpgSharon has been with Career Services since 2000 and serves as Senior Associate Director for students and alumni of the School of Nursing, Graduate School of Education, and the School of Social Policy and Practice. She graduated from University of Pennsylvania with her Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Computer Science and has earned master's degrees from New York University's Stern School of Business and Westminster Theological Seminary. Before coming to Career Services, Sharon had advisory roles in both corporate and non-profit settings. In addition to her current work on campus, she enjoys offering vocational guidance in the context of the local church and community.
Tara Giagrande, Administrative Assistant / taragian@upenn.edu

Tara GiangrandeTara joined Career Services in January 2017 as the assistant to the Graduate Student/Postdoctoral Fellow and Nursing/Education/Social Work advising teams. She enjoys the challenge of working with two graduate-level advising teams that serve such a diverse range of academic disciplines. Tara received her B.A. in Dance Anthropology and Art History from Swarthmore College in 2016, where she mentored fellow students as a Peer Advisor in Swarthmore's Career Services office. Before starting in Career Services at Penn, Tara worked at several arts institutions including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia Contemporary, and Twelve Gates Arts. Outside of work, she loves to explore her passion for arts and culture issues through the fantastic resources available at Penn and throughout Philadelphia.

Esther Ra, Career Adviser / estherra@upenn.edu
esther_1506543864_resize.jpgDr. Esther Ra is an advisor for students in the schools of Nursing, Education, and Social Policy and Social Work. She has worked in the field of education in a myriad of roles, including administration, supervision, coaching, professional development, and teaching. She also enjoyed teaching overseas for a time in Seoul, Korea. In addition to advising at Penn, Dr. Ra is also an Adjunct Professor at Cabrini University, teaching graduate students. She earned a Doctorate in Education in Reading, Writing, and Literacy from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Arts in Curriculum and Teaching in Elementary Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. She also holds a Certificate in TESOL from Biola University. As an undergraduate, she attended Barnard College, Columbia University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in English with a minor in Sociology. She enjoys interacting with students, guiding and mentoring them towards a steered interest or passion.
John Tuton, Career Adviser / jftuton@upenn.edu
John_resize.jpgJohn Tuton is a career counselor working with a variety of students and postdoctoral fellows. Since 2001, Dr. Tuton has been an independent management consultant based in Philadelphia, PA., providing a comprehensive range of services in the areas of executive assessment, leadership development, performance management and career planning. He has designed and delivered a number of individual and team development programs and workshops, and has also consulted on organizational realignment and human resources planning. Dr. Tuton began his consulting career in 1982 at the University of Pennsylvania's Center for the Study of Adult Development (CSAD). When CSAD became Integra, Inc in 1984, he was promoted to Director of Assessment Programs. Dr. Tuton left Intergra in 1986 to join Manchester Inc. as a vice president in their Management Development division, and after a four-year tenure there, became principal of his own consulting firm. In 1994, he merged his practice with RHR International, where his services included management assessment, executive coaching, and succession planning. For the past several years, he has acted as a career adviser for graduate students and postdocs at the University of Pennsylvania.


Wharton Undergraduate
Main Number: 215.898.7533

Barbara Hewitt, Senior Associate Director / hewittb@upenn.eduBarbara_resize.jpgBarbara joined the Career Services office at Penn in 1998 as a career counselor working with students in the College of Arts and Sciences. In 2000, she was promoted to the position of Senior Associate Director working with Wharton undergraduate students. In addition to working with students, she also supervises the on-campus recruiting program at Penn. Prior to joining the Penn Career Services team she worked for two years in career services at the College of Wooster and for five years in career services at Dickinson College. Barbara holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Spanish from Dickinson College, an MS in Counseling from Shippensburg University, and an Ed.D. in Higher Education Management from the University of Pennsylvania.
David Ross, Associate Director / sdross@upenn.eduDavid.jpgDavid is a proud Penn alum and joined Penn Career Services in 2007, eager to leverage his professional experience while working with students and alumni as they explore, develop and embark on a plethora of career possibilities.  He has worked in a variety of career services roles throughout the years including employer relations at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business MBA Career Management Office and managing career fairs at Toppel Career Center at the University of Miami.  A Washington, DC native, David has lived in several different U.S. cities and particularly enjoys discussing the possibilities of relocating to new regions across the country.  He obtained a B.S.B.A. in Marketing, Management and Organization & Human Resources from Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis, an M.S.Ed. in Higher Education Management from Penn's Graduate School of Education, an Ed.M. in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard University and a Human Resource Management Certificate from the Wharton Programs for Working Professionals, Aresty Institute of Executive Education, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.                       
Haena Lee, Graduate Assistant / vpul-cswhartonga@pobox.upenn.edu  Haena Lee is a current 2nd year full-time MBA student at Wharton, concentrating in both Business Analytics and Marketing and Operations Management.  Prior to Wharton, she was in management consulting and strategy consulting in New York, predominantly focused on the communications, media and technology and financial services industries. 

Haena holds a Bachelor of Science from Columbia University in civil engineering, with a double minor in economics and architecture.
Jessica Reichsfeld, Graduate Assistant / vpul-cswhartonGA2@pobox.upenn.edu
Bio coming soon.
Katie Barlow, Administrative Assistant / kbarl@upenn.edu
katie.pngKatie joined Career Services in August 2016! Katie received her B.A. in Political Science from Temple University right here in Philadelphia, where she mentored incoming students as an orientation leader and worked in the Office of Admissions as a tour guide. Outside of work, Katie loves to explore restaurants in the city and attending music festivals!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                




Staff working with students and alumni applying to graduate AND professional schools

Main Number: 215.898.1789


Todd Rothman, Senior Associate Director / trothman@upenn.edutodd_2_resize.jpgTodd Rothman has been with Penn's Graduate and Professional School Advising Unit since 2007, where he currently serves as Senior Associate Director and the primary Pre-Law Advisor.  He advises undergraduate students and alumni who are interested in applying to law school, graduate school in psychology, and medical and dental school.  Prior to Penn, Todd was the Assistant Director of Admissions at Columbia Law School where he read and evaluated applicant files as a member of the Admissions Committee.  Before entering the law school realm, he held staff positions in the Office of the President at two institutions - Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Teachers College, Columbia University - and also worked in McKinsey & Company's New York Office (a notable departure... and his only job ever outside of higher education).  Todd is also active in Northeast Association of Pre-Law Advisors (NAPLA) serving as Chair of the Annual Conference hosted by Penn Law School in 2013 and as its President in 2014.  He earned his B.A. in Psychology from Muhlenberg College in 1997 and his M.A. in Psychology in Education from Teachers College, Columbia University in 2004.
Caroline Wilky, Associate Director / cwilky@upenn.edu caroline_resize.jpgCaroline Wilky advises Penn undergraduates and undergraduate alumni applying to graduate and professional school, especially health professions schools.  She joined the Career Services team in 2015.  Prior to coming to Penn, she worked at the University of Notre Dame's Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement, where she advised honors students on undergraduate research, fellowships, and graduate and professional school admissions.  She earned a B.A. in history and philosophy from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Ph.D. in history from the University of Notre Dame.
Carol Hagan, Associate Director / chagan@upenn.educarol_1444422134_resize.jpgCarol Hagan has advised students and alums pursing graduate and professional school since 2008.  She has taught classes in architectural history and worked as a writing tutor at the University of Pennsylvania and Philadelphia University.  Carol has also worked in the arts and academic publishing and believes in the power of creating and telling one's story as part of the graduate school admissions process. She has a B.A. in English and Art History from Wesleyan University and a Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Pennsylvania.

Mia Carpiniello, Associate Director / miacarp@upenn.edumia_1447188724_resize.jpgMia Carpiniello joined Penn Career Services in 2013 as a member of the Graduate and Professional School Advising team. She specifically advises students and alumni applying to medical school, dental school and law school. Mia received her B.A. from Columbia University and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. As an attorney, she clerked for a federal judge and subsequently practiced law for several years at the City of Philadelphia Law Department and then at the Juvenile Law Center. Before coming to Penn, Mia started and ran her own professional organizing business, assisting individuals and businesses to organize their space, time and paperwork.
Ferrell Townsend, Administrative Assistant / ferrellt@upenn.eduferrell2015_resize.jpgFerrell has worked at Career Services since his sophomore year in 2008, starting off as a part-time student worker with the On Campus Recruiting Team, then a Credentials Officer, and now the administrative extraordinaire with the Graduate & Professional Advising team. In addition to providing professional assistance to the team, he oversees the day to day tasks of the Health Professions Advisory Board (HPAB) that prepares students for applying to medical and dental school. Before joining career services full time, he moved to Philadelphia from North Carolina to receive a B.A from the University of Pennsylvania in Philosophy, Politics, & Economics with a concentration in Distributive Justice.



Staff working with graduate AND professional students (including alumni of those programs)

Graduate & professional students in the schools of Nursing, Education, and Social Policy & Practice
Main Number: 215.898.4381

Sharon Fleshman, Senior Associate Director / fleshman@upenn.eduSharon_resize.jpgSharon has been with Career Services since 2000 and serves as Senior Associate Director for students and alumni of the School of Nursing, Graduate School of Education, and the School of Social Policy and Practice. She graduated from University of Pennsylvania with her Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Computer Science and has earned master's degrees from New York University's Stern School of Business and Westminster Theological Seminary. Before coming to Career Services, Sharon had advisory roles in both corporate and non-profit settings. In addition to her current work on campus, she enjoys offering vocational guidance in the context of the local church and community.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
Tara Giangrande, Administrative Assistant / taragian@upenn.edu

Tara GiangrandeTara joined Career Services in January 2017 as the assistant to the Graduate Student/Postdoctoral Fellow and Nursing/Education/Social Work advising teams. She enjoys the challenge of working with two graduate-level advising teams that serve such a diverse range of academic disciplines. Tara received her B.A. in Dance Anthropology and Art History from Swarthmore College in 2016, where she mentored fellow students as a Peer Advisor in Swarthmore's Career Services office. Before starting in Career Services at Penn, Tara worked at several arts institutions including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia Contemporary, and Twelve Gates Arts. Outside of work, she loves to explore her passion for arts and culture issues through the fantastic resources available at Penn and throughout Philadelphia.

Esther Ra, Career Adviser / estherra@upenn.edu
esther_1506543864_resize.jpgDr. Esther Ra is an advisor for students in the schools of Nursing, Education, and Social Policy and Social Work. She has worked in the field of education in a myriad of roles, including administration, supervision, coaching, professional development, and teaching. She also enjoyed teaching overseas for a time in Seoul, Korea. In addition to advising at Penn, Dr. Ra is also an Adjunct Professor at Cabrini University, teaching graduate students. She earned a Doctorate in Education in Reading, Writing, and Literacy from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Arts in Curriculum and Teaching in Elementary Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. She also holds a Certificate in TESOL from Biola University. As an undergraduate, she attended Barnard College, Columbia University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in English with a minor in Sociology. She enjoys interacting with students, guiding and mentoring them towards a steered interest or passion.
John Tuton, Career Adviser / jftuton@upenn.edu
John_resize.jpgJohn Tuton is a career counselor working with a variety of students and postdoctoral fellows. Since 2001, Dr. Tuton has been an independent management consultant based in Philadelphia, PA., providing a comprehensive range of services in the areas of executive assessment, leadership development, performance management and career planning. He has designed and delivered a number of individual and team development programs and workshops, and has also consulted on organizational realignment and human resources planning. Dr. Tuton began his consulting career in 1982 at the University of Pennsylvania's Center for the Study of Adult Development (CSAD). When CSAD became Integra, Inc in 1984, he was promoted to Director of Assessment Programs. Dr. Tuton left Intergra in 1986 to join Manchester Inc. as a vice president in their Management Development division, and after a four-year tenure there, became principal of his own consulting firm. In 1994, he merged his practice with RHR International, where his services included management assessment, executive coaching, and succession planning. For the past several years, he has acted as a career adviser for graduate students and postdocs at the University of Pennsylvania.


Engineering and Applied Science Master's Students
Main Number: 215.898.3012

Rosette Pyne, Senior Associate Director / rpyne@upenn.eduRosette_2_resize.jpgRosette Pyne is Senior Associate Director of Career Services and is responsible for leading the team that provides services to engineering students and alumni. She is experienced in working with and motivating a diverse student and alumni population in career planning, resume/interview preparation, identifying unique career opportunities and related employment topics. She has a strong background in employer outreach and development bringing employers, students, faculty and administrators together to establish effective recruiting strategies on campus. She has a special interest in new, cutting edge industries and occupations. Prior to her position in the Engineering area, Rosette advised all alumni serviced by the office, and advised the College of Arts & Sciences, Education, Nursing and Social Work students/alumni. Rosette is active in the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), having served as a member for many years on committees and has presented at several conferences. She was recognized at the 2012 NACE Conference as a co-recipient (with a Penn Career Services colleague) of the 2012 NACE Innovation Excellence Award in the category of Technology/Large College. Rosette was also a recipient of the University of Pennsylvania Models of Excellence Award 2001 (with Career Services colleagues), and she was a Models of Excellence Award Nominee 2002 (individual nominated by the Dean of the Engineering School). Rosette has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Rutgers University and post graduate studies in Higher Education Administration from the University of Pennsylvania. Rosette represents Career Services on the Engineering School's Alumni Society Board.
Jamie Grant, Associate Director / jamie00@upenn.eduJamie_01_resize.jpgJamie has been involved in career counseling for over fifteen years, and joined Penn Career Services in 2009 as part of the Engineering team. Prior to coming to Penn, Jamie's career included work at Saint Joseph's University (Philadelphia) and Philadelphia University, where she specialized in internship advising and working with international students. Jamie believes that there is nothing more effective in a job search than a targeted, well written cover letter, and is rewarded by playing even a small part in the professional successes of the students and alumni she counsels. Jamie holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Science in Education in Psychological Services, both from the University of Pennsylvania.
Tiffany Franklin, Associate Director / ftiffany@upenn.edutiffany_resize.jpgTiffany joined the University of Pennsylvania Career Services team in 2014 and provides career and internship guidance to engineering students and alumni.  Prior to coming to Penn, Tiffany served as a recruiter on the technology team of an international staffing company and submitted candidates to top companies in Silicon Valley.  From 2006 to 2013, Tiffany worked at Vanderbilt University in the Center for Student and Professional Development.  In that role, she coaced Arts, Media and Communications students, coordinated the Vandy-in-Hollywood summer internship program and traveled throughout the country meeting with engineering alumni  Tiffany launched her career in 1998 at Drexel University, where she advised students on all aspects of their co-op and job searches.  She is dedicated to helping students explore career options, craft resumes/cover letters that effectively highlight their experience and tell their professional story in a way that resonates with recruiters.  Tiffany earned her M.S.Ed. in Psychological Services from Penn's Graduate School of Education and a B.A. in Psychology from Vanderbuilt University.
Kaitlyn Barlow, Administrative Assistant / kbarl@upenn.edukatie.pngKatie joined Career Services in August 2016!  Katie recieved her B.A. in Political Science from Temple University right here in Philadelphia, where she mentored incoming students as an orientation leader and worked in the Office of Admissions as a tour guide.  Outside of work, Katie loves to explore restaurants in the city and attending music festivals!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           


Students in Annenberg School for Communication; Biomedical Graduate Studies;
Design;  Engineering and Applied Science Doctoral Students;
Graduate Arts and Sciences; Wharton Doctoral
Main Number: 215.898.7530

Joseph Barber, Associate Director / barberjo@upenn.eduJoseph_1.jpgDr. Joseph Barber is an Associate Director at Career Services serving graduate students and postdocs.  He has a Ph.D. in animal behaviour from University of Oxford (UK), has previously worked as a Research Fellow at Disney's Animal Kingdom, and currently also teaches graduate students as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Hunter College (CUNY).  Joseph enjoys thinking creatively to help people find and explore different career paths, and is always interested in hearing students and postdocs talk enthusiastically about their research.

Helen Pho, Associate Director / helenpho@upenn.edu

Helen PhoDr. Helen Pho enjoys working with graduate students and postdocs as Associate Director at Penn Career Services. Prior to joining Penn in 2017, Helen worked as a search consultant recruiting for higher education executive searches. Prior to that, she served as Director of the Freshman Scholars at Yale program and Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions at Yale University. She holds a Ph.D. in History from the University of Texas at Austin and a B.A. in History from Yale. Helen is delighted to be back in higher education and to support graduate students and postdocs in exploring and pursuing meaningful career paths.

Dianne Hull, Associate Director / dhull@upenn.edu Dianne Hull has been working in career advising for over 15 years, first as a human resources specialist for a consulting firm and later as a career advisor in higher education settings.  Dianne joined the Career Services staff at Penn in fall 2015.  Prior to coming to Penn, Dianne worked with students in the Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program at Bryn Mawr College, where she supported students as they applied to medical school and searched for glide year employment.  Prior to that, she worked in the Career Services Development Office at St. Joseph's University, where she advised both undergraduate and graduate students in career planning.  She earned a B.A. in sociology from Lehigh University and an M.S.Ed. from the University of Pennsylvania.
Marianne Lipa, Career Adviser / mlipa@upenn.edu marianne_resize.jpg

Marianne joined the Career Services team in fall 2015 providing career and internship guidance to undergraduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences.  She now advises graduate students and postdocs.  She has worked at Penn since 2004, starting at the Wharton School where she was an academic advisor to undergraduate students and more recently, in their alumni relations office.  Marianne is delighted to be back in the advising realm.  She graduated from Bowdoin College with a double major in Romance Languages and History, and earned her master's degree in Higher Education Management from the Graduate School of Education at Penn.

Tara Giangrande, Administrative Assistant / taragian@upenn.edu

Tara GiangrandeTara joined Career Services in January 2017 as the assistant to the Graduate Student/Postdoctoral Fellow and Nursing/Education/Social Work advising teams. She enjoys the challenge of working with two graduate-level advising teams that serve such a diverse range of academic disciplines. Tara received her B.A. in Dance Anthropology and Art History from Swarthmore College in 2016, where she mentored fellow students as a Peer Advisor in Swarthmore's Career Services office. Before starting in Career Services at Penn, Tara worked at several arts institutions including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia Contemporary, and Twelve Gates Arts. Outside of work, she loves to explore her passion for arts and culture issues through the fantastic resources available at Penn and throughout Philadelphia.


Staff working with postdoctoral fellows

Main Number: 215.898.7530

Joseph Barber, Associate Director / barberjo@upenn.eduJoseph_1.jpgDr. Joseph Barber is an Associate Director at Career Services serving graduate students and postdocs.  He has a Ph.D. in animal behaviour from University of Oxford (UK), has previously worked as a Research Fellow at Disney's Animal Kingdom, and currently also teaches graduate students as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Hunter College (CUNY).  Joseph enjoys thinking creatively to help people find and explore different career paths, and is always interested in hearing students and postdocs talk enthusiastically about their research.

Helen Pho, Associate Director / helenpho@upenn.edu

Helen PhoDr. Helen Pho enjoys working with graduate students and postdocs as Associate Director at Penn Career Services. Prior to joining Penn in 2017, Helen worked as a search consultant recruiting for higher education executive searches. Prior to that, she served as Director of the Freshman Scholars at Yale program and Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions at Yale University. She holds a Ph.D. in History from the University of Texas at Austin and a B.A. in History from Yale. Helen is delighted to be back in higher education and to support graduate students and postdocs in exploring and pursuing meaningful career paths.

Dianne Hull, Associate Director / dhull@upenn.edu Dianne Hull has been working in career advising for over 15 years, first as a human resources specialist for a consulting firm and later as a career advisor in higher education settings.  Dianne joined the Career Services staff at Penn in fall 2015.  Prior to coming to Penn, Dianne worked with students in the Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program at Bryn Mawr College, where she supported students as they applied to medical school and searched for glide year employment.  Prior to that, she worked in the Career Development Office at St. Joseph's University, where she advised both undergraduate and graduate students in career planning.  She earned a B.A. in sociology from Lehigh University and an M.S.Ed. from the University of Pennsylvania.
Marianne Lipa, Career Adviser / mlipa@upenn.edu marianne_resize.jpg

Marianne joined the Career Services team in fall 2015 providing career and internship guidance to undergraduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences.  She now advises graduate students and postdocs.  She has worked at Penn since 2004, starting at the Wharton School where she was an academic advisor to undergraduate students and more recently, in their alumni relations office.  Marianne is delighted to be back in the advising realm.  She graduated from Bowdoin College with a double major in Romance Languages and History, and earned her master's degree in Higher Education Management from the Graduate School of Education at Penn.