Inspiring Community - Fall/Winter 2022

Highlighting Penn Arts & Sciences Alums

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Jessica Magness, C’10, talks with students at her table.

Brooke Sietinsons

Alums Share Pathways to Data-Driven Careers

The College Alumni Mentoring Series (CAMS) kicked off the fall semester with an in-person event focused on data-driven careers. Jack Gindi, C’16; Bill Lynch, C’10; Jessica Magness, C’10; and Christine Hurtubise, C’08, spoke to students about how a liberal arts education and analytical skills can combine to lead to careers as analysts, engineers, scientists, and consultants who drive decision-making across industries. 


(L-R) Michael Listgarten, C’89; Petra Silton, C’88; and Tobi Bosede, C’11.

Kathe Archibald

Faculty Featured at Events in NYC and California

The Arts & Sciences Ambassador Council hosted salons in New York and San Francisco for alumni and parents to get together and hear from faculty experts on timely topics. In New York, John Lapinski, Robert A. Fox Leadership Professor of Political Science and Director of Elections at NBC News, broke down the 2022 midterms and discussed the volatility of this election cycle. In San Francisco, Michael Weisberg, Bess W. Heyman President’s Distinguished Professor and Chair of Philosophy, Senior Faculty Fellow at Perry World House, and a United Nations advisor, gave an insider’s briefing on the global climate negotiations. 


At the PWA Networking Reception at Buzzfeed, PWA Chair Jamie Handwerker, C’83, PAR’19, speaks with students

Ben Asen Photography

PWA Networking Session at Buzzfeed

The Penn Arts & Sciences Professional Women’s Alliance (PWA) held its annual summer networking reception at BuzzFeed in New York City. The event gives students and young alums the chance to connect with accomplished leaders from a wide range of industries in a casual environment. 

The PWA connects profes­sionally active women who value how their liberal arts education has helped them in the workplace and who want to share what they’ve learned with young College alums and students. To learn more, visit the Professional Women’s Alliance website.

Penn Arts & Sciences at Work 

Penn Arts & Sciences at Work is a photoblog series that highlights College alumni in their workplaces as they reflect on how and why their careers took shape. 

To see more, visit Penn Arts & Sciences at Work.

Julia Koprak, C’04

Brooke Sietinsons

Julia Koprak, C’04

Associate Director of The Food Trust
Communications Major, Fine Arts in Photography and French Minors
Philadelphia, PA

“I didn’t originally have a policy background, but really, so much of policy advocacy is simply making the case for why certain issues are important and should be prioritized.”