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Career Industry and Networking Series – Public Service

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Join Penn Alumni and the SNF Paideia Program for a virtual Career Industry and Networking Series focused on Public Service on Wednesday, February 10 at 7:00 PM ET. Explore the multifaceted nature of government and public service. Learn how to hone your passion into a career in Public Service. Careers in this field run the gamut of roles at the state and local levels, federal government, think-tanks, and nonprofits. Join us to gain insight into the careers of alumni professionals in Public Service and to get tips on carving a path of your own. Our talk will be composed of a moderated discussion, a Q&A segment with the audience, followed by optional breakout networking sessions with our speakers. Current students and alumni are welcome to attend.

Program MC:

Kaitlyn Rentala C’22 (she/her) – Major: Philosophy, Politics, Economics (PPE)


Paul Garr C’10 (he/him) – Foreign Service Officer, the United States Department of State; Current assignment: U.S. Alumni Coordinator at the Department of State Bureau for Educational and Cultural Affairs


Ellen Kamei G’11 (she/her) – Mayor, City of Mountain View, California

Monica Rhodes GFA’12 (she/her) – Director of Resource Management, National Park Foundation

7:00 – 7:10 PM ET – Welcome and Introduction
7:10 – 7:40 PM ET – Panel with moderated discussion
7:40 – 7:55 PM ET – Q&A with audience
7:55 – 8:25 PM ET – Networking breakouts with speakers

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