Senior Associate Director, The College
Dr. Claire Klieger 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 activities, 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 also done international development consulting work in Morocco. Claire has a doctorate in Higher Education Management from the University of Pennsylvania, and spent her formative years living abroad in the Middle East and North Africa.
Associate Director, The College
Mylene 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 Resources 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.
Associate Director, The College
Anne Dickinson is an Associate Director at Career Services and has served College of Arts and Sciences undergraduates and alumni since 2012. She earned her M.S.Ed. in Higher Education from Penn’s Graduate School of Education in 2014 and very much enjoys being around the vibrancy of Penn’s student life. Prior to Penn, Anne worked in various fields, including media/entertainment, government/nonprofits, and marketing/advertising. As a result, she can offer firsthand advice about many industries and job functions, and she loves helping students discover all of the valuable resources Penn has to offer to navigate successful career paths. Anne also earned her B.A. in English and communication from the University of Delaware, and very much believes in the value of a liberal arts education. In her free time, Anne enjoys lots of travel (especially road trips), concerts and theater, home improvement projects and spending time at the Jersey shore. She lives with her husband and puppy in the Philly suburbs.
Handshake Manager and Associate Director, The College
Natty 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.
Data Visualizations & Analytics Manager and Associate Director, The College
Emily Barrale is an Associate Director in Career Services, serving students and alumni from the College of Arts & Sciences to help them succeed in their future career and internship plans. She also manages reporting, analysis, and data visualization for the Career Services department as a whole. Emily holds a Master of Science in Information Systems from Drexel University and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Temple University. In her free time she paints, plays piano, and takes care of her extensive collection of house plants.
Graduate Assistant, The College
Administrative Coordinator, The College
Zaida Bryant is the Administrative Coordinator for the College team. Zaida received her BA in Anthropology from Susquehanna University, where she studied abroad in Cuba. She enjoys traveling and learning new things.