Alumni Profiles

  • Tell us a bit about your hometown. I was born and raised in San Diego, California.  I've lived in Louisiana for eleven years now, and New Orleans, specifically, for eight years.What attracted... Read More
  • Julia Kluger (Fels ’14) completed her Executive MPA while working full-time for the Philadelphia nonprofit Play on, Philly! In this post, she shares her thoughts on how Fels helped her in her career... Read More
  • By Nora Laberee, SAS '18This August, Fels Alumna Lori Partin, MGA '12, was named Chief of Staff for Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen. Lori began her appointment as Chief of Staff... Read More
  • by Jessica PullanoKim R. Ford (Fels ‘08) was always one of those women who knew exactly where she was going and how she was going to get there. From her work at Nissan North America launching next... Read More
  • By Frank Colleluori, C'14Passion is a quality common to Fels students. This powerful force, driving individuals to succeed, is an attribute our faculty works to harness when molding the leaders of... Read More
  • By Kelliston McDowell, MPA '14The Fels Institute of Government embraces its three principles.Purpose. Practice. Possibility.Through his work with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), alumnus... Read More
  • By Kelliston McDowell, MPA '14Currently Executive Director of the M. Night Shyamalan Foundation, alumna Jennifer Walters-Michalec ('07) highly values the skills she learned from her time at Fels."... Read More
  • By Kelliston McDowell, MPA '14Reflecting on an impressive career in city management, alumnus Peter Korn, ‘63 recalled powerful advice that was given to him in its earliest days.“The city manager who... Read More
  • By Kelliston McDowell, MPA '14When faced with the decision of where to pursue his graduate studies, an “unprecedented commitment of time” by former Fels Director James Spady tipped the scales for... Read More
  • Describe your work now for Reed Smith.I'm a second-year Associate in the Commercial Litigation Group. The core of my practice is litigating on behalf of individuals and businesses in disputes over... Read More


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University of Pennsylvania
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