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Incoming first-year students, register for these upcoming panels.

With 49 majors and 53 minors, the College of the Liberal Arts provides unlimited options with unwavering support, paving the way for Penn State students to begin their dream careers.

Because of this, our alumni work in a variety of industries and have pursued careers as policy analysts, lawyers, marketing executives, business consultants, sports reporters, and many, many more professions. Our alumni are well-versed in how the College of the Liberal Arts can prepare students for successful careers.

As you begin your Penn State journey, we would like to connect you to some of our alumni. Many of you may have the same aspirations our alumni once had as high school students, and we would like to provide this opportunity for you to ask alumni questions that will help set you up for a successful student experience and future career.

Join us at 6:30 p.m. EDT on the following days to hear from these alumni.

Monday, May 9 Panelists

Katie Brown is a 2001 English and Comparative Literature alumna. She is currently the director of marketing and communications at Azzur Group. As a student, Katie completed internships and was involved in student organizations. 

Kevin Leone is a 2018 Economics and International Politics alumnus. He is currently a senior associate at Technomics. As a student, Kevin interned at Liberty Mutual and EY. He was also involved in student organizations through the Department of Economics, was a member of Shades of Blue co-ed A Cappella, and served on THON committees. 

Brittany Sherman is a 2019 Criminology alumna with minors in Psychology and Political Science. She is currently a prevention educator at Centre Safe. As a student, Brittany interned with RAINN, D.C. Safe, and Centre Helps. She was also involved with She’s the First Penn State, Her Campus, and Team Innocence.  

Rachel Steinberg is a 2014 Sociology and Advertising alumna. She is currently the marketing manager for league and team partnerships at FanDuel. As a student, Rachel was a Paterno Fellow and interned with Penn State Athletics, Comcast SportsNet, and Teach for America. She was also involved with Penn State Hillel, Penn State THON, Homecoming, and the Student Programming Association.  

Register for May 9!

Wednesday, May 11 Panelists

Courtney Hogan is a 2015 International Politics alumna. She is currently the manager of grassroots and public policy for the National Confectioners Association. As a student, Courtney spent two summers interning for Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-8) and one summer working on his congressional campaign 

Paul Kirvan is a 1971 Speech Communications alumnus. He is an independent IT consultant, auditor, and writer. As a student, Paul was involved in New Student Orientation, Spring Week, Block S, and the Penn State Thespian Society 

Rachel-Paige Mumenthaler is a 2015 Economics and International Politics alumna with minors in Spanish and Business and the Liberal Arts. She is currently the vice president of PNC Bank’s technology finance group. As a student, Rachel-Paige was a Paterno Fellow and served as a legislative assistant for a state senator, as an intern at a State College startup called Surge Business Development, and as an investment banking analyst intern at PNC Bank. She completed research for her honors thesis, as well as a summer research trip to Africa. Rachel-Paige was a member of the Economics Association, Hedge Fund Club, Phi Mu sorority, Liberal Arts Envoys (now Liberal Arts Ambassadors), College Democrats, and Club Tennis. 

Carolyn Pemberton is a 1983 Journalism alumna. She is currently a senior program manager at Consumer Federation of America. As a student, Carolyn was a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority and The Daily Collegian. She was also an orientation leader. 

Lisa Strunk is a 2003 Economics alumna. She is currently a senior economist at Development Research Partners. As a student, Lisa completed economic demography research with David Shapiro, professor emeritus of economics. Their research included examining the linkages between educational attainment and women's fertility rate in Sub-Saharan Africa. Lisa was also a Lion Ambassador and a member of the Gamma Sigma Sigma service sorority. 

Kevin Wulfhorst is a 1986 History and Russian alumnus. He is currently a supervisory intelligence analyst at the FBI. As a student, Kevin completed research for his senior thesis. He was also a member of Phi Alpha Theta history honor society, Delta Sigma Pi professional business fraternity, Lion Ambassadors, and Army ROTC. 

Register for May 11!

Friday, May 13 Panelists

Marley Billman is a 2020 Psychology alumna. She is currently a clinical research coordinator for Penn State’s College of Medicine. As a student, Marley interned at Penn State Health’s Adolescent Medicine Eating Disorders Clinic. She completed research with the Penn State Relationships and Stress Lab and participated in the Psi Chi Undergraduate Research Conference and the Undergraduate Exhibition. She was also involved in Psi Chi, the international honor society in psychology, and Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity. 

Sharon Callahan is a 1983 French Business alumna. She is a retired executive manager for the U.S. Federal Government. As a student, Sharon was a member of Colloquy, studied abroad in France, and served as an international student peer mentor. She is currently active in the Liberal Arts Alumni Mentor Program. 

Paul Kirvan is a 1971 Speech Communications alumnus. He is an independent IT consultant, auditor, and writer. As a student, Paul was involved in New Student Orientation, Spring Week, Block S, and the Penn State Thespian Society. 

Brandon Miller is a 2017 Psychology alumnus. He is currently a co-responder for the Dauphin County District Attorney’s Office embedded with the Harrisburg City Police. As a student, Brandon completed an independent research project with the Bennett Family Center on campus. He also worked as an auxiliary officer. 

Register for May 13!

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