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The seeds of biodiversity

A Philadelphia native returns home to change the way the region thinks about horticulture

George E. Duda P.E., has more than 30 years experience in the construction industry, specializing in project and construction management, engineering analysis and design, construction, resolution of construction claims and litigation support. George’s projects include bridges, highways, airports, railroad facilities, rail transit car procurement, educational facilities, electrical generating stations, high rise commercial buildings, landfills and various smaller projects. He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in civil engineering as well as an M.S.

Rafael Angel Jiménez received his Master of Science in Hydrogeology from the Applied Geosciences program at the University of Pennsylvania in 2011. He graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2008 from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies concentrating in landscape architecture and urban planning. Rafael has worked as a researcher on the National Science Foundation-funded Luquillo Critical Zone Observatory project in Puerto Rico since 2010.

Chad Freed, PhD, is currently a tenured Professor of Environmental Science at Widener University and Director of the Geographic Information Systems and the Engineering and Environmental Geosciences Laboratories. At Widener University, he teaches undergraduate and graduate classes in the engineering and environmental geosciences, as well as supervising an active research program in the three-dimensional spatial characterization and visualization of geographic, hydrologic and geophysical data.

Edward Doheny, PhD, PG is an academic advisor and lecturer for the Master of Science in Applied Geosciences Program (MSAG) which he helped found in 2005. Prior to joining Penn in 1993, Dr. Doheny was director of the Engineering Geology Program at Drexel University. He earned his Bachelor of Science from The City University of New York and his master’s and doctoral degrees in geology from Indiana University. Dr. Doheny also holds a Professional Geologist license from the state of Pennsylvania.

For 29-year-old El Paso, Texas native Michelle Brooks, earning her BA at The University of Pennsylvania was a no-brainer. She moved to Philadelphia from New York City in her early 20’s, and landed a job in development at Penn’s School of Veterinary Medicine. Today, she's a Financial Coordinator at Wharton—it was only a matter of time before she dove into Penn academics. Now in her fifth year as a social sciences major with the College of Liberal and Professional Studies (LPS), Michelle is an expert in all aspects of life at the University of Pennsylvania.

What I do: As Director of Marketing & Communications, I am responsible for integrating all aspects of marketing including the development of comprehensive marketing plans, strategic long-range plans, and market and institutional research. On a day-to-day level, I oversee the efforts of a talented group of marketing professionals dedicated to helping you achieve your goals.

What I do: I manage marketing projects and collaborate with program and enrollment management teams across PLE departments.

About me: I am addicted to Lithe Method resistance training and online shopping (you’re welcome, economy).  I have lived in four different countries and now reside in Philly with my husband and three-year-old son.

What I do: I work alongside the Marketing team by managing research aspects to marketing projects. When needing research surrounding market and institutional demand for program/team renames, program proposals, and so forth, I’m your girl!

About me: I enjoy various forms of yoga and am an avid fan of Harry Potter (Gryffindor all the way!).

Contact me: If you need market and/or institutional research for program proposals, rebranding for programs and team names, and other related projects, please contact me.


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