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IST Alumni Identity Talks series, ‘First-Generation Students,’ on Nov. 10

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Members of the Penn State community are invited to join the College of Information Sciences and Technology for IST Alumni Identity Talks – First-Generation Students, to be held virtually from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 10.

The virtual discussion includes panelists: 

  • Cassidy DiPaola, class of 2021, digital assurance and transparency associate, PwC 

  • Joel Gill Jr., class of 2009, technology manager and management consultant, Grant Thornton LLP 

  • Michelle Ngo, class of 2012, product marketing strategy lead, JPMorgan Chase 

  • Stephen Pipino, class of 2003, cloud cyber security expert, Salesforce 

In the IST Alumni Identity Talks series, alumni panelists share their diverse experiences and perspectives gained through their educational and professional journeys. Learn from the challenges and opportunities faced by these individuals from underrepresented backgrounds as they navigated the college experience and work to advance their careers and grow their professional networks. This event aims to inspire an open dialogue for students and alumni, and provide unique viewpoints to help all attendees be better prepared to thrive in diverse professional and personal communities.

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Last Updated November 03, 2021