Alum Zoom with Annie Jeong, PhD, Assistant Director of Education and Diversity, University of Pennsylvania


event sponsored by

Office of Postdoctoral Services &

Graduate School


Academic Job Search Series


Annie Jeong, PhD

As part of a series of short, focused career conversations with former Duke PhD students and postdocs, we'll feature Annie Jeong, PhD '17. Annie serves as the Assistant Director of Education and Diversity for the Center for Engineering MechanoBiology (CEMB), an NSF-funded, multi-institutional Science and Technology Center based at the University of Pennsylvania. In this role, Annie directs the center's undergraduate and STEM outreach initiatives and strives to make a more inclusive and cohesive graduate and postdoctoral community through trainings, mentorship, and recruitment. Annie received her PhD from Duke University's Program in Genetics and Genomics in 2017. Prior to joining the CEMB, Annie worked with biomedical PhD students and postdocs as the Assistant Director of Career Education in the Professional Development and Career Office at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. 5 Questions: 1. Can you tell us about your background? 2. How did you get your job? 3. What's a typical day like at your organization (pre- and post-COVID)? 4. What can postdocs and students who would like to work in this field (or explore it further) do to prepare? 5. What is the employment outlook for this field, given the COVID crisis? (please note that the answer to this question may be "we don't know yet")