Day in the Life: Adviser in Australia’s Department of the Prime Minister & Cabinet

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr and the Martin Luther King Day of Service, we’re kicking off our 2013 edition of @PennCareerDay with a focus on public service careers.  On Thursday, January 24th we welcome, Lex Ruby Howe, who will tweet about her career with the Australian government.  To learn more about Lex, read below, and don’t forget to follow her on the 24th!

alumpictureLex Ruby Howe graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Gender Studies with the Class of 2007. As a student, Lex won recognition for her undergraduate leadership, receiving the R. Jean Brownlee Award of Leadership, and the PennGALA Student Leadership Award, both senior honour awards. After graduation, Lex took a role in Penn’s Alumni Relations Office, and went on to become the Assistant Director of the Penn Traditions & Young Alumni Program for Alumni Relations at the University of Pennsylvania, focusing on class unity, leadership cultivation, and strategic planning for continued engagement.

As an alumna, Lex has stayed involved and served as the Co-Chair of the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Alumni Association (PennGALA), as well as a member of the Alumni Board of Governors for the Sphinx Senior Society, and now serves as the Penn Alumni Australia Co-Chair.

Lex recently returned “home” to Canberra, Australia to take up a role as an Adviser in the Department of the Prime Minister & Cabinet in the Cabinet Secretariat Division.

Author: Shannon Kelly

Shannon Kelly is the Job & Internship Coordinator in Career Services.