Tomorrow on @PennCareerDay: Jeff Barg, COL ’02/MCP ’10 – PA Horticultural Society

Be sure to follow @PennCareerDay tomorrow for great insights from another Penn alum about their career path and a typical day at the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society!

Jeffrey Barg is Associate Director for Planning and External Policy Relations at the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society.  At PHS, he develops and maintains the organizational policy agenda and government relations at the federal, state and local level, and manages projects related to urban greening, creative placemaking, vacant land reclamation, urban agriculture, community and neighborhood gardens, landscape studies and more.

Prior to his work with PHS, Jeff worked with the Penn Institute for Urban Research at the Consortium for Building Energy Innovation at the Philadelphia Navy Yard.  Before that, he had a long career in journalism as managing editor for Philadelphia Weekly.

Jeff holds a BA in American History and a Master of City Planning, both from University of Pennsylvania.  (Editors note: He also plays a mean blues guitar.)


Tomorrow on @PennCareerDay: Hannah Greene, COL/SP2 ’16 from Impact Amplifier

Tomorrow, October 5th, we’re handing over our @PennCareerDay account to another great alumna to give you a glimpse of their post-Penn work life!

hgreeneHannah Greene is a 2016 graduate of the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Social Policy and Practice, where she earned both her BA in Political Science and MS in Nonprofit Leadership, respectively. In the months following graduation, she has been working at a Cape Town, South Africa based impact investment firm called Impact Amplifier (IA). Though her prior experience had been mostly with nonprofits such as the United Nations Foundation in her hometown of Washington, DC, she has grown to appreciate the hybridization of the social impact sector, bringing for-profit firms such as IA into the conversation of creating shared value with traditional NGOs. While at Penn, Hannah was involved with Pi Sigma Alpha, Chi Omega, The Environ Group, Penn Symposium on Contemporary China and Penn Sustainability Review. She is looking forward to sharing more about the incredible experience of working within the social impact sector in Africa.

Be sure you’re following @PennCareerDay to learn all about Hannah!

Tweeting this Monday: Nora Downs, W ’13, Research Manager at GLG

Throughout the school year, we feature alumni across many different industries as part of our “Tweet for Day” progam.  Be sure you’re following @PennCareerDay this Monday, 9/19/2016 to catch our first guest Tweeter of the fall, Nora Downs!

downsNora Downs is a 2013 Wharton Undergraduate alumna, with a concentration in Operations and Information Management. She is currently a Research Manager at GLG, based out of Austin, Texas. GLG is the world’s largest membership network for one-on-one professional learning, comprising more than 425,000 thought leaders and practitioners, including business leaders, scientists, academics, former public sector leaders and the foremost subject matter specialists. Nora serves investment bank and investment manager clients, and her daily work includes managing their research requests and proposing creative learning solutions for topics covering all sectors, including energy & industrials, consumer goods, technology, healthcare, and financial services. Prior to joining GLG, Nora spent two years working at Barclays in New York. In her free time, she enjoys getting outside in Austin, enjoying all of the hiking, biking, and water activities the city offers.

Nora will take control of @PennCareerDay starting at 9:00am EST on Monday.   Feel free to tweet her questions as she goes!

Join Sean Lilley, 3D Software Developer at Analytical Graphics on @PennCareerDay


Sean Lailley is a 2013 Digital Media Design graduate and now a 3D Software Developer at Analytical Graphics (AGI), building software for visualizing Earth and Space. He works on Cesium, an open-source 3D globe for the web. Specifically Sean develops the Cesium graphics engine, where his daily work includes writing shaders, adding support for new WebGL features, and efficiently rendering large datasets.

 Sean joined AGI in 2015. Prior to that Sean studied Digital Media Design where he focused on computer graphics and game engine design. In his free time he enjoys working on digital art, music, and games depending on what seems interesting.

Sean will be tweeting about his work day on our @PennCareerDay twitter feed tomorrow, February 3rd.  You don’t want to miss it!


Day in the Life: Anup Swamy, CAS ’99/MBA ’06, Vice President, Time Inc.

Be sure you’re following @PennCareerDay tomorrow, Wednesday November 16th to get an exclusive look at the day-in-the-life of a Vice President at Time, Inc!


Anup Swamy is a Vice President at Time Inc.  He currently leads Consumer Marketing for Sports Illustrated and SI Kids.  Additionally, he has recently added responsibilities for Consumer Revenue Expansion (e.g. New Product innovation) and Strategic Partnerships across all Time Inc. brands for Time Inc. Consumer Marketing + Revenue.  Prior to joining Time in 2014, Anup was at Bain & Company for almost 10 years, most recently as a Principal in the New York office, focused on Financial Services and Customer Loyalty.  Anup is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (BA 1999) and The Wharton School (MBA 2006) and currently resides in the NYC area.