Students & Parents

Tech Talk Series - Fall 2015


Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 6:00pm
Harnwell College House Rooftop

Jane Margolin (C’13) is a consultant at Censeo Consulting Group.  Jane has worked on a variety of projects ranging from conducting efficiency reviews for universities to developing staffing models for federal agencies. Jane has worked for a wide variety of federal and higher-education clients, helping them to improve their IT strategy and operations.

Yadavan Mahendraraj (W’14) is a business analyst at Censeo Consulting Group.  In his time at Censeo, Yadavan has worked for a variety of clients including several federal agencies on projects that provided CIO advisory services, supported enterprise licensing negotiations, and aided in various other strategic efforts.





Monday, October 5, 2015 - 6:00pm
Ware College House- McClelland Hall

Cristina Buenahora- Junior (2017) in Computer Science and Systems Engineering;  ITA Manager of Ware College House. 

Cristina Buenahora is a rising junior majoring in Computer Science and Systems Engineering. On campus, she TAs CIS 110, manages the freshman ITAs in Ware, and participates in a couple other clubs like AOE, the engineering sorority, and ESAB, the ESE Advisory Board. She also worked at Microsoft this summer (No, she cannot help you download Windows 10. Don't ask. Although she did have a great time at the Windows 10 launch party with Macklemore) where she discovered her love for Excel, Microsoft swag, and the pacific northwest. 





Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 6:00pm
Du Bois College House- Multipurpose Room

Becky Baumher:  School of Engineering, 2016 Computer Science

Michale Goldberger: School of Engineering, 2016 Electrical Engineering & Wharton School, 2016 Management

Becky and Mimi spend summer 2014 interning at an all girls school in Gashora, Rwanda, and returned in summer 2015 to lead a project through Penn Engineering at the same school. This project focused on both technology and solar energy.

Becky Baumher is a senior in the engineering school studying computer science. While many may think that engineering is busy, Becky still manages to be on the varsity crew team. Hailing from Doylestown, PA, Becky always knows how to make a group smile. This characteristic has made her beloved in all places she has visited. She loves to travel, and in addition to her summer in Rwanda, she spent a semester abroad in Switzerland. 

Michale (Mimi) Goldberger is a senior studying electrical engineering and management. Originally from Chicago, she is very involved in Hillel on campus and loves playing soccer with her friends. Michale loves people and is known for getting excited about everything.





Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 6:00pm
Stouffer College House- Mayer Playroom

Why are there so few women working as camera operators?  According to the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film, in the top 250 films of 2014, women accounted for only 5% of cinematographers.

Alumni Mikaelyn Austin never paid much attention to those statistics while attending Penn, and she certainly didn’t let it deter her from pursuing a career behind the camera after graduating in 2004.  In fact, the former captain of the Penn Quaker Women’s Basketball team dove into her profession of choice head first, successfully producing a feature-length documentary on the historic Palestra that aired on ESPN when she was just 23 years old.  Fast-forward ten years, and this modern day Rosie the Riveter hasn’t slowed down a beat, always equipped with a camera in hand!  As Founder, Executive Producer & Director of Photography for Philly Philms – a boutique multi-media production company – Mikaelyn’s work has been featured on every major TV network in Philadelphia.  She has lead her company in developing and producing video content for national clients like American Express, the ALS Association, and Norwegian Cruise Line, and she recently became the first female in Citizens Bank Park history to operate a live dugout camera for the Philadelphia Phillies.

Join Mikaelyn on Wednesday, October 14th to learn more about her journey down the road less traveled and to hear her Top 5 pieces of advice to building a successful career in a non-traditional profession!





Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 6:00pm
Rodin College House- Rooftop Lounge

Guillermo Salas, III - Esq. Broker Owner, RE/MAX Platinum Center City & The Main Line;  Penn Law 2000

Danielle Py-Salas- Esq. Broker Owner, RE/MAX Platinum Center City & The Main Line

Guillermo, along with his wife and business partner Danielle, run one of the top producing teams in the Philadelphia region and recently opened their own brokerage, RE/MAX Platinum with locations in Center City Philadelphia & the Main Line. In 2014, The Salas Team sold more than $41 Million in sales volume.

Prior to joining RE/MAX, Guillermo spent over 11 years as a transactional attorney with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP and a large privately held global company (serving as General Counsel). Guillermo is also a highly experienced real estate investor and manages a multi-million dollar portfolio of properties. As a seasoned real estate broker, attorney and investor, Guillermo is uniquely positioned to meet his clients’ real estate needs by being able to draw on a wide array of highly-developed skills, including unsurpassed customer service, negotiation, sales, management and training experience.

Guillermo is a native Philadelphian. He is an avid Philadelphia sports fan and volunteers for such activities as BreastCancer.org, the American Cancer Society and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and he has participated as an Alumni Mentor at Saint Joseph’s Preparatory High School. Guillermo is also volunteers his time as a member of the St. Peter the Apostle School Advisory Board.

Guillermo earned his Bachelor of Science in Economics: Finance and Commerce from Georgetown University, graduating Cum Laude; and his Juris Doctorate from University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he served as a Member of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review.





Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 6:00pm
Kings Court/English College House- Class of '38 Lounge

William McGill-  Engineer, PECO; EAS in MEAM, MSE 2011; MSE in MSE 2012

Will received a BSE degree in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics and Materials Science and Engineering in 2011 and a MSE degree in Materials Science and Engineering in 2012.  He started working as a product design engineer in the area of commercial seating and water-based fire suppression systems.  In 2013, he began working as an engineer at PECO Energy on the Transmission and Substation Equipment Health System.  As of fall 2014, he is an equipment engineer in his role as the subject matter expert for aerial distribution equipment.  While at Penn, Will was co-president of the MSE Society, involved on the boards of ASME and TEC, worked in the GRASP Lab, and was an active member of KCECH.