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MPhil Student and Alumni Stories

Karen Borek, MPhil ‘19

Master of Philosophy student, University of Pennsylvania

Learn how Karen deepened and expanded her study of South African culture.
Jonathan Broder, MPhil ‘19

Chief Legal Officer at Conrail

Hear how the MPhil program supported Jonathan's ambition to write an engaging historical narrative about his company.
Denise Dahlhoff
Denise Dahlhoff, MPhil ‘10

Senior Researcher, Consumer Research at The Conference Board
Senior Fellow at the Lauder Institute for Management and International Studies at the Wharton School

Explore the unexpected intersection of folklore, urban studies, and pop culture history that served as the foundation for Denise’s ethnographies of urban places.
Jeffrey LaMonica, PhD, MPhil ‘17

Associate Professor of History, Global Studies Program Coordinator, Delaware County Community College

Discover how the MPhil program enriched Jeffrey’s teaching and writing career.
Rebekah Martindale
Rebekah Martindale, MPhil ‘22—expected

Director of Operations and Development at Main Line Classical Academy

A customized MPhil curriculum is helping Rebekah pivot from her finance career to a future PhD focused on her lifelong passion: medieval literature.
Daniel E. Murray, MPhil ‘19

President & CEO, Praitie Studios LLC
President & CEO, Jobs Logger LLC

See how the MPhil program strengthened Daniel’s research and his skill set as a scholar.
Chris Mustazza, MPhil ‘15

Director of Humanities, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences Computing at the University of Pennsylvania

Discover how MPhil research helped Chris prepare for a PhD while he contributed to PennSound's audio archive.
Ryan Tsapatsaris, MPhil ‘17

PhD student at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania

Learn about Ryan’s research interests in LGBTQ media practices and how his experiences in the MPhil program helped him prepare for a PhD.
Andie Tursi, MPhil ‘19

Director of Marketing and Communications, Cesium

Hear how the MPhil program positioned Andie to fulfill her professional and creative writing ambitions.
Faris Zwirahn
Faris Zwirahn, MPhil ’22

Lecturer of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University

With courses in moral philosophy, political science, and law, Faris designed his Master of Philosophy in Liberal Arts to answer today’s most pressing questions in global justice.

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