Community continues after you graduate.

Your affiliation with the Penn GSE alumni network can be transformative, both personally and professionally. With over 16,000 alumni in 94 countries, our community is a powerful place to build connections.

We invite you to explore the opportunities and resources available to you and the many ways alumni like you are (re)connecting with Penn, the School, and each other for personal and professional development.

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Featured Alumni

Meet Our Alumni

Penn GSE is striving to change the world, one graduate at a time. Read stories of the many ways our alumni are having a transformational impact.

Barbara Hewitt, GRD ’02

Barbara Hewitt, GRD ’02

Seven years into her work as a college career counselor, Barbara Hewitt, GRD ’02, sought to deepen her knowl­edge of higher education...


Stacey Lopez, GRD’11

Stacey Lopez, GRD’11

Every day, Stacey Lopez, GRD ’11, comes to work and uses data to tell stories.


David DeFilippo, GRD’13

David DeFilippo, GRD’13

Before entering corporate leadership, David DeFilippo, GRD’13, drove a UPS truck. 

Christopher Ashford, GR’00

Christopher Ashford, GR’00

Throughout his career, first as an educator and now as a developer of international social-impact programs, Christopher Ashford, GR’00, has wanted to improve the lives of children.


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Alumni Events

Jun 26
During this symposium, presenters and participants will consider the ways an entrepreneurial mindset (EM) is developed, applied, and cultivated along the learning continuum. While EM was originally developed as a tool for managers and entrepreneurs, join us as we discuss the phenomenon of EM and it’s potentiality for developing future students and leaders ranging in age from child to self-determinate adult. There will be interactive workshops, plenty of dialogue, lunch, and networking. Space is limited. Registration is required. This event is brought to you by Catalyst @ Penn GSE, the Education Entrepreneurship Master’s program @ Penn GSE, Drexel's Close School of Entrepreneurship, and NFTE (National Federation for Teaching Entrepreneurship).
Catalyst @ Penn GSE 3440 Market Street, 5th Floor Philadelphia, PA 19104


  • "Staying connected to GSE and to Penn has so many benefits, but at the most basic level, I think it is important to stay connected to continue to construct, advance, and enhance your own personal and social identity. Penn in many ways can and does define who you are to the outside world, and that identity can help your career, expand your network, and advance your presence in the world."

    Hoopes Wampler, GRD’13
    Associate Vice President for Alumni Relations, University of Pennsylvania

  • “I want to get to know alumni and students. I want to learn about their journeys through graduate school and in the job market, and I want to be able to tap into their original talents and experiences to help build connections.”

    Marsha Comegno, GED’98, GRD’04
    President, Education Alumni Association

  • “For all the degrees I’ve been fortunate enough at attain, I have a closer bond with my classmates from Penn GSE as a whole than I do from anywhere else. They’re a set of people I can call and brainstorm with, who I know have my best interest at heart.”

    Michael Sorrell, GRD’15
    Member, Penn GSE Board of Overseers

  • “Penn GSE has a vital role to play in ensuring that all youth have access to learning that supports their full development and prepares them for the jobs of the future.”

    Pam Grossman
    Dean, Penn GSE

  • “I want students to be able to take what they learn and apply it in the world to do good and effect change.”

    Susan Yoon
    Associate Professor, Teaching, Learning, and Leadership, Penn GSE