Alumni Career Paths in Nonprofits and Public Sectors

September 22, 2021
11 a.m - 12:30 p.m.

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September is Nonprofit month (with a bit of public sector thrown in) at the Office of Career and Professional Development. This month, we look at careers in government agencies and non-profits, the latter of which includes think tanks, scientific societies, foundations, and professional associations. We'll talk with UCSF alumni about how their values have driven their career choices to get them where they are today.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn about careers in nonprofits
  • Learn what's required to enter these careers
  • Understand the values of people who go into these different careers


Rashon Lane, PhD - Behavioral Scientist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, UCSF Alumna 2020, Medical Sociology
Mark Peterson, PhD - Senior Program Officer, Global Education, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, UCSF Alumnus 2008, Computational Biology


  • Moderated Q&A
  • Open Q&A
  • Small-group time to connect with speakers

This program is part of the Every Month Series.

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