Office of Career & Professional Development

We teach UCSF students and postdoctoral scholars the professional skills required to navigate their careers successfully.

Meet the newest members of our team!

We are incredibly excited about the newest members to join our team! 

Michael Matrone, PhD. Associate Director, OCPD/ Program Director, Ph.D. Career and Professional Development: Mike will serve as the Associate Director of the OCPD and the Program Director for PhD Career and Professional Development, a position previously held by Dr. Patti Meyer.  He will lead OCPD's programming and services tailored to students and postdocs pursuing diverse career paths. Previously, Mike was the Postdoctoral Affairs Officer at Oregon Health & Science University and the Career and Postdoctoral Services Program Coordinator at Scripps Research on both their California and Florida campuses.  

Gabriela Monsalve, PhD. Program Director, Career Exploration, Experiential Learning, and Employer Engagement:  Gabi has managed the MIND Career Exploration and the Graduate Student Internship for Career Exploration (GSICE) programs at UCSF for several years. She joined the OCPD team in September to institutionalize these previously grant-funded initiatives. As Program Director, she will spearhead OCPD's efforts in encouraging trainees to engage in experiential learning opportunities outside of the classroom/clinic/lab. She will also serve as the point person for employer engagement.

Read their full bios on our staff page, and welcome them when you see them on campus!.


Level up your interpersonal skills at school and work 

 "How to De-Escalate an Argument with a Coworker,by Liane Davey, over at the Harvard Business Review.