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Alumni Career Conversations: Publishing

Join us for our Alumni Career Conversations series! Each event will feature Liberal Arts alumni mentors from our Liberal Arts Alumni Mentor Program who will share information about their career paths and industry, as well as helpful advice! Attend these events to network with alumni and learn more about various careers. 

Topic: Publishing

Interested in a career in the publishing field? Join alumni from a variety of backgrounds and organizations to learn more about their career journeys!

Panelists:

Lisa McAllister Bertolini: Vice President, Medicine and Professional Publishing at Wolters Kluwer

  • Lisa McAllister is Vice-President, Professional Publishing for the Health Learning, Research & Practice division of Wolters Kluwer and been responsible for various types of content acquisition for more than 25 years. Lisa currently leads the content teams for Medical Education and Practice, as well as the Wolters Kluwer Spanish Language program and the AudioDigest Continuing Medical Education content team. She has spent most of her career working with various types of referential and subscription-based content in medicine, formerly as a Clinics Editor, Acquisition Editor, Director of Digital Strategy—Medicine, and Publisher. The Medicine teams under Lisa’s guidance are charged with the publication of educational content as well as cutting-edge clinical and referential content and the deployment of that content in print and digital platforms. Lisa holds a B.S. in English and Technical Writing from The Pennsylvania State University (1983). Prior to joining what was then J.B. Lippincott, she spent five years with the W. B. Saunders Company (now Elsevier).  

Sara Singh: Associate Marketing Manager at Wiley

  • Sara Singh currently lives in Chicago, IL. Since graduating in 2020 from Penn State University, she has worked in digital marketing for Wiley, a global publishing, education and research organization. When she first started at Wiley she worked in their university services division on content marketing strategies and recently moved to their Global Enterprise Marketing team supporting the research publishing division. 

Christine Maier: Author, Coach, Speaker 

  • Christine is an author, coach, and speaker who empowers individuals and organizations to turn obstacles into opportunities to understand their beauty, purpose, and power. Christine was born with a cleft lip and palate and has had more than twenty-five surgeries. In elementary school, Christine was classified as learning disabled. Despite that, Christine is the author of the award-winning books, Blue Sky Morning and The Too Tall Giraffe. Christine earned her bachelor’s degree from Penn State and a master’s degree from the University at Albany. During her career in the NYPD, Christine was a policy analyst, instructor in the police academy, and a 9/11 rescue worker. She retired in the rank of sergeant. While assigned to New York City Emergency Management, Christine became the first female director of watch command.

This event is sponsored by the Liberal Arts Career Enrichment Network and Liberal Arts Alumni Mentor Program. Questions? Please contact lanetwork@psu.edu.

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Tuesday, October 25 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm

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Undergraduate Students

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