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The Alumni Association is here to be a professional, creative, and social resource to all 11,000 Alumni of the University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design.
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Alumni Association

The Penn Weitzman Alumni Association

A global community 11,000 strong, the Penn Weitzman Alumni Association (PWAA) connects graduates with each other and the School for the benefit of all. Whether your interests lie in career advancement, professional leadership, creative stimulation, support for your department or school, or some combination of these, you’ll find resources, activities, and like-minded peers in the PWAA.

The University has also added MyPenn, a digital hub where you can find and connect with other Penn alums, and explore resources, upcoming events, and University news. When you change careers or move to a new home, be sure to update your profile in MyPenn.

If you are excited to offer job opportunities and mentoring to new professionals, or if you seek new opportunities for yourself, connect here.

2021–2022 Penn Weitzman Alumni Association
  • Charlette Caldwell, MSHP’16, President
  • Suzanne Mahoney, MCP’14, MLA’14, Vice-President
  • Rick Collier, MRP’77, Treasurer
  • Donna Andrews, MSHP’01, Secretary
  • Sarah Blitzer, MArch’15
  • Katie Burrell, MArch’06
  • Misa Chen, MLA’04
  • Cyrus Dezfuli-Arjomandi, MA’84, PhD’85
  • Mansi Dhanuka, MEBD’17
  • Peichao Di, MArch’16
  • Jennifer Hagan, MCP’01
  • Erika Johnson, MCP’03
  • Aishwarya Katta, MEBD’18
  • Bob Kaufman, C’76, MCP’77
  • Taylor Knoche, MSHP’14, MArch’16
  • Doah Lee, MFA’16
  • Ryan Lohbauer, MArch’07
  • Gina Michaels, MFA’93
  • Tong Niu, MArch’16
  • Rebecca Popowsky, MArch’10, MLA’10
  • Jill Sablosky, MFA’79
  • Julie Scott, RA, MArch’97
  • Sarai Williams, MCP’17, MLA’17
  • Deborah Woodward, MArch’97
Letter from the Alumni Association President

September, 2021

Dear Penn Weitzman Alumni,

Greetings from your Penn Weitzman Alumni Association (PWAA)!

It’s an understatement that this new academic year presents unique challenges as we work collectively to ensure a safe return to our new “normal”. Yet despite these challenges, our students continue to endeavor as they have in the past. Our school is well equipped to meet these challenges head on as we safely return to campus. In addition, our school is prepared to support our students who represent a diverse set that ranges demographics, skills, and knowledge. Weitzman has an historic legacy in the disciplines offered, and our school continues to offer an education steeped in these important traditions while allowing for critical innovation that is more reflective of and appropriate for our current moment, especially in such a time in which we must contend with changes brought on by the pandemic that has only expose past conflicts and traumas. And this year will continue with the intermingling of those traditions and innovations.

The Penn Weitzman Alumni Association is here to be a partner in this new year. Our organization has always been committed to supporting the aims of our school, supporting engaging opportunities for our students, and reaching the wider national and global alumni community. As our association grows with more graduates each year, it is important that we all remain committed to the fundamentals goals of supporting each other. This year is another perfect opportunity to further donate to, volunteer for, and grow our network.

On behalf of the entire board of the Penn Weitzman Alumni Association, we look forward to seeing and working with you in the upcoming year!

Charlette Caldwell, MSHP ‘16
PWAA President (2021)