Meet the CST student professional development staff.

Meet Rose McGinnis, Director.

I have a diverse background with a blend of technology and human resource experience. Before coming to Temple, I worked in industry for more than 20 years. I was the product manager for the Students System that you use! Some roles I’ve held include software developer, QA tester, software consultant, account manager, software trainer, business analysis, SAS implementation specialist and ETL analyst, just to name a few. I also worked as VP for Worldwide Recruiting at Unisys, so I have sat on both sides of the hiring process!

  • Temple computer science alumna: Frank Freidman was one of my professors!
  • Temple parent: My son graduated from FOX
  • Temple faculty: I teach in the CIS Department
  • Temple Made!

What am I passionate about?

The software development and implementation process, undergraduate research, improving diversity in technology and getting students better prepared to enter the workforce!

Meet Dasha Peppard, Assistant Director.

As an undergraduate at the University of Michigan I studied Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience. I coached teams of student consultants in organizations such as General Motors and Michigan Medicine as a Program Coach in an organizational psychology immersion program for undergraduates in UM’s Ross School of Business. I then joined the University of Michigan’s chapter of the College Advising Corps where I coached students through the college admissions process. During my time as an M.S.Ed student in Higher Education at the University of Pennsylvania, I was a Career Development Specialist in UPenn's Graduate School of Education where I worked with masters and Ph.D. students and alumni on all aspects of the career exploration and job search process.

What am I passionate about?

Undergraduate research, college access, applied biopsychology, neuroscience, and helping students navigate a future career path!

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