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Mark Weber, Assistant Dean for Career Services
Jennifer Perrigo, Director of Career Services
Kirsten Solberg, Associate Director for Judicial Clerkships & J.D. Advising
Marni Goldstein Caputo, Assistant Director for International and J.D. Advising
Yih-hsien Shen, Assistant Director for J.D. Advising
Elaine Ventola, Assistant Director for J.D. Advising
Ann Scibelli, Assistant Director for J.D Advising
Orietta Barletta, Assistant Director for Alumni and J.D. Advising
Jason McCann, Assistant Director for J.D. Advising
Margie Boone, Visiting J.D. Advisor
Mark Kleinschnittger, Assistant Director for Recruitment and Operations
Paula Garvin, Front Desk and Program Coordinator
Lisa Connolly, Communications and Special Projects Manager
Steven Donovan, Recruitment and Office Manager
|Mark Weber, Assistant Dean for Career Services|
Mark has more than 18 years of experience counseling and advising students and attorneys about their careers. Before joining Harvard Law School in 2000, he was the Assistant Dean for Career Services at the University of Illinois College of Law for six years. Prior to that, he practiced law for six years at a mid-sized firm in Chicago focusing on tax, corporate and bankruptcy matters. He is also a CPA and worked in the tax department of a Big Four public accounting firm in Chicago for two years. Mark is an active member of NALP, the Association for Legal Career Professionals and has held numerous leadership positions within the organization including serving on the Board of Directors, the Long Range Strategic Planning Committee, and Chairing the Nominating Committee. Mark received his B.S. in Accountancy from the University of Illinois and his J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law.
|Jennifer Perrigo, Director of Career Services|
Jennifer Perrigo has over nine years of law school career advising experience. She enjoys advising students in all career related matters and advising alumni regarding career transitions and professional development. She served as Chair of the Massachusetts Law School Consortium during 2008-2009 and is a frequent speaker on legal career related panels and programs. Prior to entering academic administration, Jen advised and represented clients in a variety of civil legal matters as Managing Attorney of a nonprofit organization. A summa cum laude graduate of Ithaca College, she obtained her J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law in 1999.
|Kirsten Solberg, Associate Director for Judicial Clerkship & J.D. Advising |
Kirsten joined the Office of Career Services in 2000 and advises students and alumni seeking judicial clerkships. She has a B.A. in economics from Haverford College and a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School. As a law student, she served on the articles committee of the Michigan Journal of Gender & Law and as a student attorney in the Women & the Law Clinic. She spent her summers at both a large corporate firm and a small civil-rights firm. After law school, she clerked for a federal district court judge. She then rejoined the large corporate firm, where her practice focused on employee benefits and healthcare. Before coming to Harvard, she taught legal writing at another law school. Kirsten was the principal architect of two clerkship computer systems created for Harvard and subsequently marketed nationwide by Micron Systems and Symplicity. She also was involved in the development of the national Online System for Clerkship Application and Review ("OSCAR") and previously chaired the Judicial Clerkship Section of NALP, the Association for Legal Career Professionals.
|Marni Goldstein Caputo, Assistant Director for International & J.D. Advising|
Marni advises and directs programs for LL.M. and J.D. students. She received her B.A. in history and English from Tufts University in 1997 and her J.D. from Emory University School of Law in 2001. While at Emory, Marni served as a Notes and Comments Editor on the Emory Law Journal and as a student intern for the Southern Center for Human Rights. After graduating from law school, Marni clerked for Federal District Court Judge Willis B. Hunt, Jr. in Atlanta and then returned to Boston to practice as a litigation associate, first at Hill & Barlow, a large firm, and then at Prince, Lobel, Glovsky & Tye, a mid-sized firm. Marni also worked as a Staff Attorney in the First Circuit Court of Appeals. Since 2005, she has taught legal research and writing to students at Harvard Law School and Boston University School of Law. Marni most enjoys playing with her three young children, walking her dog around Newton and cooking for family and friends.
|Yih-hsien Shen, Assistant Director for J.D. Advising|
Yih-hsien began working at OCS as a JD Advisor in 2002 and became Assistant Director for J.D. Advising in February 2008. She has also served as a reader with the Law School Admissions Office. She received an A.B. in History from Columbia College and a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1995. While a student at HLS, she served as co-chair of APALSA and an Executive Editor of the Women's Law Journal. After HLS, she practiced for three years in both the corporate and litigation departments at Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York, and then worked as in-house counsel to a life insurance company in Baltimore, where she managed the company's litigation and advised on employment issues. Yih-hsien also holds an M.A. in Higher Education Administration from Teachers College. A resident of Cambridge, Yih-hsien is passionate about her two boys, the New York Yankees and good food.
|Elaine Ventola, Assistant Director for J.D. Advising|
Elaine received a B.A. in English from Northwestern University and a J.D. from Boston College Law School, magna cum laude. Following law school, she worked as an associate at Hale and Dorr (now WilmerHale) and then Goodwin, Procter. Her focus was labor and employment law. She enjoyed this area because it offered her extensive litigation experience as well as in-depth client counseling. After a number of years practicing law, she transitioned to the role of Senior Training Manager at Goodwin, Procter. In this capacity, she was responsible for developing and implementing training programs for the firm’s attorneys, including summer associates, associates and partners. When not working, Elaine loves spending time with her family and enjoys running, reading and travel.
|Ann Scibelli, Assistant Director for J.D. Advising|
Ann has had a varied career, working in law firms, government and business as in-house counsel before becoming an advisor at OCS. She received a B.S. in Finance from Pennsylvania State University and a J.D. from Boston College Law School. After graduation, Ann joined Chadbourne & Parke in New York City, where she had worked as a summer associate. She was a member of the firm's employment and litigation departments. Two years later, Ann returned to Boston as an associate, and later, junior partner, at Hale and Dorr (now WilmerHale). Ann left Hale and Dorr to take a position as Assistant Chief of Staff to Governor William Weld. She also worked in the Paul Cellucci administration for a year before returning to the practice of law at The Timberland Company, where she was Assistant General Counsel for Employment Matters.
|Orietta Barletta, Assistant Director for Alumni and J.D. Advising|
Orietta received her A.B. in Sociology from Harvard College, her Ed.M. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. Immediately following law school, Orietta worked as a litigation associate at Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel in New York City. She then moved to San Francisco and joined the Office of Career Services at Stanford Law School, serving as Director of Judicial Clerkships and Advanced Degree Programs. At Stanford, Orietta advised all law students on job search strategies and career-related issues. Orietta then returned to the east coast, joining Dewey Ballantine in New York City as the Senior Coordinator of Legal Training. While at Dewey, she developed firm-wide training programs for associates and summer associates. Orietta has also taught Legal Research & Writing to law students.
|Jason McCann, Assistant Director for J.D. Advising|
Jason advises and creates programs and resources for JD students. He worked for several years in the London and New York offices of Dewey & LeBoeuf as a corporate finance associate with a practice focused on securities regulation, capital markets and insurance regulatory law. Jason left Dewey to work in legal career services. Prior to joining OCS, he was Assistant Director in the Office of Career Development and Public Service at Boston University School of Law. He received a B.A. in Political Science and American Studies from George Washington University and a J.D. from Rutgers School of Law- Newark, where he also served as editor-in-chief of the Rutgers Law Review. Jason also has a Master’s in City and Regional Planning from Rutgers University. He commutes to Cambridge by boat from Hull in the South Shore.
|Margie Boone, Visiting J.D. Advisor|
Margie has been advising law students and lawyers about their careers for more than a decade. She graduated from Northeastern University School of Law in 1992 and then practiced labor and employment law in Boston for eight years at law firms and at Boston University’s Office of the General Counsel. She has worked with OCS since 2000, first as an Assistant Director for J.D. Advising for seven years and now as a part-time Visiting J.D. Advisor. In the interim, Margie worked at Ropes & Gray in Boston as their first Career Guidance Manager. Margie graduated cum laude in economics from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and spent several years prior to law school working in the Development Office of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. These days, when she’s not at OCS, Margie provides career coaching to attorneys through Margie Boone Consulting.
Mark is the office’s head of administration, statistician and Excel ace. He also organizes OCS’s recruiting programs. Prior to joining the office, the New York City native and SUNY graduate worked at Pace Law School, traveling to universities across the country to interview and recruit students. And before that, he worked at Suffolk Law School as an admissions coordinator, answering questions and processing applications. Mark likes to play recreational basketball, watch hockey, research real estate and make his fiancée, who recently moved to Boston, feel at home here.
|Paula Garvin, Front Desk & Program Coordinator|
Paula has worked in the Office of Career Services for many years and is an invaluable member of the team. She takes pleasure in assisting students with their questions and in keeping the office running. In 2003, Paula was chosen by students to receive the Suzanne L. Richardson Staff Recognition Award. Paula is originally from Trinidad and enjoys visiting there with her family. In her free time, Paula is an active community volunteer, working at the Cambridge Economic Opportunity Committee Food Bank and has served as a mediator in Cambridge through the Harvard Mediation Program.
|Lisa Connolly, Communications & Special Projects Manager|
Lisa has a hand in everything OCS. Since 2007, she has managed the website, including The Bench and Hire Ground blogs, published information about judicial clerkships and helped advisors with key programs and events. Before landing at Harvard, Lisa owned a photo lab and portrait studio in the Square and later worked as a recruiter. The Medford resident bikes to and from work, and she is an active and supportive member of the office’s lunchtime exercise squad. She also recently completed her first half marathon and intends to do another. In addition, Lisa collects vintage keys to craft necklaces that have become staple pieces among her colleagues.
Before joining OCS, Steve Donovan was working as a faculty assistant to several professors at Harvard Business School, managing the day-to-day administration needed to make a class happen. As for his own education, Steve graduated from UMass Amherst, where he was a Hospitality major with a minor in Middle Eastern studies, played rugby and was a member of the marching band. He went on to work as a manager with Omni Hotels & Resorts in San Francisco and Boston for several years before coming to Harvard. After work, Steve practices Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, takes graduate courses in management at Harvard Extension School and spends time with his wife.
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