Coffee & Convos

Coffee & Convos offers students and public health professionals an opportunity to connect and network. Professionals share information about their organization and experiences to help students explore work environments, industries, and public health career paths over coffee. For questions, please email Michelle Quigley or Tariem Burroughs.

Upcoming Speaker

Bring your own coffee or tea and connect with Breauna Branch, MPH ’20, Mathematical Statistician for the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) on Wednesday, October 27 from 10:00AM-11:00AM EST in Nesbitt Hall, Conference Room 240 or via Zoom.

Coffee & Convos offers students and public health professionals an opportunity to connect and network. Professionals share information about their organization and experiences to help students explore work environments, industries, and public health career paths over coffee.

Breauna Branch, MPH ’20,
Mathematical Statistician,
USDA-FSIS

Breauna Branch, MPH ’20 is a Mathematical Statistician with the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). FSIS is the public health agency of USDA and ensures the safety of meat, poultry, and egg products. In her role, Breauna conducts statistical analyses, develops data reports, and participates in various workgroups related to food borne illnesses. 

Breauna is a former Dornsife Public Health Fellow, Dornsife Ambassador, and FIRE Fellow. She has presented work at the American Public Health Association and the Drexel Emerging Graduate Scholars Conference. Her experiences have led her to find a passion in social and environmental justice as well as a desire to enact long-term societal change.

Breauna received her MPH in Epidemiology and Infectious Diseases from Drexel University and her BS in Biology from The Lincoln University.

2021-2022 Speaker Schedule

  • Breauna Branch, MPH ’20
    Mathematical Statistician, USDA-FSIS
    Wednesday, October 27, 2021 from 10:00AM-11:00AM EST via Zoom
    Please register in advance.
  • Brittany Benson, PHR
    Talent Strategist Partner / Talent Acquisition, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia – Research Institute
    Wednesday, November 10 from 2:00PM-3:00PM EST via Zoom
    Please register in advance.
Past Presenters

Did you miss a Coffee & Convos, but want to connect with an organization or speaker? See below for a list of past guests. Please contact Michelle Quigley if you would like to contact a former speaker.

  • Pamela Armstrong
    Senior Business Administrator II / Talent Acquisition Manager, Cardno ChemRisk
  • Matthew Phillips
    Associate Director, Project Management, Merck
    View the presentation.
  • Claire Fox
    Senior Study Manager, Center for Observational and Real World Evidence, Merck
  • Alexandria Kachurak
    Study Manager, Center for Observational and Real-World Evidence (CORE), Merck
  • Karen Michael, PhD, MPH ’11
    Industrial Hygienist, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries (WSDLI)
  • Wendy L. Bowe, MPA
    Management Analyst, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries (WSDLI)
  • Venetia Runnion, MS CIH, CSP, IH
    Compliance Manager, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries (WSDLI)
  • Barbara Bungy, MPH ’07, MBA ’15, MCHES
    Deputy Director, Education Plus Health (EPH)
  • Brian Zepka, MPH
    Senior Project Manager, Research & Evaluation Group at Public Health Management Corporation
  • Brittany Chambers, MPH ’14
    Associate Director of Education, Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC)
  • Vishakha Hariawala, BS ’18
    PPO Project Implementation Specialist, Hill Physicians Medical Group
  • Angelique Hrycko, MPH ’12
    Process Manager, Strategic Access Transformation, Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Tierra Pritchett, Ed.D.
    Director of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs, Health Partners Plan
  • Kathryn McNamara, MPH ’16
    Environmental Health Officer, United States Public Health Service
  • Stacy Terrell
    Diversity & Inclusion Manager, USAID’s Global Health Technical Professionals (GHTP) program
  • Dan Muldoon
    Director, Division of Data Analytics, Policy and Programs Group at CMMI
  • Keshia Maughn, MPH ’11
    Lead Data Scientist, MMIT
  • Carol Fullerton, Ph.D.
    Research Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, & Scientific Director of the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress
  • Holly Herberman Mash, Ph.D.
    Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Uniformed Services University
  • Ryan Coffman, MPH, CHES, CTTS-M
    Tobacco Policy and Control Program Manager, Philadelphia Department of Public Health
  • Tori Kontor, MPH ’18
    Innovation Consultant, Independence Blue Cross (IBX)
  • Signe Espinoza, MPH ’19
    Director of Policy, Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania Advocates