1830 E. Monument St. Suite 2-107
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD 21287
- Mock Interviews
- Cover Letter, Resume & Curriculum Vitae Review
- Teaching Statement Review
- Research Statement Review
- Personal Statement Review
- Myers-Brigg Type Indicator (MBTI) Assessment
- CliftonStrengths (StrengthsFinder 2.0) Assessment
- Postdoctoral Research Career Counseling
- PhD Student Career Counseling
Meet the Staff!
Director, Professional Development and Career Office
Doug joined the PDCO in February 2022 as the Director. Doug's role is supporting the trainee populations at JHU and helping to guide new and existing professional development and career exploration programming offered by the office. He received his Ph.D. in Genetics from the Pennsylvania State University, College of Medicine, Hershey, PA in 2014 and completed postdoctoral training with Dr. Michele Evans at the National Institute on Aging, where he studied the molecular basis of health disparities. In 2017, Doug was appointed Assistant Professor of Biology at Morgan State University, where he led a research program investigating the social determinants of cardiovascular health disparities in Baltimore City. Doug has a successful record of mentoring young scientists and has a long-standing interest in the professional development of trainees, having served on training committees for the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology and the American Society of Human Genetics. In addition, Doug is an accomplished science writer and editor, most recently holding the position of senior science writer and editor in the Office of Communications and Public Liaison at the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities, NIH.
Associate Director, Academic Career Services
Pat has twelve years of experience providing career coaching to PhD students and Postdoctoral Fellows. Pat's PDCO role is to support the academic career track for our PhD students and Postdocs. Pat began her career in the biotech industry where she held leadership positions in R&D, Technology Transfer and Global Product Development and Marketing. After twenty years in research careers, Pat transitioned into science education administration and outreach. She founded the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Office of Science, Training and Diversity and North Carolina DNA Day. Pat then accepted the Graduate Partnerships Director Position at the National Institutes of Health where she founded the Translational Science Training Bootcamp. Prior to Johns Hopkins University, Pat was the Educator for Smithsonian Museum of Natural History's "Genome: Unlocking Life's Code" exhibit.
Assistant Director of Career Education, Johns Hopkins Medical Institute
C.J. Neely joined the PDCO in May of 2019 as the Assistant Director of Career Education. She manages the OPTIONS Career Communities and the iCAN series. As a certified career coach, Dr. Neely meets with graduate students and postdoctoral fellows one-on-one to discuss career exploration and proactive career planning. Previously, Dr. Neely was the Assistant Director of Employer Relations at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. In this role, she worked closely with hundreds of employers within the public health field and organized employer-related events such as career treks, employer information sessions, and the annual Public Health Career Fair. Prior to transitioning into career development, Dr. Neely was a biomedical researcher for 12 years. She earned her PhD in Microbiology & Immunology from the University of North Carolina where she regularly mentored undergraduate, graduate, and medical students, as well as taught undergraduate courses. Subsequently, Dr. Neely completed her postdoctoral fellow at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. While at St. Jude, she served as the Chair of Career Development creating and implementing a wide variety of career and professional development programming for St. Jude's postdoc population. Through this role, Dr. Neely discovered her passion for helping the next generation of researchers successfully transition into their chosen careers.
Assistant Director, Experiential Learning
Amy joined the PDCO in 2021 as the Assistant Director of Experiential Learning. After obtaining a PhD focused on European languages, world literatures, and international communications, she transitioned to leading internship development and educational research/outreach initiatives in diverse corporate and non-profit settings. She is now serving as the director of the Biomedical Careers Initiative (BCI), where she develops and implements a wide range of experiential learning opportunities for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, in addition to managing employer relations for the PDCO. Her specialty is helping PhD students and postdocs translate their skills to roles outside of their traditional training – especially those transitioning into corporate, technology, or non-profit settings.