Michele Grab has been the Director of Advancing Women in Engineering (AWE) at Penn since October 2007 where she is charged with spearheading the AWE initiatives. Recruiting a student advisory board, coordinating a summer program for middle school girls and a pre-orientation program for incoming women engineers are some of the first programs she worked on for AWE. Prior to her position in Engineering, Michele spent 3 years as the House Dean of Stouffer College House and as an Academic Advisor in the College of Arts and Sciences at Penn. Michele came to Penn from Pittsburgh, where she spent 5 years in the Dean of Student Affairs office as the Coordinator of Special Projects and the Coordinator of Student Development at Carnegie Mellon University. In those positions she was responsible for gender-related programs, coordinated sexual assault outreach education, provided support services for sexual assault survivors, organized leadership programs, coordinated a scholarship program, and supervised a residential building of 300 residents. Michele has a master's degree in education from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a bachelor's degree in communications from the State University of New York at Geneseo. Contact Michele at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 215-573-6487.