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If you wish to make an appointment with an advisor please call us at 215-746-6488.

Dr. Rob Nelson, Interim Director

Dr. Harriet Joseph, Director Emeritus

Dr. Wallace Genser, Senior Associate Director for Fellowships & Operations

Dr. Ann Vernon-Grey, Associate Director for Undergraduate Research

Dr. Aaron Olson, Assistant Director for Communications & Special Projects

Lauren Orr, Assistant Director for Fellowships

Griselle Rodriguez-Gonzalez, Office Coordinator

Jodi McClees, Administrative Coordinator

CURF Undergraduate Advisory Board


Our Mission Statement

The Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships (CURF) supports students as they pursue transformative experiences through fellowships, scholars programs, and undergraduate research. CURF promotes connections between faculty and students, encourages mentorship, and educates the Penn community about opportunities for all students and alumni.

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