Joni originally joined Career Advancement in the fall of 2010 as the Senior Associate Director for Student Preparation. In the fall of 2012, Joni assumed the position of Program Director for UChicago Careers in Health Professions. Joni focuses on assisting students and alumni with an interest in the health professions with career exploration, opportunities to engage within the medical/health field, and their application to graduate/professional school and/or a full-time job or internship. Joni also oversees the overall strategy and priorities of the office. Prior to joining the Career Advancement staff, Joni worked at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine as the Director of Admissions and Outreach. Joni started her career at Yale University where she was the Assistant Director for Health Professions Advising. Joni also has experience in undergraduate admissions and working in a factory assembling cell phones to earn money for graduate school. Joni earned her Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences Education from the University of Northern Iowa, and a Master’s of Arts in Higher Education from the University of Michigan. In her spare time, Joni cheers on the Michigan Wolverines, the Bears, Blackhawks and Cubs, and spends time with her husband and two daughters.