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Steve Koppi

Steve Koppi

Contact Information

Project Center
Phone: +1-508-831-5260
skoppi@wpi.edu

Steve Koppi

  • Executive Director

Steve Koppi joined the WPI Career Development Center in May 2013.  Previously he served as director of career services at Mount Holyoke College, Gallaudet University, and American University.  His professional experience includes extensive work with students and employers at institutions such as Middlebury College, Johns Hopkins University, and Brown University.  Steve also headed the alumni relations office at his alma mater, The Catholic University of America, where he received a bachelor of arts degree in religion.  He also holds a master of arts degree in college student personnel from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Maggie Becker

Maggie Becker

Contact Information

Project Center
Phone: +1-508-831-5260
mrbecker@wpi.edu

Maggie Becker

  • Associate Director

Maggie Becker joined the WPI Career Development Center in January 2008.  She holds a Master of Science in Education with a concentration in College Student Services Administration from The College of Saint Rose and a Bachelor of Science in Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.  Her higher education experiences include working in The College of Saint Rose's Career Center, at RPI's Office of International Services for Students and Scholars, and in Russell Sage College's Undergraduate Admissions Office.  She also has experience working in Human Resources, developing a college recruitment program. 

David Ortendahl

David Ortendahl

Contact Information

Project Center
Phone: +1-508-831-5260
dortendahl@wpi.edu

David Ortendahl

  • Director, Corporate Relations

David Ortendahl joined the WPI Career Development Center in July 2008.  He holds a Masters of Business Administration from Suffolk University and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine and Performing Arts with a focus in Arts Management from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.  His higher education experiences include work in Student Activities and Residence Life at Curry College.

Michelle Cacciapaglia

Michelle Cacciapaglia

Contact Information

Project Center
Phone: +1-508-831-5260
mcacciapaglia@wpi.edu

Michelle Cacciapaglia

  • Career Counselor

Michelle Cacciapaglia joined the WPI Career Development Center in July 2013. She holds a Master of Arts in School Counseling from Fairfield University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Stonehill College. Her professional experience includes delivering academic and career counseling services to high school students and interning with the Career Services office at Stonehill College.

Marie Lane

Marie Lane

Contact Information

Project Center
Phone: +1-508-831-5260
mlane@wpi.edu

Marie Lane

  • Career Counselor

Marie Lane began working at the WPI Career Development Center as a Graduate Assistant in August of 2012 and as a full time Career Counselor in August of 2013.  She is completing a Master of Arts degree in School Counseling from Assumption College and she holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from St. Michael’s College.  She has significant experience in the private sector and she worked with young adults in her position as a Christian Education leader for many years.

Allyson Bernard

Allyson Bernard

Contact Information

Project Center
Phone: +1-508-831-5260
ajbernard@wpi.edu

Allyson Bernard

  • Recruiting Coordinator

Allyson Bernard joined the WPI Career Development Center in December 2012. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Engineering with a concentration in Operations Management from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Eileen Gallant

Eileen Gallant

Contact Information

Project Center
Phone: +1-508-831-5260
egallant@wpi.edu

Eileen Gallant

  • Administrative Assistant

Eileen Gallant joined the Career Development Center in September 2012. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Science from the State University of New York at Geneseo. Prior to WPI, she worked at a Massachusetts Principals Association.