A New Way to Return to Work: Spotlight on Returnee Swati Udas

Name: Swati Udas Return to Work Internship position (and company) Software Engineer Career past life (What did you do?): Software Developer How long were you out of the workforce before entering the Return to Work program? I was home for 2 years with my newborn daughter. What was your experience trying to find a job before the program? It was challenging to get back in the flow of things. I…

A New Way to Return to Work: Spotlight on Returnee Kalin Rollings

Name: Kalin Rollings Return to Work Internship position (and company): I started at a customer care role at ReadyTalk through their return to work program supported by Path Forward. Career past life (What did you do?): I worked at an athletic club for eight years prior as a general manager. I then had my son and took some time off with him. When I decided to come back, I wanted…

Krista Rogers

A New Way to Return to Work: Spotlight on Returnee Krista Rogers

Name: Krista Rogers Return to Work Internship position: Customer Experience Researcher Career past life (What did you do?): I started my career as a coordinator at National Geographic Television. I later joined a start-up research company where I conducted stamp research for the U.S. Postal Service. I went on to manage a team of researchers that provided all the visuals for Discovery Channel’s online magazine. After moving to Denver, I worked…

A New Way to Return to Work: Spotlight on Returnee Kim Poletti

Name: Kim Poletti Return Path position: Social Media/Content Marketing Career past life (what did you do?): I had two distinct careers–one in international affairs and one in the tech industry. I worked in Washington, DC and abroad for governmental, academic, and nonprofit organizations in both program manager and international conference coordinator roles. My second career began with a master’s degree in engineering. I managed teams of software engineers upgrading internal and external websites…

A New Way to Return to Work: Spotlight on Returnee Marina Groothuis

Name: Marina Groothuis Return Path position: Marketing Manager, Return to Work program Career past life (What did you do?): I was and continue to be a yoga teacher. My most recent professional experience (from way, way back) was in traditional direct marketing customer acquisition and retention. How long were you out of the workforce? I was out of the traditional office workplace for 12 years. For the last six years, I…

TriciaSlovacek

A New Way to Return to Work: Spotlight on Returnee Tricia Slovacek

Name: Tricia Slovacek Return Path position: Software Engineer in the Data Pipeline group Career past life (What did you do?): I have experience as a weather modeling and verification software engineer, magnetic recording I/O firmware engineer, and I/O control systems software engineer. How long were you out of the workforce? 11 years Return Path role (What do you do each day?) I work on the Data Pipeline team, a group responsible for…

Janelle Pelletier

A New Way to Return to Work: Spotlight on Returnee Janelle Pelletier

Name:  Janelle Pelletier Return Path position: Service Delivery Support Coordinator Career past life (What did you do?):  Before I took time off to raise a family, I was an IT systems engineer specializing in HP-UX, systems management and data protection. Prior to that, I worked as a chemical engineer with an environmental consulting firm in air quality compliance and total chemical management. How long were you out of the workforce?  I…

Pamela Adams

A New Way to Return to Work: Spotlight on Returnee Pamela Adams

Name: Pamela Adams Return Path position: User Experience (UX) Designer Career past life (What did you do?): I started my career as a television producer for numerous outlets including ABC News. I took a break from working to focus on starting a family. During this time, I focused my creativity in graphic design, working freelance in traditional methods and quickly transitioning into web development. I have a passion for new technologies.…

Jenni Lilli

A New Way to Return to Work: Spotlight on Returnee Jenni Lillie

Name: Jenni Lillie Return Path position: Digital Marketing Coordinator on the Brand and Digital team Career past life (What did you do?): For several years, I ran a photography business. Prior to that, I worked in a variety of roles for a non-profit, where I spent four years as a graphic designer. How long were you out of the workforce? Five years. Return Path role (What do you do each day?):…

Lee Nolan

A New Way to Return to Work: Spotlight on Lee Ann Nolan

Lee Ann Nolan, Software Engineer in Email Fraud Protection (EFP)—an online service that gives Return Path customers the ability to protect their subscribers from phishing and other email threats. By using EFP to protect their subscribers, Return Path customers protect and enhance their reputation and their brand. Career past life (What did you do?): Before taking time off to raise my sons, I was a software developer working on device drivers and…