Caroline Goon, M.S., M.B.A., is the Director of Career Strategy and Professional Development (CSPD), and the Director of Biomedical Graduate Student Recruitment for Biomedical Graduate Education at Georgetown University. The CSPD office helps students to develop professionally and provides one-on-one advising to BGE M.S. and Ph.D. students. Caroline graduated from the University of MD, College Park (UMCP) with a B.S. in Biology, and a minor in Community Health. Her favorite classes at UMCP were Adult Health and Development, Virology and Pathogenic Microbiology. She then went on to complete her M.S. in Biohazardous Threat Agents and Emerging Infectious Diseases at Georgetown University. Afterwards, she transitioned into leadership and organizational development and completed her Masters in Business Administration from Georgetown University. Caroline has had a long tenure (9+ years and counting!) at Georgetown University where she has created and maintained a career development program and an engagement strategy for graduate students. In her free time,Caroline loves to perfect her dance moves by playing Just Dance on the Wii, visit famous waterfalls around the world, and last but not least, watch the National Spelling Bee on ESPN3.
Caleb C. McKinney, Ph.D., is the Assistant Director of Career Strategy and Professional Development (CSPD) for Biomedical Graduate Education at Georgetown University. Dr. McKinney is a biomedical research scientist with a research career that has spanned over a decade, culminating in ten peer-reviewed publications. He graduated from Cornell University with a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Applied Economics and Management. He graduated from New York University with a Ph.D. in microbiology. During his postdoctoral fellowship at the National Institutes of Health, he was on several training committees and managed a cadre of professional development programs for research trainees. At Georgetown, Dr. McKinney develops career exploration and professional leadership training programs as well as provides individualized career-related assistance to BGE students seeking a wide range of biomedical careers. He hopes to help students develop positive outlooks and professional strategies that align with their individual experiences, passions and goals. Outside of work, Caleb is a huge advocate of wellness and physical fitness. He loves to exercise and develop new healthy recipes. Though he may have left the lab bench, his scientific creativity continues to pour out in the kitchen!