Students & Parents

Tech Talk Series - Spring 2014

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 6:00pm
Harnwell College House, M10

Eric Chen
Systems Engineer- CIT Infrastructure, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Eric graduated from Penn Engineering in 2002 and has worked in Information Technology roles at Penn and Cornell.  From 2002-2009 he supported campus email, web, and network services as part of Information Systems & Computing at Penn.  From 2009-present he has worked at Cornell University on a range of projects, including data management planning for academic researchers, code optimization for high-performance computing, and, most recently, system engineering and application development to support Cornell’s websites.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 6:00pm
Harrison College House, M20

Ashley Johnson

Ashley Johnson, a Philadelphia native, is excited to join PHL 17’s Eye Opener News as a reporter.  Ashley’s no stranger to PHL17.  At the station she got her first taste of the news business as an intern for six summers through the Emma Bowen Foundation. Ashley’s truly a Philly girl in every way.  She attended the University of Pennsylvania where she dual majored in political science and communications. Ashley went on to attend Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism where she earned a Master’s of Science in broadcast journalism.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 6:00pm
Gregory College House, Greenhouse

Jean Jacques "JJ" Tiziou

Jacques-Jean "JJ" Tiziou is a photographer specializing in portraiture and movement documentation; he has never encountered an un-photogenic person in his life. 

He has been recognized as one of Philadelphia’s “Creative Connectors” by Leadership Philadelphia, and is the recipient of the Spiral-Q Artist Activist Award. His images are used both in corporate and editorial contexts as well as arts and activism, and his 85,000sqft How Philly Moves mural at PHL International Airport was recognized as one of the nation’s best public art projects by Americans for the Arts in their 2012 Public Art Network Year in Review. 

Based at The Cedar Works in West Philadelphia, JJ uses his work to celebrate the beautiful people around him who are working to make the world a better place. You  can find more of his work online at and there's a message that he'd like to share with you at

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 6:00pm
Du Bois College House, Multipurpose Room

Neal Wojdowski, Wojo

Once he graduated from Penn (Economics/Computer Science), Neal Wojdowski, aka Wojo, moved to NYC and began working in Analytical & Forensic Technology (Computer Forensics, E-Discovery, and Litigation Support) in corporate America. After a handful of years in the industry working on high-profile legal cases, Wojo began traveling to Pittsburgh from NYC to track some songs he'd written recently at a friend's studio. What started as a simple demo turned into a massive effort, and Wojo eventually moved out of NYC to pursue music full-time. Since then, Wojo released his EP "Sun Puritáe", produced multiple videos, has gotten radio/TV airtime, played numerous shows (opening for Nine Days, Brian Vander Ark [The Verve Pipe], Kip Winger [Winger], and more), and is planning to release the rest of his material in 2014. 

Read more about Wojo's music here: