Paola Cepeda, PhD
Director of the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs
Dr. Paola Cepeda (she/ella) is the Director of the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Dr. Cepeda has extensive experience in developing and managing learning, training and advising programs for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars from different fields (from STEM and Medicine to the Arts, the Humanities and the Social Sciences). She currently serves as the International Officer at the National Postdoctoral Association and as the chair of the Intersectionality and Liaising subcommittee of the Committee on Gender Equity in Linguistics at the Linguistic Society of America. Before coming to WashU, Dr. Cepeda spent three years as the Program Manager for Graduate & Postdoctoral Professional Development in the Graduate School at Stony Brook University. She holds a Ph.D. in Linguistics from Stony Brook University.