The 2018 URC Keynote Speaker will be announced very soon.

2017 Undergraduate Research Conference (URC)

Keynote Luncheon Address
Kaitlin Hallet '10

2017 Keynote K.Hallet

Kaitlin Hallet (class of 2010) is currently a Program Manager at Fidelity Investments in Boston, Massachusetts. After graduating summa cum laude with degrees in English and Education, Kaitlin quit her job working in the Market Basket Produce Department and began building college courses as an Editor at a small IT consulting firm. She was soon hired as Student Services Coordinator at an IT training company in Waltham, where she developed and mentored adult learners on technical training plans. Kaitlin was then promoted to Operations Coordinator, planning classes and managing instructor schedules.

In 2011, Kaitlin worked at MIT's Sloan School of Management as an Administrative Assistant, planning and publicizing large events while managing the many details of system dynamics and IT classes for five faculty members. Her role quickly expanded into the financial realm when she took over the management of 15 individual and four group accounts, in addition to approving faculty and staff purchases and student timesheets.

After two years at MIT, Kaitlin accepted a Training Coordinator position at Fidelity Investments. She coordinated instructor-led and online training for business units across the company and developed targeted training newsletters. In 2014 she was promoted to Program Manager, and she began managing highly-visible and complex programmatic courses, such as the Risk and Compliance and Management Matters programs. She works with a team of Learning Coordinators, Performance Consultants, Instructional Designers, and Talent Specialists focused on building and sustaining a supportive, collaborative environment for Fidelity's current and future leaders through advanced management training programs and initiatives.

In her free time, she enjoys ice skating, hiking, visiting small Vermont towns, comics, and theater. She currently lives in Wakefield, MA with her partner Billy and her two cats, Lucy and Roxy.

URC Keynote Speakers from Recent Years

2016 Chloe McGrath '13

2015 Alicia Girgenti, Ph.D '07

2014 Victoria Welch '09

2013 Evan Hermann '07

2012 Jarrod Abbott-Washburn '08

2011 Brendan Gaesser '07

2010 Maura Mills '05

2009 Trisha Farco '04

2008 Gerol Petruzella '01

2007 Bonnie Beal '01