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Carolyn Kalantari with her husband, daughter, and son posing for a family photo.

Carolyn Kalantari

Dual Career Program Director

Carolyn Kalantari is a graduate of Penn State University and Northeastern University Law School.  She relocated to Charlottesville from Washington, D.C. in 2005, to join her husband, a UVA faculty member in the School of Medicine.  After nearly twenty years of practicing law, she took time off to explore opportunities to pivot into a new career.  She launched UVA’s dual career program in 2016 and enjoys facilitating connections on behalf of the many UVA spouses and partners who are seeking to build a Charlottesville area career and home.

Heather Newton in front of a brick wall at UVA.

Heather Newton

Dual Career Program Specialist

Heather grew up just outside of Charlottesville, went to college in New Jersey, spent 6 years in Florida, and is now a local once again. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication from Monmouth University and has over 15 years of professional communications experience. Before joining the Dual Career Program, Heather served on a variety of teams at UVA, including University Human Resources (writing and posting UVA job descriptions), The Center for Leadership Excellence (developing strong leaders and teams), and The Ufirst Project (serving on a University-wide transformation initiative).  She is excited to share how communications is a critical component of the job search process and why Charlottesville is the best place to call home.

Claire Flynn

Dual Career Program Coordinator

Barbara Kessler

Dual Career Program Assistant Director