Alum of the Month - Cara Pattinato ‘11: Robert Morris University Alum of the Month - Cara Pattinato ‘11 | Robert Morris University

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CaraPattinatoJob: Financial analyst for research and development at H.J. Heinz Co.

Home: Green Tree, PA

Proudest Achievement: Graduating from college on time and having a professional job lined up prior to graduation.

Favorite RMU memories: Big football and basketball games, hanging out in the dorms, Almost Midnight Breakfast, Bobby Mania, sled riding, and ordering pizza at 2 a.m. Also coming back as an alumna for Homecoming 2011, the first football game under the lights, where she hosted a tailgate for 50 people.

How she stays connected: Attends numerous events, including the Women of RMU luncheons, Cadillac Ranch happy hour, Pirates tailgate, and Homecoming. Heinz teams up with RMU's Association of Future Accountants club each year to do a food drive for our troops. Worked with the university's Women’s History Month committee, and collected professional clothing at work to help with their "Dress for Success" clothing drive. Member of alumni relations steering committee.

Why she stays connected:
"RMU gave me an experience that I highly value and will never forget, through academics, friendships, student and athletic events, and career advice. I want to ensure that fellow alumni never forget their experiences and that we continue to support the school and organizations to help current and future students, so that they too can become successful alumni. As Class of 2011 president, my goal was to bring the senior class together, and I want to maintain that goal."