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Meet Our Staff

Saskia Clay-Rooks

Saskia Clay-Rooks
Executive Director
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Career Education and Counseling Team

This team assists students in exploring their majors and career paths and in learning how to use their talents, strengths, and interests.

Elena Chiru

Elena Chiru
Associate Director, Career Development

 

Rachel Lindsey

Rachel Lindsey
Assistant Director, Career Education

 

Laura Winkler

Laura Winkler
Senior Career Counselor, Manager of Graduate Intern Program

 

Carolyn Kleiman

Carolyn Kleiman
Career Counselor

 

Shaunda Durham
Career Counselor

 

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Yi Shang
Graduate Career Counseling Intern

 

Industry Advising and Employer Development Team

This team serves students who have identified their industry of interest and want to build a strategy for breaking into an internship or full-time position, as well as  employers who want to build a recruitment strategy at Mason. In short, they facilitate connections between students and employers.

Trasi Watson

Trasi Watson
Associate Director, Industry Advising and Employer Development

 

Victoria A. Suárez

Victoria A. Suárez
Assistant Director, Employer Development
Industries: Accounting, Consulting, Entrepreneurship, Financial, Real Estate, Retail (Leadership Management) and Consumer Products

 

Matt Myers

Matt Myers
Manager, Industry Advisor and Employer Development
Industries: Government, Law, Criminal Justice

 

Satoko Odagawa

Satoko Odagawa
Manager, Industry Advising and Employer Development
Industries: Construction, Engineering, Manufacturing, Technology, Transportation

 

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Caroline Ramirez-Gaston
Manager, Industry Advising and Employer Development
Industries: Science, Health, Research, Pharmaceuticals/Biotechnology, Agriculture and Forestry, Energy and Petroleum

 

Charlotte Strauss

Charlotte Strauss
Manager, Industry Advisor and Employer Development
Industries: Education, Hospitality/Tourism, Human Services, Non-Profit, Sports and Recreation

 

Philip Wilkerson

Philip Wilkerson

Manager, Industry Advising and Employer Development
Industries: Advertising, Arts and Entertainment, Marketing, Media and Public Relation

 

Bernadette Davey

Bernadette Davey
Career Fair Manager
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Mary Claire Kraft

Mary Claire Kraft
Manager, Employer Outreach
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Christie Michals
Employer Relations Coordinator

 

Debbie Zuiker

Debbie Zuiker
Experiential Learning Coordinator

 

Professional Development Team

This team strives to raise the baseline of student professionalism at Mason. They help students polish their professional skills in order for them to better transition to life after Mason.

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Kristin Leonato
Associate Director, Strategic Initiatives

 

Nora Gerrity

Nora Gerrity
Customer Service and Student Leadership Coordinator

 

Trends, Assessment and Communication Team

This team tells the story of student and employer success at Mason using data and visuals. They also serve as our promotions team for all career events.

Stephanie Lampron

Stephanie Lampron
Assistant Director, Trends, Assessment and Marketing

 

Carollei McMillin

Carollei McMillin
Marketing Communications Coordinator

 

Operations

This team keeps the career center running smoothly behind the scenes, taking care of our day to day production necessities and technology needs.

Kathy Shifflett

Kathy Shifflett
Technology Coordinator | Webmaster

 

Rebekah Truog

Rebekah Truog
Office Manager

 

Employers in Residence

This team teaches UNIV 420: College to Career and partners with industry advisors, faculty, and other stakeholders to present career workshops that increase students' job hunting effectiveness and success.

Ralph Lattanzio

Ralph Lattanzio
Employer in Residence

 

Student Staff

This team provides customer service to all of our stakeholders, schedules appointments, and assists students during drop-in hours with their resumes, cover letters, and Handshake questions.

Brittany Maley

Brittany Maley
Peer Career Mentor

 

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Alexis Bracey
Senior Peer Career Advisor

 

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Jordan Manley
Senior Peer Career Advisor

 

Sarah Azhar
Peer Career Advisor

 

Courtney Burchett
Student Assistant

 

Johsua Clemmons
Peer Career Advisor

 

Zaria Cyrus
Student Assistant

 

Denise Foz
Peer Career Advisor

 

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Diana Garcia
Peer Career Advisor

 

Susana Masin
Peer Career Advisor

 

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Caitlin Murray
Peer Career Advisor

 

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Kelsey Pearce
Peer Career Advisor

 

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Callista Polito
Employer Relations Assistant

 

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Chris Reyes
Events Practicum Intern

 

Lucy Snell
Employer Relations Assistant

 

Emily Yoder-Tiedt

Emily Yoder-Tiedt
Student Assistant

 

Dennis Zhao
Peer Career Advisor