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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

 

Angelica Newham

Angelica Newham
Career Counselor

 

Martin Abruzzo

Martin Abruzzo
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

 

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Vacant Position
Manager, Industry Advising and Employer Development
Industries: Science, Health, Research, Pharmaceuticals/Biotechnology, Agriculture and Forestry, Energy and Petroleum, Manufacturing

 

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, Technology, Transportation

 

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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Vacant Position
Employer Relations Coordinator

 

Mary Claire Kraft

Mary Claire Kraft
Manager, Employer Outreach
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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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Vacant Position
Associate Director, Student Professional Development

 

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

 

George Siragusa

George Siragusa
Employer in Residence

 

Student Staff

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

Megan Goforth

Megan Goforth
Peer Career Mentor

 

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Jayna Tavarez
Peer Career Mentor

 

Sydney McLain

Sydney McLain
Senior Peer Career Advisor

 

Sophia Artis

Sophia Artis
Employer Relations Assistant

 

Alexis Bracey

Alexis Bracey
Peer Career Advisor

 

Tish Bully

Tish Bully
Peer Career Advisor

 

Courtney Burchett

Courtney Burchett
Student Assistant

 

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Diana Garcia-Jiminez
Peer Career Advisor

 

Susmita Gautam

Susmita Gautam
Peer Career Advisor

 

Brittany Maley

Brittany Maley
Peer Career Advisor

 

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Jordan Manley
Peer Career Advisor

 

Selah Myers

Selah Myers
Student Assistant

 

Ramsha Sultan

Ramsha Sultan
Student Assistant

 

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Sarah Wheedleton
Student Assistant