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George Mason University

Meet Our Staff

 

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

 

Shaunda Durham
Career Counselor

Yi Shang

 

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 Suarez

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

Matt Myers

 

Matt Myers
Assistant Director, Industry Advising
Industries: Government, Law and Criminal Justice

Satoko Odagawa

 

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

Caroline Ramirez-Gaston

 

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
Career Fair Manager
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Mary Clair Kraft

 

Mary Claire Kraft
Manager, Employer Outreach
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Christie Michals

 

Christie Michals
Employer Relations Coordinator

 

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.

Kristin Leonato

 

Kristin Leonato
Associate Director, Strategic Initiatives

 

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.

Rebekah Truog

 

Rebekah Truog                                                            
Office Manager

Kathy Shifflett

 

Kathy Shifflett
Technology Coordinator | Webmaster

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
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

Alexis Bracey

 

Alexis Bracey
Senior Peer Career Advisor

  Jordan Manley
Senior Peer Career Advisor
Sarah Azhar

 

Sarah Azhar
Peer Career Advisor

  Courtney Burchett
Student Assistant
Johsua Clemmons

 

Johsua Clemmons
Peer Career Advisor

Zaria Cyrus

 

Zaria Cyrus
Student Assistant

  Thana Fazelyar
Content Marketing Assistant
Denise Foz

 

Denise Foz
Peer Career Advisor

  Diana Garcia
Peer Career Advisor
  Susana Masin
Peer Career Advisor
  Ryen Middleton
Student Assistant
Caitlin Murray

 

Caitlin Murray
Peer Career Advisor

Kelsey Pearce

 

Kelsey Pearce
Peer Career Advisor

Callista Polito

 

Callista Polito
Employer Relations Assistant

  Chris Reyes
Events Practicum Intern
Lucy Snell

 

Lucy Snell
Employer Relations Assistant

Kira Walls

 

Kira Walls
Peer Career Advisor

  Faith Wilkison
Student Assistant
Emily Yoder-Tiedt

 

Emily Yoder-Tiedt
Student Assistant

Dennis Zhao

 

Dennis Zhao
Peer Career Advisor