Meet our Staff

At University Career Services, we are diverse, inclusive, and passionate about eliminating barriers to economic and social mobility, given our own identities and career paths.

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Over half were 1st generation college students
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1/4 are bilingual or multilingual
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40% are military affiliated
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1/3 have lived and/or worked overseas
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28% identify as people of color
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24% have a disability
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4 were adult (25+) undergraduate students
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100% love working at Mason
Saskia Campbell

Saskia Campbell                 
Executive Director

Career Advice: Fear doesn't need to stop your career progress. Move forward afraid!

Elena Chiru

Elena Chiru
Associate Director, Career Development

Fun Fact: 
Once a year, I travel to a new international destination to open my horizons to new experiences, cultures, and customs.

Bernadette Davey

Bernadette Davey
Career Fair Manager

Fun Fact: In my ongoing quest to protect the vegetables growing in my back garden, I have live-trapped a bunch of wild animals and released them of course somewhere else!

Shaunda Durham

Shaunda Durham
Career Counselor

First Job: Sales representative for Olan Mills Portrait Studios.

Ann Garner

Ann Garner
Industry Advisor
Industries: Information Technology, Software Engineering, and Data Analytics

First Job: I got my first job at 16, scooping ice cream and waiting tables. I was a first-generation student and had to work to pay my college tuition.

Nora Gerrity

Nora Gerrity
Customer Service and Student Leadership Coordinator

First Job: It was working on a produce farm!

Amritjot Kaur
Applications Analyst

Career Advice: View every person you meet as a door that may lead you to a new opportunity.

Latoya Harden             
Industry Advisor, Health

Dorothy Hayden

Dorothy Hayden
Industry Advisor
Industries: Engineering, Cyber Security, Construction, and Manufacturing

Career Advice: Use Handshake! I found my first internship in 2006 by flipping through a 3 ring binder of printed internships in my community college's career center.

Carolyn Kleiman

Carolyn Kleiman
Senior Career Counselor

Career Advice: It is ok to not know and to change your mind!

Mary Claire Kraft

Mary Claire Kraft
Manager, Employer Outreach

Career Advice: Avoid the blame game! Making others look bad looks bad on you too!

Stephanie Lampron

Stephanie Lampron
Assistant Director, Trends, Assessment and Marketing

First Job: Research Assistant at Children's National Medical Center (DC).

Kristin Leonato

Kristin Leonato
Associate Director, Strategic Initiatives

Career Advice: Apply to jobs you actually want. Your enthusiasm will shine through in your application and in your interview.

 

Rachel Lindsey

Rachel Lindsey
Assistant Director, Career Education

First Job: I worked in a kennel.

Ana Lobaton
Employer Relations Coordinator

First Job: Part-Time Sales Associate at Aeropostale.

Matt Myers

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

First Job: Soccer Referee.

Angelica Newham

Angelica Newham
Career Counselor

Career Advice: Always remember your values as you are making decisions about your career.

Satoko Odagawa

Satoko Odagawa
Industry Advisor
Industries: Education, Human Services, Nonprofit

Career Advice: Get out there and experience anything you are interested in! Try things out - whether it is paid or not, one experience leads to the next. 

Victoria Suarez

Victoria A. Suárez
Assistant Director, Employer Development
Industries: Accounting, Consulting, Entrepreneurship, Human Resources, Finance, Real Estate, Retail Management, Consumer Products

First Job: "Frank's Franks" - a hot dog shop on Camp Courtney, Okinawa Japan.

Rachel Stockdale                
Industry Advisor, Science

First Job: was at Dairy Queen.

Rebekah Truog

Rebekah Truog
Office Manager

First Job: Busser/Dishwasher at Bob Evans.

Trasi Watson

Trasi Watson
Associate Director, Industry Advising and Employer Development

First Job: Was as a babysitter, I was 11yrs old watching 3 kids all day.

Laura Winkler

Laura Winkler
Senior Career Counselor, Manager of Graduate Intern Program

Career Advice: Develop the mindset that your career is a journey, not a destination.

Phillip Wilkerson

Philip Wilkerson
Industry Advisor
Industries: Advertising, Arts and Entertainment, Hospitality/Tourism, Marketing, Media and Public Relations, Sports and Recreation

First Job: Was in the 9th grade at Baskin Robbins. After I worked there I couldn't eat ice cream for nearly two years.

Debbie Zuiker

Debbie Zuiker
On-Campus Student Employment Specialist

Career Advice: The best decisions are informed decisions. Arm yourself with as much information as possible when planning your career.