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Ali Johnson

Graduate Assistant
ajohnson@sa.utah.edu | 801-581-3181

Brianda De LeonBrianda De Leon

Graduate Assistant

 

 


 

 Hometown
Los Angeles, California 

Education
BS: Sociology and Minor in Ethnic Studies, University of Utah

What are you currently watching on Netflix?
I am currently watching Being MaryJane. (I love the show!) 

What's a hashtag that describes your life?

Lately, I literally say hashtag no shame for a lot of things. 

Most unusual job you ever had
When I worked at Claires piercing ears. 

Carmen Gold

Career Coach for the Colleges of Social & Behavioral Sciences, and Student Veterans
cgold@sa.utah.edu | 801-585-5065


Hometown
Riverton, Utah

Education

M.ED  in Educational Leadership and Policy, University of Utah, graduation Spring 2017

BFA, Art Teaching & Minor in Art Technology, University of Utah

What are you currently watching on Netflix?
The Crown & Gilmore Girls

What's a hashtag that describes your life?
#blessed

Most unusual job you ever had
Waterpark ride attendant

Ella Butler

Career Coach for the Colleges Social & Behavioral Sciences, and Social Work
ebutler@sa.utah.edu| 801-587-9703


Hometown
Sweet Home, Oregon

Education
M.ED Candidate in Educational Leadership and Policy, University of Utah
BA in General Social Sciences, Crime Law and Society, University of Oregon

What are you currently watching on Netflix?
Pretty Little Liars, Grey's Anatomy, OITNB

What's a hashtag that describes your life?
#StoryOfMyLife

Most unusual job you ever had
Peace Corps Volunteer in West Africa

Eric Bloomquist

Career Coach for the Colleges of Fine Arts & Science
ebloomquist@sa.utah.edu | 801-581-5624


Hometown
McLean, Nebraska

Education
MA Educational Administration, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
BA, Music & BSBA, Marketing, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; 

What are you currently watching on Netflix?
Season 2 of How To Get Away with Murder (No spoilers please), Narcos, and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

What's a hashtag that describes your life?
#BowTieThursdays

Most unusual job you ever had
To raise money for a high school trip to Washington DC, a group of friends and I helped advertise a close-out sale for a furniture store. We staked signs in the ground all around town early in the morning and then went to our assigned street corners to enthusiastically hold signs for passing cars to see. 

Francine Mahak

Career Coach for Graduate Students in the Colleges of Engineering & Science
fmahak@sa.utah.edu | 801-585-9076


Hometown
Paris, France

Education
BS Russian, MS Linguistics, PhD Middle East Studies/Persian

What are you currently watching on Netflix?
Actually - I'm enjoying every weird-weather episode I can on The Weather Channel (science!)

What's a hashtag that describes your life?
#SereneFrancine

Most unusual job you ever had
Medical Interpreter (Persian) for the International Rescue Committee

 Lindsey Kass

Career Coach for the Colleges of Architecture, Humanities & University College
lkass@sa.utah.edu | 801-581-7993


Hometown
Charlotte, NC

Education
MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
BA in Psychology, University of North Carolina

What are you currently watching on Netflix?
Planet Earth (to make myself sound like an intellect), Lifetime Movies (to be honest)

What's a hashtag that describes your life?
#DogHairEverywhere

Most unusual job you ever had
I was the Director of Summer Programs in the education department of a zoo in Delaware where I got to play with snakes, tarantulas, armadillos, and Flemish Giant rabbits every day.

Mary Arola

Career Coach for the Colleges of Health and Nursing
marola@sa.utah.edu | 801-585-5062


Hometown
Virginia, MN

Education
MEd in Education Policy & Leadership, Marquette University
Bachelor of General Studies (emphasis Business, Psychology, Professional Writing), University of Northern Iowa
Associate of Arts and Science, Cottey College 

 

What are you currently watching on Netflix?
Burn Notice

What's a hashtag that describes your life?
#AdventureIsOutThere

Most unusual job you ever had
Day Camp Coordinator – I drove around Minnesota with a trailer full of fun stuff and put on day camps in all different cities while staying in local people’s houses.

Last Updated: 3/28/17