Meet the Team

At the Career & Professional Development Center, we are here to support students and alumni by helping them design individualized life plans. Our mission is to help students better understand who they are, what they want to do professionally, and what steps they need to take to get there. Seeing a Career Coach early and often, is the most important step towards achieving this goal and feeling confident in one’s career direction. The best time to come see Career & Professional Development Center is when students first begin classes. Regardless of where you are at in the career & major development process, We’ve got u.

Executive Team

STAN INMAN

Director
 801-585-5029
 sinman@sa.utah.edu

STAN INMAN

Director
 801-585-5029
 sinman@sa.utah.edu

ALLISON MUSSER

Associate Director Career Coaching & Strategic Partnerships
 801-585-5049
 amusser@sa.utah.edu

ALLISON MUSSER

Associate Director Career Coaching & Strategic Partnerships
Allison has been with the Career and Professional Development Center since May 2017. As a transfer student (she went to 3 colleges before finally landing at Cal State Fullerton!), who majored in what her family told her to, she knows what it’s like not to know who you are, or what you want to do with your life. Thankfully, she discovered her passion for supporting and coaching college students during her time as a New Student Orientation Leader, which she attributes to being one of the most pivotal moments in her career trajectory. Allison’s journey has allowed her to work with students in both small and large, public and private institutions including Academic Advising at the University of Southern California, and most recently Experiential Learning at Pomona College. In her spare time, you can find Allison volunteering at the Best Friends Animal Society – Utah, playing softball, line dancing, or watching HGTV home renovation shows (preferably Fixer Upper or Rehab Addict).

Hometown: Chino Hills, CA | Hashtag: #californiagirlinautahworld | Education: MS in College Counseling & Student Development, Azusa Pacific University | BA in Business Administration; Marketing concentration, California State University, Fullerton | First Job: Cashier and Fry Maker (fake title, true description; I smelled like grease all summer) at Chronis Famous Sandwich Shop in East Los Angeles. If you’re ever in LA, you must make time for chili cheese fries and pastrami at “Chronis”!

 801-585-5049
 amusser@sa.utah.edu

PRESTON NIELSON

Associate Director Employer Engagement
 801-585-5027
 pnielson@sa.utah.edu

PRESTON NIELSON

Associate Director Employer Engagement
 801-585-5027
 pnielson@sa.utah.edu

Assistant Director Team

LINDSEY KASS

Programming
 801-581-7993
 lkass@sa.utah.edu

LINDSEY KASS

Programming
 801-581-7993
 lkass@sa.utah.edu

ERIC BLOOMQUIST

Assessment
 801-581-5624
 ebloomquist@sa.utah.edu

ERIC BLOOMQUIST

Assessment
 801-581-5624
 ebloomquist@sa.utah.edu

Career Coaching Team

AMY GLEASON

 801-585-5036
 agleason@sa.utah.edu

AMY GLEASON

Coaching Focus: Alumni

Campus Partnerships: Alumni Association, Engineering Alumni Association, Utah Asia Campus

College Liaisons: Alumni House

As a Career Coach who works in both the Career & Professional Development Center and the Alumni Association, Amy feels fortunate to serve alumni of all ages and stages of career development. She has experience in a variety of settings: county social services, non-profit agencies, healthcare and education. She studied abroad in France and got her TESOL training/certification in France. She has taught international students in the English Language Institute and started an ESL business teaching English and career coaching students and professionals from all over the world. Amy now coaches University of Utah Alumni professionals to gain the skills and confidence they need to find a new job after a forced transition, or to find their dream job in mid to late career stages. Amy’s message? It is NEVER too late to find the job that is your match - and regardless of your age or experience, you CAN do it! Change your job, change your life.

Hometown: Chicago, IL | Hashtag: #chitowngirllovesthewest | Education: MA in Education Counseling, CSU San Bernardino | BA in Social Work, French Minor, Purdue University | First Job: Co-director of G and G Kiddie Club. At age 12, I started my first business with my first childhood friend taking toddlers to camp. We charged parents 25-cents. Business savvy was not our strong suit.

 801-585-5036
 agleason@sa.utah.edu

ANNA RENZETTI

 801-585-7838
 arenzetti@sa.utah.edu

ANNA RENZETTI

Coaching Focuses: Business and Financial Management, Consulting, Counseling & Social Services, Energy, Entrepreneurship, Environment, Human Resources & Training, Mining, Nonprofit, Philanthropy & Fundraising, Sustainability

Campus Partnerships: The Dream Center, Fraternity and Sorority Life Trio, Union Programming Council

College Liaisons: College of Mines & Earth Sciences, College of Social Work

Anna was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, however for the past 13 years she was living and working in Seattle, WA. There, Anna attended Western Washington University, where she grappled with choosing a direction for her own career. Through the many ups and downs of college, Anna discovered her passion and drive to support students through their own individual career journeys. Since getting her master's degree in Student Development Administration, she has been supporting a diverse range of students, including undergraduates, first-generation college students, and graduate students. Prior to her work in higher education, she worked in the non-profit sector and spent some time supporting adults with disabilities at the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services.

Anna considers herself a lifelong learner who enjoys collaborating with and learning from others. It is her goal to motivate and empower students to see their innate strengths and abilities, and to follow a career path that is most fulfilling to them. In her down time, Anna enjoys hiking with her dog Boots, staying balanced through yoga, and seeing a play or live music.

Hometown: Holladay, UT | Hashtag: #livinginthemoment | Education: MEd in Student Development Administration, Seattle University | BH in Communication Studies, Western Washington University | First Job: Making smoothies at Jamba Juice!

 801-585-7838
 arenzetti@sa.utah.edu

CARMEN GOLD-JOHNSON

 801-585-5065
 cgold@sa.utah.edu

CARMEN GOLD-JOHNSON

Coaching Focuses: Government, Legal Professions & Criminal Justice, Military, Politics & Public Policy, Public Administration, Social Sciences

Campus Partnerships: Center for Ethnic Student Affairs (CESA), Student Success Advocates, Sustainability Office, Veteran’s Center

College Liaisons: College of Social & Behavioral Science

Carmen was born and raised in Riverton, Utah. Carmen grew up loving soccer and always dreamed of being a teacher. Attended the University of Utah for undergrad in Art Education and Art Technology. While in undergrad Carmen was involved in various student leadership activities which lead to a passion in working with students and their student development. Carmen just recently received a Master's Degree in Education Leadership and Policy. Still a strong art and soccer lover and is now is loving her work as a career coach, helping students find their dream career!

Hometown: Riverton, UT | Hashtag: #blessed | Education: MEd in Educational Leadership & Policy, University of Utah | BFA in Art Teaching & Minor in Art Technology, University of Utah | First Job: Lifeguard at a water park.

 801-585-5065
 cgold@sa.utah.edu

ERIC BLOOMQUIST

 801-581-5624
 ebloomquist@sa.utah.edu

ERIC BLOOMQUIST

Coaching Focuses: Art & Design, Performing Arts & Entertainment, Physical & Life Sciences, Statistics

Campus Partnerships:Bennion Center

College Liaisons College of Fine Arts, College of Science, Honors College

Eric has been with the Career & Professional Development Center since June of 2014. Prior to this, he worked in the College of Business Administration and the Career Services office at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, advising students on their transition to & through college. In addition to working at the U, Eric sings with the Salt Lake Vocal Artists, and with the worship team at his church. Eric also enjoys traveling as much as he can—he’s been able to travel internationally with the Vocal Artists, and has visited 20 national parks since moving to Utah in 2014.

Hometown: McLean, NE | Hashtag: #bowtiethursday | Education: MA in Educational Administration; University of Nebraska-Lincoln | BA in Music; University of Nebraska-Lincoln | BSBA, Marketing; University of Nebraska-Lincoln | First Job: Laborer for a local construction company (if you don’t count helping on my dad’s farm as a kid). I learned the reward of hard work, the value of positivity & fun colleagues during mundane tasks, and the importance of sunscreen!

 801-581-5624
 ebloomquist@sa.utah.edu

FRANCINE MAHAK

 801-585-9076
 fmahak@sa.utah.edu

FRANCINE MAHAK

Coaching Focus: Graduate Students in STEM

Campus Partnerships: Golden Key Honour Society, The Graduate School, The International Students & Scholars Office

College Liaisons: Graduate students in the College of Engineering & the College of Science

Francine's professional experience has been largely in industry, consulting in technical and business communication, and her academic background is in languages and linguistics. She taught Persian at the University of Utah, then transitioned to the business world (with trepidation, initially) and ended up working with hundreds of engineers and research scientists across a range of industries. She appreciates their practical focus, their willingness to engage and learn, and their sense of humor.

Hometown: Paris, France | Hashtag: #serenefrancine | Education: PhD in Middle East Studies/Persian | MS in Linguistics | BS in Russian | First Job: Pier 1 Cashier, Cambridge, MA. I also did inventory, which was a big challenge back when Pier 1 sold myriad varieties of small brass figurines from exotic countries.

 801-585-9076
 fmahak@sa.utah.edu

LINDSEY KASS

 801-581-7993
 lkass@sa.utah.edu

LINDSEY KASS

Coaching Focuses: Advertising, Event Planning, Journalism, Marketing, Media, Public Relations, Publishing, Undecided, Writing

Campus Partnerships: Associated Students of the University of Utah (ASUU), Center for Disability & Access

College Liaisons: Academic Advising Center

Lindsey has been a member of the Career & Professional Development team since November 2015. Prior to coming to the University, Lindsey served as the Director of Summer Programs at the Brandywine Zoo where she developed conservation education curriculum for children. She has also served as a mental health counselor in a small university in NC and as an equine-assisted therapy counselor.

Hometown: Charlotte, NC | Hashtag: #doghaireverywhere | Education: MS in Mental Health Counseling; Appalachian State University | BS in Psychology, Minor in Women’s Studies; University of North Carolina | First Job: Cashier and Server at Brooklyn South Pizzeria – I ate more free pizza than one should ever eat.

 801-581-7993
 lkass@sa.utah.edu

MARY AROLA

 801-585-5062
 marola@sa.utah.edu

MARY AROLA

Coaching Focuses: Alternative Healthcare, Healthcare & Medicine, Hospitality & Tourism, Nursing, Pre-Med, Sports Management & Recreation

Campus Partnerships: Athletics, Campus Recreation, Mariott Library, MUSE (My U Signature Experience)

College Liaisons: Health

Mary has been a member of the Career & Professional Development team since June 2016. Prior to coming to the U, she was attending graduate school in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where she had Graduate Assistant Positions in Career Services, Study Abroad and New Student and Family Programs. Mary also did a year of service in Madagascar following her undergraduate experience.

Hometown: Virginia, MN | Hashtag: #adventureisoutthere | Education: MEd Educational Policy and Leadership; Marquette University | BA General Studies (Focuses: Business, Psychology and Professional Writing); University of Northern Iowa | First Job: Housekeeper for a hotel – they had cockroaches, but I wasn’t supposed to say anything.

 801-585-5062
 marola@sa.utah.edu

MEGAN RANDALL

 801-587-8480
 mrandall@sa.utah.edu

MEGAN RANDALL

Coaching Focuses: Architecture, City Planning, Construction, Design, Engineering , Transportation

Campus Partnerships: Counseling Center, Latter-Day Saint Student Association (LDSSA), Learning Abroad, Refugee Scholarship Program, and Testing Center

College Liaisons: College of Engineering (undergraduates), College of Architecture & Planning

Megan became a member of the Career & Professional Development team in June 2017. Prior to that, Megan served as a Learning Abroad Coordinator at the University of Utah for a year and a half. Before coming to the U, Megan was an on-site intern for a study abroad program in Nicaragua and also taught English to international students in Boston and Tanzania. Since moving to Utah in 2016, Megan has enjoyed getting outside and taking advantage of the Beehive State’s many beautiful hiking trails! She is passionate about travel, language, and culture and enjoys working with and getting to know students from different backgrounds.

Hometown: Starksboro, VT | Hashtag: #reallifeleslieknope | Education: MA in International Education, School for International Training (SIT) Graduate Institute | BA in Sociology, Minors in Anthropology and Women Studies, Skidmore College | First Job: Dishwasher and Catering Setter-Upper at Mary’s Restaurant.

 801-587-8480
 mrandall@sa.utah.edu

OLGA KINGSBURY

 801-581-5630
 okingsbury@sa.utah.edu

OLGA KINGSBURY

Coaching Focuses: International Students, Self Employment/Entrepreneurship, Freelance, Social Media Branding

Campus Partnerships: Utah Asia Campus, Lassonde Institute, Business School, International Student & Scholar Services

Olga has been with the Career & Professional Development Center since August 2018. Prior to this, she taught English as a Second Language in a private ESL school in Salt Lake City where she also served as a college admissions advisor helping international students apply for college and pursue higher education in the United States. Olga moved to the United States from Russia where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Linguistics. She is bilingual and is passionate about assisting students on their way to academic and professional fulfillment. Hometown: Tbilisi, Georgia (born) /Chelyabinsk, Russia (raised) | Hashtag: #macropatiencemicrospeed | Education: MA in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages); West Virginia University | BA in Linguistics; Chelyabinsk State University (Russia) | First job: Interpreter at an international taekwondo championship. I had to translate famous athletes in front of dozens of cameras. It was cool but extremely nerve-racking – those interviews were broadcast worldwide.

 801-581-5630
 okingsbury@sa.utah.edu
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Employer Engagement Team

PRESTON NIELSON

Associate Director of Employer Engagement, Partner Employer Contact
 801-585-5027
 pnielson@sa.utah.edu

PRESTON NIELSON

Associate Director of Employer Engagement, Partner Employer Contact
Industries: Health; Science; Finance, Insurance & Consulting; Advertising, Marketing, & PR; Media, Broadcasting & Journalism; Art & Entertainment

Career Coach Liaisons: Anna | Eric | Mary | Lindsey

 801-585-5027
 pnielson@sa.utah.edu

LESLIE BOLTON

Employer Engagement Specialist, Job & Career Fair Coordinator
 801-581-4473
 lbolton@sa.utah.edu

LESLIE BOLTON

Employer Engagement Specialist, Job & Career Fair Coordinator
Industries: Hospitality & Tourism; Sports & Recreation; Retail

Career Coach Liaisons: Anna | Mary

 801-581-4473
 lbolton@sa.utah.edu

ABHILASHA SACHDEVA

Employer Engagement Specialist
 801-585-3338
 asachdeva@sa.utah.edu

ABHILASHA SACHDEVA

Employer Engagement Specialist
Temporary Assignment: On-Campus Recruiting Coordinator, Handshake Specialist

Industries: Engineering; Energy; Technology; Transportation; Architecture & Urban Planning

Career Coach Liaisons: Anna | Ella | Francine | Megan

 801-585-3338
 asachdeva@sa.utah.edu

STAN INMAN

Director, Career & Professional Development Center, Partner Employer Contact
 801-585-5029
 sinman@sa.utah.edu

STAN INMAN

Director, Career & Professional Development Center, Partner Employer Contact
Industries: Consumer Products

Career Coach Liaisons: Anna

 801-585-5029
 sinman@sa.utah.edu

Operations Team

HANNAH CHRISTENSEN

Marketing Coordinator, Lead Graphic Designer
 801-585-3348
 hchristensen@sa.utah.edu

HANNAH CHRISTENSEN

Marketing Coordinator, Lead Graphic Designer
 801-585-3348
 hchristensen@sa.utah.edu

DEVON SCHLOTTERBECK

Administrative Assistant
 801-581-7963
 dschlotterbeck@sa.utah.edu

DEVON SCHLOTTERBECK

Administrative Assistant
 801-581-7963
 dschlotterbeck@sa.utah.edu

Career Education Team

MARISSA ARMITSTEAD

MARISSA ARMITSTEAD

ELLIE HANSON

ELLIE HANSON

MICHELLE MARTINEZ

MICHELLE MARTINEZ

PAIGE REMINGTON

PAIGE REMINGTON

MCKINLEY RENNISON

MCKINLEY RENNISON

ARIEL REYES

ARIEL REYES

EMILY SEANG

EMILY SEANG

AURORA SIN

AURORA SIN

ALEX SON

ALEX SON

RACHEL SMITH

RACHEL SMITH

JESS THAYNE

JESS THAYNE

VLADA YAREMENKO

VLADA YAREMENKO