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At the Career & Professional Development Center, we support students and alumni by helping them design individualized life plans. Our goal is to help students 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 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 now! Regardless of where you are at in the career & major development process, We’ve got U.

Executive Team

Career & Professional Dev Center Director
Stan Inman
Stan Inman
Career & Professional Dev Center Director

Pronouns: he, him, his

First Job: Dairy Queen

Something Unexpected: I love to golf

Associate Director, Outreach & Engagement
Preston Nielson
Preston Nielson
Associate Director, Outreach & Engagement

Pronouns: he, him, his

First Job: Busser at Training Table

Something Unexpected: I did the Peace Corps in the Islamic Republic of Mauritania

Associate Director, Career Coaching & Assessment
Carmen Gold-Johnson
Carmen Gold-Johnson
Associate Director, Career Coaching & Assessment

Pronouns: she, her, hers

First Job: Daycare Teacher

Something Unexpected: HUGE DISNEY NERD

Assistant Director Team

Engagement & Internships
Crystal Cory
Crystal Cory
Engagement & Internships

Pronouns: she, her, hers

First Job: Student Technician at the National Soil Erosion Research Laboratory (NSERL)

Something Unexpected: I'm an only child?

Grad Student Career Coaching
Francine Mahak
Francine Mahak
Grad Student Career Coaching

Pronouns: she, her, hers

First Job: Pier 1 cashier

Something Unexpected: As a child, I raised a baby bluejay kicked out of its nest, educated it in detail about cats, and taught it to fly. I felt I had achieved my life's purpose.

Marketing & Communications
Mary Arola
Mary Arola
Marketing & Communications

Pronouns: she, her, hers

First Job: Housekeeper in a hotel!

Something Unexpected: I have lived in 5 different states and 1 other country!

Programming & Development
Natalie Pinkney
Natalie Pinkney
Programming & Development

Pronouns: she, her, hers

First Job: Dining Room Server (gross)

Something Unexpected: Sims 4 addict

Career Exploration & Curriculum
Sarah Kovalesky
Sarah Kovalesky
Career Exploration & Curriculum

Pronouns: she, her, hers

First Job: Circulation Desk Specialist at my local library

Something Unexpected: An avid Swiftie and lover of road-trips to witness the wonders of nature

Undergraduate Career Coaching Team

Brett Gaffney
Brett Gaffney

Pronouns: she, her, hers

First Job: Archive Staff, Houston Fire Museum

Something Unexpected: I was an ice skater for nine years

cambre roberts
cambre roberts

Pronouns: she, they

First Job: Jamba Juice!

Something Unexpected: I am a certified yoga instructor

Delyash Tsartsaeva
Delyash Tsartsaeva

Pronouns: she, her, hers

First Job: kitchen helper at McDonalds

Something Unexpected: I volunteered at a Folk music festival in France

Erik Carino
Erik Carino

Pronouns: he, him, his

First Job: Math Tutor

Something Unexpected: I like listening to Corridos Pesados

Liz Spencer
Liz Spencer
Pronouns: she, her, hers

First Job: Physical therapist aide

Something Unexpected: Lived in 5 countries over the course of 3 years
Mia Yang
Mia Yang

Pronouns: she, her, hers

First Job: Japanese Tutor

Something Unexpected: I love traveling and have been to 15 countries and 35 states

Natalie Pinkney
Natalie Pinkney

Pronouns: she, her, hers

First Job: Dining Room Server (gross)

Something Unexpected: Sims 4 addict

Olga Kingsbury
Olga Kingsbury

Pronouns: she, her, hers

First Job: Translator at international taekwondo tournaments

Something Unexpected: I am passionate about social media marketing

Sarah Kovalesky
Sarah Kovalesky
Pronouns: she, her, hers

First Job: Circulation Desk Specialist at my local library

Something Unexpected: An avid Swiftie and lover of road-trips to witness the wonders of nature
Yaneli Morales
Yaneli Morales

Pronouns: she, her, hers

First Job: Cashier and burrito roller at TacoTime!

Something Unexpected: I can rip a phonebook in half! (Do they even make those anymore? Lol)

Graduate Career Coaching Team

Francine Mahak
Francine Mahak
Pronouns: she, her, hers

First Job: Pier 1 cashier

Something Unexpected: As a child, I raised a baby bluejay kicked out of its nest, educated it in detail about cats, and taught it to fly. I felt I had achieved my life's purpose.
Dan Moseson
Dan Moseson

Pronouns: he, him, his

First Job: Magazine intern

Something Unexpected: I'm a bird and nature photographer

Brianda De Leon
Brianda De Leon

Pronouns: she, her, ella

First Job: 16 y.o. at Payless, Valley Fair Mall

Something Unexpected: I love to listen to corridos and I used to play the violin with an orchestra.

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Outreach & Engagement Team

Outreach & Engagement
Preston Nielson
Preston Nielson
Outreach & Engagement

Pronouns: he, him, his

First Job: Busser at Training Table

Something Unexpected: I did the Peace Corps in the Islamic Republic of Mauritania

Marketing & Communications
Mary Arola
Mary Arola
Marketing & Communications

Pronouns: she, her, hers

First Job: Housekeeper in a hotel!

Something Unexpected: I have lived in 5 different states and 1 other country!

Engagement & Internships
Crystal Cory
Crystal Cory
Engagement & Internships

Pronouns: she, her, hers

First Job: Student Technician at the National Soil Erosion Research Laboratory (NSERL)

Something Unexpected: I'm an only child?

Employer Outreach Specialist
Leslie Bolton
Leslie Bolton
Employer Outreach Specialist

Pronouns: she, her, hers

First Job: Cleaning commercial business offices, 9th grade

Something Unexpected: I hate to cook!

Marketing & Graphic Design
Hannah Christensen
Hannah Christensen
Marketing & Graphic Design

Pronouns: she, they

First Job: Nannying

Something Unexpected: I have a large (100+) crystal collection that assists me in my daily meditation. 💎

Director, Sponsorship Lead
Stan Inman
Stan Inman
Director, Sponsorship Lead

Pronouns: he, him, his

First Job: Dairy Queen

Something Unexpected: I love to get pedicures