Our Staff

Our Staff

Our Staff

Executive

Executive & Administration

Our executive team works to continually move Career Advancement forward with innovative opportunities and experiential initiatives. Our administrative team supports the work of all Career Advancement’s teams.

Meredith Daw
Assistant V.P., Enrollment and Student Advancement, Executive Director, Career Advancement
Cristina Rodriguez
Deputy Director, Career Advancement and Director, Odyssey & Special Initiatives
Mary Valentine-Harris
Career Coordinator
Rachael Ward
Deputy Director, Career Advancement and Director, Student Services

Employer Relations and Development

Employer Relations & Development

The Employer Relations & Development team (ERD) helps employers and students connect. Assisting employers in everything from posting positions and collecting resumes to coordinating on-campus interviews and recruiting events, the ERD team plays an essential role in helping UChicago students obtain substantive internships and full-time positions.

Nadia Casperson
Associate Director, Employer Relations and Development
Industry Focus:
Consulting
James Arvidson
Assistant Director, Employer Relations & Development
Industry Focus:
Government and Public Policy, Non-Profits
Meghan Ashbrock
Manager, Employer Relations & Development
Industry Focus:
Arts and Entertainment, Entrepreneurship, Journalism, Marketing, Museums, Public Relations, Publishing
Ryan Chapman
Career Adviser, UChicago Careers in Health Professions
Industry Focus:
Healthcare
Veronica Gloria
Manager, Employer Relations & Development
Industry Focus:
General Business, Hospitality, Tourism
Melinda Markert
Senior Assistant Director, Student Employment
Industry Focus:
On-Campus Opportunities
Chiara Montanari
Assistant Director, External Relations
Industry Focus:
Companies Outside of the United States
Jessica Sitler
Manager, Employer Relations & Development
Industry Focus:
Financial Services, Investment Banking
Chung Song
Assistant Director, Employer Relations & Development
Industry Focus:
Education, Insurance, Law, Real Estate, Retail
Eleni Vartelas
Assistant Director, Employer Relations & Development
Industry Focus:
Science and Technology

External Relations

External Relations

The External Relations team builds strong relationships with UChicago's network of alumni, parents, and other off-campus partners. In addition, the team manages several student programs that partner with outside volunteers such as the Alumni Board of Governors Externship Program, the International Experience Grant, the Metcalf Volunteers Program, and the Summer Action Grant.

Sara Bosworth
Director, External Relations
Dan Moore
Assistant Director, External Relations & Strategic Writing
Melinda Markert
Senior Assistant Director, Student Employment
Clare Nowogrocki
Assistant Director, External Relations & Strategic Writing
Chiara Montanari
Assistant Director, External Relations

Strategic Programming and Outreach

Strategic Programming & Outreach

Supporting all of Career Advancement’s teams, the Strategic Programming & Outreach team (SPO) produces over 700 events per year and manages the popular Career Exploration Trek program. The SPO team also communicates for Career Advancement through graphic design, social media, our website, and all marketing materials.

Josh Bustetter
Manager, Experiential Education
Merideth Snead
Assistant Director, Experiential Education

Student Prep

Student Preparation

The Student Preparation team works directly with students through one-on-one counseling appointments and innovative programming to support students in everything from career exploration to negotiating job offers. Career advisers assist with everything from resumes, cover letters, finding opportunities, and applications.

Candace Mui
Assistant Director, Student Preparation
Bart Van Wassenhove
Assistant Director, Student Preparation
James Jackson
Director, Data Analyst and Systems Integration
Lauren Faucette
Associate Director, Student Preparation
Melissa Smith
Assistant Director, Student Preparation
Jeannette Daly
Assistant Director, Student Preparation

UCIB

UCIB

The selective UChicago Careers in Business (UCIB) program supplements the College’s influential liberal arts curriculum with the world-class resources of Chicago Booth and UChicago’s global network of business leaders. The UCIB team offers one-on-one advising to help prepare students for careers in the business world.

Nancy Schaller
Senior Program Director, UChicago Careers in Business
Krisinda Doherty
Associate Director, Consulting, UChicago Careers in Business
Lauren Rath
Associate Director, Business Career Services
Julia Bishop
Senior Assistant Director, UChicago Careers in Business
Scott Metcalf
Senior Assistant Director, UChicago Careers in Business
Elena Danos
Program Coordinator, UChicago Careers in Business

UCIE

UCIE

Students interested in startups, venture capital, and other entrepreneurial related careers have access to one-on-one advising from professionals with extensive experience on the UChicago Careers in Entrepreneurship (UCIE) team.

Jerry Huang
Senior Program Director, UChicago Careers In Entrepreneurship

UCIEP

EdPros/UCIEP

UChicago Careers in Education Professions provides specialized preparation for students interested in pursuing careers in pre K-12 teaching as well as educational administration, research, and policy. The EdPros team offers one-on-one advising to help prepare students for careers in education.

Andy Tousignant
Lewis-Sebring Program Director, UChicago Careers In Education Professions.

UCIHP

UCIHP

UChicago Careers in Health Professions (UCIHP) provides College students with resources and support to develop a customized portfolio of knowledge, skill sets, and experiences required for advanced study or employment in health and medicine. As early as their first year, pre-health students are advised on how to assess their strengths, hone their interests, and identify appropriate course work, research, internships, and clinical opportunities.

Joni Krapec
Senior Program Director, UChicago Careers in Health Professions
Cassandra Flambouras
Associate Director, UChicago Careers in Health Professions, Health Professions Adviser
Ryan Chapman
Career Adviser, UChicago Careers in Health Professions
Martha Burla
Assistant Director, UChicago Careers in Health Professions

UCIJAM

UCIJAM

As part of Career Advancement, UChicago Careers in Journalism, Arts, and Media (UCIJAM) provides essential pre-professional opportunities and a focus on innovative thinking to help students launch successful careers in these fast-changing fields.

Ben Waltzer
Klingensmith Program Director, UChicago Careers in Journalism, Arts, and Media

UCIL

UCIL

The UChicago Careers in Law (UCIL) program provides undergraduates and alumni interested in legal careers the knowledge they need to prepare for law school and legal professions. Through workshops, presentations, internships, mentoring and one-on-one advising, UCIL seeks to support students and alumni as they decide whether a career in law is a good fit for them.

Maria Vertuno
Program Director, UChicago Careers in Law

UCIPPS

UCIPPS

Whether they gravitate toward community or international development, education, social service, public policy, or politics, students will find a vast array of opportunities through the UChicago Careers in Public Policy and Service (UCIPPS) program. UCIPPS offers one-on-one advising to help prepare students for careers in the government, politics and non-profits.

Nora Feely
Program Director of UChicago Careers in Public and Social Service
Elizabeth Bynum
University of Chicago Public Interest Program (UCPIP) Coordinator
Katherine Schmidt
Assistant Director, UChicago Careers in Public and Social Service

UCISTEM

UCISTEM

UChicago Careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (UCISTEM) helps students explore, prepare for, and obtain careers or professional school placement in these fields. Opportunities for mentorship, alumni networking, and one-on-one advising are readily available.

Tara Ford
Program Director, UChicago Careers In STEM
Elsa Anderson
PhD Student Adviser for UCISTEM
Emily Hatch
Program Coordinator, UChicago Careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math