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Career Community Advisory Boards

The Office of Career Exploration and Success has developed a career exosystem at Rutgers-New Brunswick with community members working to ensure positive post-graduation outcomes for all students. Advisory boards comprised of faculty, staff, employers, and student leaders steer each career community's efforts. The groups oversee mentoring programs and plan career development programming, exploration events with alumni, and networking opportunities with employers.

Thank you to all of the advisory board members who volunteer their time to support the Rutgers Scarlet Knights!

 

 

 



 
 

Arts, Multimedia, and Communication Career Community & Hospitality and Tourism Career Community Advisory Board

 
BARBARA ZITO (Board Chair)
Program Director, Career Communities
Office of Career Exploration and Success
 
DAVID BILLS
Associate Director, Career Advising Services
Office of Career Exploration and Success
 
JOHN CARROLL
Vice President Human Resources
Guest Worldwide
 
CATARINA CAULFIELD
Industry Developer
Office of Career Exploration and Success
 
ADAM GAYNOR
Vice President, Network Partnerships
Vizio
 
ILDI KOCZAN
Assistant Director of Student Services for Career Services
Rutgers University School of Communication and Information
 
ALEX MANACOP
Student Leader
Public Relations Student Society of America
 
AMEE POLLACK
Undergraduate Program Advisor
Mason Gross School of the Arts
 
TOPHER SUTTON
Assistant Director, First Year Engagement
Office of Career Exploration and Success
 
 

Black and Latinx Students Career Community Advisory Board

 
ALCEDOS VANTERPOOL (Board Chair)
Graduate Coordinator
Office of Career Exploration and Success
 
CARLOS FLORES
Career Management Specialist
Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations
 
LISA GODDARD
Coordinator, Career & Internship Fairs
Office of Career Exploration and Success
 
JAKORA HOLMAN
Director
Paul Robeson Cultural Center
 
SHALINI JAIN
Industry Developer
Office of Career Exploration and Success
 
CRISTINA RODRIGUEZ
University Relations
JP Morgan Chase & Co.
 
ANDREA RYDEL
Assistant Dean
Honors College
 
DOREEN THOMAS
NASA MUREP & HQ Internship Program
Universities Space Research Association
 
 

Campus Student Employees Career Community Advisory Board

 
PAOLA PUERTA (Board Chair)
Program Director, Career Communities
Office of Career Exploration and Success
 
PAUL FISCHBACH
Associate Director
Campus Recreation
 
LISA GODDARD
Coordinator, Career & Internship Fairs
Office of Career Exploration and Success
 
SHALINI JAIN
Industry Developer
Office of Career Exploration and Success
 
FRED KAIN
Assistant Manager
Office of Financial Aid
 
SARI KATZEN
Developmental Specialist
Rutgers Learning Centers
 
LAUREN OLSEN
Project Manager
Division of Enrollment Management
 
RACHAEL PADULA
Assistant Director for Staff Selection and Training
Department of Residence Life
 
SHERRELL WATSON-HALL
Associate Director
Office of Financial Aid
 
 

Doctoral Students Career Community Advisory Board

 
STACEY KOHLER (Board Chair)
Program Director, Career Communities
Office of Career Exploration and Success
 
AMY ADAIR
Student Leader
GSE Student Affairs Committee
 
DR. JANET ALDER
Assistant Dean of Graduate Academic and Student Affairs
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
 
JACKIE GOLDSCHMIDT
Director
Global Talent Acquisition Biopharma & University
 
DR. RAMAZAN GÜNGÖR
Assistant Dean
School of Graduate Studies
 
LARISSA KELLER
Associate Director, Recruiting Programs
Office of Career Exploration and Success
 
CHERISE KENT
Associate Dean, Industry Engagement
School of Arts and Sciences
 
ARIELLE L’ESPERANCE
Senior Program Administrator, Graduate Education
Office of Research and Graduate Education
 
SHENGJIE XU
Student Leader
Rutgers Graduate Student Association
 
 

Education and Human Services Career Community & Law; Public Health, Policy, and Safety Career Community Advisory Board

 
SYLVIA CORDERO (Board Chair)
Program Director, Career Communities
Office of Career Exploration and Success
 
SCOTT BORDEN
Career Advisor
Office of Career Exploration and Success
 
SANDRA CARROLL
Special Agent
Federal Bureau of Investigations William Field
 
KENNETH COP
Executive Director
Police Services
 
LINNEA DICKSON
Associate Undergraduate Vice-Chair
Psychology Department
 
MARIAN DIKSIES
Associate Professor of Teachings and Director of Students Affairs
School of Social Work
 
WILLIAM FIELD
Undergraduate Program Director
Political Science Department
 
CHRISTINA TORIAN
Associate Director for Undergraduate Student Services
Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
 
MATTHEW WINKLER
Assistant Dean
Graduate School of Education
 
 

Environment and Sustainability Career Community & Food, Agriculture, Animal, and Natural Resources Career Community Advisory Board

 
LARRY JACOBS (Board Chair)
Program Director, Career Communities
Office of Career Exploration and Success
 
LISA GODDARD
Coordinator, Career & Internship Fairs
Office of Career Exploration and Success
 
STEVE JAKUBIEC
Technologist
NESTLE, Bridgewater
 
RICHARD JOSEPH
Student Leader
The Rutgers - Minorities in Agriculture
 
KRISTEN LESTER
Senior Program Coordinator, Student to Professional Internship Network
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
 
SHANNON MARTIAK
Captain, Central Region
NJ State Conservation Police
 
DR. BONNIE MCCAY
Distinguished Professor Emeritus
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
 
BRIAN MCGONIGLE
Manager of Alumni and Community Engagement
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
 
XENIA MORIN
Professor
Senior Associate Dean for Learning
 
CHITRA PONNUSAMY
Professor and Director, Undergraduate Program in Food Science
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
 
BIANCA SCHNARR
Student Leader
Students for Environmental Awareness
 
ZAC STAGER
Industry Developer
Office of Career Exploration and Success
 
DAN VAN ABS
Professor
Human Ecology
 
 

International Students Career Community Advisory Board

 
PAOLA PUERTA (Board Chair)
Program Director, Career Communities
Office of Career Exploration and Success
 
GREG COSTALAS
Assistant Director of Programs
Rutgers Global
 
LISA GODDARD
Coordinator, Career & Internship Fairs
Office of Career Exploration and Success
 
SHALINI JAIN
Industry Developer
Office of Career Exploration and Success
 
JINLING QUAN
International Student Advisor
Rutgers Global
 
 

LGBTQ Students Career Community Advisory Board

 
TAMARA PETERS (Board Chair)
Associate Director, Career Student Communities
Office of Career Exploration and Success
 
CATARINA CAULFIELD
Industry Developer
Office of Career Exploration and Success
 
ERIK ESQUEDA
Graduate Assistant
The Center for Social Justice Education and LGBT Communities
 
CARLOS FLORES
Career Management Specialist
School of Management and Labor Relations
 
LINDSAY JEFFERS
Senior Program Administrator
The Center for Social Justice Education and LGBT Communities
 
MARYBETH KIMBERLIN
Coordinator, Interviewing Program
Office of Career Exploration and Success
 
CRISTINA RODRIGUEZ
Vice President, Recruiting Programs
JPMorgan Chase
 
KATE SPARANO
Lead Recruiter
ADP
 
 

Life and Health Sciences Career Community & Medical Professions Career Community Advisory Board

 
MINDY O'MEALIA (Board Chair)
Program Director, Career Communities
Office of Career Exploration and Success
 
LAUREN ALEKSUNES
Director SURF
Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
 
ANNE CARR-SCHMID
Director of Advising
School of Arts and Sciences
 
NITHISHA CHEEDALLA
Student Leader
Rutgers American Medical Student Association
 
NANCY CINTRON
Associate Dean for Student Services & EOF Director
Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
 
MATTHEW DIBARTOLOMEO
Manager, University Relations
Hackensack Meridian
 
LAURA GENTILE
Sr. Consultant, University Relations Manager
CVS Health
 
ANU GUPTA
Assistant Dean, International Academic Support
Rutgers Global
 
LARISSA KELLER
Associate Director, Recruiting Programs
Office of Career Exploration and Success
 
MARY NUCCI
Assistant Dean for Campus Engagement (co-founder)
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
 
GARTH PATTERSON
Assistant Dean SAS Advising and Academic Services
School of Arts and Sciences
 
SARA PIXLEY
Executive Staff Director
Center for Cognitive Sciences
 
SHIVAM RANGOLIA
Student Leader
Rutgers American Medical Student Association
 
ELIZABETH VOGEL
Director of the Health Professions Office
School of Arts and Sciences
 
 

Management, Operations, Human Resources, and Finance Career Community & Sales, Marketing, and Entrepreneurship Career Community Advisory Board

 
TOI TYSON (Board Chair)
Director of Career Communities
Office of Career Exploration and Success
 
PAOLO ARANTE
Student Leader
Rutgers Association of Marketing and Strategy (RAMS)
 
SCOTT BORDEN
Career Advisor
Office of Career Exploration and Success
 
GARRY FURNARI
Program Manager, University Relations & Branding
SHI International
 
LEN GARRISON
Director
School of Management and Labor Relations
 
NIKHIL JAIN
Student Leader
Little Investment Bankers of Rutgers (LIBOR)
 
JAMES KING
Professor
Rutgers Business School
 
SRI NARAYANAN
Student Leader
RU Women in Business
 
MARIA PARIS
Associate Director, Campus Marketing & Relations
UBS
 
ROB PETERSON
District Sales Manager
Fastenal
 
THOMAS PRUSA
Professor
University Economics Department
 
CRISTINA RODRIGUEZ
University Relations
JP Morgan Chase & Co.
 
LISA SANON-JULES
Assistant Dean
Honors College
 
MICHELLE ST. GEORGE
Associate Director, Industry Development
Office of Career Exploration and Success
 
 

Military-affiliated Career Community Advisory Board

 
TAMARA PETERS (Board Chair)
Associate Director, Career Student Communities
Office of Career Exploration and Success
 
LARISSA KELLER
Associate Director, Recruiting Programs
Office of Career Exploration and Success
 
RANIA PLAZAS
Program Director, Experiential Education
Office of Career Exploration and Success
 
ANN TREADWAY
Director
Office of Veteran and Military Programs and Services
 
VALERIE WILLIAMS
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
 
 

Physical Sciences Career Community & Technology and Engineering Career Community Advisory Board

 
JOE SCOTT (Board Chair)
Associate Director, Career Interest Communities
Office of Career Exploration and Success
 
TONI BERLINGIERI
Coordinator, Networking Programs
Office of Career Exploration and Success
 
DAVID BILLS
Associate Director, Career Advising Services
Office of Career Exploration and Success
 
MIKE BROWN
Assistant Dean
School of Engineering
 
SHALINI JAIN
Industry Developer
Office of Career Exploration and Success
 
LUKA MITROVIC
Student Leader
Engineering Governing Council
 
MANESSA LORMEJUSTE
Chemist
L’Oreal
 
BIANCA SKVIRSKY
President
Rutgers Engineering Society
 
SANGYA VARMA
Associate Research Professor
Deans Office of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
 
TYLER MATHURIN
Talent Acquisition
Campus Programs, Tata Consultancy Services

Student Athletes Career Community Advisory Board

 
STACEY KOHLER (Board Chair)
Program Director, Career Communities
Office of Career Exploration and Success
 
VAILEY EBERHARD
Regional Manager
Techtronic Industries
 
RYAN GALLAGHER
Student Leader
Rutgers Athletics
 
KATE HICKEY
Senior Associate Athletics Director
Rutgers Athletics
 
LARISSA KELLER
Associate Director, Recruiting Programs
Office of Career Exploration and Success
 
IYANLA KOLLOCK
Student Leader
Rutgers Athletics
 
SUE PYE
Director of Career Development & Experiential Education
Office of Career Exploration and Success
 
SHERYL SPAIN
Interim Executive Director
Rutgers Athletics
 
 

Students with Disabilities Career Community Advisory Board

 
ALCEDOS VANTERPOOL (Board Chair)
Graduate Coordinator
Office of Career Exploration and Success
 
CARLIE ANDREWS
Senior Director
Disability Services
 
LYN BAIER
Associate Director, First-Year Engagement
Office of Career Exploration and Success
 
COURTNEY BUTLER
Program Coordinator
College Support Program (CSP)
 
CATARINA CAULFIELD
Industry Developer
Office of Career Exploration and Success
 
DAYZIA GADSON
Campus Recruiter
The PNC Financial Services Group
 
MARYBETH KIMBERLIN
Coordinator, Interviewing Program
Office of Career Exploration and Success
 
ALEA WATSON
Student Leader
Active Minds at Rutgers
 
 

Women Career Community Advisory Board

 
TAMARA PETERS (Board Chair)
Associate Director, Career Student Communities
Office of Career Exploration and Success
 
SUSAN BENNETT
Assistant Director, First Year Engagement
Office of Career Exploration and Success
 
MEGAN BREW
Senior Events Lead, Campus Advisory Management
Capital One
 
CATARINA CAULFIELD
Industry Developer
Office of Career Exploration and Success
 
RACHAEL CHIN
Student Leader
Women in Computer Science
 
LESLIE DANEHY
Assistant Dean & Executive Director
Bold Center at Douglass for Career & Leadership Development
 
GLENDA GRACIA RIVERA
Director of Professional Development and Training
School of Management and Labor Relations
 
MARYBETH KIMBERLIN
Coordinator, Interviewing Program
Office of Career Exploration and Success
 
ANDREA RYDEL
Assistant Dean
Honors College