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Career Center Staff Members
Trudy Van Zee, Executive Director, firstname.lastname@example.orgBio and picture coming soon
Amanda Baker, Assistant Director, email@example.comAmanda Baker is currently an Assistant Director in the Career Center at Johns Hopkins University. She received her Bachelor of Arts in English with a minor in psychology from Shippensburg University; her Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction in 2001; and her Master of Science in Counselor Education in 2005, both from The Pennsylvania State University. She has over 10 years of experience in education and 8+ years of experience as a career counselor. She has instructed in a variety of settings including early childhood, secondary education, higher education, and professional. Ms. Baker is a National Certified Counselor (NCC), Distance Certified Counselor (DCC), and Master Career Counselor (MCC). She serves on the Ethics Committee of the National Career Development Association (NCDA) and is a past president of the Maryland Career Development Association (MCDA).
Chelsea Haring, Associate Director, firstname.lastname@example.orgChelsea Haring joined the career center team in July 2008. She currently serves as the dedicated alumni career counselor in the career center where she has built and managed the alumni individual appointment service from its initiation in 2011. In her role, she provides alumni 0-5 years out of full time programs in KSAS and WSE with career counseling appointments, manages a career webinar program for all JHU alumni, and engages alumni in recruiting current students and participating in career related events. Chelsea telecommutes from the office to provide working alumni with appointments up until 8pm EDT most days. Prior to this role, Chelsea served as a career counselor in the office working with students. Overall, Chelsea has 10 years of experience providing career services to college students and alumni. She is a graduate of the NACE Management Leadership Institute and is an active member in NACE and the Alumni Career Services Network. Chelsea has worked in career services for about 10 years and enjoys working with students and alumni in all disciplines. Chelsea holds a Master of Arts Degree in English from Portland State University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Eastern Oregon University . Chelsea grew up in the Pacific Northwest and loves hiking, reading and spending time with her family.
Dawna Reeves, Interim Director/ Senior Associate Director, email@example.comDawna Milligan Reeves has worked at the Career Center at Johns Hopkins University since 2003. Prior to that, she worked in career services at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX. Dawna grew up in a family that valued entrepreneurship and thus assumed a variety of roles, including accounting, marketing, public relations, and management at a young age in her family’s restaurant business. As an undergraduate she majored in anthropology with a focus on folklore, Latin-America, and classics. Working as a career counselor, Dawna has had a variety of academic specialty areas including social sciences, humanities, engineering, business, and communication and performing arts but throughout her career Dawna’s continuing passion has been internships. Having personally experienced the impact of career-related experience on her career goals and having researched its positive impact on college students’ academic and career paths, Dawna is a fervent believer in the importance of internship experiences for students.
Evelyn Davis, Dossier Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.orgEvelyn Davis joined the Career Center as Dossier Coordinator in 2000 after a long career in the insurance industry. In addition to her dossier duties, she is also the Billing Specialist for the Career Center. When not at Hopkins, Evelyn is part of the events staff at Baltimore Orioles and Baltimore Ravens home games. She is also a long time volunteer at the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Sports Legends at Camden Yards Museums. She enjoys taking river cruises in Europe and visiting art museums, especially those that feature art by the Impressionist painters.
Julie Elliott, Assistant Director, email@example.comJulie Elliott joined the Career Center in 2012. She received a BA in Government and Politics from George Mason University and an MEd in Student Personnel Services at the University of South Carolina. She has worked in career services for over 16 years at great institutions like Loyola University New Orleans and Scripps College in Claremont CA, where she held every position in the office from Career Counselor to Director. She’s excited to be part of the team at Hopkins and looks forward to work with our amazing students. After living in southern California for 12 years, Julie is still adjusting to the cold weather and loves being closer to family and lifelong friends.
Krystle Wagemann, Assistant Director of Employer Relations, firstname.lastname@example.orgKrystle Wagemann joined the Career Center as the Employer Relations Coordinator in 2012, but has worked at Johns Hopkins University since 2009. Prior to Hopkins, Krystle worked at her alma mater, St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s Career Center, while earning her Bachelor of Arts in English. Krystle grew up in the Baltimore area and loves cooking, movies, board games and road trips
Natasha OrtizFortier, Assistant Director, email@example.comNatasha OrtizFortier is the newest member of the Career Center team. For more than a decade, Natasha has worked in institutions of higher education in D.C., MD and VA helping student achieve academic success. Natasha is enthusiastic about working with students in planning and working toward their career goals. As a Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF), she is trained in many facets of the career and professional development spectrum; however, her passion is engaging students in the career exploration process, career planning, interview/internship prep and networking. She earned her B.A. at Morgan State University (Go Bears!) and M.A. at the University of Baltimore. Outside of work, you’ll find her spending quality time with her spouse, raising their two lovable and highly energetic boys, volunteering to make her community an even better place to live and eating really good food.
Vacant, Senior Associate Director, firstname.lastname@example.orgThis description for this postion will be posted soon on the JHUJOBS website.
Sarah Reifer, Assistant Director, email@example.comSarah Reifer is an Assistant Director and Counselor at the Johns Hopkins University Career Center. While Sarah joined the Career Center's team in 2013, she has been at Johns Hopkins since 2007 and previously worked with alumni leadership groups at the School of Arts and Sciences. Sarah received her Masters of Science in Counseling from Johns Hopkins University and her Bachelor of Arts from Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania, where she studied Psychology and Art History. Though Sarah has a humanities background, she enjoys working with students from all disciplines. A Pennsylvania native, Sarah is a current Baltimore urbanite and enjoys all that Charm City has to offer.
Tracy Carter, Senior Assistant Director, firstname.lastname@example.orgTracy Carter joined the Johns Hopkins University Career Center in 1998. Prior to this, she worked in case management/social work for a community psychiatric rehabilitation facility. Tracy holds a Master of Arts in Applied Behavioral Science from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland. A native Baltimorean, Tracy is a lifelong Orioles fan and remembers when the Colts played in Baltimore! She enjoys traveling to tropical locales, trying new restaurants, and spending time with family and friends.
Cheryl Vicente, Assistant Director of External Relations, email@example.comBio and picture coming soon
Kayla Toering, Employer Relations Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.orgBio coming soon
Career Center Student Assistants are students who help other students at various stages of the career process. They can help you make an appointment or create a J-Connect account, and several are trained to review resumes and cover letters as well as assist with job or internship searches. If you are a JHU student interested in working at the Career Center, please contact us at 410-516-8056 or email@example.com.Clarissa Alfes
Clarissa is a Sophomore from Lake Mary, Florida. As an aspiring Pediatric Psychologist, Clarissa is majoring in Psychology and minoring in Art History. This is her second year working at the Career Center as a Peer Assistant and as a Desk Assistant. She is also a Clinical Research Assistant at the Bloomberg Children's Center, Research Assistant for the JHU School of Medicine Psychiatry Department, Community Service Chair of the Women's Club Lacrosse team, Counselor for Camp Kesem, and a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma. During her free time, she enjoys cooking, baking, and traveling.Miceile Barrett
Miceile Barrett is a current sophomore, majoring in Mathematics and pursing the pre-med program. On campus she plays varsity field hockey and is a Woodrow Wilson Research Fellow. Along with her job at the Career Center, she is a 2 year mentor in the Incentive Mentoring and enjoys running and Miss Shirley's. She just returned from a 2 week trip in Ecuador and can't wait to go back!Katie Calabro
Katie is junior computer science major from Long Island, New york. She is a TA for introduction to programming, and a web designer at the Career Center. She interned at Microsoft in the Summer of 2013 and will be interning at Apple in summer 2014. At Apple she will be working on iOS. She wants to work on mobile development as a full-time job. She loved to watch tv, including shows like Law & Order, the Blacklist, Downtown Abby, Suits, the Middle, Modern Family, and many others.Genevieve Crawford
Genevieve Crawford is a sophomore double-major in Economics and International Studies. She is from Denver, CO and has been an avid skier since age two. This is her first year working as a desk assistant in the Career Center. In her two exciting years at Hopkins, she also has held positions on the JHU Spring Fair Community Marketplace Committee, Milton S. Eisenhower Marketing Committee, and is a Member of The Salant Investment Team. She really enjoys traveling, and from her experiences abroad, she holds interests in international development, healthcare economics and global gender inequality. She is also probably one of Hopkins' biggest pizza fans.Nathalia Gibbs
Nathalia is a junior working her second year at the career center as a Peer Assistant. She is Neuroscience major Romance Languages Minor from Union, New Jersey. Her main hobby is photography, you can find her around campus with her camera or backstage at one of the school concerts. She is involved in News-Letter, CCS, and RAP. She absolutely adores frozen yogurt.Gerard Hampton
Gerard is currently a junior from Connecticut and is a double major in Public Health and the Classics. This is his third year working at the Career Center as a Peer Assistant and Desk Assistant. On his free time he is either getting beaten up on the Rugby Field or looking for new ways to get involved on the Johns Hopkins campus. Gerard hopes that Hopkins will help him to find his passion and lead him to a successful career.Bridget Hampton
Bridget Hampton is a freshman from Connecticut. She is on the Field Hockey team and is thinking about majoring in Public Health and minoring in Psychology. She is the youngest of four with three older brothers, all of whom attend Johns Hopkins as well. Bridget is working as a Desk Assistant at the Career Center. On her free time she tutors teenagers at ACCE High School or is on the practice field. Bridget hopes that Johns Hopkins will help her find her passion and lead her to a successful year!Cera Hassinan
Cera Hassinan is a freshman majoring in Neuroscience hoping to go to Med School when she graduates. This is her first year as a desk assistant at the Career Center. She is originally from Phoenix, Arizona but doesn’t mind the snowy days here at Hopkins. In her free time she is playing soccer on the Homewood field, or dancing in her dorm room.Shanaz Hossain
Shanaz is a junior double majoring in neuroscience and molecular and cellular biology, aiming to eventually become a doctor. This is her third year working in the Career Center and she works as both a desk assistant and peer assistant. She is a member of HERO, the on-campus EMS service that responds to medical emergencies. Outside of HERO, she is also a member of SHARE, NeuroJays and SASH, and she enjoys playing piano in her free time. Shanaz is a local from Baltimore so if you need any tips on where to go, don’t hesitate to ask!Katie McEneaney
Katie McEneaney is a freshman from Glastonbury, Connecticut. She is currently deciding a major, and when she is not being a desk assistant at the Career Center, she is on Homewood field playing for the Women’s Soccer team here at Hopkins. Although she hasn’t figured out her future yet hopefully working at the Career Center will help her find her passions.Maria Luisa Navarro Sanchez
Maria Luisa is a junior Public Health Studies major from Mexico, minoring in Entrepreneurship and Management. She is a TA for the Biostatistics class and a member of Stressbusters and the Running Club. She also enjoys doing research at the Bloomberg School of Public Health and is currently working in a project related to HIV and Hepatitis C in Baltimore. She has worked at the Career Center for the past two years, first as a desk assistant and now as a peer assistant, and she sincerely thinks this is the best job on campus.Jonathan Ung
Jon is a junior in the Mechanical Engineering department concentrating in aerospace. You can find him working in the Career Center as a peer assistant. Outside of school and work, he is interested in drumming, video games, food, running, the Walking Dead, and imagining humanity crawl into the bowels of deep space. Jon is also involved in the JHU Phonathon, the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity, the JHU chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Student Council, the SGA Judiciary, and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. After he graduates, Jon is planning to get married to his wonderful fiance and either pursue a fifth year Master's degree here at Hopkins or move into an aerospace-related field. However, he is also considering consulting and politics.