Lisa Severy has served as Director of Career Services since 2003. She has degrees from Indiana University and the
University of Florida and is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado. Lisa loves talking about the amazing
accomplishments of our students and graduates with employers, prospective students, and anyone else who wants to
know how incredibly valuable a degree from CU-Boulder can be! In addition to her fun at CU, Lisa has co-authored
two books, several book chapters, and numerous journal articles. She is active with the National Career Development
Association (NCDA) and currently serves as Secretary as well as being an NCDA Fellow.
Assistant Director Employer Development
Lisa Lovett is the main resource in Career Services for questions all things related to employers. She spends her
time finding employers to hire CU-Boulder students and alumni and educating them on how to engage the campus in
their hiring strategies. This is a great role for Lisa as she worked in recruiting and corporate internships
before she came to CU. Her favorite Career Services event is Recruiting 101 because she gets to meet new employers
in the Denver/Boulder area. Outside of work Lisa enjoys traveling, eating, and running (in that order).
Ro Medina is the marketing manager for Career Services. She is responsible for graphic design, social media
marketing and implementing marketing strategies. She also writes the weekly Careers in the Buff student newsletter
and the Career Chronicle employer newsletter. She is involved with many committees within the office such as
Technology, Events Team, Career Fair Committee and chairs the Student Engagement Committee. Ro is involved
with Boulder 2140 and loves to paint in her off time. Her favorite band is Saves the Day, with Say Anything coming
in as a close second.
Employer Development Specialist
Mr. Deragisch has the best job in the department. He works with an awesome team focused on making the employers'
experience here on the Boulder campus the best it can be. Period. Michael has been on the Boulder campus for over
35 years. Michael's background is in Communications - Interpersonal, corporate and broadcast. His job has gone
through multiple evolutions over the last 20 years, and never has it been better than NOW. Michael works Mondays,
Wednesdays and Fridays and is out of the office July, August and December.
Internship Development Specialist
Dylan Mark first worked for Career Services as an undergraduate with the title
Internship Program Intern. As a graduate, he's moved into the role of Internship
Development Specialist and has become the main resource for employers seeking
information on internships on campus. He runs training seminars for internship
programs, answers internship questions, directs the CU-PIIE program and serves
as a bridge for employers to connect to CU. Outside of work, Dylan enjoys drawing,
going to concerts, and being outside.
April coordinates on campus interviews and is on several committees in the office. She helps connect employers
and students through various recruiting events hosted on campus. She has B.A. in Psychology from Metro State
University of Denver where she also worked in Career Services as well as the Counseling Center. She has a
passion for photography, the ocean, cold weather, and anything French. She loves spending time with friends and family.
Employer Accounts Coordinator
Stacy is responsible for coordinating on-campus Employer Information Sessions and has begun working to connect
employers with student groups on campus. She is also involved in various committees in Career Services. Stacy
is a born and raised Yooper and has a BA in Sociology from the University of Michigan. She enjoys arts & crafts,
being outdoors, and spending time with her family and friends.
Associate Director for Counseling
As the Associate Director, Linda leads the Career Counseling Team and is dedicated to creating a Career Services Center
that acknowledges and cultivates each employee's individual talents and strengths. She is deeply committed to working
with undergraduate students, graduate students, and alumni in developing the best of who they are and the best career
they can imagine. She is also passionate about teaching positive psychology and contemplative career development,
innovative approaches to counseling and mentoring, and in designing strengths based, collaborative approaches to
change management within organizations.
Assistant Director for Diversity
George Hoey has been a member of the Career Services staff since October, 1999. He has held positions as
Career Development Coordinator, Career Counselor and Assistant Director for Diversity. He holds his MA from the
University of Michigan in Education with an emphasis in Guidance and Counseling. His top two favorite areas in
career counseling are networking and interviewing. Outside of the office George loves activities that help
improve health and wellness-especially if there is a racquetball game to be found. He loves family, diversity
work, cares about social justice issues and traveling the US of A. His favorite TV shows are live sporting events
and HTV programs. He'll smile and speak to you if you're walking across campus. You may see him anywhere.
Assistant Director for Career Counseling
Jon Schlesinger is the Assistant Director for Strategic Planning and Communication,
he provides office-wide strategic direction and planning to assess current programs,
and develop solutions to improve outcomes for customers and staff. Jon has a M.Ed. in
Counseling from DePaul University, in Chicago, IL concentrating in Community Mental Health
and College Student Development. He has previously worked in career centers at Northwestern University
in Evanston, IL and the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL. He is also a Licensed Professional
Counselor in Colorado. His focus is on college student career development exploring interests and
helping students prepare for life after college. Jon¡¯s first career was in architecture and he has
worked as a camp administrator as well as a rock climbing instructor.
Assistant Director of Education
Sandra is the liaison for the School of Education, the departments of International Affairs, Political
Science, and Pre-Law, as well as providing career counseling for ALL majors. Sandra has taught the
Career Theories class for the Counseling Graduate Program at UCD and is part of the Graduate Intern
Program Supervision Team at UCB. Sandra also sits on two boards at UCB: The Restorative Justice Program
and the Student Conduct Hearing Board. She is also a passionate horse woman, and is a PATH certified
therapeutic riding instructor.
Graduate Student Program Manager & Career Counselor
Annie studied Hebrew and Greek in college and earned a Master's degree in Higher
Education from Harvard University. Previously she was a Human Resources Consultant
and now enjoys helping others find meaning in their educational pursuits, careers
and lives. As a Career Counselor, she meets with individuals to facilitate discovery
of their strengths and strategize ways to effectively utilize those strengths in the
job search. In addition she is an engaged presenter who conducts group workshops
across campus on topics such as career exploration (MBTI Certified), networking,
salary negotiation, and social justice (Safe Zone trained & Social Justice Training
Institute alumna). When not at CU Annie performs with and teaches at Frequent Flyers
Productions Aerial Dance Theatre.
Blair Fraser is a career counselor working with students, Alumni, and serves as a liaison to the Athletic
Department. She has a master's in counseling with an emphasis in career CU Denver. Blair graduated from
Rice University in Houston Texas with a B.A. in psychology and business. While at Rice she was a
scholarship athlete with the Division I Tennis program. She comes to CU with over 15 years of corporate
experience, including being a consultant and working in program management and marketing for the
High Tech industry. She loves providing assistance to allow others to achieve their goals and tap into
their unique talents. Her favorite TV shows are Parenthood, Top Chef, and the PGA Tour. Outside of CU
she can be found spending time with her husband and two kids or obsessing over every single shot on the
Career Counselor and Academic Outreach Coordinator
Cori Shaff is a CU graduate (Communication) from St. Louis, Missouri. With a graduate degree in Career Counseling,
Cori is passionate about helping students identify and use their strengths during college. She is familiar with
the wide variety of involvement opportunities for students and enjoys helping them navigate CU. She leads an
initiative to integrate StrengthsQuest into student's experience at CU. Additionally, Cori coordinates outreach
to academic departments in Arts and Science and works to help students connect their liberal arts degrees to
internships and careers and is Safe Zone trained. Her favorite part of her job is supervising the Peer Career
Advisors. In her free time, Cori enjoys spending time with her outgoing toddler and creative husband, cooking,
going to the Opera and reading.
Kevin Glavin researches the impact of career development programming and graduate employment outcomes
for CU students. He holds a BSc in Math & Economics, a MSc in Business Information Technology and a PhD
in Counselor Education. Originally from Scotland, Kevin has worked and studied in Sydney, Florida and Ohio.
In his free time he enjoys playing soccer, golf and volleyball. He is a keen skier and can't wait for the
snow to fall.
Alumni Career Counselor
Lea is a trained life coach and has a master's degree in counseling with a specialization in career development.
She has close to 15 years career counseling experience in corporate, non-profit, and university settings as a
career counselor, executive recruiter, and staffing manager. She has experience working with adults in
transition in both the aerospace and biotechnology industries and also has experience creating programs and
services specifically for alumni. Her favorite part of her job is helping people shift their perspective in
a way that decreases their anxiety and improves their confidence and sense of hope with regard to their job
search or career exploration process. Lea enjoys spending time in nature, listening to music and reading
Career Counselor for Engineering
Rachel Killam serves as a liaison to the College of Engineering & Applied Science, as well as providing career counseling for ALL majors. She likes to learn about the unique and positive attributes of each person she meets with. Rachel holds a Master's in Counseling and is a first gen college and grad student, a Safe Zone Ally, and is certified in Nerdiness & Laughter. She also has a background in youth and young adult ministry. Other fun facts: she blogs about spirituality & identity, reads everything from Mental Floss to classic novels to Tina Fey's hilariousness, and even a little e.e. cummings. She also likes to run, hike, ride her bike, and ride the bus!
Career Counselor/Outreach Specialist
Ben is a Career Counselor and Outreach Specialist for the Division of Student Affairs. He recently completed a Student Affairs in Higher Education Masters degree at Colorado State University. He is excited to be at University of Colorado and connect with many of the offices and departments on campus. He comes from a background in admissions, career counseling, outdoor education, and enterprise software sales. Ben looks forward to meeting with you to discuss your own passions and interests and how you can turn that into a fulfilling career. When not working, he enjoys hiking, biking, skiing, and many different healing arts.
Alumni Career Counselor
Valentine Roche is a career counselor focusing primarily on alumni. She has an exceptional
ability to identify her client's strengths which in turn influences their career decisions. Additionally,
she helps her clients create relevant career alternatives, as well as career transition strategies.
Valentine brings experience in coaching business leaders and professionals in the areas of career transition,
leadership development, self-confidence, work/life balance, productive relationships, creativity and creating
extraordinary lives. Valentine has a background in human resources, a master's degree in management/leadership
development and has taught workshops in high tech, education, and other business environments. She enjoys
hiking, photography and creativity as a painter and collage artist.
Graduate Counseling Intern
Crystal Ligon is a Graduate Counseling Intern at Career Services. She gets excited
when she can engage with students and help them see what they have to offer. She
wants to stand by their dreams and instill in them hope for the future. Crystal
received a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign. She worked for about five years as a reporter before returning
to Colorado State University, where she is working toward her master's degree
in Education and Human Resources, specializing in Counseling and Career Development.
She is expected to graduate in May 2014. Outside of work, Crystal loves to be around
friends and do the occasional bird-watching.
Graduate Counseling Intern
Lucy Weaver is a Graduate Counseling Intern in Career Services. Lucy thrives on working with students in a way that combines their interests, strengths and values enabling them to align their studies and work with life. While choosing a major and deciding on a career are serious life decisions, Lucy brings a light hearted approach to exploring one's choices. Lucy graduated from The University of Puget Sound in 1994 and moved back to her native Colorado where she spent 13 years working in sales and marketing in the Outdoor Industry. Lucy is currently pursuing a Master's Degree in Transpersonal Psychology from Naropa University and is slated to graduate in May 2014. In her free time Lucy loves to play! She is an avid skier and trail runner and jumps at the chance to throw a lacrosse ball. Lucy is married and has two rock star girls ages 6 and 10.
Graduate Counseling Intern
Kristin Williams is a Graduate Counseling Intern at Career Services while she finishes her Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Denver Seminary. As a former CU Buffalo with an undergraduate degree in Integrative Physiology, Kristin loves to connect with students and assist them in pursuing their life's passions and goals. With a background in recruiting, Kristin brings knowledge of what employers look for to her role as a Career Counselor. Outside of work, Kristin loves CU football games, powder days, biking, and catching up on TV shows like Parenthood, Revenge, and Law & Order.
Assistant Director for Client Services
Cherie oversees the Client Services Team. She manages the Career Buffs job board for CU Boulder students and alumni (Career Buffs),
and is very involved with Employer Relations, Leadership, Technology/Website,
Credentials, Assessment and Events Teams. She is also the liaison with the Business Career Connections and Journalism & Mass Communication Career office.
Outside of work, she loves spending time with her beautiful family, dancing, hiking, traveling and drooling over art.
Client Services Coordinator
Christine helps out at the Welcome Desk and performs administrative support tasks for the department. She earned
her BA at CU-Boulder, majoring in Communication and Classics. Christine is also a volunteer with the Longmont Humane
Society and earned her certification as a canine massage therapist at the Boulder College of Massage Therapy.
During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Bob, and their dog Sadie, a Treeing Walker
Coonhound (Tree Walker Hound for short).
Welcome Desk Coordinator/Receptionist
Annette is the Director of First Impressions at Career Services. She is the welcoming smile when you walk in the
door or call on the phone. She lives in Nederland where she raised two kids who are now college alums themselves.
She loves to hike in the mountains with her dogs and create art.
Associate Director for Information Systems
Shayn Smith is in his 28th year at Career Services and serves as the Associate Director of Administration.
He began as a career counselor after receiving his doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the Boulder campus. He is a certified astrologer and energy
healer. Shayn is also a singer/songwriter and has recorded numerous songs. His favorite band is the Beatles and his favorite Beatle is George Harrison with whom he shares the birthday February 25.
Jun Hong is Shayn's assistant to provide IT support at Career Services. He graduated from Colorado State University
with a Master's degree of Computer Information Systems. He loves to introduce you to
anything about Chinese language and culture. Jun loves almost all kinds of sports, but his favorites are soccer
and skiing. His favorite band is from Hong Kong and is called Beyond.
Christen Cousins is the Testing Coordinator in Career Services. In this role he handles National Testing such as
the LSAT and MPRE as well as private testing for University Students and the outside community. Besides being a
ten year veteran of the University, Christen is also a proud Husband, Father, Brother, and Son. His favorite genre
of music is rock.
Tiffany Mason is the NIST/PREP Coordinator and Payroll Liaison for Career Services. She manages the three NIST
awards for undergraduates, graduates, and post docs. Additionally, she processes the payroll for the NIST awards,
the CIP program, the CU-PIIE program, the CPSD program, and the students and staff in Career Services. Tiffany
has earned an Associate's Degree in Accounting at Front Range Community College and is planning to go back to
school to finish her Bachelor's Degree in Finance starting in the summer of 2012. In her spare time, Tiffany
enjoys hanging out with her family, catching up on old math books, and reading about the Universe. Her favorite
genre of music is country.