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Career Services

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Alaina Nickerson

Interim Director
Comprehensive Career Team • Career Services
Alaina oversees the Comprehensive Career team in Career Services, which focuses on innovative and broad-reaching career projects as well as specialized services and programming for unique populations. Her career has been focused on serving students with the past decade devoted to career development in higher education. Alaina is a foodie and avid world traveler. She is from the Pacific Northwest originally and her favorite color is sparkle.

Comprehensive Career Team

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Jennifer Brown

Alumni Career Advisor
Comprehensive Career Team
Jennifer is a CU Boulder alumni who focuses on career advising with fellow alumni. With a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from CU Boulder and a Master of Arts degree in counseling psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, she has professional experience in human resources and community mental health and more than eight years of experience as a career development professional in higher education. Jennifer brings a...
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Kelly Chastain

MySkills Program Manager
Comprehensive Career Team
Kelly manages the MySkills Program, helping students identify and articulate the skills they have built throughout their coursework, extra-curricular activities and lives. Kelly teaches students how to turn their experiences into attention-grabbing hiring materials and shows them pathways to build and improve skills. After fleeing the family farm in the Pacific NW, she completed her bachelor's in creative writing at Pacific University and an MFA in creative writing at the...
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Cat Diebel-Wilson

Graduate Student Program Manager
Comprehensive Career Team
Cat is the program director and career advisor for CU’s graduate student population. She develops and delivers comprehensive career programming as well as meeting with master’s and PhD students one-on-one for career advising and guidance. Cat holds an MA from the University of Kansas and a BA from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and spent some years as a PhD candidate at the University of British Columbia before leaving ABD,...
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Jennifer Duncan

Alumni Program Manager
Comprehensive Career Team
Jennifer has worked in career services for 25+ years. Before coming to CU Boulder, she assisted alumni with their career needs at the University of Texas at Austin, Southwestern University (Texas) and Bowling Green State University (Ohio). Jennifer’s expertise is in career coaching and advising, as well as creating and implementing career webinars, virtual series and on-site workshops related to job search and career transition. Jennifer holds an M.A. in...
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Christine Maidl

Client Services Coordinator
Comprehensive Career Team
Christine helps out at the welcome desk and performs administrative support tasks for the department. She earned her bachelor’s degree 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. Her latest project is helping people with any cat behavior problems. During her free time, she...
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Dylan Mark

Internship Program Director
Comprehensive Career Team
Dylan works to expand opportunities for professional experiences including the development of internships, projects, entrepreneurship and other career launchers. In his role, Dylan supports students, employers and campus. Dylan has been a staff member of Career Services since 2013 and in that time has led internship initiatives, directed the CU PIIE program and overseen the employer development team. As a CU Boulder alumnus with a sociology degree, Dylan takes pride...
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Alaina Nickerson

Interim Director
Comprehensive Career Team • Career Services
Alaina oversees the Comprehensive Career team in Career Services, which focuses on innovative and broad-reaching career projects as well as specialized services and programming for unique populations. Her career has been focused on serving students with the past decade devoted to career development in higher education. Alaina is a foodie and avid world traveler. She is from the Pacific Northwest originally and her favorite color is sparkle.
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Evie Schwartz

Internship Coordinator
Comprehensive Career Team
As the internship coordinator at the University of Colorado Boulder, Evie is dedicated to expanding internship opportunities and programs. Evie is part of the Comprehensive Career team, which focuses on innovative and broad-reaching career projects as well as specialized services and programming for unique populations. Evie’s journey in career services began as a Career Services ambassador at Cal Poly, where she supported her peers in navigating the career landscape. Evie...
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Kristi Wasson

Assistant Director, Populations
Comprehensive Career Team
Kristi helps lead Career Services’ Comprehensive Career team by overseeing outreach efforts and the graduate and alumni career programs. In her role, she also supports campus-wide strategic initiatives and facilitates the Career Community of Practice. When not wearing her leadership hat, Kristi works as a strengths-based career advisor who loves helping students and alumni build awareness of who they are, where they want to go and how to get there...

Embedded Career Team

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Tony Bastone

Pre-Law Career Advising Program Manager
Embedded Career Team
Tony Bastone secured a bachelor’s in education after attending the University of Texas at Arlington, and Northeastern State University in 1968, and a Master of Arts in criminology and corrections from the Institute of Contemporary Corrections and the Behavioral Sciences at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, in 1971. He spent 13 years in the juvenile and adult criminal justice system and was awarded a Presidential Commendation from President...
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Evan Ferg

Career Advisor for College of Arts & Sciences
Embedded Career Team
Evan’s passion for serving students and learning along the way is evident when helping students explore their potential future careers. Originally from the Midwest, Evan earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in 2014 and made the move to Colorado to earn his master’s in counseling and career development from Colorado State University. In his role at the office, he helps determine interests, strengths and goals related...
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Alexi Ginther

Part-time Career Advisor
Embedded Career Team
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Brian D. Hand

Career Advisor for College of Engineering & Applied Science
Embedded Career Team
Brian completed a doctoral degree in exercise physiology at the University of Maryland. He also holds a master of science in oprganic chemistry from the University of Illinois and a bachelor of science in chemical engineering from Cornell University. Brian’s career includes work as an engineer in the pharmaceutical, filtration and failure analysis industries, as well as a university professor. He has previously advised CU Boulder students interested in healthcare...
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Natalie Horowitz

Part-time Career Advisor
Embedded Career Team
Natalie (she/her/hers) has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from MSU Denver. She is currently a graduate student at Denver Seminary working towards a master’s in clinical mental health counseling. Natalie was a pre-school teacher for 13 years before going back to school. She was born and raised in Miami, FL, and has two sons, ages 5 and 17. Natalie is passionate about helping others discover who they are, what they...
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Mindy Hurd

Assistant Director, Embedded Career
Embedded Career Team
Mindy helps lead the Embedded Career team, with a focus on the College of Arts and Sciences and the Program for Exploratory Studies. She is passionate about helping students find a career path that aligns with their skills, interests and values. Mindy has been involved in many areas of working with students throughout her career as a teacher, tutor, coach and advisor in both K-12 and higher education. She has...
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Tzigane Martin

Career Advisor for CMCI, Music and Business Minor
Embedded Career Team
Tzigane is a career advisor working with students from the College of Media, Communication and Information and the College of Music, and students pursuing the Business Minor at CU Boulder. She is passionate about creating an inclusive and safe space where students feel free to explore their future horizons. Tzigane was born and raised in Aurora, Colorado, and is the proud daughter of an immigrant family from Veracruz, Mexico. She...
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Brooke Nelson

Career Advisor for College of Engineering & Applied Sciences
Embedded Career Team
Brooke is a career advisor working with students in the College of Engineering & Applied Sciences. She is passionate about coaching students through career milestones, helping them develop lifelong skills, and guiding them to meaningful work they’ll love. Brooke was born and raised in Overland Park, Kansas, and remains a diehard Kansas City Chiefs fan to this day. She went on to the University of Arkansas where she earned a...
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Anne Peterson

Career Advisor for College of Arts & Sciences
Embedded Career Team
Anne is a career advisor with the College of Arts and Sciences embedded career team, primarily working with students in Arts and Humanities. Anne is passionate about guiding students through career milestones, providing resources and advising that encompasses student’s individual needs. As a proud Hoosier, Anne earned both her MS in counseling and BA in sociology/criminal justice from Indiana University. Anne believes in the power of education and has supported...
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Sandi Rosewell

Career Advisor for Education, Environmental Design
Embedded Career Team
Sandi Rosewell serves as the liaison with the School of Education, in addition to providing career counseling for all majors. Sandi has taught the career theories class for the counseling graduate program at CU Denver and is the supervisor for the graduate intern program at CU Boulder. Sandi also sits on two boards at CU Boulder – the Restorative Justice Program and the Student Conduct Hearing Board. She is also...
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Cori Shaff

Associate Director, Embedded Career
Embedded Career Team
Cori leads the Embedded Career team and supervises a team of career advisors who support the various colleges and schools across campus. A highlight of her role is the opportunity to provide tailored support for each CU Boulder student in a way that aligns with their interests and strengths. Cori earned her BA in communication from CU Boulder and a master’s degree in career counseling from Colorado State University. She...
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Schuyler Simonton

Part-time Career Advisor
Embedded Career Team
A former history major, Schuyler recently graduated with his master’s degree in career counseling. A life-long learner, he is enthusastic about setting up others for success, both in the office and in the nerdy games he plays with others.
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Ben Wurzel

Career Advisor for College of Arts & Sciences
Embedded Career Team
Ben is the career advisor for psychology and neuroscience as well as the social science neighborhoods. He has been with Career Services for more than seven years, working in a variety of roles and student populations at CU. He is interested in hiking, biking, snowboarding, meditation, alternative medicine and financial literacy. He is a new dad and is experiencing all the challenges that come with being a first-time parent.

Employer & Events Team

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April Abernethy

Relationships and Connections Program Manager
Employer & Events Team
April oversees welcome desk operations and employer recruiting processes. She has over 10 years’ experience in higher education, employer relations and career development. Skilled in relationship management by seeking out and cultivating relationships with diverse stakeholders. She is dedicated to engaging employer partners in order to develop and enhance robust talent pipelines with a focus on serving underserved communities to create more diverse workforce. April grew up in southern Colorado...
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Molly Bandimere

Assistant Director, Events
Employer & Events Team
Molly was born and raised in Colorado and grew up coming to football games at CU with her family. She has a degree in communication with a focus in speech and theater arts. Most of her career has been spent working in the nonprofit world, traveling all over the U.S., organizing volunteers and events logistics. She has been to many places all over the world, with her favorite being Hawaii...
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Jake Jedamus-Denu

Employer Specialist for CMCI, Education, Environmental Design
Employer & Events Team
Jake works as an employer relations specialist with a focus on CMCI, Education and Music. The most exciting part of his job is exploring the intersections between career technology, employer recruitment and students’ professional experiences to help build successful industry pipelines for students, employers, staff, faculty and the greater CU community. Jake earned a bachelor’s in political science from CU Boulder and a master’s in international business from CU Denver...
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Scotty Josebeck

Office Manager
Employer & Events Team
Scotty was born in Pittsburgh, Penn., but grew up all over the East Coast. Upon graduating from UNH with a BA in psychology in 2006, he was easily convinced by a couple of childhood friends to relocate to Boulder. Scotty held a few different jobs once in Colorado but found meaningful employment in the summer of 2013 working as a custodian here at CU Boulder. Since then he has put...
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Crystal Mikes

Associate Director, Employer & Events
Employer & Events Team
Crystal leads the Employer Relations and Events team, overseeing daily operations and work flow of our employer partners. She enjoys collaborating with groups across campus to identify programming and best recruiting practices for students. Crystal earned an M.Ed. in education and human resources studies with an emphasis on career counseling. She also is a nationally certified counselor. For her undergraduate degree, she studied journalism, earning her Bachelor of Science in...
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Kate Ufer

Event Specialist
Employer & Events Team
Kate helps manage the career fairs and career events for CU campus. Kate graduated in May 2019 from University of Colorado Boulder with a Bachelor of Science in strategic communication from the College of Media, Communication and Information. Starting as an event intern for CU Career Services as a sophomore in college, Kate learned the best practices for event management and used her skills in advertising to help the team...