Meet Our Team


Career Learning and Experience

This unit consists of the career coaches who help students with their preparation for career and job search processes, and assist and support their participation in work experiences that strengthen career choices.


Career Exploration

Jazmine Newkirk
Career Coach
Career Exploration
[email protected]


Byron Knight
Career Coach
Career Exploration
[email protected]

Industry Career Coaching

Lynaya Morris
Associate Director, Industry Coaching
[email protected]


Katherine Norton Frost
Associate Director, Industry Coaching
[email protected]


Katie Greene
Career Coach
Public Health | Health Sciences | Medicine
[email protected] 


Katherine "Ivey" London
Career Coach
International Government & Policy | Diplomacy
Intellegence | International Development

[email protected] 


Sonya Merrill, PhD
Career Coach, Graduate School Preparation
Science | Technology | Engineering | Math (STEM)
[email protected]


Shaunda Thompson
Career Coach
U.S. Politics | Social Impact | Education | Arts & Communications
[email protected] 


Dennis Weeks
Career Coach
Business | Finance | Consulting | Economics
[email protected] 


Career Ambassadors

These student peer advisors provide assistance with resumes and cover letters, Handshake profile completion, and information and guidance with the Center's resources. 

Data Analysis

Kushal Ismael
Data Analyst
[email protected] | 202-994-3913

Employer Services

Works with recruiting organizations providing relevant services to connect them to GW students and alumni, manages the online job listing and on campus recruiting programs, career and job fairs and industry expos and employer information sessions and site visits.

[email protected] | 202.994.8633


Tara Duprey
Interim Director of Employer Services
[email protected] | 202-994-5855 | @tara_gwu


Toby Davidow, EdD
Associate Director, Employer Relations
[email protected] | 202-994-6495


Rachel Roe
Coordinator, Employer Relations
[email protected] | 202-994-8633


Employer Development Consultants

Tara Duprey
Non-profits, NGO, Government, Human Services, International Affairs & Development
[email protected] | 202-994-5855


Monica Patterson
Employer Development Consultant
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
[email protected] | 202-994-8633


Steve Scordo
Employer Development Consultant
Fortune 500 & STEM
[email protected] | 202-994-8633

Interdisciplinary Career Services Initiatives

Responsible for the facilitation of specialized university career services initiatives, including:

Marva Gumbs Jennings
Managing Director, Interdisciplinary Career Services Initiatives
[email protected] | 202-994-8631


Responsible for departmental administrative, logistical, and technical functions.

Georgette Edmondson-Wright
Interim Vice Provost, Career Services
[email protected] | 202-994-6710


Yasmin Brittain
Administrative Manager
[email protected] | 202-994-9224


Yumna Fayyaz 
Administrative Associate
[email protected]


Luz Ambrosetti
Communications & Outreach Graduate Assistant for Branding & Digital Strategy
[email protected]

 Student Employment

Responsible for the management and administration of all recruiting, onboarding, and developmental aspects of part-time student employment at the university, including both on-campus and off-campus Federal Work Study positions and on-campus part-time non-FWS positions. Follow Student Employment on:

Twitter: @gwstudentemploy

[email protected] | 202-994-8046


Alia Rikabi Zein
Student Employment Associate
[email protected] | 202-994-7978


Devin Costa
Coordinator, Student Employment
[email protected]


Bridget Schwartz
Director, Student Employment
[email protected] | 202-994-6459


Rob Mathern
Coordinator, Student Employment
[email protected] | 202-994-1103

Student Staff

Get to know our Career Ambassadors, Operations Ambassadors, Graduate Fellows, and Front Desk Staff:

CCS Student Staff Bios (coming soon)

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