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Stefany Fattor Stefany Fattor
Director of Career Services
sfattor@fordham.edu

Stefany Fattor joined Career Services in August 2010 after serving as Internship Program Director and Trading Room Manager at Ithaca College, School of Business. Stefany earned a M.S. in Accounting from the University of Texas and plans to use her experience in both business and education to elevate the level of services offered to both Fordham students and employers. As Director of Career Services, she is focused on streamlining operations, rebranding the office and improving student engagement and employer relations. The economy has changed the landscape of career services nationwide, and Stefany plans to poise Fordham University's Career Services as a dynamic leader while proactively navigating these changes.
 
Bernie Statford Bernie Stratford
Director of Experiential Education
bstratford@fordham.edu

Bernie Stratford has promoted career education and student leadership within the Fordham community for close to thirty years. Prior to his current role as Director of Experiential Education, Bernie served as Director of Career Services for sixteen years in addition to serving, with historic distinction, as Dean of Students at all three University campuses. His current responsibilities include working closely with Career Services to deliver comprehensive career education, while coordinating and managing the undergraduate internship program.
 
Holly Rotchin Holly Rotchin
Associate Director – Lincoln Center
hrotchin@fordham.edu

Holly Rotchin joined Career Services in March 2010. A native of Montreal, QC, Holly began her academic career at McGill University and completed her graduate study at New York University. As Associate Director, Holly provides values, interests and strengths-based counseling to undergraduates, graduates and alumni. Holly speaks at campus-wide admission events, internship seminars and student leader orientations. In addition, Holly works to advance recruitment initiatives through liaising with employers from varied industries.
 
Cassie Sklarz Cassie Sklarz
Associate Director – Rose Hill
sklarz@fordham.edu

Cassie Sklarz joined Career Services in June of 2011, after working with the Office of Residential Life at Fordham University since July 2008. Cassie received her M.S.ed. from the State University of New York, College at Oneonta in Counselor Education and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications from SUNY Oneonta as well. As Associate Director, Cassie develops Special Programs and coordinates assessment for many functions within the Office of Career Services. Cassie is excited to be working with students in this capacity and is looking forward to offering services that are well received and useful to our students in the ever changing job market.
 
Kathlene Lewis Kathlene Mullaney
Associate Director Employer Relations / Gabelli School of Business Liaison
kmullaney1@fordham.edu

Kathlene joined Fordham University as the Assistant Director/Employer Relations Coordinator in January 2011 after working in the Human Resources field for over six years. Kathlene earned her B.S. degree in Business Administration from Marist College and has maintained her PHR certificate since 2007. Kathlene used her many years of recruiting experience to assist employers in crafting the best strategy to connect with students on campus. In July 2012, she moved into a new role as the Associate Director Employer Relations, Gabelli School of Business Liaison. Kathlene is excited to partner with academic departments to develop targeted offerings for students, as well as continue relationship building and active outreach with employers.
 
Christina Jacques Christina Jacques
Assistant Director, Employer Relations
cjacques3@fordham.edu

Christina Jacques joined Career Services in August 2012 after working as an Admissions Counselor with the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. She recieved a Bachelor's degree in Communications prior to earning her M.S. ED in School Counseling. As the Assistant Director of Employer Relations, Christina builds and maintains relationships with employers both on and off campus. She also provides counseling for students and helps connect them with employers. Christina coordinates Career Views and plans Career Fairs as well as other events.
 
Laura Greembaum Laura Greenbaum
Employer Experience Specialist
lgreenbaum1@fordham.edu

Laura Greenbaum graduated in December 2013 from the Mental Health Counseling Masters Program from the Graduate School of Education at Fordham. She graduated from Pace University with her Bachelors of Arts degree in Applied Psychology. As the Employer Experience Specialist, Laura provides resume and cover letter critiques, career advice and job search strategies for all undergraduates. She manages the on campus employer experience, and works closely with recruiting partners while on campus for all Career Services events, accommodating all requests. In addition, Laura provides a variety of career management/networking events to students. While providing support to both students and employers at Fordham, she continues to pursue her career in counseling. If you have any questions regarding Employer Initiatives, feel free to contact Laura via email.
 
  Kasey Fausak
On Campus Recruiting Coordinator
kfausak@fordham.edu

Kasey joined Career Services in February of 2014. A Fordham alumna, she earned her bachelor's degree from FCLC in Medieval Studies, with a minor in Irish Studies. As the On Campus Recruiting Coordinator, Kasey helps ensure a seamless interviewing process for both the students and employers. She also provides resume and cover letter critiques, career guidance, and job search strategies for students along with her colleagues. Kasey is excited to help Fordham students discover their passions and develop their goals!
 
Kate Fields
Assistant Director, Marketing & Student Engagment
kfields6@fordham.edu

Kate joined Career Services in June of 2012, after a two year stint in media advertising. She is a 2010 graduate of Ithaca College, where she earned her B.A. in Communication Studies, with a minor in Psychology. As the Assistant Director, Marketing & Student Engagement, Kate works with various student groups across campus to implement recruitment initiatives. She also manages the office's social media forums, blogs about trends in the recruitment field, and maintains the Career Services website. When not using her loud personality to recruit on campus and online, Kate provides resume and cover letter critiques, and career counseling at Lincoln Center. Her door is always open!
 
Erin McLaughlin Erin McLaughlin
Assistant Director, Experiential Education
emclaughlin6@fordham.edu

Erin joined Career Services in September 2012 and started at Fordham University as a Resident Director in the Office of Residential Life in March 2010. Hailing from Scotland, Erin proudly attended Syracuse University as a Pan Am Flight 103 Lockerbie and Remembrance Scholar and received her B.A. in History in 2007. She went on to earn her M.A. in Higher Education Administration from New York University in 2009 and held a Student Life graduate assistantship at NYU's Gallatin School of Individualized Study. As Assistant Director Erin serves as the Facilitator to the Fordham Career Ambassador program and will work to meet and further the goals of these student leaders through the Fordham Futures framework. Additionally, Erin will provide career counseling and education to students through one on one meetings and outreach events. Erin is thrilled to be continuing her work with the Fordham student body and is looking forward to advancing the mission of the Office of Career Services.
 
Maria Aponte Maria Aponte
Diversity Initiatives Coordinator
maponte@fordham.edu

Maria Aponte, a former HEOP Counselor and Tutor Coordinator in the TRiO Programs, works closely with students searching for career opportunities. A graduate of Marymount Manhattan College, Maria holds a B.A. in English Literature and a minor in Latin American Literature. She recently received her M.A. in Latin American and Latino Studies from Fordham University.
 
Jorimel Zaldivar Jorimel Zaldivar
Career Counselor
jzaldivar1@fordham.edu


Jorimel Zaldivar attained his M.A. in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness from New York Universityand brings to his role over 10 years of experience in both career services and employer-side recruitment. Jorimel joined Fordham as a Graduate Intern in August 2010, while completing his final year of graduate school. As a Career Counselor, he provides individual career counseling and interprets career assessments for the students and alumni of Lincoln Center and Rose Hill. Jorimel enjoys contributing to the professional growth of his counselees and is dedicated to the field of vocational development.
 
Abigial Woods Ferreira Abigail Woods Ferreira
Career Counselor, Graduate School of Education
aferreira3@fordham.edu


Abigail Woods Ferreira joined Fordham University Career Services in 2011. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Theology and Religious Education from Franciscan University and a Masters of Science in Education, Mental Health Counseling, from the Fordham Graduate School of Education. Prior to her appointment at Fordham she was a high school teacher for the Diocese of Pittsburgh and the Diocese of Bridgeport, and she is also an alumnus of the Baruch College Starr Career Development Center's Counseling Externship program. Abigail draws upon her counseling skills and classroom teacher experiences to help up and coming educators develop resumes, hone their interview skills, understand the market, and to provide support throughout the process. She networks with schools and mental health agencies to put employers in contact with students through Information Sessions, On Campus Recruiting, and the Annual GSE Career Fair. She also aids undergraduates interested in education and the liberal arts to navigate their career and graduate school options.
 
Grace Huntley
Strategic Communications Manager
ghuntley@fordham.edu


Grace received her Master of Arts degree in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness at NYU and her Bachelor of Science in Human Development with a minor in Education from Cornell University. Pulling upon her experience in education, non-profit organizations, and mental health, Grace is excited to help students through the process of their own career exploration by providing guidance for resume revisions, mock interviews, career advice, and how best to utilize Fordham's career resources.
 
Christie Welch
Employer Relations Specialist
cwelch3@fordham.edu


Christie graduated from Loyola University Maryland with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, and recently received her Master's degree in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness at NYU. After graduation from Loyola, Christie worked at a non-profit organization where she helped young adults discover and apply their unique skills and interests to career and educational pursuits. At Fordham, Christie values both the personal and vocation development of students, and helps them relate academics to practical experiences through resume reviews, interview skills, career planning, and more.
   
   Jackie Tralies
Student Engagement Strategist
tralies@fordham.edu

Jackie is a current graduate student in GSAS and a graduate of Fordham's Honors College at Rose Hill in Philosophy and Medieval Studies. A former RS, she's passionate about connecting students to the multitude of resources that their university makes available to them. Jackie is excited about all that Career Services has to offer, and she's working "strategically" to encourage you to be too!
   
   
   Sergio Lora
Student Engagement Strategist
slora1@fordham.edu

Sergio recently graduated from Fordham University with a degree in Computer Science. While at Fordham, Sergio was an active member of the Commuting Students Association and Global Outreach. Through GO!, he had the opportunity to build homes for families who were less fortunate in Guatemala. With CSA, Sergio pushed for diversity initiatives and helped bring Fordham its first ever Diversity Conference with the help of Career Services. Sergio is eager to meet new students and let them know about the many resources they have available to them.
   
  Fatim Lelenta
Graduate Intern
flelenta1@fordham.edu

Fatim earner her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Purchase College and is currently pursuing a Masters of Science in Education, Mental Health Counseling from Fordham University Graduate School of Education. Prior to joining the Career Services team, Fatim previously worked in higher education as a Residential Assistant and Freshman Academic Advisor. Fatim is excited to use her previous experiences with college students to assist with resume and/or cover letter review, job search and career guidence.
   
  Jeremy Cooper
Graduate Intern
jcooper31@fordham.edu

Jeremy earned his B.A. in Psychology & English from Binghamton University in 2011, and he is currently a graduate student at Teachers College, Columbia University, earning a Masters degree in Mental Health Counseling. At Career Services, Jeremy hopes to draw upon his technical writing skills, tutoring experience, and counseling abilities to provide career guidence to students. He looks forward to helping students in their career planning process, including resume building, personal statement development, and identifying personal interests, values, and goals.
   
  Kayla Lauricella
Graduate Intern
klauricella1@fordham.edu

Kayla graduated in 2013 from Ramapo College of New Jersey with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and is currently attending Teachers College at Columbia University to receive a Masters of Education in Mental Health Counseling. She is excited to use her strengths-based style of counseling to help students write resumes, complete graduate school applications, and discover their unique skills and interests. Kayla is particularly interested in Sports Psychology and working with college athletes to aid them in their career exploration and development.
   
 
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