Joelle Fundaro Randall

Assistant Director
University of Michigan

As an Assistant Director, I am passionate about connecting with students, whether they're undergrads just starting their journey or graduate students honing their career paths. My role is all about helping students figure out how to express their skills, values, and passions when it comes to their future careers. I love spending my time coaching students one-on-one, as well as facilitating workshops, programs, and events. An energizer of mine is supporting students to develop and grow as future trailblazers.

I approach my work through a socially just framework. I value creating a more equitable and just career development experience for all students through intentional and ongoing training and development for staff, meaningful conversations with students, and critically examining policies and practices. It is my hope that we continuously center the needs of students. You (students) all energize me daily.

I still remember being a first-generation college student navigating the campus and not even knowing what career services was!. Based on my experiences, I value motivating students on their career journeys. My favorite part as a career coach is seeing aha moment for students to realize their potential. I am grateful to serve as the UCC liaison for: Students with Disabilities, First-Generation College Students, and other underrepresented communities. In my free time, I enjoy being with family & friends and crafting.

I earned my Master's in College Student Personnel from Bowling Green State University and a Special Education and Teaching degree from Western Michigan University. GO BRONCOS! Prior to working at Michigan, I worked as an Educational leadership Consultant, in Fraternity and Sorority Life, and in Housing. I identify being part of the Latinx community and as a first-generation college student. Hometown: Brooklyn, MI