Staff Directory

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Michael Benedetto


Hello! I am a member of the employer relations team at the UCC and focus on engaging with employers from a variety of industries who are looking to connect with U-M students. I love to interact with students to learn more about their interests and career aspirations in order to better connect them with potential employers. I work directly with undergraduate and recently graduated students in both 1 on 1 and group settings to help guide them on their career journey.

Tim Cavnar, Ph.D.


As a Ph.D. Career Coach, I specialize in empowering Ph.D. students across diverse fields to successfully transition into non-faculty careers. I live for the “Aha” moment when a student crafts the perfect resume bullet point, discovers a new opportunity, or feels empowered. I’m excited to support you on every step of the journey, from brainstorming job options to acing interviews and negotiating job offers.

Kirsten Elling, Ph.D.


Greetings!  As an Assistant Director, I support the career development of U-M's Ph.D. students through 1:1 career counseling, program development and delivery, and service as liaison to Rackham Graduate School.  Additionally, I consult and collaborate with U-M faculty in support of graduate student career development.  I’ve been engaged in gender and diversity issues throughout my career, and enjoy working with graduate students at all stages of their career and educational journeys.

Joelle Fundaro Randall


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.

Meagan Hart-Molloy


Welcome! I serve as the Assistant Director of Employer Relations & Strategic Initiatives within the University Career Center. In this role, I oversee our employer engagement strategy and our employer relations team. I also have the privilege of meeting with students to discuss their career exploration and development. 

Nate Hill


As the Social Media & Community Engagement Strategist, I manage the University Career Center’s online presence ⏤ including the UCC’s website/online tools, email campaigns, and social media accounts. I’m excited about the opportunity to connect with you and other students to learn more about how the UCC can assist you in reaching your goals.

Ané Holland


Aloha everyone; I am one of the UCC's Career Coaches. I’m energized when I help students realize their personal strengths and the confidence they need to succeed. I provide personalized guidance, resume and cover letter reviews, job search and gap year planning, networking, Handshake overview, interviewing tips, behavioral mock interviews, and medical school mock interviews. I also lead the Clothes Closet and serve as the UCC liaison to Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) and Native American Student Association (NASA).

Louise E. Jackson


As the Director of the University Career Center, I am deeply passionate about empowering students through higher education and career development support. I have had the privilege of working with institutions such as the University of California system and the University of Michigan's Alumni Association, where I served the 650,000-strong alumni community. This experience has allowed me to gain valuable insights into the diverse needs and aspirations of students and alumni alike. I earned a master's degree in higher education from the School of Education in 2010.

Terri LaMarco


As the Senior Associate Director, I spend my time facilitating for today and planning for tomorrow. I believe in the power of possibilities, unfettered thinking, and an open mind. It is an absolute privilege to work with the University Career Center’s talented staff and I encourage you to put their expertise to work for you. But don't stop there! I have worked with students, employers, alumni/ae, and University colleagues!  They are all eager to help as you explore, decide, and launch your career.  Take advantage of all that the U (and beyond) has to offer!

Chelsea Moore


Hello there! I’m an Assistant Director here at the University Career Center (UCC) where I lead out our career coaching team. We’re here to support you in your career journey and can’t wait to work with you!

I’m all about helping students transition with confidence to their next steps after Michigan. I work with both undergraduate and masters students on exploring different career options, job/internship search strategies, and preparing for graduate school. 

Angelicia Morton

Hi! I'm Angelicia, the Industry to Campus Connector on the Employer Relations team. I'm here to assist with employer partnership development, recruiting strategies, and utilizing Handshake for your recruitment needs at the University of Michigan. Whether you're a seasoned recruiter or just getting started, I've got you covered.

Outside of the University Career Center, you can find me engaged in service projects with my sorority, exploring independent restaurants for great food, and thoroughly dissecting the latest movie trailers.

Elizabeth Schaller


I'm Elizabeth, and I serve on our employer relations team, where I build and maintain relationships with top employers across various industries who are interested in recruiting UM students. I enjoy learning more about the qualities and skills employers are seeking in our students. 

Alexis Schmidt


Hi everyone!

As the Experiential Learning Coordinator at the University Career Center, I collaborate with employer partners to create immersive experiences for the University of Michigan students through Immersions and Employer Challenges. My goal is to create educational opportunities that foster personal growth and enable individuals to flourish.

Zachary Tanana

Hello. As Office Manager of the University Career Center my focus is geared toward the business operations of the center. I support the department in the areas of budget/finance, human resources, procurement, facilities and organizational compliance. 

On a personal note, I enjoy spending time with my wife and two children, cooking, and reading most things non-fiction.  


Pete Vandermeer


I am a program coordinator as well as a supervisor of the Public Service Intern Program at UCC. I specialize in supporting students who are seeking out professional opportunities in government and public service, and I also manage the Government Career Track. If you are passionate about wanting to work for the federal or state government, please come talk to me! 

Nicholas Vanderpool


Hi, my name is Nick, and I am the Pre-Professional Services Coordinator at the UCC. I support U-M Pre-Health and Pre-Law students as they navigate planning their careers, including exploring career options, pursuing volunteer and other experiences outside of the classroom, and understanding the various considerations necessary for applying to programs. Aside from working 1 on 1 with U-M students, I manage the UCC’s Health and Law career tracks, as well as our Med App and Gearing Up to Apply (GUTA) canvas sites.

Mackenzie Winebarger


Hello! I serve as a Career Services Connector meaning that I work in delivering customer service and driving student development within our vibrant University Career Center. You’ll often find me at the front desk where I am the front-line contact for students, alumni, and university staff, providing guidance, information, and support through various channels, including our state-of-the-art Handshake platform. Being an Alum from the University of Michigan, I am passionate about working with students to support them in their endeavors of professional success.

Rachel Zhang


Hello there! I'm Rachel Zhang, Career Coordinator for international students. I am passionate about supporting you, whether your next journey leads you to a job, graduate school, or any other path you decide to pursue. As a proud member of the Direct Service Team, I'm on a mission to link you up with the fantastic tools and resources that can supercharge your career development. You can count on me for personalized 1:1 advising and exciting programming. Together, we'll navigate the pathways to your dreams and aspirations, making sure you have all the support you need.

Student Staff

Erin Abell

Erin is a Student Coordinator for the Lansing Public Service Intern Program. She was a participant in the program's 54th cohort where she worked for the Brady Campaign Against Gun Violence as a development intern. She is a senior studying Political Science with a minor in Moral and Political Philosophy. She is originally from Shelby Township, Michigan and aims towards government work after graduation.

Evan Boyd

I am a sophomore from Chicago, Illinois majoring in Business Administration in the Ross School of Business. I am currently on the executive board of the Black Business Undergraduate Society serving in the ambassador role and I am also the VP of Events for Diverse Leaders for Tomorrow. I will be working as a Peer Advisor for the UCC. During my free time, I enjoy playing basketball and spending time with friends. I am also an avid shoe collector and love shoes.

Max Burgida

Max Burgida is a sophomore from New Jersey studying Industrial & Operations Engineering. As the Recruitment & Fairs Assistant, he provides support to employers on the University's recruitment service, Handshake, and helps with university wide fairs and on-campus interviews. Outside of work and school Max enjoys acting, watching movies, watching and playing sports, biking, hiking, camping, and hanging out with friends.

Gabriella Hani

Gabriella Hani is a Sophomore from Chicago, Illinois, majoring in Movement Science at the School of Kinesiology. Beyond academics she thrives on moments with loved ones, exploring new restaurants, traveling and dedicating her time to volunteering at the University Health Services PT clinic. Soon, shell extend her support as an information desk assistant at the UCC, exemplifying her commitment to both her education and community. 

Katie Keim

Katie Keim is a Student Coordinator for the Public Service Intern Program after a year in the program in Ann Arbor and Washington DC. She is a rising junior in the Ford School, studying public policy with minors in economics and history. She is a first-generation college student and extremely passionate about working with other first-generation students to expand their opportunities. Katie has interned at the Federal and Local levels of government, along with the Wayne County Public Defender’s Office.

Hailey Love

Hailey Love is Sophomore from Chicago, Illinois majoring in Business Administration in the Ross School of Business and minoring in Writing. Hailey is currently a Business Analyst Lead for Apex Consulting, a Financial Analyst for BlackGen Capital, and the Vice President of Membership and External Relations for the Black Business Undergraduate Society. She also serves as a Student Assistant for the Lloyd Scholars for Writing and the Arts program and a model for EnspiRed Modeling group.

Melanie Martinez - Lopez


Hi there! My name is Melanie. I am a first-gen, transforming junior from Grand Rapids Community College. I am a BSI student who is majoring in user experience (UX). I am also a student ambassador for USMI and am excited to start my position as Clothes Closet Student Coordinator! I love to travel; my favorite place is The Hague, Netherlands. And my favorite season is the fall/summer.

Jacqueline Minken

Jacqueline is a rising junior majoring in Biology, Health, and Society (BHS). She is originally from Newport Beach, California. On campus, Jacqueline is on the e-board for the pre-medical club and is a part of many study groups and other clubs. In her spare time, Jacqueline loves to read, ski, play beach volleyball, and cook! 

Taylor Newton

Taylor is a Sophomore from Chicago, Illinois majoring in Biology, Health and Society in the College of LSA. She serves on the executive board of the Black Undergraduate Medical Association and is an active member of many other clubs including the Black Student Union and the University Blood Initiative. A fun fact about Taylor is she has been shark diving without a cage with marine biologists in the Pacific Ocean! Taylor will be assisting people as an Informational Desk Assistant and a Peer Advisor at the UCC!

Dayo Ogundipe

Hi, my name is Dayo Ogundipe (Die-yo Oh-goon-dee-pay) I am a Junior from Detroit, Michigan majoring in Material Science and Engineering in the college of Engineering. I am the Vice President of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. Phi Chapter and an e-board member of H.E.A.D.S. Besides my academics, I love to be around good company. In my free time I enjoy many things.

Vaishvi Salvi

Vaishvi is a Senior in the College of LSA, pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and Political Science. She is from Northville, MI and enjoys watching football, fashion, languages, and traveling. Something on her bucket list is to visit Greece and spend time with locals there!

Ryan Tippy

Ryan is a Junior from South Lyon, Michigan. He is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Science. On campus, Ryan is involved in his pre-health fraternity Delta Epsilon Mu and does research on synthetic polymer chemistry. In his free time, Ryan loves to run, bike, ski, and hike.

Izzy Tomlinson

Hi! My name is Isabella "Izzy" Tomlinson and I am a senior at the Gerald R. Ford School of Policy. This is my second year as student coordinator for the 55-year-old Public Service Intern Program and was a student in the program in 2021! Most of my time is spent being involved in the Ford School as President of UGC and doing research on the side. I have loved working for PSIP and the UCC, and I am so excited to continue!

Tina Vu

Tina (she/they) is a Metro Detroit, Michigan-raised first-year student pursuing International Studies and Economics. She serves as the Student Marketing Assistant for the University Career Center, Social Media Coordinator for AccessScholarships, and Organization Peer Advisor for the Center for Campus Involvement.

Beyond the classroom and workplace, Tina enjoys pilates, learning languages, curating culturally-varied music playlists, and going on spontaneous adventures with her friends and family.

Barbie Weingust

Barbie is a junior who transferred to U-M from Oakland Community College. Her home is in Clarkston, Michigan. She is pursuing a degree in Communications. She will be working in the University Career Center and is looking forward to helping you. In her spare time, she likes to read and write and spend time with her family.

Eva Yu

Eva is a senior from Warren, MI, majoring in Actuarial Mathematics. She is currently part of the Business Division on the UM Solar Car Team and serves as a mentor in the Chinese Student Association. This year, she will partake in both as an information desk assistant and a peer advisor. Outside of school, she enjoys exploring towns, spotting bridges, watching sunrises/sunsets, and driving around admiring different cities. She has recently started getting into snowboarding and is excited to start the season off with new gear.