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  • .Karol JohansenAssociate Director - Career Education
    Karol Johansen

    Karol Johansen
    Associate Director - Career Education
    karolj@uci.edu

    Karol Johansen is a proud UCI alumna (BA English) and has served in the field of Career Development for more than 25 years, specializing in the career needs of college students. Prior to her current position as Associate Director of Career Education, she served as Senior Counseling Manager for Pre-Professional Services at the UCLA Career Center where she assisted students in preparing and applying to graduate/professional schools.

    Karol earned her Master’s degree in Counseling at Loyola Marymount University with a concentration in multicultural education. She comes to UCI with private industry experience in financial services/advertising, having worked for a leading investment publication. Karol’s work in the field of career services has been featured in many major publications, including Time Magazine (Joel Stein’s Awesome Column) and the Los Angeles Times. One of Karol’s favorite career development quotes is “Be true to yourself and useful to the journey.”

  • .Allison KellerAssistant Director - Career Education
    Allison Keller

    Allison Keller
    Assistant Director - Career Education
    kellera@uci.edu

    Allison Keller graduated from Stanford University with an undergraduate degree in Psychology and Indiana University with a masters degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration. She provides career counseling, conducts workshops, and teaches classes to students and alumni on various aspects of career planning including career exploration, Strong/MBTI interpretation, job search strategies, and graduate school planning. She serves as the liaison to the Schools of Nursing, Public Health and Social Ecology.
  • .Michelle MallenAssistant Director - Career Education / UCDC and SIP Advisor
    Michelle Mallen

    Michelle Mallen
    Assistant Director - Career Education / UCDC and SIP Advisor
    mallenm@uci.edu

    Michelle Mallen received her Bachelors in Anthropology from UCSD and continued her studies in graduate school at UC Davis. After completing her Master of Arts in Anthropology degree, she decided to change career directions and obtained a Master of Science in Counseling degree from California State University, Sacramento. Michelle serves as a liaison to the School of Social Sciences and Veterans Services Offices. She is also the Advisor for the Division of Career Pathways’ Summer UCDC and Sacramento Internship Programs.
  • .Brittney BillszarCareer Counselor
    Brittney Billszar

    Brittney Billszar
    Career Counselor
    BBILLSZA@uci.edu

    Brittney graduated from UC Irvine with a Bachelors in Sociology. She later obtained her Master’s degree in Education with an emphasis in Higher Education from Cal State Fullerton. She has worked at a variety of public institutions with diverse student populations, ranging from community college students to graduate students. Brittney is honored to work with the students here at UC Irvine. She serves as the liaison for the Arts, Humanities, Social Science and Transfer Center.
  • .Caroline ChiangCareer Counselor
    Caroline Chiang

    Caroline Chiang
    Career Counselor
    caroline.chiang@uci.edu

    Caroline Chiang graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a degree in Management Science and Information Systems. She started her career in business working for Johnson & Johnson and graduating from their Information Management Leadership Development Program. After several years in the corporate world, she decided to change careers and pursue her passion in higher education. She received her Master of Education in Postsecondary Administration and Student Affairs from USC. Caroline has worked as a career counselor at various colleges and universities across the country, including Brown University, Boston University Questrom School of Business, UCI Paul Merage School of Business, and now at the UCI Division of Career Pathways.
  • .Andrea Chung Career Counselor
    Andrea Chung

    Andrea Chung
    Career Counselor
    andreac8@uci.edu

    Andrea Chung graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology. She went on to earn a master’s degree in Counseling (with emphases in college and career counseling) from San Francisco State University. In addition to providing career advising to college students, Andrea has also worked in other sectors within higher education/student affairs, including residential life, academic advising, tutoring and teaching. She currently serves as the primary advisor for students interested in applying to law school.
  • .Neda MoayediGraduate Career Counselor
    Neda Moayedi

    Neda Moayedi
    Graduate Career Counselor
    nedam@uci.edu

    Neda is a proud UCI alum and earned her BA in Psychology and Social Behavior. She earned her Master’s degree in Higher Education Leadership at the University of San Diego. She comes with a unique mix of career counseling, academic and student affairs, and over 10 years of industry experience which enhance her interactions with students exploring diverse career paths. Neda is passionate about the personal, professional, and career development of the graduate student population.
  • .Stacie OshimaCareer Counselor
    Stacie Oshima

    Stacie Oshima
    Career Counselor
    soshima@uci.edu

    Stacie Oshima graduated from UCLA with a Bachelors degree in Communication Studies. She then obtained her Masters degree in Communication Management at USC and spent five years at MGM in the marketing departments of the Television and Home Entertainment groups. After being inspired through informational interviews, Stacie decided to pursue the field of career counseling. She went back to UCLA for her Master of Education in Counseling in Student Affairs. She is a liaison with the undergraduate students at the Merage School of Business.