Counseling Staff

Our team of Career Counselors combines more than 125 years of experience in Career Counseling. They are here to help you reach your Career goals. Schedule an appointment today!

Karol Johansen Associate Director - Career Education

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

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VACANT Assistant Director - Career Education

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Assistant Director - Career Education

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VACANT Assistant Director - Career Education

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Assistant Director - Career Education

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Mark Carolino Career Counselor

Mark Carolino
Mark Carolino
Career Counselor
mcarolin@uci.edu

Mark Carolino finished his undergraduate degree in Mass Communications at UC Berkeley. Upon graduation he worked at the UC Office of the President and after conversations with mentors he decided to pursue a Masters degree in Higher Education at New York University. Mark spent 2 years as a Career Counselor at NYU and is very excited to work with students at UC Irvine. He is the liaison for the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences.

Allison Keller Career Counselor

Allison Keller
Allison Keller
Career Counselor
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.

Stacie Oshima Career 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.

Michelle Mallen Career Counselor / UCDC and SIP Advisor

Michelle Mallen
Michelle Mallen
Career Counselor / 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 Career Center’s Summer UCDC and Sacramento Internship Programs.

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.

Brittney Billszar Career 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.

Neda Moayedi Graduate 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.