The Employer Advisory Board consists of a diverse group of Human Resources professionals representing a broad array of employment sectors. Information gathered from Board meeting discussions and initiatives will advance UC Irvine’s provision career services for the UCI student, alumni, and employer community. The Board meets in person two times annually throughout the academic year, and project work may occur throughout the year.

The Board will:

  • Share current information regarding the job market for college graduates
  • Identify the skills most needed in today’s work world
  • Better understand the career services landscape at UC Irvine and how to access our student talent
  • Generate ideas to increase access to internship programs
  • Provide feedback to the Division on new and exciting initiatives
  • Assist in the development of new programs, share benchmarks, and identify best practices


Gary Matkin, UC Irvine Division of Career Pathways

Suzanne Helbig, UC Irvine Division of Career Pathways

Leigh Poirier, UC Irvine Division of Career Pathways

Jay Wall, UC Irvine Division of Career Pathways

Tonie Zhu, UC Irvine Division of Career Pathways

Mitch Spann, UC Irvine Advancement

Rochelle Chau, DeLoitte

Najla DeBow, St. Joseph Health

Mary Ford, Experian Information Solutions, Inc.

Nilu Kazemi, Wells Fargo

Socrate Loth, SendGrid

P.J. Macom, Liberty Mutual Insurance

Jane Madsen, Edwards Lifesciences

Lanell Nolf, Precision Castparts Corporation

Esther Park, AXA Advisors, LLC

Katherine Sauls, In-N-Out Burger

Elsa Soto, Cintas Corporation

Natasha Strauss, City Year

Ellen Einkauf, Blizzard Entertainment

Alexa Bisbas, The Irvine Company

Beth Lanphier, MerchSource, LLC

Michelle Harris, Enterprise

Krizia Torres, Facebook

LCDR Adam Schuman,  U.S. Navy

Sharon Soong, SalesForce

Katie Albert, DioSorin Molecular

Meagan Cooper, Western Digital

Kristie Samudio, Amare Global