Toni is the Executive Director of the Career Management Center at Rady School of Management at UC San Diego; she has been working in higher education career services for more than 15 years, in both private and public institutions. The majority of Toni’s experience has been at business school career centers, including the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. Toni has worked extensively with MBA students, specifically in supply chain, on their career management through workshop presentations, teaching career courses, and individual coaching. Most recently Toni led the coaching team at W. P. Carey, providing career support to more than 16,000 business students, including undergraduate, specialized masters, and MBA students. Toni has been featured in U.S. New and World Report and Inbound Logistics, discussing internship success and recruiting trends. Toni holds a B.A. in Education from the University of Arizona, a M.Ed. in Counseling from North Carolina State University, a M.A. in Library and Information Science from the University of Arizona, and a Graduate Certificate in Advanced Analytics in Higher Education from Arizona State University.
Data & Operations Specialist
Stephanie is the Data & Operations Specialist in the Career Management Center at Rady School of Management at UC San Diego. She received her Bachelor’s from UC Santa Barbara, where she worked as a research assistant, working closely alongside professors and graduate students to collect and clean data for several research studies. After graduating, Stephanie went on to gain experience in office operations while working at an outpatient mental health clinic; a large part of her role included collaborating with an executive team to build procedures and protocols for the staff and clinicians. While there, she continued to independently study data analytics, expanding her knowledge on reading programming languages and creating reports and dashboards. In her current position, she manages the Career Management Center’s technology and data reporting processes.
Leeann is the Office Coordinator in the Career Management Center at Rady School of Management. During her 20+ years of service at UC San Diego, she has worked to foster collaboration, focusing on growing communication and community in our shared campus environment. She has served as the Chair of the UC San Diego Staff Association and as the Senior Delegate for UC San Diego on the Council of UC Staff Assemblies (CUCSA), which provides input on matters of interest to staff employees to the Office of the President. In her current role, Leeann supports the Career Center staff and welcomes the graduate business students, career coaches, and corporate recruiters who come to the Rady School of Management Career Management Center.
Jesus Barraza Garcia
Program & Event Planner
Jesus is the Program & Event Planner in the Career Management Center at Rady School of Management at UC San Diego. He joins us from Sacramento City College, where he served as the Career Center Coordinator. During his undergrad, he worked for the STARS research program at UC San Diego Graduate Division. Additionally, Jesus received his B.A. in Political Science from U.C. San Diego – Marshall College. Before transferring to UCSD, he worked in student services at Los Rios Community Colleges and interned at the California State Capital for State Senator.
Senior Director, Employer Engagement
Mitch is the Senior Director for Employer Engagement. In addition to employer engagement, Mitch’s prior experience includes career coaching, professional development, and leadership roles at Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management and School of Law, University of Houston Bauer College of Business, The University of Texas McCombs School of Business and School of Law, and Willamette University College of Law, as well as recruiting roles at Charles Schwab. Mitch collaborates with the executive directors of Rady’s MBA and graduate business master’s degree programs to cultivate and develop industry relationships and corporate partnerships. Mitch consults with regional, national, and international employers to customize and enhance their recruiting efforts to connect them with top-tier student and alumni talent. Mitch holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Los Angeles, a Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego School of Law, and a Master of Business Administration from The University of Texas McCombs School of Business.
Associate Director, Employer Engagement
Associate Director, International Employer Engagement
Mi is an Associate Director in Employer Engagement and works with companies in China and with global operations. She holds a B.A. in English from the University of International Business and Economics in China, an M.A. in Conference Interpreting and Translation from University of Leeds in the UK, an M.Ed in Higher and Postsecondary Education as well as an EDD in Leadership and Innovation from Arizona State University in the U.S. In her 10+ years of student services in higher education, she has served in various capacities including admissions, advising, student engagement, and career services at the University of International Business and Economics, Illinois Institute of Technology China Office, Arizona State University and University of Miami. In her current role at Rady School of Management Career Management Center, she focuses on connecting students with job searching resources and opportunities in China and globally.
Associate Director, Employer Engagement
Amanda is an Associate Director, Employer Engagement with the Career Management Center at Rady School of Management at UC San Diego. Before joining Rady, Amanda provided career coaching services and developed career opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students across San Diego. Amanda partners with employers in the information technology, defense, transportation, logistics, and manufacturing industries to support their recruiting needs. She is dedicated to providing students with access to career opportunities and is a strong advocate for Rady talent. She received her Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from Grand Valley State University.
Senior Director, Career Coaching
Courtney is the Senior Director for Career Coaching and coaches the Flex MBA students. Courtney works with all the Rady Career Coaches to best prepare our students for their own career management and development. Prior to joining Rady, Courtney worked in law school career services for 17 years after spending 7 years in the practice of law in San Diego. As a long-time career coach to law students and lawyers, she managed all aspects of the career services at California Western School of Law. Along with career coaching, she led and oversaw the office and employer development, professional development, student and alumni programming, placement reporting and the solo practice incubator program. As an attorney, Courtney practiced both civil litigation and transactional law, working in small and medium size private law firms in business, real estate, finance, construction and professional malpractice. Courtney holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honors from University of California, Santa Barbara and a Juris Doctor from California Western School of Law. She also is a California licensed attorney.
Associate Director, Career Coach for MPAc
Kathy is an Associate Director and Career Coach for the MPAc students at Rady. She has worked in higher education career services for more than 15 years. Kathy has advised business and tech students on their career management journey through workshop presentations, teaching career courses, and individual coaching. Through her work with the Career Services Center, and Rady’s Career Management Center at UC San Diego she has supported alumni, undergraduate, specialized masters, and MBA students. Prior to joining Rady’s career team, Kathy supported business students and employers at Fowler College of Business – San Diego State University, including managing accounting recruitment. Kathy holds a B.A. in Public Affairs from Well College – NY, a M.A. in Counseling from the University of San Diego, and is certified in Gallup Strengths and MBTI.
Associate Director, Career Coach for FT MBA
Patricia is an Associate Director and Career Coach working primarily with the Full-Time MBA students. She works collaboratively with students to set goals and prepare students for the career management process. Prior to joining Rady, Patricia was a Senior Career Development Specialist with the University of Houston, Bauer College of Business working with Full-Time, Professional and Executive MBA students. Before Bauer, Patricia worked in public accounting at Ernst & Young and Deloitte and in private industry at Fortune 1000 companies including The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated and Teledyne Technologies Incorporated. Patricia earned her Master of Arts in Counseling from Sam Houston State University, a Master of Science in Taxation at Golden Gate University, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration: Option in Accounting from California State University Northridge. Patricia is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in California, and a National Certified Counselor (NCC).
Associate Director, Career Coach for MFin
Bianca is an Associate Director and Career Coach for the MFin program. Through her experience working in middle and high school admissions and university counseling in Beijing, China, Bianca gained invaluable knowledge and skills that propelled her to pursue further education in higher education leadership and student development. She has provided personalized advising and programming to international undergraduate and graduate students on topics ranging from academic success, getting involved on campus, to job hunting in the U.S. In her current role, Bianca wholeheartedly and collaboratively supports students on their career management journey. Bianca holds a Bachelor of Social Science in Sociology from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Master or Arts in Higher Education Leadership from the University of San Diego.
Associate Director, Career Coach for MSBA
Nelitza is the Associate Director, Career Coach for MSBA. Nelitza joined Rady in October 2022 and works with Full-time and Flex MSBA students throughout their career development pathway while at Rady. Before joining Rady, Nelitza worked with various clients on their career development while also supporting students in their education. Most recently, Nelitza worked with students who were upskilling their career goals in Software Engineering via an immersive tech boot camp with General Assembly. Nelitza taught Outcomes-a class focusing on preparing students on transitioning into the tech industry. Other experience includes serving as the Interim Director/Program Advisor for TRIO Achievers SSS at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Nelitza worked directly with first-generation, international, and veteran students to support their educational success by overseeing and developing educational pathways, professional development, graduate/professional school exploration, and personal health and well-being. Nelitza holds a Bachelor of Arts in Human Development from California State University, Long Beach, and a Master of Science in Higher Educational Counseling and Student Affairs.