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 Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas.
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.
Career Coach, MFin & MSBA
Jane Trnka is a Career Coach working with MFin and MSBA students. She encourages success for students while they prepare for and conduct their internship and job searches. Jane provides job strategy coaching and resume reviews, conducts mock interviews, and facilitates workshops so students are well-prepared to connect and engage with employers. Prior to joining Rady, Jane was the Executive Director for Student Success at the Crummer Graduate School of Business, Rollins College in Winter Park, FL. She was a Human Resources professional before Crummer and worked with diverse organizations as a leader, trainer, facilitator and human resources consultant. Jane’s experience covers the academic, private, public, for-profit and not-for-profit sectors. Industries include manufacturing and distribution, travel, telecommunications, insurance, and consulting. Jane earned her MBA from Crummer and her BS in Public Administration from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA. She has a Certificate in Human Resources Management from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA as well as her SPHR designation from HRCI.