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Sarah Barks
Director, STEM Career Community and Interim Pre-Health Adviser

Sarah leads the STEM Career Community at Grinnell. She provides students and early career alumni industry-focused advising, experiential learning opportunities, and targeted programming... See full profile

Stephanie Burrows
Assistant Director of Advising and Exploration

Stephanie joined the Center for Careers, Life, and Service in 2017 as an Exploratory Adviser. In her role, Stephanie supports primarily first and second year students as they explore... See full profile

Yuejun Chen

Yuejun is a second-year intended math major and statistic concentration. Fascinated by the power of statistics, Yuejun is looking for ways to apply statistical analysis to social studies... See full profile

Stephanie Christel
Recruitment and Program Coordinator

Stephanie serves as the primary contact for all entities seeking to recruit students at Grinnell College.  She also manages all facets of on-campus and virtual recruiting, as well as the... See full profile

Dan Covino
Lawrence S. Pidgeon Director, Education Professions Community

Dan advises Grinnell students and alumni interested in applying to graduate schools of education, pursuing education-related internships, and/or entering careers in education. He also... See full profile

Megan Crawford
Assistant Dean & Director of Advising & Exploration

Megan leads the Center’s advising, programming, and outreach efforts that target exploratory students. She oversees the College’s exploratory adviser team, who help students explore,... See full profile

Rachel Harvith

Rachel leads the Arts, Media, and Communications Career Community at Grinnell. She provides students and early career alumni with industry-focused advising, experiential learning... See full profile

Maureen Fitzgibbon
Director, Government & Social Service Career Community

A  member of the Career Communities team, Maureen directs the Government & Social Service Career Community. She provides advising and programming to students as they focus and... See full profile

Kirsten Fix
Exploratory Adviser

Kirsten Fix is an Exploratory Adviser in the Center for Careers, Life, and Service. As a member of the Advising & Exploration Team, Kirsten works primarily with first year students... See full profile

Julie Foster
Assistant Dean and Executive Director of Career Communities

Julie leads the developing Career Communities program, designed to provide students and early career alumni access to industry-focused advising, experiential learning opportunities, and... See full profile

Kelly Harris
Assistant Dean and Director of Employer Engagement

 Kelly leads a team responsible for developing and executing strategies to expand internships, full-time post-graduate positions and related opportunities for Grinnell students.  As... See full profile

Henry Jantzen Fall 2016

Henry is a third year Biology major who also plans to complete the teacher licensure program. As a career-counseling intern for the CLS, Henry reviews student resumes and cover letters... See full profile

Jovan Johnson
Assistant Director of Employer Engagement & Internships

As a member of the Employer Engagement Team, Jovan assists with the creation, coordination, and implementation of programs and initiatives to cultivate and sustain relationships and... See full profile

Ann Landstrom
Assistant Dean & Director of Global Fellowships & Awards

Ann coordinates the nomination and selection processes for students and alumni interested in nationally competitive fellowships, scholarships, and grants as well as select Grinnell-... See full profile

Michael Lawrence
Director, Business & Finance Career Community

Michael leads the Business and Finance Career Community at Grinnell.  He provides students and early career alumni industry-focused advising, experiential learning opportunities, and... See full profile

Susan Leathem Sanning
Associate Dean and Director of Service & Social Innovation

As the Associate Dean and Director of Service & Social Innovation at Grinnell College, Susan works in close partnership with the CLS dean and has responsibility for a number of... See full profile

CLS Intern

Sydney assists and advises students one-on-one by editing résumés and cover letters, sharing information about CLS resources and programs, and scheduling student appointments. She also... See full profile

Sophie Neems
CLS Intern

Sophie reviews résumés and cover letters, schedules appointments, creates CLS promotional posters, and provides students with general information regarding CLS resources and services. A... See full profile

Kevin Nguyen Fall 2016

Kevin is a third year and currently serving as a social media intern at the CLS. He's currently majoring in international entrepreneurship, and as his major's name suggests, loves... See full profile

Evelyn Nkooyooyo

Evelyn, a fourth year French and Political Science double major values the importance of foreign language learning in K-12 education in the United States and is equally passionate about... See full profile

Vicki Nolton
Program Associate

Vicki assists with the coordination and support of events and projects related to the Grinnell Prize, Grinnell Corps, post-graduate service, civic engagement, and service learning. She... See full profile

Mark Peltz
Daniel and Patricia Jipp Finkelman Dean of Careers, Life, and Service

Mark oversees all facets of the Center for Careers, Life, and Service, including strategic planning, program development, budget management, and leading an incredibly talented team. As a... See full profile

Laura Poole
Administrative Support Assistant

Laura provides administrative and logistical support for a large portfolio of College-specific and national and international fellowships and awards. She also coordinates student travel... See full profile

Nomalanga Shields Fall 2016

Noma, a third year Psychology and Sociology double major, has a strong interest in nonprofit management and mental health care. After graduation, she plans to pursue an MSW and becoming... See full profile

Sanah Suri

Sanah is a second year from New Delhi, India serving as a career intern for the CLS by helping students improve their resumes and cover letters by utilizing CLS resources. At the CLS,... See full profile

Brooke Vonderheide
Assistant Director Alumni & Donor Relations, Career Programs

Brooke is the Assistant Director of Donor and Alumni Relations for Career Programs, reporting both to the Center for Careers, Life, and Service and Development and Alumni Relations.  In... See full profile

Kiera Wilson
Assistant Director of Service & Social Innovation

Keira Wilson is the Assistant Director of Service and Social Innovation at the Center for Careers, Life and Service. She oversees the Service-Learning Work Study program, making vibrant... See full profile

Naomi Worob

Naomi is a third-year anthropology student interested in the intersections between food, community, and heath.

As an intern for Grinnell Prize, she hopes to learn about and... See full profile