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Sarah Barks

Sarah advises students and alumni as they prepare for effective transitions to post-graduate study. She develops and delivers programs related to assessing motivations, researching... See full profile

Joe Beggs Fall 16

As a second year science enthusiast from Kelso, MO, Joe plans to complete a B.A. in physics with a concentration in neuroscience. On campus, he is an active member of the Astronomy Club... See full profile

Lisa Behrends

Lisa serves as the Administrative Support Assistant for the Center for Careers, Life, and Service. In addition to greeting and welcoming visitors, she maintains the appointment calendars... See full profile

Jenny Chi Fall 2016

Jenny is a fourth-year Political Science and Economics double major from Los Angeles. She is currently serving as a career counseling intern for the CLS, where she helps students with... See full profile

Crawford Megan

Megan leads the Center’s counseling, advising, programming, and outreach efforts that target exploratory students. She oversees the College’s Externship and Internship Programs, which... See full profile

Dobbels, Nate

Nate helps connect students to Grinnell alumni through various engagement opportunities via a joint appointment with the Center for Careers, Life, and Service and the Office of... See full profile


Maureen counsels and advises students planning post-graduate employment, offering assistance on such topics as job searches and interview preparation. She also develops and maintains... See full profile

Kelly Guilbeau

Kelly counsels and advises students on all aspects of the career and life skill-development process. She coordinates the Spring Break Externship Program, Etiquette Dinner, Unpacking Your... See full profile


Steve coordinates the nomination and selection process for students and alumni who are applying for national fellowships and scholarships (e.g., Fulbright, Goldwater, Truman, UK... See full profile


Diane assists employers, graduate and professional school representatives, and other visitors who come to campus to meet with students regarding internship opportunities, career... See full profile

Henry Jantzen Fall 2016

Henry is a second year intended 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... See full profile

Jovan Johnson Fall 2016

Jovan is responsible for counseling, mentoring, and assisting students as they pursue career-related experience through internships. By working collaboratively with members of the CLS... See full profile


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

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 Nguyen is a second year currently serving as a social media intern at the CLS. He plans to major independently in international entrepreneurship. As his major's name suggests, he... See full profile


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 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

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


As the Director of Service and Social Innovation in the Center for Careers, Life, and Service (CLS) team, Susan leads innovative civic engagement, social justice, and service learning... See full profile

Ashley Schaefer

Ashley directs the Grinnell Careers in Education Professions program and advises students interested in careers in all education-related fields, including (but not limited to) research,... 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

Keira Wilson Fall 2016

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


Angela oversees a new program that integrates alumni into select courses across the curriculum, where they provide salient examples of how liberal arts educations can equip Grinnell... 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


As this year's senior intern for the Center for Careers, Life, and Service, Karin helps connect Grinnell students with CLS resources, programs, and services. Additionally, she... See full profile