Career Center M30

Staff Directory

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  • Career Center
    202-885-1804
    Fax: 202-885-1861
    careercenter@american.edu
    Butler Pavilion, Room 5th Floor

    Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Tuesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
    Wednesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
    Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Fernando, Gihan S
    Executive Director-Career Center

Mailing Address
Lena Armentrout

Lena Armentrout

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Budget and Personnel Specialist

Josie serves as the Career Center’s office manager, ensuring that facilities and office equipment are running smoothly and that staff have the supplies they need to get their jobs done. She processes cash and checks received from students and employe... [More]

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202-885-1815
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Nancy Barker

Nancy Barker

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Director of Administration

Nancy manages the team of staff that handles the meet-and-greet, personnel, fiscal, facilities and technology functions of the Career Center. The work of at least one member of Nancy’s team is behind almost any interaction that you have with the Care... [More]

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202-885-1851
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Julia Beyer

Julia Beyer

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Career Advisor

Julia advises students in the School of Communication in the fields of journalism, film and media arts who are seeking internships, career guidance, and improved resumes and interviewing skills. She is interested in collaborating with faculty, alumni... [More]

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202-885-1809
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Ashley Boney

Ashley Boney

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Assistant Director, Marketing & Communications

Ashley manages print and web communications for the Career Center. In this role, she works with staff to ensure that both internal and external communication goals are met through a variety of targeted marketing initiatives. In her spare time, Ashley... [More]

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202-885-1802
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Jennifer Carignan

Jennifer Carignan

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Career Advisor

Jennifer Carignan advises undergraduate and graduate students in AU’s nationally-ranked School of Public Affairs. In this capacity, she guides students through the process of finding and applying for challenging and fulfilling career and internship o... [More]

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202-885-1828
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Jessica Carter

Jessica Carter

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Employer Relations Coordinator

Jessie facilitates connections between employers, students, and alumni through information sessions, on-campus interviews, resume books, and other recruiting activities. She develops and maintains relationships with more than 100 employers in the pri... [More]

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202-885-1814
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John Charles

John Charles

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Career Advisor

John advises graduate students in the School of International Service as well as all AU students pursuing international internships. His primary function is to work with students in individual sessions on applications for internships, jobs and fellow... [More]

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202-885-1810
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Tasha Daniels

Tasha Daniels

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Student Employment Coordinator

Tasha manages the Public Service Work Study Program. She guides students through the process of earning their Federal Work Study (FWS) awards through part-time employment in the public service sector. She creates partnerships with local nonprofit and... [More]

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202-885-1807
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Caitlin Domagal

Caitlin Domagal

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Career Programs Coordinator

Cait coordinates a wide range of the Career Center's educational programs, including alumni and employer panels, workshops, networking receptions, and site visits. She collaborates with individuals on- and off-campus to ensure successful planning, ma... [More]

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202-885-6007
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Joan Echols

Joan Echols

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Associate Director-Office of Merit Awards

Joan, who joined the Office of Merit Awards in 2003, manages the Early Identification Program, an academic enrichment program for high achieving sophomores. She also works with undergraduate applicants for public service-oriented scholarships, such a... [More]

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202-885-1881
Career Ctr Merit Awards Office


Gihan Fernando

Gihan Fernando

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Executive Director-Career Center

Gihan Fernando has extensive experience in higher education administration with a focus on career services, and before joining the AU community, held progressive leadership positions at the law schools at Georgetown University, Cornell University and... [More]

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202-885-1829
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Susan Gordon

Susan Gordon

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Director, Career Development

Sue works with Career Center advisors, faculty, and staff to ensure that the Center’s programs and services effectively meet the needs of AU students and alumni, with a particular focus on career development issues that range from declaring a major t... [More]

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202-885-1822
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Julie Jones

Julie Jones

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Assistant Director, Employer Relations

Julie and her team are responsible for employer services at the Career Center. Her staff helps facilitate connections between students and employers through campus recruiting activities, such as on-campus interviews, job and internship fairs, and AU ... [More]

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202-885-1798
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Anne Kirchgessner

Anne Kirchgessner

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Alumni Career Advisor

Anne works with American University SPA, SIS, CAS and SOC alumni who are more than one year past graduation. Anne enjoys helping alumni with career and job search concerns including resumes, interviewing, informational interviewing and networking. An... [More]



Anna Litman

Anna Litman

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Career Advisor

Anna advises CAS students on a variety of career topics, such as choosing a major or career path, identifying and evaluating job or internship opportunities, and writing an effective resume or cover letter. She also helps students to develop networki... [More]

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202-885-1825
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Lauren Moloney-Egnatios

Lauren Moloney-Egnatios

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Information Specialist

Lauren Moloney-Egnatios provides front-end advice and information about Career Center events, programs, services, and resources to over 100 students, parents, faculty and employers daily. She manages appointment schedules for 16 advisors and provides... [More]

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202-885-1823
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John Nunno

John Nunno

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Customer Service Coordinator

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202-885-1803
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Bridget O'Connell

Bridget O'Connell

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Director, Outreach and Marketing

Bridget leads a talented team responsible for employer services and outreach, alumni engagement, career programs, Federal Work Study (FWS) employment, graduation outcomes, and marketing. In this multifaceted position, she draws from her experience in... [More]

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202-885-1813
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Patricia Oltmann

Patricia Oltmann

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Alumni Career Programs Coordinator

Pat is a proud AU alumna committed to helping fellow alumni share professional expertise, career-related advice, and job and internship opportunities with alumni and students. As the liaison between Alumni Relations and the Career Center, Pat coordin... [More]

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202-885-1801
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Felicia Parks

Felicia Parks

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Career Advisor

As a seasoned career advisor for the School of Communication, Felicia enjoys coaching students through resume critiques, interviewing techniques, salary negotiation, and writing cover letters for internships and full-time employment. During advising ... [More]

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202-885-1812
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Elizabeth Romig

Elizabeth Romig

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Assistant Director, Office of Merit Awards

Elizabeth joined the Office of Merit Awards in August 2009. She coordinates campus-wide recruitment for major award opportunities, manages programming, and organizes faculty interview panels. Additionally, she advises students on the Gilman Internati... [More]

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202-885-1413
Career Ctr Merit Awards Office


Brian Rowe

Brian Rowe

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Director of Experiential Education

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202-885-1806
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Elaine Salisbury

Elaine Salisbury

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Employer Relations Specialist

Since joining the Career Center in 1985, Elaine’s position has evolved and expanded over time. She currently coordinates fall and spring Job and Internship Fairs and position listings in AU CareerWeb. Elaine is particularly passionate about conductin... [More]

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202-885-1852
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Jesus Sanchez

Jesus Sanchez

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Systems Coordinator

Since his sophomore year, Adrian has been contributing his talents to the many systems of the Career Center. Starting as an IT Assistant, Adrian has worked his way up to join the Administration team, addressing the technology needs and providing solu... [More]

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202-885-1824
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Robert SanGeorge

Robert SanGeorge

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Career Advisor

Rob advises grad students in the School of Public Affairs, as well as SPA seniors seeking advice on grad school and law school. He served for over two decades as a senior executive in advocacy and public policy with the United Nations and major NGOs... [More]

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202-885-1808
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Marie Spaulding

Marie Spaulding

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Career Advisor

Marie, who joined the Career Center in 1987, advises students in the College of Arts and Sciences. She helps students, whose majors range from anthropology to women’s, gender, and sexuality studies, to prepare their application materials and find cha... [More]

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202-885-1799
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Marc St. Hilaire

Marc St. Hilaire

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Career Advisor

Marc St.Hilaire joined the AU Career Center in February 2013. He advises graduate students within the School of International Service on job search strategies, resume building, interview coaching, as well as connecting them with internationally-orien... [More]

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Christopher Swanson

Christopher Swanson

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Assistant Director, Office of Merit Awards

Dr. Chris Swanson joined the Office of Merit Awards in 2006, and is now an Assistant Director. He primarily works with students applying for the Fulbright Grant, the graduate Boren Fellowship, Critical Language Scholarship, and the Bosch Fellowship. ... [More]

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202-885-1818
Career Ctr Merit Awards Office


Paula Warrick

Paula Warrick

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Director-Office of Merit Awards

Dr. Paula Warrick has directed the Office of Merit Awards since 1999 and is a firm believer in the rewards of the application process, including the chance to develop more realistic career goals and close relationships with faculty. Paula oversees th... [More]

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202-885-1817
Career Ctr Merit Awards Office