Briana Randall (She/Her)
I started at the Career & Internship Center as a counselor in 2004. Over the 15 years that followed, I spent periods of time coordinating our grad student programs, managing our front desk and student employee teams, supporting the employer relations team, leading our data and assessment initiatives, and directing our multi-faceted internship operations. In 2019, I was hired as the center’s Executive Director. In this role, my big picture vision is that all UW students will be able to 1) identify the skills employers want, 2) gain experience to enhance their skills, 3) articulate their skills and experiences to potential employers, and 4) successfully take a good-fit next step. Undoubtedly, this is a big undertaking! Smaller goals in service to my larger vision include supporting our dynamic staff, fostering cross-campus collaborations, humbly seeking feedback, pushing myself to address problems creatively, and using data to inform decision-making. If you have ideas about how we can best support students, don’t hesitate to reach out.
My “hobbies” currently include homeschooling two elementary students, taking walks, and eating takeout.
Luis Santiago (He/Him)
Associate Director of Coaching Operations
My passion for working with others in the career decision-making process began with my indecision about what career path I should pursue when entering college. After changing my major multiple times, graduating with a degree that I didn’t use at first, and working full-time while pursuing a second bachelor’s, I finally stumbled upon the world of career counseling. Since 2009, I have used my experiences and formal training to help others reach their academic and career goals.
Now, my role at the Career and Internship Center allows me to train, lead, and supervise a fantastic team of Career Coaches. These coaches work tirelessly to provide the highest level of support to our UW students and alumni as they seek their success in the career development process. From choosing a major/career that’s right for you, all the way to becoming employed, we are here for our UW students every step of the way!
I was born and raised in Miami, Florida, and I am a proud alum of Florida State University. Now I can call the Pacific Northwest and the University of Washington my home!
Identities & Experiences: Cisgender, Straight Male, Second-Generation Hispanic American, First-Generation College Graduate, Grad School, Working in Education, Working in Management/Leadership, Training & Development, Public Speaking
Bridget Doyle (she/her)
Associate Director of Employer/Community Connections
A recurring theme in my career is a passion for strategy, continuous improvement, and problem-solving on behalf of customers. To summarize my work history, it is made up of 20+ years of experience in various sectors including higher education, accounting, consulting, and e-commerce. Personal highlights of my career include leading the enablement team and PMO for a successful launch of Workday, establishment of the infrastructure for academic HR in the UW’s Department of Global Health, founding the UW Bothell’s Childcare Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS Program), and workforce strategy project management during rapid growth to scale for both Amazon Ads recruiting and Amazon Transportation Services.
Originally from Ohio, I have lived in the PNW since I graduated from the University of Colorado – Boulder, and moved to Seattle. When I landed in Seattle, my first job out of college was in retail selling coffee and vintage Nike at a shop on “the Ave” before starting both work and graduate studies at UW Seattle. I am a proud UW alumna with a Masters in Higher Educational Leadership focused on Organizational Development from the UW’s College of Education. Go Dawgs!
It is exciting to be a boomerang back to UW Seattle to hold the Associate Director for Employer and Community Connections at the UW’s Career & Internship Center. In this role, I collaborate with my dedicated team and UW colleagues on innovations on behalf of the Husky student and alumni population via relationships and tool optimization of Handshake. My team focuses on the importance of connections to drive our outputs like Career Fairs and much more. That focus includes stewarding vital relationships with employers, community, mentors, campus partners, Handshake connections, and students toward delivering on our Mission. Our Mission: We equip Huskies to integrate their holistic UW experience and create boundless futures.
I want all University of Washington Huskies to know that from my personal experience from day one the Career & Internship Center can add high value dimensions to your collegiate experience. We welcome and invite you to stop by our Career Fairs even as early as in your first year, schedule virtual or in-person appointments with our coaches via Handshake early and often, and explore the vast array of webinar and workshop offerings we provide on our website or in Handshake. Build your relationship with the Center into your Husky experience. Career readiness is an exciting series of chapters in our lives, and the more you know the more fun it can be. Yes. I said it, searching for your career path is hard work, but it can be fun with knowledge, tools, and support. We are here to help you grow your confidence in all of those areas. And did you hear about the Husky Career Closet? I wish we had that when I was in college. You got this! Our office is excited to be part of your boundless journey, as am I.
And when I’m not at work, you can find me hiking, running, stand up paddleboarding, surfing and walking my dogs. I love to spend weekends and evenings with friends and family having pizza parties, enjoying all the PNW outdoor adventures, and going on boba outings.
Lindsay Smith (She/Her)
Handshake Experience Manager
I support students, alumni, and employer partners by managing the online recruitment database serving UW Seattle and UW Bothell: Handshake. Whether you’re a student looking for a relevant career opportunity, an employer looking to build brand awareness on campus, or a UW advisor looking to assist students in their career and internship goals, I can help!
I am a graduate of Gonzaga University’s School of Business but am excited to be a Husky as well. After a variety of professional experiences, I’m happy to be at UW in the Career and Internship Center. In my free time, I enjoy running, hiking, and traveling.
Daniel Herb (He/Him)
Internship Success Manager
As the Internship Success Manager, I am excited to help students explore, find, and acquire high-quality internship experiences. I mainly work with UW staff, campus advisers, and employers to develop programs and processes that ensure students can access and thrive in these meaningful outside-the-classroom opportunities.
I grew up in San Jose, CA and received my Bachelor’s in Political Science and Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara. My first job after college was in grassroots political activism in the Washington D.C. area. In that position, I worked with college student volunteers and found that higher education and student affairs was a great fit for my career interests. I came to UW for my Master’s degree in 2015, and prior to this role I have worked with student leadership programming and undergraduate research at the UW.
Outside of work, you can probably find me cooking up a new recipe, playing ultimate Frisbee, or hiking and camping.
Identities and Experiences: Cisgender, straight male, white, grad school, higher education, political activism, equity and inclusion work
Lauren Sevilla (she/her)
Mentor & Alumni Engagement Program Manager
As a member of the Employer & Community Connections Team, I manage mentorship programs to facilitate connections between students and employers along with providing alumni opportunities for engagement. By partnering with community members wanting to give back through mentorship, panels, presentations, and more, I help students explore the world of work and understand different career pathways available to them. As someone who has experienced it herself, I understand the non-linear career path, and I aim to supply students at UW with the tools and resources to best navigate their unique career journey.
Having graduated from the University of Florida with a master’s degree in Management and a bachelor’s degree in Microbiology and Cell Science, I can definitely say my career path has been non-traditional. Before my transition into higher education, I interned for biotechnology companies, a gene therapy startup and a major CPG corporation, as well as worked as a research assistant in a biochemistry and molecular biology lab. While I still love science, research, and experimentation, I found my true passion in inspiring and educating students. Prior to this role, I worked as a program coordinator for specialized masters’ programs in the Warrington College of Business.
In my free time, I enjoy running, swimming, crafting, and traveling. As a Floridian new to the PNW, I look forward to exploring all that Washington has to offer!
Meaghan Wood (She/Her)
As a Career Coach, I thrive while working with students and recent graduates to help define and reach their goals. I am excited to help them find passion in their major or career, gain new hands-on experiences, navigate the job search, and answer any questions they may have. I am excited to help any and all UW students explore their career interests and I am thrilled to be part of your support system while you work towards building your future!
Born and raised in South Florida, I earned both my bachelor’s degree in English and master’s degree in Higher Education Leadership from Florida Atlantic University. As an undergraduate student, my career goals and major changed plenty of times before discovering my graduate program and the world of career coaching. Prior to working at the UW, I held a number of positions in higher and secondary education, including career counseling, teaching, event planning, and assessment. These experiences helped me understand the impacts of leveraging transferable skills and responsibilities, while I learned how to use that knowledge to help students.
Outside of work, you can probably find me going for a hike, baking, reading a new book, or trying out new restaurants. As a new resident of the city and state, I am awed by its beauty and excited to call it home!
Identities: Cisgender, Straight Woman, White, Grad School, Working in Education
Erin Lee (She/Her)
As a Career Coach, I get the privilege of journeying alongside UW students and recent alumni as they discover and develop their career paths. I hold a deep appreciation and understanding of how challenging and rewarding the career journey can be, especially as a student (among other intersecting identities). My goal is to remind students of their inherent strengths, sometimes forgotten amidst feelings of scarcity and comparison.
While career coaching can involve some big questions, I’m also here to help with the “little” ones too. Whether it be a last look at a resume or figuring out what to wear for an interview, my door is open!
A bit about me: I’m a UW Foster alum who has worked in fashion, marketing, and mental health. I’m a curious person who enjoys nothing more than good conversation over good food. Topics of interest include music, films, psychology and personal growth (Enneagram nerd). Some pandemic hobbies include writing, tennis, and gaming (video and board varieties)!
Identities & Experiences: Asian-American, Straight, Cisgender Woman, Grad School, Study Abroad, Career Change, Working in Business, Working in Mental Health, Navigating Personal Mental Health, Navigating Cultural Expectations
Lily Burnstein (She/Her)
I hold an unwavering belief in people to discover and cultivate their proudest professional, career, and personal identities. And I also know how being given the space, time, and support from those who believe in me have been the most impactful parts of my career journey. I am committed to ensuring every student I work with receives this, and walks away from any appointment with me — whether about resumes or planning for post-graduation life–feeling the same belief in themselves that hold in them!
My career has extended from the nonprofit world and public school system in New York City, to teaching and advising undergraduate students at Michigan State University, to now being a UW Career Coach. My Bachelors and Masters degrees in social work have led me to jobs where I’ve mentored, tutored, and developed + faciltiated after school programming for high school students, middle school students, and youth aging out of foster care. My true passions lie in student support and student advocacy, so I feel genuinely lucky to join you on your journey towards figuring out your career path and beyond.
As a Michigan native and former New York resident, I love Seattle for being in never-ending supply of things I love most: the outdoors, city life, and exciting places to explore, eat, and drink coffee. Spending time with my loved ones, climbing, playing soccer, running, taking improv classes, and reading are my favorite things to do outside of work.
Identities & Experiences: Cis-hetero Woman, White, Jewish-American, Grad School, Gap Years, AmeriCorps, Study Abroad, Working in Higher Ed, Social Work, and Nonprofit
Kirk Heynen (He/Him)
I have always been energized by helping students discover and pursue their potential. I understand how difficult job seeking can be, and as your coach I aim to inspire, guide, and train you to compete at your very best. Whether you’re trying to discern your direction in life, or you’re seeking practical tools to engage with employers, or you just want some pointers to make your resume really pop, I am happy to help.
I have been in higher ed advising for 20+ years, working at small private schools (Gonzaga University, Seattle Pacific University) large public schools (UW Seattle) and local community colleges (Cascadia College, North Seattle College). I earned my Masters degree in Student Development from Seattle University. This is my second stint at UW—in my previous role as a Student Activities Advisor I advised student orgs like the Asian Student Commission, the Pacific Islander Student Commission, and Rainy Dawg Radio. I am happy to be a Husky again! I am also living proof that our career path does not always go exactly how we planned it from the beginning, and that is often a good thing in the end.
Outside of work, I am often outside—camping, mountain biking, skiing, and exploring the beautiful state of Washington. I grew up in Alaska, so I love the mountains and water of the PNW, but I also appreciate the opportunity to live in the diverse, thriving city of Seattle, where I frequent concerts, Costco, and Capitol Hill, getting around by bike, transit, or motorcycle as much as possible.
Alondra Rodriguez (She/Her)
As the Program Coordinator, my work primarily involves being the first point of contact for UW students and alumni, community members, and employers to our Center, whether that be via email, phone, or in-person visits. I work to answer various questions about our services for the UW community and beyond. I take great care in being able to provide helpful and meaningful support for students and guide individuals to the additional resources that best meet their needs. I also support the Coaching and Employer & Community Connections teams to ensure smooth operations of our services and gain a stronger understanding of our impact within the scope of our mission.
Learn more about me: During my time as a UW student, now a recent alumna, I studied History and Archaeology, participated in the Interdisciplinary Honors Program, studied abroad, and pursued research alongside faculty. I was also continuously involved in service-learning programs such as UW Dream Project and UW Riverways Seminars, focusing on K-12 mentorship, education, academic and professional support, and tutoring. Throughout these experiences I developed a passion for supporting and encouraging students and peers to follow their interests, learn about themselves and their goals, and seek out and use available resources to achieve said goals.
Outside of work you can usually find me hiking, enjoying good food, traveling, visiting local museums, and enjoying the sun when it comes out.