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 truly 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 own 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 get to call the Pacific Northwest and the University of Washington my home!
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.
Jessie Smith (She/Her)
Assistant Director of Employer & Community Connections
As a member of the Employer & Student Engagement team, I facilitate connections between students and employers though our Industry Mentorship Programs, company site visits, panels, and other programming. I help students explore the world of work, make connections, and understand how non-linear career pathways can develop.
I’m originally from Toronto, Canada, and made my way across the continent to attend Washington State University. While earning a degree in Psychology, I competed for Cougar swimming in breaststroke and sprint freestyle. Following graduation I worked in recruiting, before making the transition to higher education. Outside of work I enjoy camping, live music, and traveling.
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.
Brittany Morgan (She/Her)
Employer Engagement & Communications Manager
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As the Employer Engagement & Communication Manager, I support the employer outreach and I work to develop relationships with hiring organizations, college career service departments, cross-university departments, and community partners. I also manage the Center’s career fairs and events to increase the number of internships, experiential learning and career opportunities for all University of Washington Students.
I started my career and discovered my passion for Student Life and Event Planning through hosting and planning events at the Student Center with my Alma Mater (Ohio University) and eventually serving in the same capacity for the Ohio Union at the Ohio State University. As a new Seattle transplant, I am in awe of the beauty of Washington and our campus and I love discovering all of Seattle’s parks with my family.
Dan Poux (He/Him)
As a Pre-professional Career Coach, I am excited to be a resource and partner as students explore careers in health and law, build their leadership skills and prepare to apply to professional graduate programs.
I grew up in the city of Detroit, and attended the University of Michigan, a large public research university similar in many ways to UW. While there, I studied Political Psychology and wrote for the Michigan Daily newspaper. My career path has taken many turns along the way, from volunteering at an orphanage in Honduras to teaching ESL in an under-resourced elementary school in Washington, DC as a Teach for America corps member. Before coming to UW, I directed the Ready, Set Transfer! program at the Seattle Community Colleges, helping students transfer to universities to continue their studies in Science and Engineering. Throughout these experiences, I have learned more about what I like to do and what I am good at, so that I could seek out new opportunities that combined both of these things.
I am excited to be helping UW students identify and play to their strengths, while confirming that their chosen career path is a good fit with their skills and interests.
Eli Heller (He/Him)
As a pre-professional career coach, I am thrilled to be working with pre-health students, students pursuing careers in business, and all degree-seeking students. I strive to help students gain impactful out-of-classroom learning experiences, such as internships and job shadowing, while studying at the UW.
I was born and raised in Southern California, where I earned my bachelor’s degree in Literary Journalism and Art History at the University of California, Irvine (UCI). I then moved to Seattle to attend Seattle University, where I earned my master’s degree in Student Development Administration. Prior to my role at the Career & Internship Center, I served as an exploratory academic advisor at Bellevue College, helping students explore their academic options and clarify their priorities when selecting a major, professional program, or university to ultimately attend. I am excited to build relationships with UW students and alumni and aim to meet students where they are, academically, professionally and personally.
Outside of work, I enjoy singing in the Seattle Men’s Chorus, hiking, skiing, traveling to new places in the Pacific Northwest, and spending time with family and friends.
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, but also work more specifically with our interest groups for Non-Profit, Social Justice, and Education as well as Law, Government, and Policy. 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!
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)!
Brittany Gaalema (She/Her)
Educating and serving students in various forms has been a passion area and my profession for over ten years. It started with an undergraduate degree in Special and Elementary Education and a master’s degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs, acquiring both degrees from Indiana University. Over the past ten years, I have had the opportunity to utilize my own education in my work with residents in the residence halls to connect their classroom learning to their on-campus living experience. I’ve worked at various universities, including programs in Wyoming, Florida, Semester at Sea, and now, here in Washington.
As a Career Coach, I am able to utilize my past professional roles to help students collect and connect all of their experiences during their time in college with their future desired trajectory. I enjoy helping students discover their own passions and skills through exploring various opportunities and resources available to them. Students at the University of Washington do and accomplish incredible things, and it is a true honor to help UW Huskies pursue their occupational goals.
Outside of the workplace, I enjoy dragon boating on South Lake Union, traveling (albeit quite a bit less over the last couple of years due to a certain pandemic), trying new restaurants in the area, and spending time with my partner and our two cats – Gladys and Esther.