Allison hails from Northeast Ohio. She holds a Masters degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs from Iowa State University and has a background in Residence Life and Campus Activities. She really enjoys the content area of career services and the resources and opportunities that the Walter Center provides to students. Helping students find their way and determine their career path is the most fulfilling part of her role and she’s so excited that she gets to be part of the team that makes this happen at IU. In her free time she enjoys cooking new recipes, trying new restaurants, exploring new hiking trails, and finding fun and interesting ways to build community.
She is the primary Career Coach for students studying Biochemistry, Chemistry, Cognitive Science, Computer Science (B.A.), Neuroscience, Speech and Hearing Sciences however she is also available to help students outside of these majors with general inquiries.
Brandon is a Hoosier through and through, growing up in the small town of Shirley, Indiana, located about 45 minutes outside of Indianapolis. As a student at Indiana University, he studies International Law and Institutions as well as Cybersecurity and Global Policy. Brandon is heavily involved with Indiana University Dance Marathon (IUDM), where he serves on the Public Relations Committee, and is very passionate about serving others. In addition to being a Peer Coach at the Walter Center for Career Achievement, Brandon is also a Student Ambassador for the Office of Admissions. He loves the outdoors, listening to pop music, geeking out over Star Wars, exploring local cafés and restaurants, traveling, and catching up on the latest social media trends.
Brandon meets with undergraduate students for drop-in questions in our Career Studio.
Erin Bruce is a proud Indiana University alumna. Her career satisfaction is found when helping others make meaningful connections and creating enriching career experiences. She is thrilled to engage employers with Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design students.
Prior to joining the Walter Center team, Erin worked as a Career Coach at the Indiana University Alumni Association helping IU alumni meet career goals through career facilitation and guidance one-on-one providing resume development, personal branding, networking, and interviewing techniques while staying up on the most recent career trends.
Erin is loving life in Bloomington with her husband, Alex, and their 3 boys. She enjoys hiking, kayaking, the show Parks and Recreation, and coffee.
Born and raised a Hoosier, Andrew has always called Bloomington home. He attended Indiana University as an undergraduate, and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Telecommunications. After college, Andrew has spent his professional career rounding out his skills with hands-on experience at UITS, later as an Application Consultant for a software company and even spent a couple of years working in carpentry and construction. Andrew is extremely excited about being back on campus and working with students, he believes IU’s campus brings a great energy that cannot be found anywhere else.
When Andrew is not working, he is spending his time fixing up his home that he shares with his lovely wife Daniela, and their two children Santiago and Eloisa. Andrew especially loves spending quality time with family and friends, traveling domestically and internationally, woodworking and IU sports.
Senior Associate Director, Alumni Engagement
Amy was raised in Northeastern Ohio on the shores of Lake Erie where she spent her summers hanging out at the beach, eating Dairy Queen and working retail at the local Mall. She completed her BS in Human Development and Social Policy from Northwestern University and an MS in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration from Indiana University. Soon after graduation, she sailed aboard Semester at Sea as a Resident Director which only increased her appetite for travel and understanding world cultures.
Since then, she has worked at IU in housing, advising, experiential learning, and student leadership. She lives in Bloomington with her husband, son and daughter. In her free time she loves to travel, read, write and tell stories. She has a passion for spreading the good news about the importance of the humanities and liberal arts in education. She looks forward to engaging with alumni and connecting them to current students.
Meredith is a junior at IU from Westfield, Indiana. She is on the pre-med track, majoring in both neuroscience and art history. After her schooling, she hopes to go on to work as a pediatrician or an ER doctor. As well as being a peer coach, she is a member of IU’s Crimson CORPS through the counseling center (CAPS). When she isn’t busy with classes or in a lab, Meredith can be found drinking iced coffee, baking, or listening to true crime podcasts.
Events & Recruitment Coordinator
Sarah Daugherty is a born and raised Hoosier but spent ten years in Tennessee. She recently returned to her Indiana roots to be closer to family while also pursuing a career.
Sarah has a passion for events and loves the organization and details associated with the planning and execution of them. She enjoys her role as the Events and Recruitment Coordinator and looks forward to watching events come to fruition while also building relationships with employers, faculty, staff, and students.
Sarah loves ethnic food; her favorite is Mediterranean. She loves to read, sing, spend time outside, try new restaurants, and spend time with family and friends.
What did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be a pediatric cardiologist. I suffered from a heart condition for most of my childhood and my pediatric cardiologist touched my heart (literally and figuratively.) In reality, college science classes changed my mind and I chose to pursue education in the communications field instead and have not been disappointed with that decision.
Senior Career Coach
Marcia grew up in Georgia, where she enjoyed peaches, pecans, fishing and lots of sports. She graduated from the University of Georgia with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Immediately after graduation, she moved to Bloomington where she completed a master’s degree in journalism at IU in 1983. Marcia planned to spend her career as a newspaper reporter, but loved all that IU offered and has worked as a proposal writer, orientation coordinator, career services director and now, a career coach. She loves coaching students, and working with staff, faculty and alumni. She also likes naps, spending time with family and friends, traveling and trying new cuisines.
Specialties and InterestsAnimal BehaviorBiologyMicrobiologyMolecular Life Science
Career CommunitiesScience + Research
Senior Associate Director of Career Education
Erin delights in helping IU students and alumni find their path to a meaningful career. Recognizing that career journeys have plenty of bumps, she finds nothing more satisfying than celebrating the successes of those she coaches.
After a brief stop as an occupational therapy major, Erin found her educational home at Indiana University, majoring in sociology. She loved gaining a broader understanding of humankind and how structures shape life experiences. After completing her undergraduate degree, she continued her education, receiving Master of Science in Higher Education and Student Affairs from IU. She has spent her career supporting college students and alumni on their career development journeys. She loves to chat about how strengths and values shape our experiences in the world of work.
Erin loves to read and listen about how to make the working world a better place. A few of her favorite resources include, Dare to Lead, by Brené Brown, Radical Candor, by Kim Scott, and the WorkLife podcast, by Adam Grant.
Daniella is currently working with the All Careers Considered podcast team.
Daniella is from the northwest suburbs of Chicago. She is pursuing a Masters degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs from Indiana University Bloomington. She holds a graduate assistantship in the Student Involvement and Leadership Center where she advises and supports the Cox Civic Scholars program. As a first-generation college student herself, Daniella is passionate about supporting first-generation, low-income, students of color through mentorship, wellbeing programming, critical service-learning, and career services.
Daniella graduated from Wake Forest University in May 2019 with degrees in Politics and International Affairs and Spanish, and a minor in Latin American & Latino Studies. Her love for career services began when she served as a Career Assistant at the Office of Personal and Career Development at WFU.
In her free time she enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling, watching Marvel movies, going to the dog park, reading, and listening to music!
Specialties and InterestsPodcasting
Senior Career Coach
Kimberly was born in Massachusetts, but moved from east to west coast multiple times in her formative years, also living in California and Virginia. She completed her Bachelor of Art degrees in Sociology and Spanish Literature at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Studying abroad in Granada, Spain and interning at the World Trade Center in Denver with the Latin American Trade Specialist were highlights of her undergraduate career. Kimberly worked in marketing before moving to Laramie, Wyoming to complete her Master’s in Business Administration at the University of Wyoming, where she also directed the summer session and became passionate about working with students in higher education. She later discovered a love of coaching at the Children’s Organ Transplant Association, assisting volunteers to raise funds for children who need life-saving organ transplants. A lifelong learner who loves adventure, Kimberly seeks new challenges and opportunities to grow. She enjoys spending time with family, cooking, camping, reading, working out, volunteering and spending time with her labs.
What values have shaped your career goals?
From a young age, I always knew I wanted to “help people,” a guiding principle which has led me to be a mission-driven professional throughout my career.
Specialties and InterestsCriminal JusticeEconomicsHistoryManagement and Human OrganizationSociology
Career CommunitiesFinance, Consulting, Management + Sales
Associate Director, Operations & Assessment
Demrie is a sophomore from Indianapolis who studies Anthropology, Animal Behavior, and Art History at IU. In addition to peer coaching at the Walter Center for Career Achievement, he serves fellow students as part of The Mentor Collective and as an undergraduate teaching assistant in the Anthropology department. Demrie’s major experience includes work in the Primate Environmental Endocrinology Lab on campus, and he hopes to participate in project-based study abroad as well as a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) before graduation. During evenings and weekends, you’ll find Demrie rock climbing at Hoosier Heights, visiting local museums, and grabbing meals with his friends.
Michael hails from Nashville where he never learned to like country music. He did his undergraduate work in the mountains of Southwest Virginia getting his degree in Spanish: Culture Studies. During this time, he studied abroad in Costa Rica where he spent his weekends getting sunburnt, and in Peru where he got to hang out with ocelots in the Amazon. After graduation he moved to Puerto Rico and taught English at an elementary school. After two years of eating mofongo, he returned to Music City for hot chicken and sweet tea. To pay for this good food, he worked in retail and taught English to adults.
Through one of these ESL connections, Michael had the opportunity to move to Bhutan where he was the reading instructor at a private school in Thimphu. In his downtime, he hiked to the fabled Tiger’s Nest and explored various Dzongs with newfound friends. After a year in the Land of the Thunder Dragon, Michael left the Himalayas and moved to the high desert of northern Arizona to pursue an M.A. in Teaching English as a Second Language at Northern Arizona University. Michael spent his weekdays studying and teaching English Composition. His weekends and vacations were spent hiking through the desert and camping under the stars. After graduation, Michael moved back to Nashville where he was an adjunct English teacher at a community college and worked at the corporate office for a Fortune 500 company.
Michael’s passion is to help others achieve their dreams. His interests include trying new cuisine, exploring the outdoors, running, and reading.
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
— The Road Not Taken
by Robert Frost
Specialties and InterestsApparel MerchandisingComprehensive DesignFashion DesignInterior DesignLiberal StudiesStudio Art
Career CommunitiesDesign, Retail + Apparel
Designer & Marketing Coordinator
Maureen is a Designer & Marketing Coordinator who delivers creative and engaging solutions across digital and social platforms, as well as writes and designs marketing materials.
Maureen is a proud ‘Townie’ who recently moved back to Bloomington after graduating from Ball State University with B.S. in Journalism Graphics. Prior to graduating, Maureen completed design and reporting internships at The Herald Bulletin in Anderson, Ind. and The Herald-Times right here in Bloomington, Ind. She still participates in journalism through the Society of News Design and by being an avid reader and supporter.
She loves hiking (and has hiked 13 of Indiana’s 25 State Parks!), NPR, gardening, creating embroidered art and collecting letterpress prints.
Specialties and InterestsWriting code 😎
Rosemarie is from Los Angeles, CA. Currently, she is a Ph.D. student in Political Science. She is a former higher education administrator with eight years of experience in grant program management; fellowship advising and coordination; graduate recruitment; and institutional research and assessment.
Rosemarie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Chicana/o Studies from UCLA. She also holds a Master’s degree in Political Science from California State University, Northridge.
Karla fell in love with Bloomington as a student at IU, moved away for 20 years, and now is back in Bloomington where she has always felt at home! She earned a B.A. in Psychology which nurtured her passion for helping people, particularly students. Karla has been a caterer and personal chef and is an avid gardener and foodie.
Career Coach and Instructor
For Angela, being a Career Educator holds a special double meaning. She has both spent her entire career as an educator of some variety… and she is currently educating about careers! Angela is amused that her teaching career began with her hometown Tot-Lot program helping preschoolers learn how to cut (and walk) with scissors, and now she finds herself helping college students explore and get cut out for their careers. Along the way, Angela worked with many students of many ages on their communication skills: writing, listening, and public speaking in particular. She has also taught education courses, supervised student teachers, and maintains a keen interest in PK-12 education issues. These days you can find Angela working with students at IU’s Walter Center, helping them recognize and articulate the fabulousness of their Liberal Arts degrees. Employers want them, and Angela knows how to help students connect the dots. Angela teaches classes, coaches students, and enjoys being present with students when they contemplate and explore possibilities for their futures.
Specialties and InterestsAfrican American & African Diaspora StudiesAmerican StudiesAnthropologyArt HistoryClassical CivilizationClassical Studies: Latin and GreekComparative LiteratureComputational LinguisticsDanceEnglishFolklore & EthnomusicologyGender StudiesGeographyJewish StudiesLinguisticsPhilosophyReligious StudiesSociologyTheatre & Drama
Career CommunitiesVisual, Written + Performing Arts
Joe Lovejoy, Ph.D.
Joe is an alum of the College of Arts & Sciences where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in English and Political Science. He Directs the College’s Walter Center for Career Achievement, providing strategic direction and leadership of career education and employer engagement. Joe leads a team of 25 full-time career services professionals who serve 10,000+ undergraduate and graduate students across the College’s three schools and three academic divisions.
Before joining the College of Arts & Sciences, Joe served as Associate Director for Strategic Planning for the Career Development Center on the IU Bloomington campus. Joe has also worked as a career coach and career course lecturer. He is a certified Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and Strong Interest Inventory practitioner.
Joe earned a Master of Science in Higher Education Administration degree in 2007 and a Ph.D. in Higher Education from Indiana University Bloomington’s School of Education in 2020.
Joe is a champion of liberal arts education and loves helping IU College of Arts & Sciences students connect their academic pursuits to rewarding careers.
In 2018, Jasmine was admitted to the Groups Scholars Program where she was introduced to the field of Sociology. She continues to pursue her B.A. in Sociology with a double minor in Gender Studies and Spanish with hopes of graduating in spring 2022. In 2019, Jasmine served as an Undergraduate Teaching Assistant for SOC-S100 Introduction to Sociology course and as the President of the IUB Sociology Club. She regularly acts as a Research Coder for the IUB Sociology Department in pursuit of her passion for sociological data analysis. Jasmine is also apart of the 21st Century Scholar Program and frequently attends events hosted by La Casa and the LGBTQ+ Culture Center.
As a first-generation college student, Jasmine understands and empathizes with the difficulties of college attendance among underrepresented students at Indiana University. She aims to create a welcoming environment for all students. Furthermore, she is dedicated to advancing initiatives that focus on justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. In her free time, Jasmine loves swimming in Lake Monroe, drinking coffee, eating Mexican food, and dancing.
Assistant Director, Employer Relations
Growing up in rural Michigan, Hillary spent her childhood growing corn, boiling maple syrup, and watching a lot of PBS, the only TV station that came in clearly. That fostered her love for learning, and when she went to college she decided to study humanities. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from Michigan State University. After college, she eventually earned a position working for Student Affairs at the University of California, Los Angeles. At UCLA, Hillary discovered that she was passionate about advocating for students, and she decided to take this passion back to the Midwest. Hillary is excited to be with Indiana University, helping both Indiana employers and Arts and Sciences students.
In her spare time, Hillary enjoys playing board games, gardening, and cooking new recipes.
Kathie is originally from northeast Ohio but has lived in Bloomington for over half of her life. She was inspired to pursue a career in higher education during her college years, working in residence life and on the student union board. She is proud of her liberal arts education from Wheaton College in Illinois where she earned a BA in Interpersonal Communications with a minor in Theology. Kathie also earned her Master’s degree in College Student Personnel Administration from Indiana University. She has worked with college students for most of her career as adjunct faculty, an academic advisor, and most recently as an assistant director for the Career Development Center. Kathie is a certified Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and Strong Interest Inventory practitioner and is currently in training to be a Board Certified Coach.
Kathie loves coaching and teaching at the college level, and is passionate about helping students realize their potential and to discover what makes them “come alive.” Kathie enjoys watching sports & movies, reading, traveling, and taking long walks. But her favorite thing to do is spend time with Matt, her husband of over 25 years, with her four children, Gretchen, Mark, Allison, and David, and with her bernadoodle, Schatzi.
Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
Specialties and InterestsAstronomy/AstrophysicsBiotechnologyEnvironmental & Sustainability StudiesHuman BiologyEarth and Atmospheric SciencesMathematicsPhysicsStatistics
Jaylee Pease is from Evansville, Indiana. She is currently a sophomore at Indiana University Bloomington. She is working towards her bachelor degree in a major in psychology and a minor in business. She is also a second-year Cox Legacy Scholar. As a Cox Scholar she plans to grow as a student and a learner to truly understand the education and life aspects that the Cox Scholars Program offers. In addition to being a Cox Scholar, Jaylee is also the marketing intern at the Walter Center. As an intern she helps in the marketing aspect of the Walter Center, which includes running and uploading social media pages, and setting up appointments with students to capture their portraits. She loves to travel, listen to music, and is a social butterfly when it comes to meeting new people. Jaylee also loves serving others and enjoys being a responsible person for others to rely on.
Claire is from a teeny rural Indiana town named Plymouth and is currently a Senior studying Journalism at the Media School. In addition to the Walter Center, she also serves as a peer coach for the LGBTQ+ Culture Center. She is currently applying to Higher Education and Student Affairs graduate programs and wants to do research in identity development and eventually get her doctoral degree. She loves to learn new things and is currently learning skating and crocheting. She is an avid reader, NPR enjoy-er and is always looking for new recipes to cook for her friends.
Senior Associate Director, Employer Relations
Will is a Bloomington, IN native and graduate of IU in 2007. He has lived internationally in Africa for 5 years working in developing countries including Nigeria, South Sudan, and Uganda. After returning from Africa in April 2017 he found career services to be a great fit for his interests and experiences. Will is excited to continue to have an impact on the world around him by helping students get connected to great opportunities with great organizations.
He and his wife Theresa have two little girls, Ellie & Audrey. He enjoys the outdoors, reading, and IU sports.
Peace Corps Strategic Recruiter
Vicki graduated from the University of Akron with a bachelor’s degree in Communication Disorders and a master’s degree in Speech/Language Pathology. Immediately after graduation she moved to North Carolina to escape Northeast Ohio winters and worked as a Speech/Language Pathologist and researcher for Wake Forest Medical Center.
After hosting/mentoring international high school students, Vicki developed a strong interest in doing work in another country. She was honored to serve as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Romania where she worked as an English teacher. Vicki also taught high school dance classes and assisted with care of disabled infants and toddlers at an orphanage. Upon returning to the U.S., the desire to help people from other countries persisted and led to a position with Vermont Refugee Resettlement. In her role as Peace Corps Strategic Recruiter, Vicki is excited to share her passion for cultural exchange with IU students and the Bloomington community.
Returning to her Midwest roots in 2015, Vicki happily settled in Bloomington where she found the ideal mix of cultural, educational, and volunteer opportunities. She enjoys attending cultural events and visiting her daughter, Morgan (an IU alum) in Philadelphia.
Director of Operations
Tanner hails from Salem, Indiana. He attended Indiana University as an undergraduate, where he found a passion for helping college students meet their personal and professional goals. Tanner decided to pursue a master’s degree to better develop the knowledge, awareness, and skills needed to support students. He has specific interests in supporting students with marginalized identities. Tanner is a doctoral candidate in Higher Education and looks forward to integrating theory from that program into his practical work of assessing the Walter Center’s programs and services. He loves spending time with his wife Selena and children Theo and Luci. Tanner also enjoys running, playing music, vintage video games, being outdoors, and all things geology.
Lia is a sophomore from Valparaiso, Indiana. She studies both Political Science and French; choosing to focus on foreign policy and international relations with hopes that this interest combined with her language skills will lead into a job abroad after graduation. She plans to study abroad in France during her undergraduate time at IU. On campus, Lia is heavily involved in her sorority and works as an intern for one of her political science professors, along with working at the Walter Center. When Lia isn’t working or studying, you can find her watching true crime shows on Netflix, spending time with friends, and drinking coffee.
Marketing & Communications Specialist
Will Thompson comes from Ellettsville, Indiana (very close to Bloomington). He graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Sport Marketing & Management which merged his passions of sport and marketing. Will enjoys seeing marketing plans come to fruition and hopes to use his skills to engage students in the Walter Center’s career services. Will has used his degree to gain marketing experience with the City of Bloomington Twin Lakes Recreation Center and Simon Property Group (College Mall) before taking this role.
Having graduated with the degree that he did, you would rightly guess that Will loves sports (Go IU) and other competitive avenues such as video games and chess. He played Baseball in high school but enjoys all the major sports. He likes spending time outdoors and hanging out with family and friends. Additionally, Will is a pet lover having owned multiple pets throughout his life but currently has two cats.
Sophie was born and raised in Indianapolis. She is a Sophomore double-majoring in Spanish in the College of Arts & Sciences and in Law & Public Policy in the O’Neill School. She is hoping to study abroad in South America during her undergraduate career in order to improve her Spanish. Besides working as a Peer Coach, Sophie is involved in Indiana University Dance Marathon and is the Sustainability Chair for her sorority, Theta Phi Alpha. After graduation, Sophie hopes to use her majors to work in advocacy and public policy. In her free time, you can find Sophie studying around campus, hammocking or road-tripping with her friends, eating at a 4th Street restaurant, or binging a TV show on Netflix.
Sophie meets with undergraduate students for drop-in questions in our Career Studio.
Graduate Career Coach
Trevor was born and raised in southeast Michigan, where he also attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. After graduating with concentrations in Art History and German, he continued with graduate school at Yale University, where he studied Medieval Art and Architecture.
Prior to joining the Walter Center in the fall of 2018, Trevor worked as an instructor at several institutions where he enjoyed connecting students with courses, study abroad programs, scholarships, and internship opportunities. He had the pleasure of meeting students from varied backgrounds and enjoyed helping them discern their goals and interests. As a Career Coach, Trevor draws on these experiences to unite students with the phenomenal resources at the Walter Center and to enthusiastically champion the extraordinary career possibilities in the liberal arts at IU.
An avid home cook, Trevor enjoys making all varieties of cuisine (though French is a favorite). He is also a running enthusiast and connoisseur of vintage computers and video games.
Specialties and InterestsGraduate studentsPostdocs
Jalynn was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana. She is currently a freshman studying Biology on the pre-med track and minoring in Nutrition and Chemistry. In addition to being a Peer Coach at the Walter Center, she is involved in the Minority Association for Pre-med Students (MAPS) and she is also the Event Coordinator in a newly-found club on campus called You See Me. After graduation, she plans on pursuing medical school where she hopes to become a pediatrician or a general surgeon. During her free time, you can find Jalynn watching Netflix, shopping with her friends, eating at new restaurants or at the gym.
Associate Director, Career Education
Andrea is a Midwestern girl at heart, having grown up in Ohio. Performing in theatre her entire life, she thought her dream job was to become a Broadway star. Upon completion of high school, Andrea decided to forego the unstable life of an aspiring actress and graduated with a degree in sociology. She attended graduate school, pursuing school counseling, to specifically concentrate on college and career preparation for young adults. While at the University of Dayton, Andrea worked in various roles in career services. It was through this wide array of experiences that Andrea’s passion for career services and assisting others with their personal career development was solidified. She takes a holistic approach to career coaching, assisting others in aligning their emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual needs with their career goals. Andrea enjoys educating, coaching and mentoring others, all primary aspects of her current position. Andrea’s interests include visiting friends and family, musical theatre, pop culture, viral YouTube videos, and Cleveland sports. Andrea is thrilled to be a part of Indiana University!
What did you want to be when you were growing up?
First a cheerleader – I loved their energy and the joy they brought to the crowd. Then, an actress – I’m still passionate about the arts. Finally, a teacher – it’s amazing how life comes full circle sometimes!