Benefits & Career Paths

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Career Paths

Recent graduates work in academic advising, admissions, residential life, outreach programs, volunteer centers, financial aid, and student activities. Other graduates have opted to enter PhD and EdD programs immediately, often working in the field full-time or part-time as they earn their doctorate.

Examples of Current Positions Held by Alumni

Academic Affairs

Adam Wyatt, ’07, Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs and Student Success, Georgia Regents University
Chelsea Lucio, ’13, Director of Applied Management Research Program, School of Management, UCLA
Steve Kim, ’15, Assistant Director of Executive Education, School of Business, USC
Adam Tekurio, ’15, Assistant Director, Master of Medical Management Program, School of Business, USC


Michelle Sorochan, ’15, Academic Advisor, The Weber Honors College, San Diego State University
Vigor Lam, ’15, Academic Coordinator, Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University
Ashley Ramos, ’14, Academic Support Coordinator, Whittier College
Melissa Enanoza, ’13, Academic Advisor, St. Louis University
Marcellus Brookshaw, ’11, EOP Advisor, Cal State University, Chico
Kerry Franco, ’10, Senior Director of Academic Support, School of Cinematic Arts, USC


Jeffrey Fucci, ’10, Assistant Athletic Director of Operations and Game Management, USC
Alicia Kaptein, ’12, Assistant Director of Student-Athlete Enhancement, Marist College
Bob Nolte, ’12, Assistant Director of Compliance, University of Missouri
Jessica Cowan, ’14, Athletic Academic Advisor, Austin Peay State University

Career Development

Marcy Newman, ’07, Director of Campus Partnerships, Loyola Marymount University
Liselda Fabian, ’10,
Assistant Director, Internship Development, Occidental College
Shaine Melnick, ’10, Career Advisor for Online Programs, School of International Service, American University
Lauren Ford, ’12, Career Development Specialist, College of Business, University of Houston
Shana Schwartz, ’12, Career Services Advisor, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, USC


Sonia Salcido, ’06, Development Coordinator, Sister Servants of the Blessed Sacrament
Greggory Millward, ’09, Senior Director od Development & External Relations, The Center on Philanthropy & Public Policy, USC


Edlyn Pena, ’04, Assistant Professor of Higher Education, California Lutheran University
Dennis Kramer, ’08, Assistant Professor & Co-Director of the Institute of Higher Education, University of Florida

Financial Aid

Desiree Marquez, ’06, Scholarship Specialist, Office of Financial Aid, Mount San Antonio College
Paul Dieken, ’09, Senior Associate Director, Financial Aid, USC

Residence Life

Peter Tran, ’15, Residence Hall Director, Stony Brook University
Alan Weinreb, ’15, Resident Director, Cal State University, San Marcos
Autumn Taylor, ’15, Residence Director, Loyola Marymount University
Kathryn Johnson, ’14, Residential Area Supervisor, USC
Kristine Joy Bacani, ’14, Community Director, Georgetown University
Amanda Beirne, ’13, Assistant Director, College Housing Office, University of Chicago

Student Life

Leslie Nevins, ’10, Assistant Director of Student Conduct, Cal State University, San Marcos
Monteigne Long, ’12, Coordinator, Veterans Resource Center, Cal State University, Northridge
Leonel Diaz, ’12, Coordinator of Student Leadership, University of New Mexico
Joanne Paulo, ’12, Assistant Director, New Student & Leadership Programs, UC Irvine
Jaime Allen, ’14, Student Activities Coordinator, UC Davis
Brittany Bowles, ’14, Director, Fraternity & Sorority Life, Coastal Carolina University
Sarah Ruelas, ’15, Coordinator, Fraternity & Sorority Leadership Development, USC


Carlas McCauley, ’00, Director, Center on School Turnaround, WestEd

Doctoral Study

Recent PASA alumni are currently pursuing PhDs at the following universities:

Michigan State University
New York University
Pennsylvania State University
University of Georgia
University of Tennessee
University of Connecticut