Meet Our Team

Emily McCarthy

Emily McCarthy

Program Director

Email: Emily.McCarthy@nau.edu
Phone: 928-523-3922


Education
: Graduate Certificate, Career & Workforce Development, The George Washington University
Graduate Certificate, Organization Development, Marymount University
M.A. Human Performance, Marymount University
B.S. Business Administration, University of Richmond
Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR)

What experience most influenced your career, and how? Coming to work at NAU after many years living in Washington, DC and working in the private sector was a huge change for me. It reminded me of the importance of following your heart and intuition – when making career decisions or any other big choices.

Alicia Loewenthal

Alicia Loewenthal

Program Coordinator, Campus and Community Partnerships

Email: Alicia.Loewenthal@nau.edu
Phone: 928-523-0589


Education
: M.A., Sustainable Communities, Northern Arizona University
B.A., English Literature, Mount Holyoke College
Junior Year Abroad University of Bristol, Bristol, England 

What experience most influenced your career, and how? Becoming a certified lifeguard at age 15 really opened career opportunities for me.  I taught private swim lessons, got competitive positions- and great professional experience- at summer camps, and moved into adventure trip-leading, then outdoor education and so on.  Throughout my career development I focused on taking jobs that enabled me to contribute to the world in a positive way and grow personally. 

Michael Goldman

Michael Goldman

Program Coordinator, Employer Relations Management

Email: Michael.Goldman@nau.edu
Phone: 928-523-1030

Education
: B.S., Business Administration: Major in Economics, Minor in Political Science, Northern Arizona University

What do you love most about your job? I love being able to work with students of all backgrounds and employers from around the state and region. I love the challenge of putting the puzzle pieces together to connect the students with employers and vice versa. I see the role of Career Services as critical and growing during this time of change in academia. 

Laura Hagen

Laurah Hagen

Program Coordinator, Student Outreach and Programming

Email: Laurah.Hagen@nau.edu     
Phone: 928-523-7099


Education
: M.A., Experiential Education, Prescott College
B.A., Psychology, Whitman College
TESOL Certificate, LanguageCorps Cambodia 

What experience most influenced your career, and how? I attended a creative-arts high school that fueled passion and innovation in its students. As a teenager, it intrigued me that my friends knew what they wanted to contribute to the world, and had the confidence to pursue their dreams from a very young age. This experience led me to study positive psychology, a field focused on bringing out the best in people, and experiential education, for teaching life lessons with a lasting impact.

TaraBurke

Tara Burke

Part-Time Career Advisor 

Email:Tara.Burke@nau.edu




Education
: M. Ed., Counseling/Student Affairs, Northern Arizona University (anticipated May 2015)
Global MBA, Thunderbird, School of Global Management
B.A., European Studies, Loyola Marymount University

What experience most influenced your career, and how? The experience which most influenced my second career, Student Affairs, was a less-than-satisfactory interaction I had with my own freshman advisor. I've reflected often on that interaction, and on what the advisor could have done or said in that moment, to better assist me with my decision-making. That single interaction is what drove me to change careers and to become involved with college students.

Katie Egea

Katie Egea

Graduate Assistant

Email: Katie.Egea@nau.edu 
Phone: 928-523-5907



Education:
M.S., Clinical Speech-Language Pathology, Northern Arizona University (anticipated May 2015)
B.S., Communication Studies, Arizona State University

What do you love most about your job? What I love most about my job is being able to watch the transformation of a resume from the first draft to the final product and helping students accomplish this.

Carissa Miyano

Carissa Miyano

Career Jack 

Email: Career.Services@nau.edu
Phone: 928 523-1087



Major
: Biomedical Science, minor in Chemistry
What do you love most about your job? I love the connections I make with different types of people: NAU students, faculty, and employers. It’s amazing to network and meet different types of people as well as mentor students on their career path.

Erika Johnson

Erika Johnson

Career Jack

Email: Career.Services@nau.edu
Phone: 928 523-1087



Major
: Criminology & Criminal Justice, Psychology minor
What do you love most about your job? What I love most about my job is getting to interact with students and employers. Being able to establish a connection with each person in a different way, learn about them, and help them not only keeps it interesting, but truly gives meaning to what I do. 

Katie Budd

Katie Budd

Career Jack

Email: Career.Services@nau.edu
Phone: 928 523-1087



Major
: Social Work, minor in Ethnic Studies
What do you love most about your job? What I love most about my job is being able to meet students where they’re at and help them along their career journey.  It has been rewarding to be able to effectively communicate with students and provide them with various career resources that will help them in the future.