Meet the Career Development Center Staff

Lizabeth Doherty

Liaison for the School of Art and the School of Humanities

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liz dohertyLiz has a bachelor's degree in human services from Elmira College and a master's degree in educational psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to her current role at MVCC, she worked as a college advisor and coordinator of the first-year experience. In the Career Development Center, she especially enjoys helping students explore majors and careers, and discover how to develop their strengths and apply them to their career. Additionally, Liz teaches psychology, is a Safe Space trainer, and the lead advisor for MVCC’s Phi Theta Kappa chapter. She and her husband have two young boys and two dogs. Liz enjoys live music, spending time outdoors, creative projects, and reading.

Sara Miller

Liaison for the School of Public and Human Services

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sara millerOriginally from Central New York, Sara returned to the Utica area in 2011 after completing her bachelor's degree in history from SUNY Cortland and master's degree in history from Indiana University. Prior to her role in the Career Development Center, Sara has close to 10 years of experience working in higher education in various capacities  — teaching, as an admissions counselor, and as the coordinator of international student services at MVCC. As the liaison to the School of Public and Human Services, Sara enjoys the opportunity to connect with regional employers and organizations while working with students in creating a fulfilling career path. Sara, her husband, and their two kids enjoy all that the area has to offer, from snowboarding and hiking to art and music shows, and good food.


Yue Riesbeck

Liaison for the School of Health Sciences and the School of Business and Hospitality

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yue riesbeckYue originally came from China and completed her undergraduate studies in Beijing. She earned her master’s degrees (media management, education, and linguistic studies) from Syracuse University. Yue has several years of experience in higher education in multiple capacities, including teaching and advising. She enjoys helping students with their career planning and the job application process. In her spare time, she loves playing the flute, reading, and spending time with family.


Stephanie Roberts

Career Assistant

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Steph earned her associate degree in general studies from MVCC and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from SUNY Poly. She grew up locally in Sauquoit and has really developed an appreciation for the Mohawk Valley. She loves spending time in the Adirondacks and being with family, friends, and her two dogs up north. Steph also enjoys taking in scenery off to the side with a good cup of tea or coffee.

Kevin Siembab

Liaison for the School of STEM-Career and the School of STEM-Transfer

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kevin siembabKevin is the liaison for the Schools of STEM-Career and STEM-Transfer, which affords him the opportunity to connect employers and alumni with our students to assist them in establishing successful and rewarding careers. He also helps students achieve success through a wide range of programs, such as resumè development, career exploration, and interview and workplace success training. His advice to students when choosing a career is to do ample research and explore all the facets relating to that position, as well as maintain the ability to be flexible and create other options if necessary. In his spare time, he trains to participate in local road races such as the Boilermaker, Heart Run, and Ted Moore 5K.