Meet the Career Development Center Staff
Liaison for the School of Art, the School of Humanities, and the School of STEM-Transfer
Liz 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.
Georganne earned her associate degree in administrative assistant from MVCC and a
bachelor’s degree in public relations from Utica College. She was born and raised
in Utica and enjoys what the city has to offer. She loves spending time with her family
and friends and enjoys finding good coffee and food places. Georganne is happy to
join the office of the Career Development Center!
Liaison for the School of Business and Hospitality and the School of Public and Human Services
Originally 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 Business and Hospitality, 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.
Liaison for the School of Health Sciences
Yue 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.
Liaison for the School of STEM-Career
Kevin is the liaison for the School of STEM-Career, 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.