Meet the Team

career center staff

Administration and Operations

bobbi
Bobbi Makani, Ph.D.
Executive Director
bobbi.makani@sjsu.edu

christa
Christa Bacon, MA
Resource and Operations Lead
christa.bacon@sjsu.edu

donna
Donna Mae Rizando
Career Services Systems Analyst
donnamae.rizando@sjsu.edu

trisha 
Trisha Gilges
Career Success Promotion Specialist
trisha.gilges@sjsu.edu

Career Coaching and Education

Schedule a Career Coaching and Counseling Appointment: Spartan Connect.

anita
Anita Manuel, MA
Associate Director of Career Education
anita.manuel@sjsu.edu
Meet Anita

judi
Judi Garcia
Career Counselor, Arts, Communication, and Entertainment, Science and Math
judith.garcia@sjsu.edu
Meet Judi

kristin
Kristin Keller
Career Counselor, Health and Nutrition
kristin.m.keller@sjsu.edu
Meet Kristin

larissa
Larissa Bates, MA 
Career Counselor, Business, Financial Services, and Logistics
Program Lead, Mentoring
larissa.bates@sjsu.edu
Meet Larissa

sandra
Sandra De Leon, MA 
Career Counselor, Diversity and Inclusion
Program Lead, Career Readiness
sandra.deleon@sjsu.edu
Meet Sandra

kelly
Kelly Masegian, MS
Career Counselor, Technology and Engineering
Program Lead, Experiential Learning
kelly.masegian@sjsu.edu
Meet Kelly

christine
Christine Bautista, MA, MFT 
Senior Career Counselor, Undeclared
Program Lead, New Student Engagement
christine.bautista@sjsu.edu
Meet Christine

thuy
Thuy Nguyen, MA
Career Counselor, Generalist
thuy.n.nguyen@sjsu.edu
Meet Thuy

carrie
Carrie McKnight, MA
Career Counselor, Graduate Students and Alumni
carrie.mcknight@sjsu.edu 
Meet Carrie

dick
Dick Duncan
Volunteer Career Coach

lizeth
Lizeth Diaz Navarrete
Graduate Career Counseling Intern

Employer Engagement

lisa
Lisa Trikofski, MS
Assistant Director of Employer Engagement
lisa.trikofski@sjsu.edu

claudia
Claudia Rico, MBA
Employer Events Specialist
claudia.rico@sjsu.edu

patrick
Patrick Harris
Employer Engagement Specialist
patrick.harris@sjsu.edu

edlin
Edlin Hernandez
Employer Engagement Specialist
edlin.hernandez@sjsu.edu


Vacant
Employer Engagement Specialist

Peer Career Advisors

peers

lizeth
Liz

jessica
Jessica

vanessa
Vanessa

taylor
Taylor

joslyn
Joslyn

cat
Cat

mikki
Mikki

alejandra
Alejandra

natasha
Natasha

naomi
Naomi

caden
Caden

jasmine
Jasmine
Graphic Design Intern