Cawley Career Education Center Staff

Susan Campbell

(202) 687-3578 |

Susan joined the Cawley Career Education Center in December 2014. Prior to becoming the center’s director, she was the associate director of employer relations, leading the industry advising and recruiting teams. Before coming to Georgetown, Susan was an independent consultant for an international au pair agency, a nonprofit organization, a concierge medical practice, and a local ensemble group. Prior to that, she held the position of a senior corporate officer of a startup for 14 years and an account marketing representative for IBM for 8 years.

Susan earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration, with a major in marketing, from Miami University and an executive masters of leadership at the McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University.

Jacki Banks

Senior Assistant Director, Employer Relations & Industry Advising
(202) 687-0015 |

Jacki has worked in higher education for over 10 years and can count SAIS-JHU, AU College of Law, and GU Law School as past stomping grounds.  Most recently, she worked for The Washington Center, a higher education nonprofit, where she managed internship programs, designed curricula, and delivered professional development workshops. Jacki has conducted hundreds of site visits to area employers, including National Geographic, SiriusXM Radio, Voice of America, and PBS. Her most memorable visit was with Bob Schieffer at CBS News.

Jacki advises students in the creative industries. She has a bachelor’s in American Studies from American University, a diploma in Islamic Studies from the University of Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and a master’s degree in social work from the University of Pennsylvania. Jacki is a licensed graduate social worker in Washington, D.C.

Rebecca Cassidy

Associate Director, Employer Relations
(202) 687-6288 |

Rebecca Cassidy gained her 12 years’ experience in coaching, training and advising undergraduate students, graduate students and mid-career professionals by working a variety of settings both internationally and across the U.S. Her corporate background is in consulting and international nonprofit work and she earned her M.B.A. from The George Washington University, her B.A. in psychology from S.U.N.Y. Binghamton and is certified as a Global Career Development Facilitator through the National Career Development Association. Rebecca is an avid fan of the Washington Nationals and hopes to one day ride her bike across the U.S.

Patrick Denenea

Manager, Recruiting Programs 
(202) 687-6270 |

Patrick has worked at the Cawley Career Education Center since the beginning of his senior year at Georgetown University. After graduating from Georgetown College in 2017, Patrick joined the Career Center full-time to work in on-campus recruiting.

Amanda Friday

Assistant Director for Curricular Integration
(202) 687-7394 |

Amanda joined the team at Cawley in July of 2018. Prior to coming to Georgetown, Amanda earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Tennessee, a Master of education from Virginia Commonwealth University, and a Master of Arts in counseling from the George Washington University. She is completing her Doctor of Philosophy in counseling with a focus on athletic retirement, career narratives during transition, and social justice from the George Washington University. Her journey to the Hilltop has been a winding one. Formerly a college coach and team-building facilitator, over the past six years Amanda has focused her career efforts in the fields of career services and professional development. She has a passion for creating communities, teaching students ways to discover meaningful work, and designing ways to infuse career and vocation into the core curriculum. Amanda teaches our career courses, at the Capitol Applied Learning Labs (CALL), and is also an adjunct professor for the George Washington University.

Maddie Gregory

Assistant Director, Professional Development, Georgetown College

Maddie joined the Cawley team in January 2020. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Saint Peter’s University, a fellow Jesuit institution, and brief stint living abroad in Iceland, Maddie went on to earn her master’s degree in community and trauma counseling from Philadelphia University, now known as Jefferson University.

Upon graduation, Maddie worked in international student services, academic advising, and youth and college coaching. She is currently a practicing licensed graduate professional counselor in Washington, D.C. with a focus on traumatic experiences and post traumatic growth, life transitions, and identity exploration.

Beth Harlan

Associate Director, Career Education & Counseling
(202) 687-3662 |

Beth came to Georgetown in August 2009 with experience in undergraduate student affairs and international programs. She earned a Master of Arts in Counseling from Wake Forest University and a Bachelor of Science degree in human and organizational development from Vanderbilt University. Beth is a licensed professional counselor in the District of Columbia and is also certified by the National Board for Certified Counselors.

Andreas Kuersten

Manager, Pre-Law Advising
(202) 687-0318 |

Andreas advises students on law school and legal careers. Before coming to Georgetown, he was a law clerk with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. He was also a legal fellow with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Office of General Counsel. In law school, Andreas worked for both the U.S. Navy and Air Force Judge Advocate General Corps and taught introductory law courses to high school students interested in law. Prior to attending law school, he worked for AmeriCorps providing legal services to underserved populations in Los Angeles. Andreas has a JD and LLM from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, an MSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a BA in International Development Studies from UCLA.

Martha Llerena

Assistant Director of Finance & Administration
(202) 687-8317 |

Martha earned a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies with a concentration in Social & Public Policy from Georgetown in 2014; a Certificate in Business Administration from Georgetown University, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Central University in Quito—Ecuador. She held finance and accounting roles in the pediatrics department at Georgetown University Hospital, Center for intercultural Education and Development (CIED), and SFS-Center for Latin American Studies. She brought over 10 years of experience with her when she joined the career center in August 2006.

Matt Maples

Assistant Director, Technology and Assessment
(202) 687-8308 |

Matt has worked at the Career Education Center since August 2003. He earned a bachelor’s degree in history from The College of William and Mary in 1998 and a master’s degree in instructional technology from The University of Virginia in December 2000. Before coming to Georgetown, Matt worked as a content developer for an education company.

Elizabeth Schill

Manager, Employer Relations and Industry Advising, Government, Non-Profit and Education
(202) 687-7121 |

Beth joined the Cawley Career Education Center in September, 2017, and works with employers and students to find opportunities in the government, non-profit and education sectors. Before coming to Georgetown, Beth spent over a decade working in federal human capital policy work, first at CEB, then at Deloitte Consulting’s Federal Practice, and last as a research manager at the Partnership for Public Service. Beth earned a Masters of Philosophy in International Development from the University of Cambridge, and a dual bachelor’s in cultural anthropology and social theory from the University of Michigan.

Jodi Schneiderman

Assistant Director, Employer Relations and Industry Advising, Health, Science, and Technology
(202) 687-3576 |

Jodi is the industry advisor for health, sciences, and technology sectors. She has worked in higher education for over 10 years, including at the University of Colorado at Boulder and SUNY Potsdam. She has advised various majors, including computer science, engineering, physics, as well as life, physical, and social sciences. Jodi has also spent a few years of her career focused on supporting international students and students seeking to work abroad.  Prior to working in higher education, Jodi worked as Change Management Specialist in the IT department at Harley-Davidson Motor Company and as a therapist for a residential treatment center. She has a master’s degree in industrial and organizational psychology and an additional master’s degree in community counseling.  Jodi received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from a private college, The College of St. Scholastica, based on Catholic Benedictine values with a mission to prepare students for a life of purpose, much like Georgetown University.

Julia Shi

Manager, Outreach & Diversity, Equity, Inclusion
(202) 687-1403 |

Julia is the industry advisor for business, finance and consulting. She brings with her a background in marketing and higher education. Upon graduation from the University of Michigan, Julia worked in both agency and client-side marketing analytics, where she was responsible for data collection, reporting and analysis across a variety of digital platforms. After five years in marketing, she pursued a master’s in higher education at the University of Pennsylvania. In her spare time, you will find her being an avid fan of the Michigan Wolverines and browsing Trader Joe’s.

Yirgealem Tesfu

Office Administrative Manager
(202) 687-3493 |

Yirgealem has worked at Georgetown University for the past twelve years. Prior to coming to the career center, Yirgealem worked for Georgetown University Conference Center, working with customers in a busy environment. She currently works as the receptionist and information specialist at the career center, overseeing front desk workers and handling inquiries about the Center from students and employers. In June 2003, Yirgealem earned a Professional Manager Certificate in the field of leadership development from Georgetown University.