Suzanne joins the Center for Career Development after five years with the Connecticut Bar Association, where she produced education programming and content for attorneys at every career stage and practice setting. Her prior experience includes time in private practice in both large and small firms, along with roles in public interest law and higher education. She earned her undergraduate degree from Cornell University and her JD from the University of Michigan.
Don serves as an Assistant Director of Career Development, with a focus on public sector and public interest employment, including judicial clerkships. He previously served as the Director of the Black Talent Initiative at the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies. In that role, Don worked directly with job applicants to increase diversity and inclusion among policymakers. He was previously a legal fellow to Sen. Chris Murphy, judiciary staffer to Sen. Richard Blumenthal, and counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Don is an Honors Scholar graduate of the University of Connecticut and a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Law.
Tracy focuses on supporting private sector employment opportunities utilizing her experience as a career coach at Trinity College, combined with her extensive legal experience. During her legal career, she practiced a combined 17 years as a commercial litigator with two AmLaw 100 firms. She also has experience working in prosecutors' offices and as a judicial clerk to two judges in the Superior Court of New Jersey.
Meredith engages in employer outreach and strategic planning of career counseling services, recruiting initiatives, resources and workshops for students on topics including: professional network building, interview skills, and crafting successful resumes and cover letters. She has presented to a national audience on how to promote long-term fulfillment among law students and lawyers. Meredith advises students interested in all employment sectors. After earning her bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida, she served as an AmeriCorps member working with at-risk youth, and earned her JD from UConn Law. After law school, Meredith practiced with firms in New York and Connecticut as a civil litigation associate.
Chris joined the Graduate and Exchange Programs in the fall of 2017. She is a graduate of the University of Connecticut and has more than 15 years’ experience as a certified career and business coach, counseling clients from around the globe in strategic career planning and small business start-up and development. Her diverse background also includes experience with nonprofit organizations, government, military, labor relations, and volunteer work in Connecticut prisons. In addition to providing one-on-one coaching for students she also facilitates workshops on topics including professional development and branding, interview skills and LinkedIn.
Monica joined the Center for Career Development after over 15 years with roles in higher education student affairs, non-profit social services, and a corporate legal department. In her diverse roles she has provided administrative support, case management, project management and coordinated a variety of events. She is a graduate of the University of Connecticut.