Meet Our Team

Emily McCarthy

Emily McCarthy

Program Director

Email: Emily.McCarthy@nau.edu
Phone: 928-523-3922


Education
: Graduate Certificate, Career & Workforce Development, The George Washington University
Graduate Certificate, Organization Development, Marymount University
M.A. Human Performance, Marymount University
B.S. Business Administration, University of Richmond
Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR)

What experience most influenced your career, and how? Coming to work at NAU after many years living in Washington, DC and working in the private sector was a huge change for me. It reminded me of the importance of following your heart and intuition – when making career decisions or any other big choices.

Laura Hagen

Laurah Hagen

Program Coordinator, Student Outreach and Programming

Email: Laurah.Hagen@nau.edu     
Phone: 928-523-7099


Education
: M.A., Experiential Education, Prescott College
B.A., Psychology, Whitman College
TESOL Certificate, LanguageCorps Cambodia 

What experience most influenced your career, and how? I attended a creative-arts high school that fueled passion and innovation in its students. As a teenager, it intrigued me that my friends knew what they wanted to contribute to the world, and had the confidence to pursue their dreams from a very young age. This experience led me to study positive psychology, a field focused on bringing out the best in people, and experiential education, for teaching life lessons with a lasting impact.

Jamie Paul

Jamie Paul

Program Coordinator, Campus and Community Outreach

Email: Jamie.Paul@nau.edu
Phone: 928-523-0589


Education: 
MFA Creative Writing, Northern Arizona University, in progress
MLS, Library Science, Clarion College of Pennsylvania
MA, Sociology, University of Colorado at Denver
BS, Biology, Northern Arizona University

What experiences most influenced your career, and how? 
When I came to college as an undergrad here at NAU, I was extremely shy. I learned to be not so terrified of everyone through my involvement with various campus organizations, especially a summer study abroad program in Egypt and a position as an orientation counselor. The confidence I gained allowed me to actually talk to people, which was helpful when I decided I wanted to teach. After graduation I joined Teach for America and went to Houston as a corps member. Working with students, growing up in extreme generational poverty opened my eyes to many social problems in America, and lead me to continue my education in Sociology while teaching. After ten years in the classroom I determined that institutional change for a more equitable society may be more effectively accomplished through work at the University and community levels and began to pursue work in academia.

Amy Paul

Amy Paul

Program Coordinator, Employer Relationship Management

Email: Amy.Paul@nau.edu
Phone: 928-523-1030

Education: Student, Master of Administration, Northern Arizona University
B.A., Public Relations, Ohio Northern University

What experience most influenced your career, and how? My first job after college was for a publicly traded start-up company. There were just a handful of us responsible for managing all aspects of the business. The experience was extremely challenging and exciting. Each day I pushed the limits of my comfort zone and gained new skills. I discovered my potential and became an entrepreneurial thinker. 

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Derrin Ford

Graduate Assistant

Email: Career@nau.edu
Phone: 928-523-4772

 


Education: 
Pursuing M.Ed. in Education Psychology, with an emphasis in Human Relations
B.A. in Interpersonal Communications

What experience most influenced your career and how? As a student athlete, I found myself and friends of mine uncertain and unprepared for careers outside of sports after we graduated. When I received some great wisdom from my mentors I felt it was my calling to help students facing similar adversities. I pursued a career in career services to help students gain life and career skills so they feel confident in getting a job after they graduate.

Carissa Miyano

Carissa Miyano

Lead Career Jack 

Email: Career@nau.edu
Phone: 928 523-1087



Major
: Biomedical Science, minor in Chemistry
What do you love most about your job? I love the connections I make with different types of people: NAU students, faculty, and employers. It’s amazing to network and meet different types of people as well as mentor students on their career path.

Erika Johnson

Erika Johnson

Career Jack

Email: Career@nau.edu
Phone: 928 523-1087



Major
: Criminology & Criminal Justice, Psychology minor
What do you love most about your job? What I love most about my job is getting to interact with students and employers. Being able to establish a connection with each person in a different way, learn about them, and help them not only keeps it interesting, but truly gives meaning to what I do. 

Katie Budd

Katie Budd

Career Jack

Email: Career@nau.edu
Phone: 928 523-1087



Major
: Social Work, minor in Ethnic Studies
What do you love most about your job? What I love most about my job is being able to meet students where they’re at and help them along their career journey.  It has been rewarding to be able to effectively communicate with students and provide them with various career resources that will help them in the future.

AnaClara Rice

AnaClara Rice

Career Jack

Email: Career@nau.edu
Phone: 928 523-1087


MajorSpeech-Language Pathology, minor in Spanish
What do you love most about your job? What I love most about my job is working with NAU students and employers. Being able to establish connections with various types of employers, as well as helping students in their career journey is a rewarding experience.