Our Staff

Jean SalzerDirectorCareer Planning & Resource Center414-229-4486jeano@uwm.eduMellencamp Hall 128

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Lauren LessacAssociate Director of Career Counseling & Academic PartnershipsCareer Planning & Resource Center414-229-5366lpeyton@uwm.eduMellencamp Hall 128

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Linda WalkerSenior Career CounselorCareer Planning & Resource Center414-229-4486walkel@uwm.eduMellencamp Hall 128

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Olivia Cross-McCantsAssociate Director of Employer RelationsCareer Planning & Resource Center(414) 229-4486orcross@uwm.eduMellencamp 128

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Ericka StarkEmployer Relations Specialist & Career AdvisorCareer Planning & Resource Center(414) 229-4486oakfield@uwm.eduMellencamp 128

Hi!  My name is Ericka Stark, and as an Employer Relations Specialist I help on-campus employers recruit, retain, and promote the best student employees for their department. I also help CPaRC manage their budget and business operations.

I’m a proud UWM grad with a long career in Higher Ed.  I love working with staff & students and building meaningful relationships that make the University a great place to work, study, and play!  If you are looking for ways to improve your student hiring process; email, call, or stop in to see me, my door is always open and I’m ready to help!

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Luke KoltunWeb DeveloperCareer Planning & Resource Center414-791-4495lakoltun@uwm.eduVirtual

Hello, my name is Luke Koltun. I'm currently a Sophomore majoring in Information Studies(BS) and Computer Science(BA) at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. I'm a student worker as the web developer for the CPaRC team. I'm highly motivated to absorb new skills in web development, security, networking, and my favorite programming! During my free time, I run my own business and do professional freelance work. I like to believe that staying active in your career from all perspectives helps you grow faster. Learn more about me below!

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Peyton HuebnerCareer Resource AssistantCareer Planning & Resource Center414-229-4486huebnerp@uwm.eduMellencamp 128

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Jamie SparksCareer Resource AssistantCareer Planning & Resource Center414-229-4486sparksjl@uwm.eduMellencamp 128

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Vijaya Tamla RaiCareer Resource AssistantCareer Planning & Resource Center414-229-4486tamlarai@uwm.eduMellencamp 128

Hello, my name is Vijaya Tamla Rai. I am a Career Resource Assistant at the Career Planning & Resource Center (CPaRC). I am excited to connect UWM current students, prospective students, and alumni with a range of CPaRC services including academic and career advising, jobs and internships search, and interview preparation.

In addition to assisting at CPaRC, I am a PhD student and Teaching Assistant at Department of Sociology, and Graduate Student Services Associate at Graduate School in UWM. In all roles, I enjoy helping students succeed in their academics for better career.

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Waii KukimiyaCareer Resource AssistantCareer Planning & Resource Center414-229-4486kukimiya@uwm.eduMellencamp 128

Hello, my name is Waii. I am a Career Resource Assistant at the Career Planning & Resource Center (CPaRC). I am excited to connect UWM current students, prospective students, and alumni with a range of CPaRC services including academic and career advising, jobs and internships search, and interview preparation.

In addition, I am a graduating senior looking to attend Graduate School for Higher Education as I aspire to be an Advisor; connecting and streamlining information for a great collegiate experience to students.

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Kyla Nicole MayEmployer Relations & Marketing InternCareer Planning & Resource Center414-229-4486kylanmay@uwm.eduMellencamp 128

Hello, my name is Kyla Nicole and here at UWM, I am studying Journalism with a focus on Advertising/Public Relations. Being the Employer Relations & Marketing intern for CPaRC is teaching me so many skills that I will take with me on my career journey.

I am here to ensure that all UWM students that come into our office are provided with the best resources. Being able to connect with fellow UWM students and building strong relationships with employers is what we do in our office and I'm grateful to be a part of such a wonderful team of people that work on brightening the futures of students, myself included.

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