Staff

Roger WoolseyRoger Woolsey

Director & Senior Assistant Dean
Hometown: Los Angeles, California
Secret Skill: Public Speaking

Over the course of his career, Roger Woolsey has worked as an award-winning college professor at Boston College, in senior leadership positions in the marketing and advertising industries, and most recently as a Director of the Career Center at Colby College. During his five year tenure at Colby, Rog used an entrepreneurial approach to develop programs and initiatives ranging from industry specific affinity groups to an innovative career development curriculum designed to prepare students for post-graduate success. Rog's interests include integrated marketing communications, entrepreneurship and career development. Rog and his team are working collaboratively with faculty, staff, alumni and parents to create innovative programs, communities, and opportunities for students on and off-campus.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ADVISING TEAM

Our career advising staff is cross-trained to provide general career/job search coaching to all students. As our mission is to support all student interests, each member of the team has specialty areas of expertise and programming. All career advisors help students with career strategy, planning, and applications processes. They also conduct workshops and organize career panels on career exploration/job search topics.

Chandlee BryanChandlee Bryan

Assistant Director
Hometown: Columbia, South Carolina
Expertise: Social Media, Online Presence
Secret Skill: Weaving Yarns (Knitting & Storytelling)

Chandlee provides career/job search coaching to all students, with particular emphasis on junior and senior year. Chandlee helps students implement job search strategies for both leave-term and entry-level work opportunities. She is a co-author of The Twitter Job Search Guide and enjoys working with students on social media and online presence.

Leslie (Kingsley) BlakneyLeslie Kingsley

Associate Director for Advising
Pre-Law Coordinator

Hometown: Halifax, Vermont
Secret Skill: Loves making omelets; hopes to own an omelet diner one day.

Leslie serves as a member of the Advising team and is the liaison to the Social Sciences Division. Leslie coordinates internship relationships across campus and further facilitates and develops new programming initiatives – including job shadowing, industry-specific programming, and networking opportunities with parents and alumni. She also serves as the pre-law coordinator and manages internship funding in the CPD. Prior to joining Center for Professional Development, Leslie worked as the Assistant Director for Internships and Employer Programming and Career Counselor at Colby College. She's also worked in career offices at Denison and Ohio University. In her spare time, Leslie is active with ACPA’s Commission for Career Services and as an Alumni Association board member of her alma mater, Plymouth State University.

Eduardo Najera OrtegaRoger Woolsey

Assistant Director of Interdisciplinary Studies and Affinity Groups

Eduardo coordinates outreach opportunities for minority and underrepresented groups on campus. He works to promote employment and internship opportunities as well as avenues for finding funding resources. He enjoys being able to work closely with Dartmouth students and looks forward to increased programming within the affinity groups. Eduardo was a Government major and a Dartmouth '14 and looks forward to being a member of the Center for Professional Development family.

EMPLOYER RELATIONS

Our employer relations team works with organizations seeking increased visibility on campus, where they can actively promote opportunities to Dartmouth students and collect application materials through our office. The team manages our high-volume Recruiting Program and helps students with application submissions and interview scheduling.

Monica WilsonMonica Wilson

Senior Associate Director
Hometown: Toronto, Ontario
Fun Fact: Diehard Hockey Fan

Monica oversees our year-round employer relations efforts, including the Recruiting Program, and the annual Employer Connections Fair. She advises employers on marketing and recruiting strategies, as well as employment and compensation trends. Monica also provides advice to students, primarily seniors, regarding the job/internship application process, interviewing protocols, and offers.

Fiona HallFiona Cooke

Assistant Director
Hometown: Little Compton, Rhode Island
Secret Skill: Photography

Fiona manages the implementation of the office’s Recruiting Program, which includes career fairs, resume drops, and on-campus interviewing for both internships and entry-level positions. She enjoys interacting with employers and promoting a variety of opportunities for students. As an undergraduate, Fiona studied English and then went on to pursue a Master of Arts in Teaching. Prior to joining the Center for Professional Development, Fiona worked as the Assistant Director of Student Activities at Trinity College. She’s excited to be working with students and looks forward to continuing to support the needs of undergraduates.

CJ HughesCJ Hughes

Recruiting Coordinator
Hometown: Los Angeles, California
Secret Skill: Pretty epic vocalist (Offline Tested, Internet Approved)

CJ assists in the logistics and coordination of the CPD’s Recruiting Program, including on-campus interviews, resume drops, and career fairs, in addition to the general management of Dartboard. CJ loves being a key resource for students and is glad to be back working for his alma mater. Prior to working at Dartmouth, CJ worked in Los Angeles for a grocery startup. During his time as an undergrad at Dartmouth, he was an Economics modified major, participated in Mitosis, and brother of La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Inc.

ADMINISTRATIVE

These invaluable members of our team keep our website updated, our programs scheduled and running, and the office open!

Jimmy HuynhJimmy Huynh

Office Manager
Hometown: Boston, Massachusetts
Secret Skill: Architect-in-training

Jimmy will be the first face you will see when you arrive at the CPD or the person on the other side of the phone when you call the main office. As the front desk, he assists with scheduling appointments, setting up the rooms for meetings, and various other tasks for the advisors and Employer Relations team. He also lends a hand in advertisement and marketing for the programs hosted by the advisors. He will be able answer general questions about the CPD or direct you to the person that fits best for the situation.

Patrice VidalPatrice Vidal

Career Information Coordinator
Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
Secret Skill: Working extensively with horses

Patrice, who loves the technical aspect of her job at Center for Professional Development, oversees the office website. She increases and maintains online internship and entry-level job postings, including the Student Internship Survey database. Patrice also serves as our in-house tech advisor and the office liaison to outside vendors.