Karley (she, her, & hers) works as the Assistant Program Director, Career Services at the Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing-Indianapolis. Through this role, she assists college students in discovering who they are, understanding where they are going, and co-designing paths they may take to get there.
In her free time, you can find her walking the Monon trail or planning her next travel adventure.
Mariana has been in higher education for over 15 years. She had the opportunity to serve in different areas such as admissions, student life, academic and career advising. She is currently a Talent Acquisition Coordinator at Fort Wayne Community Schools. She loves helping people achieve their goals, and develop into their full potential. This is her second year involved with CDPI.
Whenever possible, Mariana enjoys escaping to new places, discovering new cultures, expanding her perspective, building new relationships and appreciating life.
Keely has been involved in higher education for more than 10 years, and currently serves as a lecturer in the Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI, focusing on coursework related to professional skill development and internships. She earned a Bachelor's Degree in music from DePauw University, and a Master's Degree in higher education from the University of Connecticut, She has held previous positions in college admission, internship development, and career services, and is serving her first term as President Elect for CDPI.
Outside of work, Keely enjoys spending time with her husband and their new baby boy, running on the Monon Trail, and playing French horn in ensembles throughout the Indianapolis area.
Director of Member Services
Sally has been in higher education for 8 years, starting her experience in Housing and Residence Life. For the last 5 and a half years, she has worked in Career Services as the Career and Internship Coordinator and Director of Career Services at Indiana University East in Richmond, IN. She has recently accepted a position with the Indiana Chamber of Commerce as the Assistant Director of Educator Engagement. She enjoys working with employers, educators, and community partners to provide meaningful work-based learning opportunities. She has been a member of CDPI for a number of years attending the annual conference and serving on the conference planning committee.
Outside of work, she truly enjoys spending time with her family. She also likes to be outdoors hiking, playing sports, and kayaking. She looks forward to serving on the CDPI Board and working with all of the members of CDPI.
Kristine is the Assistant Director of Career Services for the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI. She started working in career advising in 2014 and joined the O’Neill team in 2016. Kristine enjoyed getting to know the CDPI community during her term as President and is excited to continue contributing to the organization as Past President.
She hopes all members know that the strength of the organization is in the creativity and collaboration of members and thanks all of you for making her term as President so rewarding.
Internship Program Coordinator
Kerry began her career at IUPUI as an intern in 2017 and has worked between University College and the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs since. Currently, she serves as a Career Advisor and Adjunct Instructor in the O’Neill School working with students on all topics relating to career development. Kerry earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development and Family Studies and her Master’s Degree in Counseling and Career Development from Colorado State University. She enjoys helping students realize their dreams and potential as well as encouraging students to pursue various professional development opportunities to build their experience.
When Kerry’s not at work, you can find her watching Disney movies, working on various DIY home projects, eating out at new restaurants, and spending time with her husband and critters of the dog and cat variety.
Director of Professional
Development and Education
Jeffry (they, them, their) is currently a Doctoral Assistant for the Department of Educational Leadership at Ball State University, where they are working on an Ed.D. in Higher Education researching career education, professional identity development, and career development curriculum. Before deciding to work on their doctorate full-time, Jeffry served at Earlham College for almost 5 years as a career coach and Assistant Director of Career Education (during which Jeffry has been active in CDPI), specializing in developing and teaching career development curriculum. Jeffry started their higher education career as a historian before transitioning into student affairs to focus on experiential education and international experiences of students before finding their their into career development work (where they are able to continue identifying as an experiential educator).
As the Director of Professional Development and Education for CDPI, Jeffry is excited to work with the board and members to build professional development goals, collaborate on planning effective programming, and to support the growth of career development professionals around the state of Indiana. This work is exciting because of the immediate impact on students through improved coaching and instruction.
Sam serves as the Assistant Director for Career Curriculum at Ball State University Career Center. She began her role at the career center in 2016 working as a career coach for students communication, media, fine arts, and design as well as a faculty resource for career curriculum development and integration.She earned both her undergraduate and master’s degrees in Communication and her doctorate in Adult, Community, and Higher Education, all from Ball State University. Sam loves finding creative ways to create interactive presentations and experiences for both faculty and students. When not working, you will often find her going on adventures with her daughter Maddie and dogs Jack (yorkipoo) and Ollie (border collie mix). This is her first term as Secretary.
Bryson currently serves as a Career Coach within the Career Coaching and Employer Connections program at Ivy Tech Community College in Hamilton County. Prior to Ivy Tech, he served for two years as the Career Advisor at Indiana Wesleyan University. Bryson earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Telecommunications from Ball State University and a Master’s Degree in Higher Education Leadership at Oakland University.
In his free time, you will most likely find Bryson planning new adventures with his wife, playing with his two cats, or discussing topics like Star Wars, Marvel, or movies in general with his friends.
Daniella is originally from the northwest suburbs of Chicago. She is pursuing a Masters degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs from Indiana University Bloomington. She holds a graduate assistantship in the Student Involvement and Leadership Center where she advises and supports the Cox Civic Scholars program. As a first-generation college student herself, Daniella is passionate about supporting first-generation, low-income, students of color through mentorship, wellbeing programming, critical service-learning, and career services.
Daniella graduated from Wake Forest University in May 2019 with degrees in Politics and International Affairs and Spanish, and a minor in Latin American & Latino Studies. Her love for career services began when she served as a Career Assistant at the Office of Personal and Career Development at WFU.
In her free time she enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling, watching Marvel movies, going to the dog park, reading, and listening to music!
Brenda (she/her/hers) is a fourth year at IUPUI studying Communications and minoring in Business. Previously, she has been an intern for Furtrieve, a start-up company where she was on the Marketing and Social Media team, and the Indiana Diaper Bank, a non-profit where she was a Project Development and Social Media Intern.
Brenda is also very involved on campus in various leadership roles such as External Vice President of the Vietnamese Student Association at IUPUI and President of JAADE, a student organization she helped founded that promotes women empowerment, academic excellence, philanthropy, and networking all with a focus on Asian and Asian American culture.
Outside of school, Brenda enjoys fitness, dance, and going to concerts. She also is a bit of a foodie and loves trying new restaurants and recipes!