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Meet the Staff

 Lakeisha Mathews

Lakeisha Mathews, director

Lakeisha oversees the Career and Professional Development Center and is responsible for fostering an “all hands on deck” approach to career development at UB. Lakeisha is a Certified Professional Career Coach, Resume Writer and Global Career Development Facilitator. As an administrator with ten years of experience in higher education, Lakeisha’s experience includes residence life, new student orientation, academic advising and career services. Mrs. Mathews views herself as a bridge between education and employment and likes to say that she has helped students gain admission into college, remain in college and exit college—with a job!

Linkedin Logo lmathews@ubalt.edu | 410.837.4030
Top 5 Strengths: Achiever | Learner | Discipline | Responsibility | Relator

 charles jennings

 Charles Jennings, associate director

Charles develops, maintains and manages key employer relationships with the goal of promoting on-campus and remote recruitment of UB student talent to employers. Charles has 15 years in the career services arena, in which he has worked in private industry, state government and workforce development. Charles' professional experience has allowed him to work with numerous national and local employers, and has had an integral part in coordinating job fairs and hiring events. Charles is thrilled to exercise his relationship building skills to connect employers with the UB students.

Linkedin Logo cjennings2@ubalt.edu | 410.837.5476
Top 5 Strengths Input  | Learner | Restorative | Positivity | Futuristic

 Malka Weintraub

Malka Weintraub, career coach and licensed counselor

Malka coaches and counsels students and alumni to achieve their personal, educational and professional goals. She administers and interprets career assessments to assist students and alumni with career decisions and transitions. She has initiated, developed and now leads job search groups that have received national recognition. She leads workshops and teaches classes on career management and job search strategies. Malka has over 15 years' successful professional experience in government, non-profit, private industry and higher education. Malka says, “Your success is my primary goal!”

Linkedin Logo mweintraub@ubalt.edu | 410.837.5458
Top 5 Strengths: Connectedness | Achiever | Individualization | Relator | Learner

 Patrick Burns

Patrick Burns, career coach

Patrick coaches students and alumni through all stages of the career decision-making process. He especially enjoys helping people define their career direction through self-exploration and reflection. He is an advocate of well-defined job search strategies with targeted and actionable steps. Patrick also enjoys engaging faculty and staff to integrate the center’s vital philosophies and services into the fabric of the University. Patrick says, “I believe that nearly any goal is possible when it is created with purpose and passion. As long as we believe in our destination, it’s just a matter of getting there. And I am excited to help!”

Linkedin Logo pburns@ubalt.edu | 410.837.5439
Top 5 Strengths: Learner | Futuristic | Context | Individualization | Input

 Jessica Johnson

Jessica Johnson, job development and internship coordinator

Jessica manages all aspects of the internship program—working with students, faculty and employers. She also serves as the primary contact for off-campus student employment opportunities. She is very excited to build upon her higher education career at UB and is an advocate of students’ completing an internship while studying at UB. Jessica believes, “The benefits of an internship are endless. It helps a student gain experience in their chosen field, builds their resume, grows their network, and much more.”

Linkedin Logo jjohnson@ubalt.edu | 410.837.5441
Top 5 Strengths: Learner | Achiever | Input | Individualization | Includer

 Amy Diggins

Amy Diggins, program coordinator

Amy is responsible for organizing and coordinating office operations and procedures in order to ensure departmental effectiveness and efficiency. She also supervises student workers in the Center to provide excellent customer service to students, faculty, staff and employers visiting the office. Amy has 7 years of student support services experience and is very passionate about developing students to maximize their utmost potential. “I am most proud when students return to the office and inform me that I contributed to them reaching their goals.”

Linkedin Logo adiggins@ubalt.edu | 410.837.4702
Top 5 Strengths: Maximizer | Positivity | Arranger | Developer | Empathy

 Lisa Punter

Lisa Punter, Professional Development Institute Coordinator

Lisa manages the Professional Development Institute programs that matches students with staff, faculty and alumni as a mentor. She also coaches students and alumni on career development and holds the designation of Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF). Lisa's experience includes professional development training, teaching career development courses, connecting students to the employment community, and serving as an advisor to student organizations. Her “occupassion” is working with and developing mentoring programs and believes that her mission is to empower others to reach their highest potential.

Linkedin Logo lpunter@ubalt.edu | 410.837.4702
Top 5 Strengths: Woo | Communication | Maximizer | Positivity | Activator

 


Our Staff

staff group photo

From left to right:
Lakeisha Mathews, Malka Weintraub, Charles Jennings, Amy Diggins, Patrick Burns, Jessica Johnson

 

Student Workers Staff

student worker group photo

From left to right:
Jessica Pfanner, *Aaron Knizner, Sharon Shivers, Duane Bond, *Billie McCain

*Holds Graduate Assistant position