Career Development Staff
JOSH SMOTHERS, MFA - ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, EMPLOYER RELATIONS
Josh has been with the Career Development Office 2018 and can be found on the SF campus. In his current role, he builds partnerships with employers, hosts the annual career fairs, and is a career coach for the CCA student and alumni community.
Outside of CCA Josh keeps busy with: running, playing guitar, drawing, and printmaking.
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ARDI SAMONTE, MA - ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, FINE ARTS & HUMANITIES
Ardi is our newest member to the Career Development Team and California College of the Arts community. He will be leading professional development, training and skills for our Fine Arts & Humanities students. In addition, he will coordinate some of our events, such as Building An Artist Life, and be our main content creator on our social media channels. His approach to supporting students is always holistic, student centered and intentional. He looks forward to coaching you towards your bright future!
In his personal life, Ardi loves music and film. He doubles as an Assistant Director by day and DJ by night. You'll often find him at a movie theater watching the latest Marvel movie or spinning some tunes across the Bay Area.
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DIANA CHÁVEZ, PH.D. - DIRECTOR, CAREER DEVELOPMENT
Diana is stepping into her fifth year as director. She facilitates developing the office's vision, mission, and larger administrative oversight. In addition, she focuses on developing student relationship and external partnerships. Originally, from Austin, Texas. she has higher education experience at urban, private universities across the US. Diana loves Texas BBQ, practicing her CrossFit skills and hiking.
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