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CAREER DEVELOPMENT STAFF

To make an appointment with any member of our Career Development team, please visit cca.joinhandshake.com/appointments.

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DIANA CHÁVEZ, PH.D. - DIRECTOR, CAREER DEVELOPMENT

Diana is stepping into her third 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.

Email at diana@cca.edu


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JOSH SMOTHERS, MFA - ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, EMPLOYER RELATIONS

Josh has been with the Career Development Office for over 2 years and can be found on the SF campus. In his current role, he builds partnerships with employers, hosts the annual Career Expo and Social Impact Fair, and is a career coach for the CCA student and alumni community.

Email at joshsmothers@cca.edu


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NICOLE MUELLER - ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, FINE ARTS AND HUMANITIES

Nicole joined CCA last year as the Career Engagement Advisor, and now works with Fine Arts and Humanities students in her role as Assistant Director. Her background in higher education includes working at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), and in college admissions. She is an actively practicing visual artist, and co-hosts a podcast called Beyond the Studio on the business of art.

Email at nmueller@cca.edu