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CAREER DEVELOPMENT STAFF

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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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ANDREW KNUTSON, MS - ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, EMPLOYER RELATIONS

Andrew has been with the Career Development Office for over 4 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 aknutson@cca.edu


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JOSH SMOTHERS, MFA - ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, FINE ARTS & HUMANITIES

Josh has been in his role over 1+ year, and works on the Oakland campus with Fine Arts & Humanities students. He has lived in San Francisco since 2009 and is originally Grand Forks, North Dakota; famous for producing professional hockey players.

Email at joshsmothers@cca.edu


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NICOLE MUELLER, CAREER ENGAGEMENT ADVISOR

Nicole is joining the team on the San Francisco campus, to work with CCA's Design, Architecture, and International students. Her background in higher education includes working at MICA, and college counseling. 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