Meet Our Experts

Your access to expert career advice is an important part of your JWU education. On campus, you’ll meet leading employers looking specifically to hire JWU students for internships and jobs at career fairs, presentations and on-campus interviews.

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In the classroom, your instructors are industry experts with decades of experience in your field. They weave their valuable insight right into our career-focused curriculum, giving you an insider’s understanding of the career you want to pursue.

And our career experts help you connect with JWU’s wide range of opportunities to realize your career goals.

Use our resources. Take advantage of our targeted career workshops to build your skills. Connect with top companies at our career fairs. And meet with us for individual advising to perfect your resume and interview skills, find a rewarding internship, and pursue opportunities that put you on the path to your career. 

To work one-on-one with a career expert, make an appointment with us.

VA Hayman Barber, director of Experiential Education & Career Services, 303-256-9716
VA has worked in higher education for over 10 years including Semester At Sea. She has worked in residence life, student affairs, admissions and directed a career center for five years before coming to JWU. VA has a master’s degree in higher education from the University of Denver.

Experiential Education

Greg Lorenz, PhD, dean, 303-256-9322
Greg came to JWU in 2000, after a career in the health/fitness, exercise science industry and teaching. He has a Doctorate from Colorado State University.

Eileen Walsh, assistant director, 303-256-9503
Eileen began her career at Johnson & Wales as an adjunct professor after spending many years in a variety of Foodservice Management segments. She has an MBA from West Chester University.

Katie Mangett, coordinator, 303-256-9304
Katie has an extensive background in all areas of hospitality working in field and corporate operations. In addition to her experience in hospitality, Katie taught high school for 10 years.

Chris Martin, coordinator, 303-256-9336
Chris brings over 20 years of food service and education experience to JWU. He joined the University in 2007 after earning his Masters degree from Regis University.

Kara Tanja, coordinator, 303-256-9578
Kara has a Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management from Grand Valley State University in Michigan. She has experience in hotels, event management, customer service, and accounting.

Rommel Victoria, career advisor, 303-256-9341
Rommel brings 21 years of experience from the hotel management industry, mainly in operational and administrative positions across the country.

Contact Us

Start building your career! We're open Mon-Fri, 8:30am-4:30pm, so make an appointment with one of our career experts or just walk in with quick questions. read more