CSC Professional Staff 

Oregon State College of BusinessSandy Neubaum, Director

Sandy Neubaum currently serves as the director of student engagement for the College of Business. Her background includes more than 20 years in the nonprofit sector and serving as the director of the Austin Entrepreneurship Program. A veteran teacher, Sandy is passionate about providing all students within the College of Business the opportunity for active engagement opportunities both inside and outside the classroom. As a first-generation student, Sandy is dedicated to providing business students with the skills needed to thrive on campus. Working with her team, she oversees the Career Success Center, College of Business student clubs, and first- and second-year classes and programs. Sandy serves as the faculty advisor for WIL, a campus-wide women’s leadership club. Awards and recognitions include The Student Learning and Success Teamwork Award (2015), Vice Provost Award of Excellence for the Thinker Tinker Trailer (2017), and the College of Business Internal Service Award (2017). When not teaching or working with her team, Sandy can be found hiking the Oregon trails with her two doodles, Tazzie and Murphy.

 

Dan Ziriax, Assistant Director of Professional Development 
Dan Ziriax is the assistant director of professional development for the Career Success Center in the College of Business. He has been working in higher education for more than 25 years. All of this time has been in student services areas. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and a Master’s degree in Business Management / Human Resources. He has devoted his career in serving students and working to ensure that students are set up for personal, academic and professional success. 

 

Brianna Beene, Events Manager 
Brianna Beene is the event manager for the Career Success Center in the College of Business. She holds both a B.S. and M.S. in natural resource fields from OSU and has been planning events for more than 10 years. Outside of work, Brianna enjoys reading great stories and books, cooking (and eating) delicious food, and most outdoor activities that involve spending time in beautiful Oregon scenery.

 

Career Advisors - Professional Development Staff and Program Managers

Michele Swift, Ph.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Instructor and Student Outreach & Engagement, Management

Michele Swift has been a member of the OSU College of Business faculty since 2007 and currently teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in professional development and human resource (HR) management. She is the faculty advisor for the Management/SHRM Student Club, serves as the liaison between the Management program and student engagement, and is active on several university and college committees. Her research has been published in Journal of Management, Human Resource Management, Group and Organization Management, Human Resource Management Review, and Journal of Knowledge Management. Prior to joining academia, she spent over ten years in HR and consulting where she managed HR self-service implementation projects, assisted with business case development, counseled managers on employee relations issues, provided recruitment and placement services, and managed payroll and workers compensation. She received her Ph.D. in Organization Management from University Colorado Boulder and her Masters in HRIR from the University of Oregon. 

Larry Martin
Gene Young 
Lauren Caruso 
Dale McCauley 

Marcella Flores
Program Manager - Student Engagement

Marcella Flores is a program manager with student engagement in the College of Business. Marcella holds her undergraduate degree in American Sign Language/English Interpreting and a Masters of Education in College Student Services Administration. As a first-generation student, Marcella’s passion has always been supporting incoming students to the university and helping them find their home. Marcella’s background is in higher education, student affairs, career development, service-learning and retention. Marcella currently supports all student organizations within the College of Business, co-supports the Dean’s Academy, oversees the assessment of programming and the student experience, teaches both first-year students and transfer students, and teaches the Interior Design sections of BA 161/162 for first year students. Lastly, Marcella currently holds the Region 1 Coordinator role for NODA, a professional organization in higher education focusing on orientation, transition and retention! When not at OSU, Marcella is often traveling with her partner, Sam, playing with her dog, Gus, and reading  a lot of books!

Amy Neuman 
Stephen Hodges 

Program Manager - Student Engagement

Stephen Hodges is a Program Manager of Student Engagement at the College of Business. While he has been a teacher for about the past 10 years, this is his second year teaching at OSU. He earned two Bachelor's Degrees in Business, the International Degree and two minors from OSU earlier in this millennium, and holds a Masters of Arts in Teaching from the University of Portland. In addition to teaching at OSU, he teaches Computer Science at a Community College, owns and operates a successful web development agency and is the chair of a technology education non-profit. He is a seasoned entrepreneur, a dedicated mentor, a devoted husband to his wife, Ashley and fur-child Bear. Outside of work, Stephen is usually under the hood of a car, racing at a motorsports event, or traveling around the world. He speaks several languages and has been to about 50 countries; don't be surprised if he encourages you to go abroad!

Omar Trinidad
Progam Manager - Student Engagement

Omar Trinidad is a program manager for student engagement in the College of Business. With more than 10 years of teaching experience, Omar strives to help his students recognize their professional and personal potential. Omar’s focus in the Student Engagement team is to support international students in the First-Year and Second-Year Experience programs. Coming from an international background, Omar is very passionate about helping students know that they belong at OSU. In his personal time, Omar loves to spend time with his wife, kids, and friends traveling or having fun outdoors.  

Jennifer Villalobos 

Student Ambassadors


Ashley BoyesAshley Boyes
Major: Management and International Business

Ashley Boyes became a career ambassador for the Career Success Center in winter 2016 and is eager to help students achieve their career-related goals. Through the Career Success Center she has been able to assist with multiple CSC events and meet with professionals who have helped shaped her future career plans. She also is an active member in Alpha Kappa Psi, a professional business fraternity. As an ambitious student she realizes the importance of always reaching for her goals and hopes to encourage other students to open doors of opportunity through the Career Success Center. She believes networking, connecting and ambition are the keys to success in the business world. After graduation, Ashley plans to become an event planner.

Oregon State University Brandon Kerr 
Major: Accounting and Finance 

Brandon joined the Career Success Center in fall 2016 and enjoys assisting students discover their passions and exploring how to pursue them. He is earning a double degree in finance and accounting, and is involved in multiple organizations on and off campus, such as the Nike Youth Movement. After graduation, Brandon strives to work for a financial institution in New York City. His position within the Career Success Center has allowed him to work with many ambitious individuals whom have inspired him.

Oregon State University College of BusinessAshley Alexander 
Major: Marketing, Management, and International Business 

Ashley joined the Career Success Center in summer 2016 and loves to help students realize all of the things that they can accomplish through the College of Business. Ashley is working towards a double degree in marketing and management with an option in international business. Ashley is a Student Vice President of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa, an active member of the Marketing Club, a TOUR Ambassador for the university, and an intern for the Corvallis Knights baseball team. Her favorite part of the CSC is helping students achieve their career-related goals. After graduation, Ashley plans to earn her MBA with an emphasis in Sports Management specialization. 

Oregon State University College of BusinessAlyssa Gascho
Major: Accounting and Finance 

Alyssa became a career ambassador for the Career Success Center in winter 2017. She is majoring in accounting and finance. Alyssa is involved on campus as a member of Beta Alpha Psi and is also a Student Board Director for the Beaver Store. As a member of the CSC, she  is excited about the future career opportunities for students like herself in the College of Business. Alyssa had the opportunity to study wine marketing and social media in Siena, Italy this last summer and is looking forward to her future travels abroad! Following graduation, Alyssa would like to pursue her CPA license and a career in public accounting.

Oregon State University College of BusinessNickey Loescher
Major: Management, Marketing, and International Business  

Nicole is currently working towards a double major in marketing and management and a certificate in digital brand management.  She joined the Career Success Center in winter 2017 and loves being able to help other students with their career aspirations. In her free time she loves to travel and explore different cultures. Her love for travel led her to spending 6 weeks studying international business in London, England in the summer 2015. Nicole hopes to work for a large apparel company in their marketing department when she graduates from Oregon State in Spring of 2018.

Oregon State University College of BusinessLauren Waddell 
Major: Marketing 

Lauren is pursuing a degree in marketing with a minor in psychology and plans to do an option in international business. These go hand in hand in the PR world of business. She joined the Career Success Center in spring 2017 to gain experience in event planning, data analysis, human relations and to better prepare herself and her fellow beavers for the outside world. Her dream is to become a chief marketing officer for a corporation so that she can be involved in management, PR, and the creative aspect of marketing. Lauren is also working on getting her first book on the path to success published. While it covers a lot of her personal experiences entailing female empowerment, the book is highly applicable to anyone seeking inspiration in their career paths.
Kira Jedan
Major: Marketing and International Business
 
Kira joined the Career Success Center from Student Engagement in the fall of 2017 to gain experience in event planning, marketing and human relations. She is currently working towards a double degree in marketing and international business. As a member of the CSC, she is dedicated to encouraging others to define career goals through events at Austin Hall. Outside of academics, she is in the process of opening her own art and custom design business, which will launch summer 2018. With a passion for projects, design and creativity, she is working to pursue a career in advertising.
Erica Lumianski
Major: Political Science
 
Erica Lumianski started as an event assistant for the College of Business in fall 2017. She is currently working towards a bachelor of art in political science with an honors associate. Erica plans on completing her honors thesis in the coming year, with a focus on comparative politics. In the previous year, she assisted Dr. Amy Below in international relations research with a focus on Cuban foreign policy, and presented at the Pacific Sociological Association conference in Portland and Celebrating Undergraduate Excellence at OSU with her research partner. Erica hopes to use this experience planning and assisting with events to gain knowledge in the world of business that will be applicable to a future career working in development politics. 
Caitlynn Bailey
Major: Management
 
Caitlynn joined the Career Success Center in fall 2017 and enjoys networking with professionals that she meets at our Friday in Austin events. She is working towards a degree in management. In her free time she enjoys traveling, spending time with her three dogs, and spending time back home in Eastern Oregon. After graduation, Caitlynn will enter a loan officer training program at a commercial bank.