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Rhonda Schaller Profile Picture

Rhonda Schaller, Assistant Vice President for Resilience, Wellness, and Well-being

 In addition to her role as AVP, Rhonda is a Visiting Associate Professor, and founder of the 10-week Meditation Incubator. She chairs the Resilience, Wellness and Well-being Council and oversees the CCPD, Health Promotion and Education, the Counseling Center, and the Learning/Access Center.

rschal20@pratt.edu

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Carl Fengler, Associate Director

A career strategist who takes a holistic approach to advising with a background in professional acting, clinical psychology, and mindfulness. Carl can help you develop a growth mindset, explore entrepreneurial ideas, or self actualize using a mindful approach. Need help with mock interviews, résumé and cover letter development, or how to match personal strengths to professional strategies? Are you starting a business or have a startup idea in mind? Carl can help you. He leads the Ignition Lab for aspiring entrepreneurs, and Compose for personal development.

cfengler@pratt.edu

Deborah Yanagisawa Profile Picture

Deborah Yanagisawa, Associate Director

Deborah is a career strategist with a background in new media and fine arts, fashion, architecture, interiors and industrial design. Deborah assists students and alumni who want to create their “Package- portfolio/work sample, résumé and cover letter as well as envision an achievable networking plan. She is Pratt’s Fulbright Program Advisor for both students and alumni as well as fellowships, artist residencies and exhibitions. In addition she specializes in assisting international students with CPT/OPT job search and or higher educational opportunities and engagement strategies.

Dyanagis@pratt.edu

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Hera Marashian, Associate Director and Senior Career Strategist

A career strategist and professional visual communications designer, working with students and alumni on their professional narrative which includes cover letter, résumé, and portfolio. Hera works with students and alumni refining presentation skills, personal narrative and industry specific portfolio development. Hera is the go-to person in the CCPD for the inside scoop in the design world.

hmarashi@pratt.edu

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Mackenzie Adriance, Assistant Director

A Certified Strengths coach with a background in nonprofits and service, Mackenzie works with students and alumni on work life balance, leadership, and emotional intelligence. Are you looking to develop your strengths and uncover your potential? She conducts personality assessments to build out life and career plans from first year through graduation and beyond. Mackenzie can help you match your professional strengths to internships, volunteer and community project opportunities.

madrianc@pratt.edu

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Sam Harvey, Professional Development Specialist

A strategist who takes a holistic approach to advising with a background in communication design and mindfulness. Sam discusses long-term goals, creating a supportive personal and professional network, and preparing for the next steps in your life and career. Sam leads Mindful Pratt, Meditation Incubator, and the Compose program for personal development.

sharvey@pratt.edu

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Ian Flinn, Student Affairs Coordinator at Pratt Manhattan

A career strategist with a background in education and social work, who works with students on the Pratt Manhattan Campus. Ian helps with résumés, cover letters, and career plans. Ian is a MISA certified contemplative practices instructor. In addition to his career and professional development role, Ian is the go to person for student clubs, engagement and recruitment events at Pratt Manhattan.

tflinn@pratt.edu

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Melanie Barksdale, Career Development Coordinator

A career strategist with a background in photography, fashion, and art & design education who works with students in a team approach with Deborah Yanagisawa to meet your goals. Mel can work with you as you begin thinking about your career journey to develop a résumé and cover letter that speaks to your skills and future interests.

mbark687@pratt.edu

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Alex Fisher, Operations Manager

Alex helps students and employers connect on campus through curated site visits and on campus recruiting, job and internship postings and Behance portfolios.

afish299@pratt.edu