Staff

Susan Bauer: Interim Executive Director / Director, Employer and Alumni Relations - susan.bauer@yu.edu (Bio)

Christopher Thunberg: Director, Counseling & Programming - thunberg@yu.edu (Bio)

Naomi Kapp: Associate Director - kapp@yu.edu (Bio)

Marina Mazina: Associate Director -  marina.mazina@yu.edu

Daniel Coleman: Assistant Director - daniel.coleman@yu.edu

Matthew Garcia: Assistant Director - matthew.garcia@yu.edu (Bio)

Tina Lin: Assistant Director - tina.lin@yu.edu (Bio)

Hannah Zucker: Employer Relations Coordinator - hannah.zucker@yu.edu (Bio)

Aris Amador: Career Center Office Coordinator - aris.amador@yu.edu

Staff Bios

 

Susan Bauer

Susan began her career working in print media as a Fashion Editor and at Donna Karan International producing advertising campaigns and runway shows. Susan segued into television as MTV Network’s Fashion Director working with executive producers and recording artists on the overall programming image for the channel. Susan’s transition into higher education was originally as adjunct faculty at the Fashion Institute of Technology and LIM College, teaching career development courses at both institutions. Most recently she was the Senior Director of Experiential Education & Career Management at LIM College before coming to YU; a move predicated on wanting a greater student facing role. Susan earned her AAS in Fashion Marketing and Merchandising from the Fashion Institute of Technology, her BS in Clothing and Textile Merchandising from University of Delaware, and her MSEd in Mental Health Counseling at Fordham. She enjoys coaching soccer, cooking, Mad Men, and doing anything close to the ocean. 

Christopher Thunberg

Christopher joined the YU Career Center in Fall 2011; prior to this he served as an Associate Director at New York University’s Wasserman Center for Career Development, overseeing their technology initiatives, mentorship program, and graduate student career programs. He began his career in higher education as a Career Counselor at SUNY Purchase.  He has worked in the Bay Area startup sector as a recruiter and human resources manager, and with the consulting firm Accenture in their Communications and Technology practice. A native New Yorker, he enjoys biking around NYC and the rail-trails of the Hudson Valley. He holds a BA in Psychology from New York University, and a Master’s in Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies.

Naomi Kapp

Naomi has worked most of her professional career at Yeshiva University in the various incarnations of the YU Career Center. Prior to YU, she worked at Touro College, founding their first Career Center, and then moved to FEGS and the YMCA, coaching professionals interested in career change or professional advancement.  Naomi completed her BA at NYU double majoring in Political Science and Sociology and earning a NYS Teaching License in Social Studies. Afterwards she attended Brooklyn College’s MSEd in Guidance and Counseling program and earned an Advanced Certificate in Counseling to work as a Guidance Counselor in NYS.  In her free time she hosts Shabbat meals, loves all types of music (except opera), and is an avid movie goer. 

Matthew Garcia

Matthew began his professional career at Florida International University as a Residence Life Coordinator overseeing community development in residence halls occupied by first-year and upperclassmen students. He oversaw the development of the Honors College Living-Learning Community, collaborating with Honors College to create and implement programming initiatives exclusively for Honors residents. Above all, Matthew sought to transition from Residential Life into his role at YU’s Career Center to follow his passion of supporting students in pursuit of their careers after college. He is a native New Yorker who earned his BA in Psychology from St. John’s University and his M.Ed in College Student Affairs from Rutgers University. In his spare time, Matthew loves to watch movies, often on opening weekend, exercise, and spend time with his family in Queens.

Tina Lin

Before engaging in career counseling at YU, Tina held various roles over the past decade in both finance and non-profit. Most recently, she was on the Investor Relations team at a private equity fund of funds group based in New York.  Tina holds a BA from Colgate University and MA from St. John’s University. As a born-and-bred New Yorker, Tina loves the diversity and multi-culturalism that defines her hometown. Tina is passionate about service, volunteerism and civic engagement in the personal, professional and leadership development of the next generation and honored to be a part of Yeshiva University's mission in "bringing wisdom to life." 

Hannah Zucker

Hannah graduated from Binghamton University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. Being in the business school allowed her to take classes in a variety of areas such as operations, marketing, finance, and management.  In her free time she likes to cook, watch TV, and stay active.