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Shevet Glaubach Center for Career Strategy
and Professional Development

Susan Bauer
Susan L. Bauer
Executive Director

M.S.Ed., Fordham University  
B.S., University of Delaware  

Susan joined the Yeshiva University Career Center in 2016, first as the Director of Employer & Alumni Relations and now as the Executive Director of the Shevet Glaubach Center for Career Strategy and Professional Development. She began her career working in fashion editorial as an editor before becoming the Fashion Director for MTV Networks where she collaborated with executive producers and recording artists on the overall programming and branding. 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. Before joining Yeshiva University, she was the Senior Director of Experiential Education & Career Management at LIM College. Susan earned her Associate of Applied Science from the Fashion Institute of Technology, her Bachelor of Science in Human Resources from the University of Delaware, and her Master of Science in Education from Fordham University. Susan enjoys being a soccer mom, cooking, Ted Lasso, and doing anything close to the ocean with her family.

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Todd Lotcpeich
Todd Lotcpeich
Director of Employer Relations and Engagement

M.S., Manhattan College  
B.B.A., LIM College  

Todd joined Yeshiva University in 2018. Before YU (Yeshiva University), he worked at LIM College for over eleven years in the employer relations, career management, and experiential education functions. Todd earned a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership from Manhattan College and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Fashion Merchandising from LIM College. In addition to his higher education career, Todd has experience in industry at organizations such as Eastern Mountain Sports and Neiman Marcus. In his spare time, Todd enjoys the majestic mountains of the Northeast (especially in winter), the ocean, and walking around his small town on the coast of NJ.

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Joshua Meredith
Joshua Meredith
Director of Career Strategy & Technology

J.D., Syracuse University  
B.A., The George Washington University  

Joshua joined Yeshiva University in 2019.  Prior to YU (Yeshiva University), he worked as the Assistant Dean of Analytics, Technology and Security programs at Georgetown University, in the School of Continuing Studies and as Senior Project Manager in University Information Services. He is currently an adjunct faculty member in the Sy Syms School of Business, where he teaches Ethics and Business Law. Additionally, Joshua is an adjunct faculty member at Georgetown and Muhlenberg College. Before moving into higher education, he was an attorney in the state of New Jersey. Joshua is an avid Peloton rider, painter and reads his in spare time.

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Naomi Kapp
Naomi Kapp
Associate Director of Career Advising

MS. Ed., Brooklyn College  
B.A., New York University  

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

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Sharon Mella-Reyes
Sharon Mella-Reyes
Associate Director of Career Advising

M.A., Manhattan College  
B.S., Syracuse University  

Sharon joined Yeshiva University in 2018. Sharon began her career working in the nonprofit industry for UNITE Here as a member of the Union Health Center's professional staff, working first as the Special Assistant to both the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Executive Officer, and then shortly after assumed the managing role of the Benefits Counseling unit, focused primarily on  servicing those affected by the September 11th attacks. Sharon went on to become the Human Resources Generalist for the company, overseeing recruiting, hiring, payroll and benefits including physician certification with individual insurance plans. Sharon transitioned into Higher Education originally as an Academic Advisor at St. Francis College advising primarily first year students, before being asked to teach the first Career Development course where her passion for Career Counseling was uncovered. Over the course of the last decade Sharon has been in the field of Career Services at LIM College, most recently as the Associate Director of Career Management before joining YU (Yeshiva University). Sharon earned her B.S. in Child and Family Studies from Syracuse University, and a Master of Art  in Counseling from Manhattan College. In her free time, she enjoys being with her family, planning trips to visit friends and family, and watching Netflix and Hulu Originals.

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Matthew Garcia
Matthew Garcia
Associate Director of Employer Relations and Programs

M.E., Rutgers University  
B.A., St. John’s University  

Matthew joined Yeshiva University in 2018. Before coming to YU (Yeshiva University), Matthew worked at Florida International University as a Residence Life Coordinator. Matthew was responsible for the supervision of 15 Resident Assistants, a Graduate Assistant, and a programming committee as well as having oversight of community development in a residence hall populated by over 600 students. Matthew specializes in program facilitation and public speaking. He is skilled in delivering presentations, workshops, and similar programs on an individual or collaborative basis, composing panels and networking programs that often include alumni industry professionals. A graduate of Rutgers University with a Master of Education in College Student Affairs, as well as, St. John’s University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Matthew possesses years of experience in professional roles in higher education institutions to date. Originally from Corona, Queens, Matthew enjoys watching movies and exercising.

Recent Posts

Daniel Coleman
Daniel Coleman
Assistant Director of Career Advising

M.B.A., Hofstra University  
B.S., Middlesex University  

Daniel joined Yeshiva University as an Assistant Director in 2018 after a distinguished career in healthcare. Daniel came to YU (Yeshiva University) having led teams and initiatives at two of New York’s finest Health Systems. He was awarded for improving the experience of patients, families, and staff, and facilitating critical decision making.  Daniel holds a MBA degree from Hofstra, several patents, and a Bachelor of Science in Management and Marketing from Middlesex University Business School in London. He moved to New York 20 years ago to attend Yeshiva University and still resides in Washington Heights. Daniel is a creative problem solver: he bought a motorcycle to speed up his commute and ease the challenge of finding a parking spot in the city.

Recent Posts

Jim MacWhorter
Jim MacWhorter
Assistant Director of Career Advising

M.A., Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania  
B.S. Ed., Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania  

Jim recently joined Yeshiva University in 2020.  Previously he was working at Sarah Lawrence College as Associate Director, Employer Relations.  In addition to working with employers, he also provided career coaching, assisted with event management, and oversaw the SLCeeds Ideation to Innovation program; a program focused on incorporating theory into practice in an entrepreneurial learning environment. Prior to this experience, Jim has many years of experience in education nationwide.  He earned his Master of  Arts in History and his Bachelor of Science in Education from Shippensburg University.  In his free time, he enjoys exploring the great outdoors and finding interesting dining establishments.

Recent Posts

Barbara Lerman
Barbara Lerman
Employer Relations Specialist

M.S.Ed, CUNY (City University of New York), Baruch College
B.A., SUNY, Purchase College

Barbara joined Yeshiva University in 2019 as the Employer Relations Specialist. Before coming to YU (Yeshiva University), Barbara worked as the Senior Career Coach at LIM College where she oversaw Senior Co-op, the Career Peer mentoring program, and various events and programming. Most notable was the Amazing Career Race, which she presented on at the National Career Development Association. Barbara specializes in employer and alumni recruitment and events/programming with a focus on cultivating and promoting internship and full-time opportunities for students. A graduate of CUNY (City University of New York) Baruch College with a Master of Science in Education in Higher Education Administration and SUNY Purchase College with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Barbara brings 8 years of experience to YU (Yeshiva University). Originally from and currently living in Staten Island, Barbara enjoys traveling the country and the world, exploring diverse cultures and cuisines.

Recent Posts

Rivky Terebelo
Rivky Terebelo
Career Strategy Coordinator

B.S., Yeshiva University  

Rivky joined Yeshiva University after graduating from the Sy Syms School of Business in 2021. Rivky earned her degree in Business Strategy and Entrepreneurship and was a former student employee at the Shevet Glaubach Center. She was also the President of the Active Minds Club, and on the staff of the YU (Yeshiva University) Observer. Rivky is an avid road-tripper having visited 48 states and enjoys volunteering in her spare time. 

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Aris Amador
Wilf Campus Administrative Assistant

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Autumn Payne
Autumn Payne
Employer Relationship Developer

Autumn joined Yeshiva University in 2021. She began her career as an educator for cultural institutions before transitioning to higher education at the City University of New York. Since 2015, she’s been a volunteer career counselor for Hire Heroes USA, a nonprofit organization that serves veterans through job search assistance. Autumn earned a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from U.C. Berkeley, a Master of Science in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Brooklyn College, and a Professional Chocolatier Certificate from Ecole Chocolat. She loves reading, learning new skills, and exploring different areas through walking tours and sampling regional dishes at local restaurants.

Recent Posts

Beth Bernhardt
Beth Bernhardt
Associate Director, STEM Career Advising

Beth is a higher education and career services professional. Prior to YU, Beth was an Assistant Director at New York University (NYU) Wasserman Center for Career Development, where she supported undergraduate students, graduate students, and alumni to pursue their career goals and navigate the job search process. During her time at NYU, Beth increased career programming for international students, launched a variety of initiatives for STEM students, and developed career resources. Beth also worked at University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) as an Assistant Director of Internships & Employment, where she focused on technology students. At UMBC, she built partnerships with a range of campus departments and ran an Intern Success Practicum course. Beth also brings experience with academic advising, teaching and curriculum development. She holds a M.S. in Higher Education and a B.A. in History from The Pennsylvania State University, along with a Diploma in Coaching from NYU. She is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) with the International Coaching Federation. In her free time, Beth enjoys hiking, cooking, and exploring new places and cuisines.

Recent Posts

John Perez
John Perez
Associate Director of STEM Career Advising & Employer Relations

M.A., Rutgers University 
B.A., Rutgers University 

After working as part of Verizon’s HR team focused on college and entry-level recruiting for over seven years, John made the jump into higher ed. He returned to his alma mater and spent close to six years at the Rutgers Business School’s career services office. In this role, he wore multiple hats including career advising, student programming, employer relations and event management. 

In the Spring of 2019, he accepted a new role with the NJ Institute of Technology (NJIT) as an Assistant Director on their employer relations team. In addition to managing all interviewing initiatives at NJIT, he cultivated existing and new recruiter relationships to provide employment opportunities for a student population of 11,000 undergraduates and graduate students. He has a sweet tooth, enjoys exploring the restaurant scene and has been on all seven continents—his favorite being Antarctica!

Recent Posts

Susan Bauer
Susan L. Bauer
Executive Director

M.S.Ed., Fordham University  
B.S., University of Delaware  

Susan joined the Yeshiva University Career Center in 2016, first as the Director of Employer & Alumni Relations and now as the Executive Director of the Shevet Glaubach Center for Career Strategy and Professional Development. She began her career working in fashion editorial as an editor before becoming the Fashion Director for MTV Networks where she collaborated with executive producers and recording artists on the overall programming and branding. 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. Before joining Yeshiva University, she was the Senior Director of Experiential Education & Career Management at LIM College. Susan earned her Associate of Applied Science from the Fashion Institute of Technology, her Bachelor of Science in Human Resources from the University of Delaware, and her Master of Science in Education from Fordham University. Susan enjoys being a soccer mom, cooking, Ted Lasso, and doing anything close to the ocean with her family.

Recent Posts

Todd Lotcpeich
Todd Lotcpeich
Director of Employer Relations and Engagement

M.S., Manhattan College  
B.B.A., LIM College  

Todd joined Yeshiva University in 2018. Before YU (Yeshiva University), he worked at LIM College for over eleven years in the employer relations, career management, and experiential education functions. Todd earned a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership from Manhattan College and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Fashion Merchandising from LIM College. In addition to his higher education career, Todd has experience in industry at organizations such as Eastern Mountain Sports and Neiman Marcus. In his spare time, Todd enjoys the majestic mountains of the Northeast (especially in winter), the ocean, and walking around his small town on the coast of NJ.

Recent Posts

Joshua Meredith
Joshua Meredith
Director of Career Strategy & Technology

J.D., Syracuse University  
B.A., The George Washington University  

Joshua joined Yeshiva University in 2019.  Prior to YU (Yeshiva University), he worked as the Assistant Dean of Analytics, Technology and Security programs at Georgetown University, in the School of Continuing Studies and as Senior Project Manager in University Information Services. He is currently an adjunct faculty member in the Sy Syms School of Business, where he teaches Ethics and Business Law. Additionally, Joshua is an adjunct faculty member at Georgetown and Muhlenberg College. Before moving into higher education, he was an attorney in the state of New Jersey. Joshua is an avid Peloton rider, painter and reads his in spare time.

Recent Posts

Naomi Kapp
Naomi Kapp
Associate Director of Career Advising

MS. Ed., Brooklyn College  
B.A., New York University  

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

Recent Posts

Sharon Mella-Reyes
Sharon Mella-Reyes
Associate Director of Career Advising

M.A., Manhattan College  
B.S., Syracuse University  

Sharon joined Yeshiva University in 2018. Sharon began her career working in the nonprofit industry for UNITE Here as a member of the Union Health Center's professional staff, working first as the Special Assistant to both the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Executive Officer, and then shortly after assumed the managing role of the Benefits Counseling unit, focused primarily on  servicing those affected by the September 11th attacks. Sharon went on to become the Human Resources Generalist for the company, overseeing recruiting, hiring, payroll and benefits including physician certification with individual insurance plans. Sharon transitioned into Higher Education originally as an Academic Advisor at St. Francis College advising primarily first year students, before being asked to teach the first Career Development course where her passion for Career Counseling was uncovered. Over the course of the last decade Sharon has been in the field of Career Services at LIM College, most recently as the Associate Director of Career Management before joining YU (Yeshiva University). Sharon earned her B.S. in Child and Family Studies from Syracuse University, and a Master of Art  in Counseling from Manhattan College. In her free time, she enjoys being with her family, planning trips to visit friends and family, and watching Netflix and Hulu Originals.

Recent Posts

Matthew Garcia
Matthew Garcia
Associate Director of Employer Relations and Programs

M.E., Rutgers University  
B.A., St. John’s University  

Matthew joined Yeshiva University in 2018. Before coming to YU (Yeshiva University), Matthew worked at Florida International University as a Residence Life Coordinator. Matthew was responsible for the supervision of 15 Resident Assistants, a Graduate Assistant, and a programming committee as well as having oversight of community development in a residence hall populated by over 600 students. Matthew specializes in program facilitation and public speaking. He is skilled in delivering presentations, workshops, and similar programs on an individual or collaborative basis, composing panels and networking programs that often include alumni industry professionals. A graduate of Rutgers University with a Master of Education in College Student Affairs, as well as, St. John’s University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Matthew possesses years of experience in professional roles in higher education institutions to date. Originally from Corona, Queens, Matthew enjoys watching movies and exercising.

Recent Posts

Daniel Coleman
Daniel Coleman
Assistant Director of Career Advising

M.B.A., Hofstra University  
B.S., Middlesex University  

Daniel joined Yeshiva University as an Assistant Director in 2018 after a distinguished career in healthcare. Daniel came to YU (Yeshiva University) having led teams and initiatives at two of New York’s finest Health Systems. He was awarded for improving the experience of patients, families, and staff, and facilitating critical decision making.  Daniel holds a MBA degree from Hofstra, several patents, and a Bachelor of Science in Management and Marketing from Middlesex University Business School in London. He moved to New York 20 years ago to attend Yeshiva University and still resides in Washington Heights. Daniel is a creative problem solver: he bought a motorcycle to speed up his commute and ease the challenge of finding a parking spot in the city.

Recent Posts

Jim MacWhorter
Jim MacWhorter
Assistant Director of Career Advising

M.A., Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania  
B.S. Ed., Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania  

Jim recently joined Yeshiva University in 2020.  Previously he was working at Sarah Lawrence College as Associate Director, Employer Relations.  In addition to working with employers, he also provided career coaching, assisted with event management, and oversaw the SLCeeds Ideation to Innovation program; a program focused on incorporating theory into practice in an entrepreneurial learning environment. Prior to this experience, Jim has many years of experience in education nationwide.  He earned his Master of  Arts in History and his Bachelor of Science in Education from Shippensburg University.  In his free time, he enjoys exploring the great outdoors and finding interesting dining establishments.

Recent Posts

Barbara Lerman
Barbara Lerman
Employer Relations Specialist

M.S.Ed, CUNY (City University of New York), Baruch College
B.A., SUNY, Purchase College

Barbara joined Yeshiva University in 2019 as the Employer Relations Specialist. Before coming to YU (Yeshiva University), Barbara worked as the Senior Career Coach at LIM College where she oversaw Senior Co-op, the Career Peer mentoring program, and various events and programming. Most notable was the Amazing Career Race, which she presented on at the National Career Development Association. Barbara specializes in employer and alumni recruitment and events/programming with a focus on cultivating and promoting internship and full-time opportunities for students. A graduate of CUNY (City University of New York) Baruch College with a Master of Science in Education in Higher Education Administration and SUNY Purchase College with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Barbara brings 8 years of experience to YU (Yeshiva University). Originally from and currently living in Staten Island, Barbara enjoys traveling the country and the world, exploring diverse cultures and cuisines.

Recent Posts

Rivky Terebelo
Rivky Terebelo
Career Strategy Coordinator

B.S., Yeshiva University  

Rivky joined Yeshiva University after graduating from the Sy Syms School of Business in 2021. Rivky earned her degree in Business Strategy and Entrepreneurship and was a former student employee at the Shevet Glaubach Center. She was also the President of the Active Minds Club, and on the staff of the YU (Yeshiva University) Observer. Rivky is an avid road-tripper having visited 48 states and enjoys volunteering in her spare time. 

Recent Posts

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Aris Amador
Wilf Campus Administrative Assistant

Recent Posts

Autumn Payne
Autumn Payne
Employer Relationship Developer

Autumn joined Yeshiva University in 2021. She began her career as an educator for cultural institutions before transitioning to higher education at the City University of New York. Since 2015, she’s been a volunteer career counselor for Hire Heroes USA, a nonprofit organization that serves veterans through job search assistance. Autumn earned a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from U.C. Berkeley, a Master of Science in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Brooklyn College, and a Professional Chocolatier Certificate from Ecole Chocolat. She loves reading, learning new skills, and exploring different areas through walking tours and sampling regional dishes at local restaurants.

Recent Posts

Beth Bernhardt
Beth Bernhardt
Associate Director, STEM Career Advising

Beth is a higher education and career services professional. Prior to YU, Beth was an Assistant Director at New York University (NYU) Wasserman Center for Career Development, where she supported undergraduate students, graduate students, and alumni to pursue their career goals and navigate the job search process. During her time at NYU, Beth increased career programming for international students, launched a variety of initiatives for STEM students, and developed career resources. Beth also worked at University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) as an Assistant Director of Internships & Employment, where she focused on technology students. At UMBC, she built partnerships with a range of campus departments and ran an Intern Success Practicum course. Beth also brings experience with academic advising, teaching and curriculum development. She holds a M.S. in Higher Education and a B.A. in History from The Pennsylvania State University, along with a Diploma in Coaching from NYU. She is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) with the International Coaching Federation. In her free time, Beth enjoys hiking, cooking, and exploring new places and cuisines.

Recent Posts

John Perez
John Perez
Associate Director of STEM Career Advising & Employer Relations

M.A., Rutgers University 
B.A., Rutgers University 

After working as part of Verizon’s HR team focused on college and entry-level recruiting for over seven years, John made the jump into higher ed. He returned to his alma mater and spent close to six years at the Rutgers Business School’s career services office. In this role, he wore multiple hats including career advising, student programming, employer relations and event management. 

In the Spring of 2019, he accepted a new role with the NJ Institute of Technology (NJIT) as an Assistant Director on their employer relations team. In addition to managing all interviewing initiatives at NJIT, he cultivated existing and new recruiter relationships to provide employment opportunities for a student population of 11,000 undergraduates and graduate students. He has a sweet tooth, enjoys exploring the restaurant scene and has been on all seven continents—his favorite being Antarctica!

Recent Posts

Susan Bauer
Susan L. Bauer
Executive Director

M.S.Ed., Fordham University  
B.S., University of Delaware  

Susan joined the Yeshiva University Career Center in 2016, first as the Director of Employer & Alumni Relations and now as the Executive Director of the Shevet Glaubach Center for Career Strategy and Professional Development. She began her career working in fashion editorial as an editor before becoming the Fashion Director for MTV Networks where she collaborated with executive producers and recording artists on the overall programming and branding. 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. Before joining Yeshiva University, she was the Senior Director of Experiential Education & Career Management at LIM College. Susan earned her Associate of Applied Science from the Fashion Institute of Technology, her Bachelor of Science in Human Resources from the University of Delaware, and her Master of Science in Education from Fordham University. Susan enjoys being a soccer mom, cooking, Ted Lasso, and doing anything close to the ocean with her family.

Recent Posts

Todd Lotcpeich
Todd Lotcpeich
Director of Employer Relations and Engagement

M.S., Manhattan College  
B.B.A., LIM College  

Todd joined Yeshiva University in 2018. Before YU (Yeshiva University), he worked at LIM College for over eleven years in the employer relations, career management, and experiential education functions. Todd earned a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership from Manhattan College and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Fashion Merchandising from LIM College. In addition to his higher education career, Todd has experience in industry at organizations such as Eastern Mountain Sports and Neiman Marcus. In his spare time, Todd enjoys the majestic mountains of the Northeast (especially in winter), the ocean, and walking around his small town on the coast of NJ.

Recent Posts

Joshua Meredith
Joshua Meredith
Director of Career Strategy & Technology

J.D., Syracuse University  
B.A., The George Washington University  

Joshua joined Yeshiva University in 2019.  Prior to YU (Yeshiva University), he worked as the Assistant Dean of Analytics, Technology and Security programs at Georgetown University, in the School of Continuing Studies and as Senior Project Manager in University Information Services. He is currently an adjunct faculty member in the Sy Syms School of Business, where he teaches Ethics and Business Law. Additionally, Joshua is an adjunct faculty member at Georgetown and Muhlenberg College. Before moving into higher education, he was an attorney in the state of New Jersey. Joshua is an avid Peloton rider, painter and reads his in spare time.

Recent Posts

Naomi Kapp
Naomi Kapp
Associate Director of Career Advising

MS. Ed., Brooklyn College  
B.A., New York University  

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

Recent Posts

Sharon Mella-Reyes
Sharon Mella-Reyes
Associate Director of Career Advising

M.A., Manhattan College  
B.S., Syracuse University  

Sharon joined Yeshiva University in 2018. Sharon began her career working in the nonprofit industry for UNITE Here as a member of the Union Health Center's professional staff, working first as the Special Assistant to both the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Executive Officer, and then shortly after assumed the managing role of the Benefits Counseling unit, focused primarily on  servicing those affected by the September 11th attacks. Sharon went on to become the Human Resources Generalist for the company, overseeing recruiting, hiring, payroll and benefits including physician certification with individual insurance plans. Sharon transitioned into Higher Education originally as an Academic Advisor at St. Francis College advising primarily first year students, before being asked to teach the first Career Development course where her passion for Career Counseling was uncovered. Over the course of the last decade Sharon has been in the field of Career Services at LIM College, most recently as the Associate Director of Career Management before joining YU (Yeshiva University). Sharon earned her B.S. in Child and Family Studies from Syracuse University, and a Master of Art  in Counseling from Manhattan College. In her free time, she enjoys being with her family, planning trips to visit friends and family, and watching Netflix and Hulu Originals.

Recent Posts

Matthew Garcia
Matthew Garcia
Associate Director of Employer Relations and Programs

M.E., Rutgers University  
B.A., St. John’s University  

Matthew joined Yeshiva University in 2018. Before coming to YU (Yeshiva University), Matthew worked at Florida International University as a Residence Life Coordinator. Matthew was responsible for the supervision of 15 Resident Assistants, a Graduate Assistant, and a programming committee as well as having oversight of community development in a residence hall populated by over 600 students. Matthew specializes in program facilitation and public speaking. He is skilled in delivering presentations, workshops, and similar programs on an individual or collaborative basis, composing panels and networking programs that often include alumni industry professionals. A graduate of Rutgers University with a Master of Education in College Student Affairs, as well as, St. John’s University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Matthew possesses years of experience in professional roles in higher education institutions to date. Originally from Corona, Queens, Matthew enjoys watching movies and exercising.

Recent Posts

Daniel Coleman
Daniel Coleman
Assistant Director of Career Advising

M.B.A., Hofstra University  
B.S., Middlesex University  

Daniel joined Yeshiva University as an Assistant Director in 2018 after a distinguished career in healthcare. Daniel came to YU (Yeshiva University) having led teams and initiatives at two of New York’s finest Health Systems. He was awarded for improving the experience of patients, families, and staff, and facilitating critical decision making.  Daniel holds a MBA degree from Hofstra, several patents, and a Bachelor of Science in Management and Marketing from Middlesex University Business School in London. He moved to New York 20 years ago to attend Yeshiva University and still resides in Washington Heights. Daniel is a creative problem solver: he bought a motorcycle to speed up his commute and ease the challenge of finding a parking spot in the city.

Recent Posts

Jim MacWhorter
Jim MacWhorter
Assistant Director of Career Advising

M.A., Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania  
B.S. Ed., Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania  

Jim recently joined Yeshiva University in 2020.  Previously he was working at Sarah Lawrence College as Associate Director, Employer Relations.  In addition to working with employers, he also provided career coaching, assisted with event management, and oversaw the SLCeeds Ideation to Innovation program; a program focused on incorporating theory into practice in an entrepreneurial learning environment. Prior to this experience, Jim has many years of experience in education nationwide.  He earned his Master of  Arts in History and his Bachelor of Science in Education from Shippensburg University.  In his free time, he enjoys exploring the great outdoors and finding interesting dining establishments.

Recent Posts

Barbara Lerman
Barbara Lerman
Employer Relations Specialist

M.S.Ed, CUNY (City University of New York), Baruch College
B.A., SUNY, Purchase College

Barbara joined Yeshiva University in 2019 as the Employer Relations Specialist. Before coming to YU (Yeshiva University), Barbara worked as the Senior Career Coach at LIM College where she oversaw Senior Co-op, the Career Peer mentoring program, and various events and programming. Most notable was the Amazing Career Race, which she presented on at the National Career Development Association. Barbara specializes in employer and alumni recruitment and events/programming with a focus on cultivating and promoting internship and full-time opportunities for students. A graduate of CUNY (City University of New York) Baruch College with a Master of Science in Education in Higher Education Administration and SUNY Purchase College with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Barbara brings 8 years of experience to YU (Yeshiva University). Originally from and currently living in Staten Island, Barbara enjoys traveling the country and the world, exploring diverse cultures and cuisines.

Recent Posts

Rivky Terebelo
Rivky Terebelo
Career Strategy Coordinator

B.S., Yeshiva University  

Rivky joined Yeshiva University after graduating from the Sy Syms School of Business in 2021. Rivky earned her degree in Business Strategy and Entrepreneurship and was a former student employee at the Shevet Glaubach Center. She was also the President of the Active Minds Club, and on the staff of the YU (Yeshiva University) Observer. Rivky is an avid road-tripper having visited 48 states and enjoys volunteering in her spare time. 

Recent Posts

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Aris Amador
Wilf Campus Administrative Assistant

Recent Posts

Autumn Payne
Autumn Payne
Employer Relationship Developer

Autumn joined Yeshiva University in 2021. She began her career as an educator for cultural institutions before transitioning to higher education at the City University of New York. Since 2015, she’s been a volunteer career counselor for Hire Heroes USA, a nonprofit organization that serves veterans through job search assistance. Autumn earned a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from U.C. Berkeley, a Master of Science in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Brooklyn College, and a Professional Chocolatier Certificate from Ecole Chocolat. She loves reading, learning new skills, and exploring different areas through walking tours and sampling regional dishes at local restaurants.

Recent Posts

Beth Bernhardt
Beth Bernhardt
Associate Director, STEM Career Advising

Beth is a higher education and career services professional. Prior to YU, Beth was an Assistant Director at New York University (NYU) Wasserman Center for Career Development, where she supported undergraduate students, graduate students, and alumni to pursue their career goals and navigate the job search process. During her time at NYU, Beth increased career programming for international students, launched a variety of initiatives for STEM students, and developed career resources. Beth also worked at University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) as an Assistant Director of Internships & Employment, where she focused on technology students. At UMBC, she built partnerships with a range of campus departments and ran an Intern Success Practicum course. Beth also brings experience with academic advising, teaching and curriculum development. She holds a M.S. in Higher Education and a B.A. in History from The Pennsylvania State University, along with a Diploma in Coaching from NYU. She is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) with the International Coaching Federation. In her free time, Beth enjoys hiking, cooking, and exploring new places and cuisines.

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John Perez
John Perez
Associate Director of STEM Career Advising & Employer Relations

M.A., Rutgers University 
B.A., Rutgers University 

After working as part of Verizon’s HR team focused on college and entry-level recruiting for over seven years, John made the jump into higher ed. He returned to his alma mater and spent close to six years at the Rutgers Business School’s career services office. In this role, he wore multiple hats including career advising, student programming, employer relations and event management. 

In the Spring of 2019, he accepted a new role with the NJ Institute of Technology (NJIT) as an Assistant Director on their employer relations team. In addition to managing all interviewing initiatives at NJIT, he cultivated existing and new recruiter relationships to provide employment opportunities for a student population of 11,000 undergraduates and graduate students. He has a sweet tooth, enjoys exploring the restaurant scene and has been on all seven continents—his favorite being Antarctica!

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