Jenn Abraham - College of Business Career Coach
Jennifer Abraham is the career coach and liaison for the College of Business (2022). Previously, Jenn was the Graduate Assistant for Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s (IUP) Career and Professional Development Center in Indiana, PA. Jenn graduated in May 2022 with her Master of Arts in Student Affairs and Higher Education and a Graduate Certificate in Academic Advising from IUP. In May 2020, Jenn graduated from DeSales University with her Bachelor of Arts in History and her Social Studies Certification for grades 7 through 12. Jenn was awarded the Troy Bauer Career Ambassador Award from DeSales in 2020, the Outstanding Scholar Award in 2022 from IUP, and presented at the 2021 Annual PennACE Conference. Jenn is passionate about helping college students develop their leadership, social, and career management skills so they can be successful in their future community and life journey. Outside of career development, Jenn loves to spend times with friends and family, baking her mom’s favorite recipes, and painting.
Jashanae Day - College of Arts & Science Career Coach
Jashanae joined the career education team in 2022 and is the career coach for the College of Arts and Sciences. She was the first in her family to attend college and earned a Master of Science in School Counseling from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. Prior to Lehigh, Jashanae worked as a school counselor in Easton for six years. Jashanae is proud of her Lehigh Valley roots and excited to be part of the Lehigh U community. She is passionate about building relationships with her students, and her goal is to learn as many names as possible! Outside of work you’ll find Jashanae with a book, at the library, or in a local bookstore. She also enjoys staying active, traveling, and trying new food.
Patty Reina - Career Coach (all undergraduate majors)
Patty joined Lehigh University in 2010 and the Career Center in 2016. She holds a Master of Science in School Counseling degree and is a National Certified Counselor with over 15 years of coaching, counseling, & advising experience with students. Patty enjoys coaching students and helping them design their career paths because it is an exciting time with so many possibilities. Patty serves students across all of the undergraduate programs at Lehigh University and plans programs and workshops to serve first year students. Her artist talent and interests (including a passion for painting) allow her to oversee and manage the visual branding and advertising created in the Career Center. If you see a poster, flyer or logo shared by the Career Center, it was likely designed by Patty! In addition to her work in the Career Center, Patty has 4 young children and in whatever small amount of free time is left, she loves to cook, create, & take walks.
Autumn Moser- Pre-Professionals Advisor
Autumn joined the Lehigh Career Center in 2021 as the Pre-Med, Pre-Law, and Pre-Graduate Study advisor. She completed her Master of Education in Student Affairs in Higher Education at Kutztown University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Penn State Berks. She works with pre-health, pre-law, and pre-graduate study students to explore the idea of graduate school, build strong applications, and make informed post-undergraduate decisions. In addition, Autumn manages the Health Profession Advisory Committee in support of student applications to Medical and Dental School. Prior to Lehigh, Autumn worked with the career center at Cornell University, helping students explore career paths in the arts & sciences. When not working at the Career Center, she enjoys yoga, hiking, and a good cup of coffee!
Alison Erk - Graduate Programs Career Coach
Ali joined the Lehigh Career Center in 2019 and serves graduate students pursuing Master's and PhD degrees from a wide range of academic programs. She received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Lehigh University. She is certified as a Global Career Development Facilitator through the Center for Credentialing & Education (CCE) and as a Certified Career Services Provider through the National Career Development Association (NCDA). From previous roles in public education and the nonprofit sector to her current role in higher education, Ali has always been passionate about helping individuals pursue their goals. She equips graduate students to navigate their career development journey through on demand resources, individual and group career coaching, collaborative programming and presentations, and career events. When she is not working at the Career Center, she enjoys spending time with her husband and her four children who range from elementary-age to young adult.
Bill Burden - P.C. Rossin College of Engineering Career Coach
Bill joined the career education team in 2021 and serves as the liaison and career coach for the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering & Applied Science. He completed a Master of Education degree in Higher Ed. Student Affairs at Kutztown University and has a passion for supporting college student success and achievement. With a background in academic advising, academic coaching, and career exploration programming, Bill is excited to assist Lehigh engineering students with identifying and pursuing their professional goals! Outside of work, you might find Bill doing something crafty, shopping at HomeGoods, playing with his dogs (Lincoln and Helen), or traveling somewhere fun with his husband (Scott Burden, Director of the Pride Center at Lehigh!).
Anna Bateman- College of Health Career Coach
Anna joined the career team as the College of Health Liaison in July 2023. Anna was the Career Development & Internships Coordinator for Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, PA. At Wilkes Anna co-created the Career Gateway Program and oversaw the Career Peer & Ambassadors. Anna attended the 30-hour intensive Career Coaching Seminar hosted by NACE and wants to pursue a Career Coaching certificate. She attended the University of South Florida and graduated with her Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction from the College of Student Affairs. There she served as the Office of Internship and Career Readiness Graduate Assistant and oversaw the management of the Career Readiness Badging Program and supervised the Career Readiness Badging Peers. She co-published an article in the ASEE collection titled, “Work in Progress: Professional Development Module in First-year Engineering Courses”. She also co-presented at FloridaACE regarding the Career Readiness Badging Program in 2019. Anna earned her Bachelor of Science with a Concentration in Biological and Evolutionary Sciences in Psychology from Penn State University. There she was a Paterno Fellow, a Schreyer Honors Scholar and wrote her Honors Thesis titled, “The Relationship between Articulation Speed and Academic Achievement in Children with and without Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder”. Outside of the office, Anna enjoys spending time with her young daughter, husband, and family. She also is a True Crime fanatic and loves to sing and take naps!