Make an Appointment and Meet the Staff


Find the career consultant for your major and get to know our team. If you don't see a time online that works for your schedule, please email [email protected] or call 612-624-2710. Appointments have to be scheduled at least 1 day in advance.


Elizabeth (Liz) Hruska (she/her), Interim Associate Director for Student Career Development

Serves the following degree-seeking CCAPS students

  • Undergrads in Construction Management, Health and Wellbeing Sciences, Health Services Management, Information Technology Infrastructure, Inter-College Program, Manufacturing Operations Management, Multidisciplinary Studies, and Undeclared
  • All grad students in CCAPS

Make an AppointmentLiz's bio


Brian Green (he/him), Senior Career Consultant

Serves the following CDes students

  • Undergrads and grad students in Apparel Design, Architecture, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Product Design, and Undeclared

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Paul Zheng (he/him), Career Consultant

Serves the following CDes students

  • Undergrads in Retail Merchandising

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Maddie Portnoy (she/her), Career Consultant

Serves the following CFANS students

  • Undergrads in Environmental Sciences, Policy and Management, Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology, Food Science, Forest and Natural Resource Management, Nutrition, Plant Science, Pre-Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering, Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems, Sustainable Systems Management, and Undeclared
  • Grad students in Applied Plant Sciences, Bioproducts and Biosystems Science, Engineering and Management, Conservation Sciences, Entomology, Food Science, Land and Atmospheric Science, Natural Resources Science and Management, Nutrition, Plant Pathology, Water Resources Science

Make an Appointment Maddie's bio


Heather Nagle (she/her), Director

Serves the following CFANS students

  • Undergrads and grad students in Animal Science

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Ben Hansen (he/him), Associate Director for Employer Relations

Serves the following CFANS students

  • Undergrads in Agricultural and Food Business Management, Agricultural Communication and Marketing, Agricultural Education, and Applied Economics
  • Grad students in Applied Economics

Make an Appointment Ben's bio


Sharon Heron (she/her), Assistant Director for Employer Relations

Manages career fairs and events for CCAPS and CDes audience along with relationships with employer partners

Email [email protected]Sharon's bio


Mari Ruddy (she/her), Internship Coordinator

Teaches and coordinates sections of CFAN 3096 and CFAN 4096 and manages the CFANS Unpaid Internship Grant

Email [email protected]Mari's bio

Meet the Peer Advisor Staff

Adamari (she/her)


Adamari's bio 

Morgan (she/her)


Morgan's bio 

Esmeralda (she/her)


Esmeralda's bio

Olivia (she/her)


Olivia's bio

Grace (she/her)


Grace's bio 

Reanna (she/her)


Reanna's bio

Ilina (she/her)


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