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Career Advisors 

Lesley Hollon, Career Advisor & SYE Coach
lhollon@tulane.edu |
(504) 247-1657

Lesley Hollon is passionate about providing support and guidance for young adults who are going through major transitional periods in their lives. Lesley brings more than four years of experience in higher education, including a previous role as a Senior Admissions Counselor where she assisted high school students with the college admissions, financial aid, and selection processes. A graduate of Miami University of Ohio, Lesley's Bachelor's degree in Latin American Studies/International Relations and strong interest in culture and the arts complements her work with students pursuing liberal arts degrees. Lesley is currently pursuing her Associate Certified Coaching credential from the International Coaching Federation and a Master's degree in social work from Tulane. She is active in the arts community in New Orleans in her free time and looks forward to helping liberal arts students plan their careers through the Senior Year Experience (SYE) program.

Jan Pereira, Career Advisor & SYE Coach
jpereir@tulane.edu |
(504) 314-2283

Jan Pereira provides high quality coaching to students and helps connect them with employers of interest through her role as a Career Coach for the Senior Year Experience (SYE) program. In SYE, Jan provides customized career coaching to science and engineering students during their last two years as scholars at Tulane. She holds a Master of arts degree in counseling psychology from Antioch University and is completing requirements for her Associate Certified Coaching credential from the International Coaching Federation. Jan has enjoyed a portfolio career in business as a banker, stock broker, executive coach, and co-founder of a career coaching and organizational effectiveness firm, where she counseled college students, graduate students and those beginning their first jobs, as well as coached seasoned professionals.

Career Educators 

Valerie Morgan, Career Advisor & Career Development Instructor
vmorgan1@tulane.edu |
(504) 314-7950

Supporting students to succeed in higher education is a passion for Valerie Morgan. She has more than three years of experience in higher education, which includes student mentoring, academic support, and life skills education at the Tulane Academic Services Center. As both a course instructor of Majors, Internships and Jobs (CRDV 1090) and career advisor, she works with students to plan and actualize their academic and career futures. Valerie earned a Master's degree in social work from Tulane University and is currently pursuing an Associate Certified Coaching credential from the International Coaching Federation. Valerie genuinely enjoys getting to know her students and providing a personalized approach to success for each and every student.

Geneva Torrence, Career Advisor & Career Development Instructor
gtorrenc@tulane.edu | (504) 247-1739

Geneva Torrenceis a higher education enthusiast with a passion for helping students succeed. She serves as a career educator and advisor. In her role as a career educator for the career development course Majors, Internships and Jobs (CRDV 1090), Geneva works closely with first-year students on academic and career planning. Along with teaching career development, she also does one-on-one career coaching and is an adjunct instructor for the Tulane School of Professional Development. Geneva enjoys the opportunity to work with others in a team setting and building interpersonal relationships. She holds a Master's degree in liberal arts from Tulane University and has earned her Associate Certified Coaching credential from the International Coaching Federation.

Career Services Leadership

Jan Pereira, Interim Director
jpereir@tulane.edu |
(504) 314-2283

Jan Pereira provides high quality coaching to students and helps connect them with employers of interest through her role as a Career Coach for the Senior Year Experience (SYE) program. In SYE, Jan provides customized career coaching to science and engineering students during their last two years as scholars at Tulane. She holds a Master of arts degree in counseling psychology from Antioch University and is completing requirements for her Associate Certified Coaching credential from the International Coaching Federation. Jan has enjoyed a portfolio career in business as a banker, stock broker, executive coach, and co-founder of a career coaching and organizational effectiveness firm, where she counseled college students, graduate students and those beginning their first jobs, as well as coached seasoned professionals.