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Career Advisors 

Scott Cohen, Career Advisor & SYE Coach
scohen23@tulane.edu |(504) 314-7951

Scott Cohen provides coaching to students and helps connect them with employers through his role as a Career Coach for the Senior Year Experience (SYE) program at Tulane University. As a coach, he spends time co-creating a plan to make his students hopes and dreams a reality. He also builds rapport with students and learns about their strengths, skills, and abilities through utilizing effective and positive open-ended questions that encourages narratives. He holds a master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from Florida Atlantic University and bachelor’s Degree from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Scott has enjoyed a diverse career as a paralegal for over a decade, in both large and small firms, as well as sales and marketing positions for companies such as United Health Group. As a Senior Student and Employer Advisor, Scott is devoted to supporting the career development of each Tulanian by connecting them with employment opportunities, internships, and alumni beneficial to their goals and professional endeavors.

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.

Kathryn Santanilla, Career Advisor & SYE Coach
ksantanilla@tulane.edu |
(504) 247-1622

Kathryn Santanilla is one of our Senior Year Experience (SYE) Career Coaches who is committed to her work with seniors in liberal arts who are shifting from their educational experiences into employment. In addition to working with seniors, she also meets with freshman through juniors who are exploring majors and gaining internship experiences. With a background in higher education and non-profit work, she brings an experience of working with diverse populations in career transitions. She has a Master of Health Science Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center.
 

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.