Center for Creative Professions Staff 2014 - 2015
Donna Lee Oda, M.Ed.
Director, Center for Creative Professions
Donna oversees the Center for Creative Professions. She has a Master of Education degree in College Student Personnel from University of Maryland, College Park and a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Sciences from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.
Lusine Balikyan, M.S.
Assistant Director, Center for Creative Professions
Lusine is responsible for all aspects of career development. Her responsibilities include career counseling, portfolio review, job search strategies, employer cultivation, internship development, career assessment implementation and teaching students how to promote their own professional skills in today's job market. She has a Master of Science degree in College Counseling and Student Services from University of LaVerne and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from California State University of Northridge.
Ana Florentino, B.S.
Coordinator, Center for Creative Professions Ana is responsible for coordinating all matters related to on-campus student employment. Her responsibilities include facilitating the hiring process for students, processing Student Employment Work Authorization (SEWA) forms in Banner, serve as a central point of reference for student employment issues and concerns and act as a liaison for departments, the Financial Aid Office, and the Payroll Office to deliver services to student workers. She is also a Designated School Official (DSO) supporting international students wishing to do Curricular Practical Training (CPT) and Optional Practical Training (OPT).
Graduate Career Counseling Intern Geoffrey is a graduate student at California State University, Fullerton in the Higher Education masters degree program. His undergraduate degree is from UCLA. He has experience working in the Multicultural Center and the Office of Student Activities at California State University Dominguez Hills. While at UCLA he interned in the office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.