Graduate Career Connections Staff

Mailing Address:

Rady School of Management
Attention: Rady Graduate Career Connections
Wells Fargo Hall, UC San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive #0553
La Jolla, CA 92093-0553

Terra Saltzman-Baker

Terra Saltzman-Baker,
Director Career Connections

Terra Saltzman-Baker joined the Rady School of Management team as Director, Rady Graduate Career Connections in December 2013. In this role, she continues to build upon existing corporate relationships, strategizes new partnerships, creates and executes on Rady recruiting activities - all to increase the visibility of Rady students for internship and full time opportunities and to work with Rady alumni on career transitions.

Yvonne Wu

Yvonne Wu,
Events Manager

Yvonne Wu joined the Graduate Career Connections Team in September 2015 as the Careers Assistant.  In December 2016, Yvonne became the Careers Program/Event Manager.  In this role, she works to strengthen and grow Rady corporate partners by working with employers to plan panel discussions, company presentations and interviews, which all helps to provide the students an avenue to meet with companies on a personal level.  Yvonne is responsible for planning career fairs, corporate activities with students, and corporate visits and treks.

 Yvonne previously worked at Cal State Fullerton for almost 8 years as an administrative support assistant in the Mathematics Department.  She obtained an MBA with an emphasis in Hospitality Management from Cal Poly Pomona before moving to San Diego in 2015.

Phillip McMullen

Phillip McMullen,
Employer Relations Manager & Career Consultant

Phillip McMullen joined the Rady School of Management in July 2016 as a member of an experienced team of Career Consultants and Employer Relations Managers.

Phillip has seventeen years of graduate career services experience and relocated from Boston, MA where he held career director roles at both The Fletcher School at Tufts University and MIT Sloan. Prior to his work in academia, Phillip spent almost fifteen years in a corporate setting where he held senior managerial roles in finance and operations for several large multinational technology companies. He has lived and worked in Europe, Asia and Latin America and traveled to over 45 countries. He completed his Masters in International Management from Thunderbird and his Bachelor in Arts with a double major in English and German from Colorado State University, with formal studies also completed at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu and the University of Regensburg in Germany.

Jeanette Meliska-Romero

Jeanette Meliska-Romero,
Employer Relations Manager & Career Consultant

Jeanette joined the Rady School of Management team in August 2016. She consults, advises, and mentors graduate students in the MBA, Finance, and Business Analytics programs. With eight years of professional development and career counseling experience, Jeanette has a strong skill set in career exploration, job search, and resume/cover letter development. She also possesses a Master of Science Degree in Counseling with an emphasis in Student Development in Higher Education and is very passionate about serving under represented populations, which includes students with disabilities.

Kathy Self

Kathy Self,
Employer Relations Manager & Career Consultant

Kathy Self joined Rady School of Management in October 2015 to support graduate students in navigating the job search process. Kathy is a dedicated career development professional, skilled at assisting individuals with identifying strengths as well as leveraging experiences and contacts to target career opportunities. She is passionate about empowering candidates through the development of key job search skills, including interview techniques, networking strategies, and resume construction.

Rosilynn Tillett

Rosilynn Tillett,
Employer Relations Manager & Career Consultant

Rosilynn Pennywell joined the Rady School of Management in June 2014 as a Graduate Career Advisor. Rosilynn advises Rady graduate students on career planning, including career management tools, tips for navigating through their internship and career-search and international hiring processes. In addition to advising, she focuses on developing and facilitating Rady@Work group sessions. She organizes deep-dive careers session during orientation, mock interviews with alumni and various other career-search programs to help Rady Graduate students explore the marketplace.

Prior to joining the Rady School, Rosilynn worked for 14 years in the technology industry and has over 10 years of experience in the areas of staffing and university recruitment. She comes to us from a role as a University Recruiter/Programs Manager at HP, where she managed key university partnerships and coordinated corporate recruiting events. She is a native of the San Francisco Bay Area and received her undergraduate degree from Santa Clara University.

Linda Kurtz

Linda Kurtz,
Rady Flex and Alumni Career Consultant

Linda Kurtz joined the Rady School of Management Career Connections team in May 2015 to support the FlexMBA program students and Rady Alumni. In this role, Linda partners with students and alumni on crafting a career vision and developing career strategies for achieving career goals.

Linda is a certified Career Coach and credentialed Human Resources professional. She is a Gallup trained Strengths Coach. She has worked with a variety of organizations and professionals representing Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, technology firms and start-ups facilitating talent acquisition, performance management, and career development. As a Career Coach, Linda works with individuals and small groups providing personalized coaching, tactics and strategies for thriving and moving forward. Linda is passionate about connecting to a career path that matches personal values and interests. Linda earned her business degree from SDSU and coaching credentials from both Chapman and UCSD. Linda volunteers with non-profit organizations serving the underemployed in San Diego and speaks at professional networking forums on career related topics.

Kim Higgins

Kimberly Higgins,
Employer Relations Manager & Career Consultant

Kimberly Higgins has successfully partnered with hundreds of professionals to foster and accelerate their career growth. She has spent over ten years working inside corporations like Qualcomm, Ford Motor Company, and TaylorMade adidas Golf within a talent development capacity. Kimberly has worked as a professional coach with one of the nation's leading outplacement firms and several graduate programs, where she leveraged her experience to support professionals to achieve their career goals through effective branding, tactical resources, and relational networking. She is most passionate about helping individuals develop a strategic plan to manage their careers in an ambiguous and constantly changing professional landscape.

Kim Higgins

Diana Kanchanasuwan,
Careers Program Assistant

Diana currently supports students and employers by managing the HireRady database as well as providing employer support in building brand awareness on campus through the Rady Graduate Careers team. She helps develop flyers, presentations, handouts, and internal resources to support student, employer and staff users of the HireRady system.

Diana is a UC San Diego alum and holds a bachelor's degree in Creative Writing and Italian Studies. Before coming to Rady, she worked in both higher ed libraries (UCSD, Scripps) and corporate (Qualcomm) as a content integration specialist.