NJC3 2020-2021 Executive Board

Michelle St. George


Rutgers University - New Brunswick


Michelle St. George is the Associate Director for Employer Development in the Office of Career Exploration and Success at Rutgers University-New Brunswick. She leads and supports employer initiatives and services to meet the needs of students. Michelle works to strengthen the relationships with current employers as well as diversify the base of employers. Also, she works closely to manage the partnerships with members of the Knights of the Round Table partners program.


Michelle is currently the Vice President of Programming for the New Jersey Career Center Consortium and has been a member for over five years. Michelle earned her Master of Arts in Women and Gender Studies from Rutgers University and her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from William Paterson University.

Catarina Caulfield

President Elect/Vice President for Programming

Rutgers University, New Brunswick



Catarina earned her Master of Labor & Employment Relations and Bachelor of Arts with concentrations in Portuguese, Economics, & Labor Studies, both at Rutgers University. She is a Job & Internship Developer on the Employer Connections & Engagement team at Rutgers University's Office of Career Exploration & Success. She works closely with employers to build a recruitment strategy and help them secure the best of RU talent. Catarina also serves as the primary contact for fraudulent job reporting and investigation, is the employer liaison for the Rutgers Internship & Co-op Program, and leads biannual diversity recruitment events. 

Catarina enters her third term on the NJC3 Executive Board, and will lead the programming committee.


Vice President for Finance & Membership

Barbara Zito

Vice President for Communications

and Website
Rutgers University, New Brunswick


Barbara Zito is the Career Development Specialist for the Arts, Communications, and Entertainment career interest community at the Office of Career Exploration and Success at Rutgers University-New Brunswick. In addition to her career in higher education, Barbara has been a writer, editor, and social media strategist for over a decade. Her debut novel will be published in Fall 2021.

Barbara earned her Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Emerson College and her Bachelor of Arts in English and Theatre from Wagner College. This is Barbara's third year as a member of NJC3. She is also a member of the Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers (EACE), for which she serves as as a co-chair of the Public Relations and Marketing Committee.

Sarah Andrews

Vice President for Employer Services

Seton Hall University


Sarah is Assistant Director, Career Services at Seton Hall University. She directs the On-Campus Interview program, is the Liaison to the Office of International Programs, and provides career education for students in the College of Education and School of Business, specializing in Accounting. Sarah creates and manages bespoke career fairs and networking experiences throughout the year, as well as leads student site visits to employers and organizations.


Sarah has been a member of NJC3 as a graduate student and professional for over 5 years. During that time, she has volunteered at multiple consortium events, as well as served as member on both the Awards and Programming Events Committees. Sarah received her Master of Arts in Higher Education & Student Affairs with a concentration in College Student Personnel Administration from Seton Hall University and her Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Wisconsin.


Vice President for Awards

Debra Klokis

Vice President for Networking

and Social Events

The College of New Jersey


Debra Klokis is the Associate Director of the Office of Career & Leadership Development at The College of New Jersey. Since 2013, Debra has worked with employer relations at The College of New Jersey developing and supporting recruitment initiatives. Debra has also managed various events through her liaison role to the School of Engineering and the School of Science at TCNJ. She holds professional memberships in NACE, EACE, and NJC3.

Debra earned her Master of Science in Counseling, College Student Personnel from Shippensburg University and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Moravian College. 

Dr. Stephanie Aisha Steplight Johnson

Vice President for New Trends

and Legal Issues

Dr. Stephanie Aisha Steplight Johnson has been a higher education administrator for over 25 years. She has held various levels of positions including the Special Assistant to the Provost at Saint Augustine’s University in Raleigh, NC; the Associate Director of the Office of Diversity and Pluralism in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and an Affiliated Faculty member in the African American and African Studies (AAAS) program at Michigan State University; and the Founding Executive Director of the Academic Success Academy and an Assistant Professor of History at South Carolina State University. She has also taught Freshman Studies and African American History at various institutions.

Currently, Dr. Steplight Johnson is the Director of Student Development and Career Services at Essex County College in Newark, NJ where formerly she was the Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the Acting Vice President for Academic Affairs. Due to her vast experience, she has insights about higher education including technology institutions, HBCUs, the Big Ten, Land Grant Institutions, Predominantly Black Institutions, Community Colleges, and public as well as private colleges and universities.

Dr. Steplight Johnson has presented at conferences and workshops, and one of her proudest moments was presenting on “Good Governance” at the United Nations in front of her Mother, Aunt and co-workers who were in the audience.

Dr. Steplight Johnson earned a Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) in African American Studies from Temple University under the world-renowned Department Chair Dr. Molefi Asante, and earned a Master of Arts in Counseling, Human Services and Guidance from Montclair State University, and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. As a graduate student she received the highly competitive and prestigious Fulbright Dissertation Fellowship for Research which she conducted in Ghana, West Africa (1994-1995) on “Family and Family Planning: Structures, Functions and Pressures from the Perspective of Adolescents of the Adanme Culture in Ghana, West Africa.” Her other travels to Africa include South Africa as a co-chaperone for students at Saint Augustine’s University in Raleigh; Ghana as a graduate student at Temple University, and Kenya as a high school student in the American Field Service (AFS) student exchange program. She clearly recognizes the value of education and international experiences.

Some of Dr. Steplight Johnson’s activities include civic engagement, STEM engagement, and empowering girls and women. She was raised in East Orange, New Jersey with her younger brother by two loving parents who instilled in her a love for family, God, community, and education.



Rosa Santana

Past President

Berkeley College 

Rosa Santana is an innovative design, career and technology   connoisseur with experience in higher education administration and student affairs. Rosa is the Assistant Director, Career Services at Berkeley College Online, held the Vice President of Communications and Website, 2017-2018, a member of NACE, EACE, SHRM, and NJBIA. She is continually looking for opportunities to provide a spectrum of tools, resources, and guides for students and alumni in career search. Rosa spearheads a gamut of projects that cultivate effective programming, sustainable business relationships, technology-efficiency and student-centric environments.


At Berkeley College, she was recognized for her 5 years of service and received an award for the Culture for Caring Poster Contest. Rosa Santana received the Teamwork Award and was featured in the Career Services Success Story. She is also known for her community services and was awarded the Community Leader Award by Councilman Julio Tavarez and the Civic Association.


Rosa Santana holds a Master of Science degree from Full Sail University, a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bloomfield College. She is currently pursuing her Doctor of Philosophy degree at Walden University.

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