NJC3 2021-2022 Executive Board

Catarina Caulfield

President 

Rutgers University - New Brunswick

president@njc3.org

 

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. 


Taylor Dulemba

President Elect/Vice President for Programming

Ocean County College

programming@njc3.org


Taylor Dulemba earned her Master of Arts degree in Higher Education – Educational Leadership from Montclair State University. During Taylor’s time as a graduate student and working in career services, Taylor was introduced and quickly active within NJC3. As the graduate student intern, co-chair of the technology committee, member of the programming committee and a participant in executive board meetings her involvement excelled within her professional career. Currently Taylor works at Ocean County College as the Health Sciences Career Specialist. Providing advisement and counseling to students and exploration of career options in healthcare. Taylor hosts various events such as career exploration events, speakers and visits to local organizations.

Stacey Kohler

Vice President for Finance & Membership

Rutgers University - New Brunswick


Stacey currently serves as the Assistant Director for Career Communities and Industry Programs at Rutgers University- New Brunswick’s Office of Career Exploration and Success, where she is the liaison for the doctoral student career interest community. She manages campus partner advisory boards, connects students with exploration and networking opportunities through alumni mentorship and engagement, and provides tailored programming and advising services. She has dedicated the past 15 years of her career to counseling, advising, and program planning, management and evaluation in both higher education and K-12 settings. Stacey has earned a bachelor's degree in psychology and a master's degree in counseling both from The College of New Jersey. She is a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), and is certified as a School Counselor, Supervisor, and Director of Guidance by the State of New Jersey Department of Education. Currently, Stacey is an Ed.D. candidate in the Graduate School of Education at Rutgers, where she is working on her dissertation that is focusing on the experiences of female first-generation students navigating doctoral studies.

Tahjaun Clarke

Vice President for Communications and Website

Rutgers University - New Brunswick

communications@njc3.org

Kyle Thomas

Vice President for Employer Services

Cenlar FSB

communications@njc3.org

Teresitia Walters

Vice President for Awards

Seton Hall University



Aaron Ratzan

Vice President for Networking and Social Events

Centenary University

communications@njc3.org


Aaron recently earned a MSEd from Monmouth University in Student Affairs and College Counseling. He also holds a BA in Theater from Franklin and Marshall College. Aaron first joined NJC3 as a grad student while interning at NJIT's Career Development Services Office. He is currently the Assistant Director of Career Development at Centenary University, where he assists students and alumni in resume and cover letter writing, job searching, and interview preparation.

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.


Sabeen Sheikh

Parliamentarian

Rutgers University - Newark


Sabeen Sheikh currently the Associate Director of Campus Engagement at the Rutgers University- Newark Career Development Center. She has a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling and is currently pursuing an Ed.D. in Educational Policy and Leadership. Her research is focused on campus policies and the impact of institutional culture on the mental health of Muslim college students. Sabeen’s two greatest passions are addressing mental health issues in various communities and student development in higher education. Her experience includes work in strength-based coaching/counseling, career coaching, social justice, domestic violence, undoing racism, and student leadership development. She also serves on the founding board of a mental health education nonprofit called the HEAL Collective NYC and is a Certified Youth Mental Health First Aid Instructor with the National Council of Behavioral Health.


Michelle St. George

Past President

Rutgers University - New Brunswick

president@njc3.org


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.


2018 New Jersey Career Center Consortium

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