Brittany Wampler



  • B.A. Spanish &
    B.S. Communication, Clarion University of Pennsylvania

  • M.Ed. Higher Ed Administration & College Student Personnel, Kent State University

Brittany's career mission has been centered around breaking down the barriers existing for students to succeed academically and to achieve their career goals. She resides in Lakewood with her wife and four kids.

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Karen Lieske

Assistant Director


  • B.A. Political Science &M.P.A Public Administration, University of Cincinnati

  • Teaching Certificate, Cleveland State 

Karen has two gym memberships, loves the high-intensity circuit “F45” class and taught math, science and social studies at a male prison.

Hyacinthe Raven

Student Employment Program Manager


  • B.A. Linguistics, B.A. Anthropology & B.A. Philosophy, Cleveland State

  • M.A. Philosophy, Cleveland State

In her spare time, Hyacinthe writes awful Buffy the Vampire Slayer fanfiction and fusses over her cat.

Brianne Kistler

Strategic Communications & Events


  • B.A. Strategic Communication (Minor: Rhetoric/Writing), Miami University

When Brianne isn't creating Spotify playlists for any and every occasion, she can be found walking her dog Rigby, quoting "The Office" and attempting to cook.

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Lynn Leon

Career Specialist


  • B.A. Communications, The Ohio State University

  • Certified Professional Resume Writer
    Global Career Development Facilitator

Lynn learned how to speak French before she learned English, she’s a 3-star thespian and she loves 1980’s music.

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Elaine Suarez

Career Specialist


  • B.S. Psychology, Baldwin Wallace College

  • M.P.A. Non-Profit Management, Northern Illinois University

Elaine often says she “was born on an island and ended up in Cleveland.” She loves to watch 1990s cartoons and adventure across the country with her son.

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Kyle Znamenak

Career, Data & Research Specialist


  • B.A. Psychology, Baldwin Wallace University

  • M.A. Psychology, Diversity Management certification

  • Ph.D. Adult Education, Cleveland State

Kyle has acted in about a dozen films, including portraying the son of The Joker. And, he has two dogs named Marty McFly and Yara.

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Megan Carbone

Coordinator, Pre-Professional Programs


  • B.S. Therapeutic Recreation, Ashland University

  • M.A.Ed. Leadership in Higher Education, Baldwin Wallace University

The Carbones are a football family and big Browns fans! In 2018, Megan and her family were featured in a promo video for Hard Knocks and David Njoku signed her sleeping baby's onesie.


Alyssa B.

Peer Advisor 

  • Pursuing B.S. Health Sciences | Graduating May 2022

  • Alyssa has a Scarlet Macaw bird for a brother!

“CDE has taught me how to collaborate with other peers, be more confident and that everything I do has value and a purpose. My semester project has helped me realize that everything has room for improvement."

Sumaya M.

Peer Advisor

  • Pursuing B.A. History and Sociology | Graduating December 2022

  • Sumaya has never had a bad hair day.

"CDE has given me the confidence to work and be successful in a myriad of different job settings."

Selena R.

Graphic Design

Peer Advisor

  • Pursuing B.A. Art: Design | Graduating May 2022

  • Selena's dog is taller than she is!

"Working at CDE has given me the opportunity to work 1-on-1 with students and have a better connection with the university. I am proud to share the resources and opportunities that CDE provides and give students helpful tools to be successful in their bright futures!"

Katie S.

Graphic Design

Peer Advisor

  • Pursuing B.A. Art: Design | Graduating May 2022

  • Katie has four children, and all of them are cats!

"Working with CDE has taught me a lot about what it means to be a professional. I have received extremely valuable feedback on my resume and have been connected to many employers through their events! I love working with our team and with CSU students!"

Mya S.

Peer Advisor

  • Pursuing B.A. Criminology | Graduating May 2023

  • Mya is a former CCP student through Cleveland State, and graduated high school with over 60 college credits in 2021!

“CDE has taught me the importance of workplace development. I have gained so much insight on the impact that career exploration and preparation has on a person's success." 

Kobe W.

Peer Advisor

  • Pursuing B.A. Psychology | Graduating May 2023

  • Kobe is proud to serve as the President of the Delta-Epsilon Chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon her at Cleveland State!

"Through my time here at CDE, I have learned so much regarding the hiring process, especially in regards to how to write a resume. The subtle details and nuances that separate a good resume from a great one are critical to landing that dream job!"

Neete Saha

Coordinator, Pre-Professional Programs


  • B.A. Asian Studies and B.A. Psychology, Temple University

  • M.A. Anthropology, Columbia University

  • Ph.D. Higher Education Administration, Kent State University

Neete is an avid documentary watcher.