Claudia has been mentoring undergraduate students for the last 23 years. After starting her professional career in the corporate world as a recruiter, she quickly realized her calling was to help provide guidance to young professionals just beginning their journey. She joined the non-profit, INROADS, Inc., as a Professional Development Associate after benefitting from the organization’s summer internship program as a student for three years. During her time at INROADS, she managed clients such as Deloitte, PWC, IBM, Bank of America, and Kaiser Permanente, and helped them identify diverse undergraduate talent for their hiring needs in a variety of functional areas. In 2017, Claudia shifted her career to higher education when she joined Occidental College’s Hameetman Career Center. She enjoyed the amazing Liberal Arts community at Oxy and working with students that are passionate about so many things. She is thrilled to now be at her alma mater, working with her fellow Trojans as an Associate Director at USC Marshall Undergraduate Career Services.
Claudia received her B.A. in Communication from Annenberg at University of Southern California. She lives in the Greater Los Angeles area with her husband, four children, and Russian Tortoise – Tzatziki. She loves food, music, travel and learning random facts. In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering with her congregation.