Career Design Center Staff
Jessie Stack Lombardo
Director of the Career Design Center
Jessie completed her MS in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration from Buffalo State College and a BA in Psychology from the University at Buffalo. Jessie’s roots are as a career counselor, where she has many years of experience coaching a diverse student, alumni, and community population. She enjoys mentoring and training new practitioners, partnering with employers to teach students about the world-of-work, and teaching and presenting on a wide variety of career-related topics. Jessie is committed to connecting students to the incredible network of SUNY Geneseo alumni and the employment community. In her time away from work, Jessie enjoys adventures with her two children.
Associate Director for Internship Opportunities
Rob was hired in 2013 after working at SUNY Brockport as the Assistant Director for Career Services. Rob has a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and a Master's Degree in Public Administration. He is a past-president of the SUNY Career Development Organization and Chair of the Rochester Area Administrators of Volunteer Services. His role is to connect students with internships, develop programs, and support academic departments in the field of applied learning.
Career Coach & Liaison to the School of Education
Heather began as a career coach at SUNY Geneseo in January 2019. Before coming to SUNY Geneseo, she worked for the University of Rochester as an academic advisor for many multidisciplinary programs. She also spent several years on staff at Binghamton University Libraries.
Heather earned MS in Educational Administration with a focus in Student Affairs Administration and Academic and Career Advising from the Warner School of Education at the University of Rochester. Her BS in Business Administration with a second major in Spanish from SUNY Geneseo.
Heather is excited to return to her alma mater to help students build strategies for effective career planning throughout their time at Geneseo and beyond.
Career Coach for the School of Business
Mary brings years of experience supporting business students and administration in her previous roles as a teacher, Director of Admissions, and Human Resource Manager. She holds an MS in Business Education (Nazareth College) and an undergraduate degree in Economics (John Carroll University). Mary thoroughly enjoys connecting with students and is interested in the study of business, the changing economy, and connections to career development training and programs. In her spare time, she enjoys running, biking, and cheering on college sports teams. Join me at our Quick Chats/Virtual Drop-Ins (see events link for dates and times) or stop in South 110 in the afternoons.
Career Peer Mentor
Makayla is a sophomore Psychology major with an English minor. She is an active member of Sisters Making A Change, also known as SMAC on campus. She takes great pride in building friendships and making people feel welcome. In the future, she would like to pursue a career in counseling.
Fun Fact: Makayla has met the “Karate Kid”, Ralph Macchio!!
Career Peer Mentor
Shannon is a junior Sociomedical Sciences major. She participates in club soccer and the Partners in Health Engage chapter at Geneseo. She hopes to pursue a career in healthcare after she graduates. She is excited to guide others to find what they are passionate about and help them pursue those aspirations.
Fun Fact: Shannon's favorite food is frickles (fried pickles)!
Serena is a junior Communications major with a track in Journalism and Media. Serena is an active member of Alpha Sigma Tau on campus and holds the current position of the chapter’s Historian. After graduating Serena hopes to go into event coordination.
Fun Fact: Serena hopes to travel a lot in the future and her dream destination is Bali.