Center for Career Development Staff
Katherine Scannell, Associate Dean for Admissions and Placement. She recieved her bachelor's degree from Washington University in Economics and her JD degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Practiced in law firms and in-house.
Nicole Alexander, Assistant Dean, Center for Career Development
Tanya Bishop, Administrative Assistant, handles the day to day flow of the CSO. Along with providing administrative support, she also coordinates video interviews with employers.
Jaime Danon, JD, Career Strategist
Practiced in CA at small and midsize law firms. She received her BA from UCLA and her JD from University of Miami.
Alison Esbeck, JD, Career Strategist, received her juris doctor from the University of Missouri Columbia in 2006 where she was a member of the Missouri Law Review. She then spent two years as a law clerk in the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. After completing her clerkship, she spent five years practicing with a small boutique civil litigation firm in St. Louis where she focused her practice on defending legal and medical malpractice actions.
Jim Guest, JD, Career Strategist
Practiced in law firms and 12 years public interest. He received is BS degree from Grinnell College and his JD degree from St. Louis University.
Laura McLaughlin, JD, Career Strategist, received her juris doctor law degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law in 1994, where she was an editor and published author for the Journal of Dispute Resolution, part of UMC's nationally ranked dispute resolution program. She spent the majority of her law practice with small firms in St. Louis focusing on domestic, juvenile and general civil litigation. Her practice included participation in all aspects of discovery, settlements and trials as well as legal research and writing in those areas. During this time, she also accepted multiple appointments from the St. Louis County Circuit and Associate Circuit judiciary to serve as Guardian ad Litem.
Angela (Angie) Smith, Director, Operations, Diversity and Recruiting, joined the Center for Career Development in 1997. Angie facilitates all of our recruiting programs locally and nationally and is responsible for on and off campus interviews in the Spring and Fall. She coordinates all third party job fairs and Diversity programs.