Location: 722 West 168th Street, Suite 1003
General Phone Number: 212-305-9329 (email is preferable for urgent questions)
General Email: msphocs [at] cumc.columbia.edu
Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm
Heather Krasna, MS, Assistant Dean and Director, Career Services
Heather is a career coach with nearly 20 years of experience and the author of the book Jobs That Matter: Find a Stable, Fulfilling Job in Public Service. Jobs That Matter has been favorably reviewed and highlighted on Idealist.org, CareerBuilder, NPR, the New York Times Syndicate, USA Today, and the US News & World Report. Her prior experience includes serving as Director of Career Services for the Evans School of Public Affairs at the University of Washington, a top-ranked Master of Public Administration Program, as well as Internship Coordinator at Baruch College, a NYC-based business school. Heather graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Michigan, and has a Master of Science in Nonprofit Management and a Certificate in Organizational Development from The New School, a Certificate in Adult Career Planning and Development from NYU, and she is an MBTI Certified practitioner, a Certified Social Sourcing Recruiter, Certified Diversity Recruiter, and Certified Employment Interview Professional.
Email: hk2778 [at] cumc.columbia.edu
Adi Clerman, M.Ed, Associate Director, Career Services
A passionate career services professional, Adi’s primary focuses at Mailman are Employer Relations and Career Coaching. She has robust experience in both non-profit and corporate sectors with 5 years’ experience in higher education career services and employer relations and 8 years’ experience as a recruiter at organizations including JP Morgan Chase, DePaul University, and Edelman Public Relations. Most recently, she was an Assistant Director of Career Services at NYU’s Wasserman Center for Career Development, providing career coaching to STEM majors and graduate students. Previously she was Assistant Director of Employer and Internship Development as well as Assistant Director of the University Internship Program at DePaul University, in Chicago, IL, where she established and maintained employer partnerships, provided career coaching to hundreds of students, designed programs, and taught career workshops. Adi holds a Master of Education in Counseling/College Student Development from DePaul University and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Psychology from Beloit College, and she is an MBTI Certified Practitioner.
Email: alc2278 [at] cumc.columbia.edu
Henryne Tobias, M.Ed, Assistant Director, Career Services
Henryne Tobias has 20+ years’ experience in career development with a specialization in health-related careers. Prior to joining the Mailman School of Public Health, Henryne was a Career Counselor at Pace University and Adjunct Pre-Health Post Baccalaureate Advisor at Hunter College. Her expertise is in advising and coaching future and current health professions students. For 13 years, she founded and led a project called ExploreHealthCareers.org, designed to motivate and inspire students to pursue a broad range of health care careers. She earned a Master of Education degree from Teachers College, Columbia University. She is particularly passionate about and deeply committed to social justice issues related to equity and access to quality education and health care for first-generation and historically underrepresented students.
Email: hg2105 [at] cumc.columbia.edu
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Edmund Asiedu, MPA, Assistant Director, Career Services
Edmund is passionate about working with students by connecting them to the appropriate resources needed to be successful in their careers. He is a career development professional with 6+ years of experience. Prior to joining Mailman School, Edmund held positions at Berkeley College, Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation, Lehman College, and F.E.G.S in New York City. Edmund received a Bachelor of Social Work from Lehman College of the City University of New York and his Master of Public Administration from Austin Marxe School of Public and International Affairs at Baruch College before joining Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health in 2018. At Mailman School, Edmund advises and motivates students and alumni on effective strategies to achieve their career goals through one-on-one meetings and workshops. He serves as the Campus Coordinator for the Workforce Recruitment Program for Students and recent graduates with Disabilities and Accommodations. In addition, he is a member of the Columbia University Medical Center Disability Access & Accommodations Committee (DAAC). He facilitates the Career Coaching Program for students with disabilities. In his free time, Edmund loves to hand cycle, volunteer, cook, read, watch TV news, and indulge his passion for tweeting about disability inclusion and human rights on Twitter, and networking on LinkedIn.
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