Contact Us

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 

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.

 

Phone: 212-305-1548
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.

 

Phone: 212-305-3803
Email: alc2278 [at] cumc.columbia.edu

 
 
Asha De Costa, Ed.M, LMHC, Assistant Director, Career Services

Asha is a Career Services professional with 10 years of experience working in the field of career development; this includes 7 years of experience at the Mailman School of Public Health. Asha completed a Master of Education in Mental Health Counseling at Columbia University, Teachers College. Previously, Asha also earned a Master of Fine Arts from Parsons School of Design. Prior to working at Mailman, she worked at Sotheby’s Institute of Art and School of Visual Arts providing career counseling to artists, designers and art business professionals. At Mailman, she continues to provide career counseling sessions for students and alumni. This includes facilitating self-assessment of goals and implementation strategies to cultivate their professional development. She designed and implemented Mailman School’s first-ever International Student Workshop and Alumni Support Group. She also co-founded Career Coaching Program for students with disabilities.
 

Phone: 212-342-3600
Email: cd2594 [at] cumc.columbia.edu

 

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. Edmund is a career development professional with over 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. In his free time, Edmund loves to hand cycle, volunteer, cook, read, watch TV news, indulge his passion for tweeting about disability inclusion and human rights, and networking. Please feel free to talk to him about networking; branding yourself on LinkedIn and Twitter, disability and human rights related topics, and all career development related topics.
 

Phone: 212-305-7146
Email: eea2137 [at] cumc.columbia.edueea2137 [at] cumc.columbia.edu (​)