Kristy J. Sherrer

Kristy Sherrer is Director of Career & Professional Development for the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach. She collaborates closely with alumni and employers to develop strength-based career development and community building initiatives that facilitate mentorship of students as well as professional employment opportunities. Her work prioritizes supporting equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives for students to develop cultural awareness to advance as a professional in public health practice and research in a diverse society. Prior to her current role, she was the STEM Manager for Graduate Student Services at the UCLA Career Center, where her role supported extended funding of graduate professional development and empowered thousands of graduate students to make confident career decisions, and as a career advisor for a nonprofit workforce development firm in Maryland, where she partnered with employers and local colleges to create innovative, short term certification programs. Kristy has an MS in Applied Psychology and has taught English as a Second Language in South Korea.

Kristy assists with:

  • Strengths-based career counseling for students and graduates  
  • Doctoral student and postdoc career exploration and preparation for all job markets, including academic, industry, government, non-profit, and consulting 
  • Interview preparation and job offer negotiation  
  • Employer recruitment and graduate/student engagement 


  • MS, Applied Psychology, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL