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Kristy Sherrer

Director of Career Services
Dean's Office

Kristy J. Sherrer is the Director of the Career and Professional Development Office for the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach. Her work focuses on creating a comprehensive professional development training program that empowers public health graduate students with current career education, employment trends, practical resources and a community of support to confidently make a lifetime of career decisions. She collaborates closely with alumni and employers to develop creative engagement opportunities that facilitate mentorship of students as well as internship and career opportunities.  Kristy’s professional experience in career counseling and program development ranges from working with undergraduate and graduate students, to veterans and federal government employees. Prior to her current role, she worked as 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 through inventive career education programming and advising, and as a career advisor for a nonprofit workforce development firm in Maryland, where she partnered specifically with employers and local colleges to create innovative, short term certification programs to train students on high demand technical skills.  Kristy holds a Master of Science in Applied Psychology from the University of South Alabama.