About Us

The CareerWISE Leadership Team

Bianca L. Bernstein, PhD, CareerWISE Director and Principal Investigator
Counseling & Counseling Psychology
College of Letters & Sciences
Arizona State University

Jennifer M. Bekki, PhD, Co-Principal Investigator
Associate Professor
The Polytechnic School
Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
Arizona State University

The CareerWISE Team


An ambitious project like CareerWISE could never come to fruition without the dedicated work and creativity of many people. We gratefully acknowledge the contributions of faculty, staff, graduate assistants, consultants, Advisory Board members and volunteers who have been team members at some point since 2006:


Dr. Mary Anderson-Rowland (co-PI, CW I, Year 1), Dr. Robert Atkinson (co-PI, CW II, years 1–3), Dr. Marilyn Cabay, Dr. Sam DiGangi, Dr. Karin Ellison, Dr. La Verne Abe Harris, Dr. Caroline Harrison, Dr. John Horan (co-PI, CW I, Year 1), Dr. Brian Nelson, Dr. Nancy Felipe Russo (co-PI, CW I), Dr. Mary Lee Smith

Current Research Assistants

Amy Dawson, Charlene Kim, Kerrie-Ann Wilkins

Graduate Research Assistants

Siddhartha Abburi, Bahareh Azarnoush, Tyler Barratt, Jillian Childress, Erika Murguia Blumenkranz, Kathryn Clark, Sarah Dixon-Lyding, Natalie Fabert, Daniel Fine, Cecile Foshee, Brian Garbarini, Natalie Gildar, Emily Hildebrand, Liza Hita, Erin Kube, Tyson Krieger, Mike Liddell, Dominica McBride, Vivek Nayini, Alex Oliszewski, Archana Paladugu, Dominic Primé, Arvind Ravi, Melissa Rivers, Jessica Rohlfing Pryor, Arti Sarma, Rachel Satter, Arati Sridharan, Amy Way, Brandon Yabko.


Tanya Amos, Jeffrey Beeman, Stephan Blass, Dr. Laura Brewer, Robyne Clark, Terry Gillespie, Marca Gurule, Myrna Hanaoka, Gary Hill, Dr. Angel Jannasch-Pennell, Amber Johnson, Dr. Zeynep Kilic, Chang Hyun Kim, Ronald Page, Jean-Marc Patnoe, Dr. Shelly Potts, Cecilia Romero, Bryan Roseberry, Joan Sherwood, Chris Soli, Steve Swain, Elaine Sweet, Marshall Terrill, Lacey Ward, Toni Valenti, Cara Weddington, Kenneth Yanga


Shelly Erickson, Tracey Geiger, Jennifer Glass, Bridgit Granville, Silva Hassert, Brigitte Hogan, Haley Ivins, Kimberly Marrone, Angela Pirlott, Lisa Rodrigue, Michelle Rogers, Quinn Spadola, Julia Steinberg, Paula Stice, Maren True, Berea Williams


Daniel Brasic, Kevin Brown, Pam Esser, Pam Hait, Garth Humbert, Martha Hunter, Mindy Lee, Sarah-Kay McDonald, Jackie Richard, Holly Shimanski, Ara Shirinian, Dr. Wanda Weber

Advisory Board

Dr. Deirdre Meldrum (Former Dean, College of Engineering, Arizona State University), Dr. Sally Mason (President, University of Iowa), Dr. Indira Nair (Former Vice-Provost, Carnegie-Mellon University)


Hundreds of doctoral students in Arizona and across the country who participated in content evaluations, the clinical trials, and the research studies.


We extend special thanks to our science and engineering colleagues who shared their HerStories with us and with you

Dr. Mary Anderson-Rowland, Dr. Jean Andino, Dr. Jennifer Barton, Dr. Veronica Burrows, Dr. Erika Camacho, Dr. Aditi Chattopadhyay, Dr. Donna Dean, Dr. Petra Fromme, Dr. Sandra Houston, Dr. Marcia Levitus, Dr. Su Lin, Dr. Cecilia Lunardini, Dr. Sally Mason, Dr. Indira Nair, Dr. Linda Powers, Dr. Sue Rosser, Dr. Jennie Si, Dr. Meenakshi Wadhwa, Dr. Lynda Williams.