Diane H. Kozak
Diane Kozak is the Director of Career Services. Originally from New York, Diane earned a M.S in College Student Personnel Administration from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a B.A in English with a minor in Media Communications from Hilbert College. She has over 14 years experience working in higher education in areas such as academic and career advising, student leadership, programming, conflict resolution, alcohol and drug education, crisis intervention and judicial affairs. Before pursuing her career in higher education, Diane worked as a television producer in New York. Through her work at UAA, Diane strives to create opportunities that allow students to explore career opportunities through experiential learning and interact with employers through mentoring programs. Building students’ confidence to pursue career pathways is her priority.
Stephanie N. Whaley
Internship and Experiential Learning Coordinator
Stephanie N. Whaley is the Internship and Experiential Learning Coordinator. Originally from Montana, Stephanie earned her M.A. in Student Affairs Administration from Michigan State University and her B.A. in French and Liberal Studies from Seattle University. Stephanie has over 5 years of experience serving in the field of higher education including: Career Services, Housing and Residence Life, Study Abroad and International Student Services, Crisis and Conflict Management, Programming, Alcohol and Drug Education, Title IX Investigation and Judicial Affairs. Stephanie actively seeks to create and develop inclusive, educational and dynamic opportunities that challenge students to actively participate in their education.
Natalie J. Elder
Natalie Elder is a lifelong Alaskan and Seawolf graduate. Natalie has obtained her Associate of Applied Science degree in Small Business Administration. She started working at the University of Alaska Anchorage during her freshman year; she gained a student worker position with help from a former Career Services Center employee who assisted her with writing her first resume and finding an on-campus job. From a student worker she moved to a full-time position in Enrollment Management and now works as the Office Manager of the UAA Career Services Center. She enjoys answering students’ questions and strives to be a useful source of information for anyone calling or coming into CSC. Natalie manages the office by keeping track of the budget, assisting students and employers, assisting with general office duties, and helping coordinate the many events and opportunities the Center offers throughout the academic year. Natalie hopes that every Seawolf, past and present, comes in to the offices to utilize the resources available to them in the Career Services Center.
Danica M. Manaois
Workforce and Career Development Coordinator
Danica Manaois earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from UAA. She has gained professional experience through working at the UAA Career Services Center since May 2008. As a Workforce and Career Development Coordinator, Danica is responsible for managing the various career fairs and numerous on-campus recruiting events hosted by the UAA Career Services Center. She helps with informing students, alumni, and employers of the services that the Career Services Center provides. She enjoys helping students, alumni, employers, and community members in assuring that they receive the answers to their questions. Danica values working with the rest of the helpful CSC staff and is grateful for the knowledge and experiences she acquires from working at the Career Services Center. Danica aims to provide opportunities for job seekers to gain employment and achieve their career goals and for employers to connect with the most qualified and best fitting applicants for their job positions.