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 Molly Orheim Staff PictureMolly Orheim




Molly Orheim has worked in higher education for over 20 years.  Her experience includes designing and teaching career development, financial literacy, and community engagement courses, and working in career development, financial aid, admissions, and workforce development departments. Orheim earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications, Public Relations from the Edward R. Murrow school of Communications at Washington State University, and a Masters of Education, Educational Leadership from the University of Nevada in 2005.

Her professional, personal interests, and passion focus on ensuring educational access and equality for first generation, low-income and underrepresented students. She is dedicated to helping young people reach their full potential through traditional and experiential learning opportunities.

Orheim served in the US Peace Corps soon after she earned her bachelor’s degree. She fulfilled her commitment of two years in the Kyrgyz Republic, also known as Kyrgyzstan, as a high school English teacher. Orheim credits her volunteer experience as changing her perceptions of the world, her career path, and her understanding of the potential higher education has to change lives. 


Danica Bryant Staff PictureDanica M. Bryant 
Employer Relations Specialist
(907) 786-6174 



Danica Bryant earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from UAA in December 2013. She's gained professional experience through working at the UAA Career Exploration & Services (CES) since May 2008. As the Employer Relations Specialist, Danica is responsible for managing the various career fairs and numerous on-campus recruiting events hosted by the UAA CES. She helps with informing students, alumni, and employers of the resources and programs that CES provides. She enjoys helping UAA students, UAA alumni, employers, and community members in assuring that they receive the answers to their questions. Danica values working with the rest of the helpful CES staff and is grateful for the knowledge and experiences she acquires from working at CES. Danica aims to provide opportunities for job seekers to gain employment & achieve their career goals and for employers to connect with the most qualified and best fitting applicants for their job positions.


CP staff pictureCourtney Petrosky 
Career Exploration Coordinator
(907) 786-4514 


Courtney Petrosky is the Career Exploration Coordinator at UAA Career Exploration & Services (CES). She is responsible for coordinating the unique and well-developed internship program and works with many of the academic departments to help develop career curriculum to present in classrooms. Along working with faculty, she has designed an innovative online career development course to provide services and resources to many more students within UAA.  She has earned a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and a Masters of Education in Teaching & Learning with a concentration in Adult Learning.


CES Brooke - Bio PictureBrooke Badura 
Social Media & Marketing Student Leader 



Brooke Badura is the Social Media & Marketing Student Leader for the Career Exploration & Services (CES) department. She is pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing, and is gaining valuable marketing experience working for CES. Brooke regularly creates marketing materials for CES' events and job fairs, while keeping their Social Media accounts updated by sharing employment opportunities and campus events. She credits her experience at CES for being a catalyst for on-campus involvement.

Brooke is the Vice President of Operations in her sorority, Sigma Sigma Sigma, which is a very active organization on the UAA Campus and in the Anchorage community. Brooke is also a Student Ambassador for McGraw-Hill Education company, one of the largest educational publishers in the nation. She gives First Day of Class (FDOC) presentations in classes and offers technical problem solving for students and faculty members. Brooke enjoys staying busy, helping others, and networking with community members. 

CES Sam - Bio PictureSamuel Deering 
Customer Support Student Leader 


Samuel Deering is the Customer Support Student Leader for the Career Exploration & Services (CES) department. He is pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management with a concentration in Real Estate Management. He is gaining professional experience through a wide variety of tasks and goals, such as connecting with students, alumni, professors, and employers, time management, and attending and hosting events. Samuel takes pride in his work knowing that he is growing as a professional while helping others grow and explore opportunities as well. 

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