UAA Career Exploration & Services Staff

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 
Workforce and Career Development Coordinator 
(907) 786-6174



Danica Bryant earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from UAA in December 2013. She has gained professional experience through working at the UAA Career Exploration & Services (CES) 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 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 and achieve their career goals and for employers to connect with the most qualified and best fitting applicants for their job positions.

  • Society for Human Resource Management, September 2016 - Present
  • National Career Development Association, January 2013 - Present
  • National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), Member Since 2017


Courtney Petrosky Staff Picture

Courtney D. Petrosky
Career Exploration Coordinator
(907) 786-4514



Courtney Petrosky moved to Anchorage, Alaska in 2009 to attend UAA. She began working for the UAA Campus Bookstore and became a Resident Advisor for Residence Life. In 2013, she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from UAA. Instead of pursing her teaching career in elementary ed, Courtney began her search for a career in higher education. She is the Career Exploration Coordinator for the UAA Career Exploration & Services (CES). Courtney is responsible for coordinating the internship program and works with many of the academic departments on campus. She also helps students and alumni with career development and exploration through resume reviews, job shadowing, and career advising. Courtney enjoys working with the staff at the CES to help educate and inform the UAA community about career development and exploration.  





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