Meet our Staff


    • Ana Baida

      Ana Baida

      Ana received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Communication Studies, with a minor in Vocal Performance, from Southwestern University, a Master of Science in Educational Administration from Texas A&M University, and a Doctor of Education in Organizational Behavior and Leadership from Northeastern University. Ana has held a number of positions within The Department of Career Planning & Development, and currently serves as Executive Director.

      Ana enjoys working at Kennesaw State University because it is an innovative institution that provides opportunities to think strategically and holistically about best practices on an ongoing basis. When Ana is not at work she spends her time singing professionally with groups such as Conspirare, Kinnara Ensemble, and others.


      Office: Kennesaw Hall, Suite 2617 (Kennesaw Campus)



      • Karen Marks

        Karen Marks

        Karen received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Sociology from St. Joseph’s College and Illinois State University, respectively.  Prior to joining Kennesaw State University in 2004, Karen worked at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Indiana University Purdue University, Ball State University, and Dalton State College.

        She has extensive experience working in the field, but continues to find it exciting to help others obtain their career goals, and especially values experiencing the “ah-hah” moments with the students.


        Office: Kennesaw Hall, Suite 2617 (Kennesaw Campus)

        • Tarrance Mosley

          Tarrance Mosley

          Tarrance received his B.S. in Biology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and his MBA from American Intercontinental University. Prior to arriving at KSU, he served as Director of Health Sciences Advising at Auburn University Montgomery. He spent 10 years as an officer in the U.S. Air Force, and is currently a civilian instructor in leadership and communication for the U.S. Air Force Reserve.

          Areas: Bagwell College of Education


          Office: Kennesaw Hall, Suite 2617 (Kennesaw Campus)


          • Krysta Fry

            Krysta Fry

            Krysta graduated from Kennesaw State University with a B.S. in Psychology and Georgia Southern University with a M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration. Prior to becoming a Career and Internship Advisor, Krysta worked in Residence Life at KSU. She has a passion for helping students succeed while enriching their college experiences.


            Office Location: Marietta Campus Student Center, Suite A160

            • Allie Wright

              Allie Wright

              Allie received her Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from Quinnipiac University, and Master of Science in Counselor Education from Mississippi State University. She previously worked with Housing & Residence Life at KSU. Allie enjoys providing students with the tools and resources to be successful in their continued personal and professional development. Outside of work, Allie's hobbies include Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, kayaking, and spending time with her Australian Cattle Dog, Tackleberry.


              • Coles College of Business
                • Management
                • Finance
                • Economics
                • Marketing
                • Professional Sales
                • International Business


              Office: Burruss Building, Rm 436 (Kennesaw Campus)

              • Kirstie Kolin

                Kirstie Colin

                Kirstie is a certified professional career coach and new resident of the great state of Georgia by way of New York, and most recently from sunny Southern California. Her professional background spans various areas within Higher Education including career development, and student services roles at many public and private universities over the past decade. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, a Masters in Education with a specialization in College Student Development and is currently completing a Masters in Organizational Leadership and graduate Certificate in Human Resources. In her free time she loves to laugh, travel and explore new and unique places to eat. She is passionate about helping people achieve personal success and live their best lives.


                • Coles College of Business
                  • Accounting
                  • Information Systems
                  • Information Security and Assurance
                  • Cybersecurity


                Office: Burruss Building, Rm 409 (Kennesaw Campus)

                • Lydia Henderson

                  Lydia Henderson

                  Lydia is a proud native of Arkansas. She earned a Bachelor of Business Management and Master of College Student Personnel Services & Administration at the University of Central Arkansas. Lydia is passionate about helping others realize their potential in pursuit of their dreams and aspirations. In her free time, Lydia enjoys spending time with family and learning about a vast array of things.


                  • Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering & Engineering Technology


                  Office: Marietta Campus Student Center, Suite A160

                  • Lauren Higdon

                    Lauren Higdon

                    Lauren graduated from Berry College with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a minor in German language. During her undergrad, Lauren worked as a Peer Career Advisor in the Berry College Career Center where she developed a passion for helping students discover their potential. In her spare time, Lauren likes to shop, decorate, and take long walks through her neighborhood.


                    • College of Architecture and Construction Management
                    • College of Computing and Software Engineering


                    Office: Joe Mack Wilson Student Center, Suite A160 (Marietta Campus)

                    • Megan Stoltzfus

                      Megan Stoltzfus

                      Megan graduated from Penn State with a Bachelor of Arts in Advertising/Public Relations and is pursuing her Master of Science in Student Personnel Services.  Before joining the Department of Career Planning and Development, Megan worked at an incentive travel firm and a sports marketing agency. 

                      Megan is originally from Pennsylvania but has lived in Marietta for the last 5 years. In her spare time, Megan enjoys reading, running and playing with her German Shepherd, Remmy. 


                      • Wellstar College of Health & Human Services
                      • College of Science and Math


                      Office: Prillaman Hall, rm. 2007 (Kennesaw Campus)


                      • Claire Beaudro,  Career & Internship Advisor

                        Claire Beaudro

                        Claire graduated from Northwestern University with a Bachelor of Science in Communication, earned a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Emerson College, and most recently, completed a Master of Arts in Counseling from Santa Clara University. Before joining the Department of Career Planning and Development, Claire worked in the Student Life Office at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business.

                        Claire has experience at large and small institutions, at non-profits and for-profits, inside and outside of higher ed. When she isn't supporting the students at KSU, Claire enjoys cooking, exercise, and exploring Atlanta.


                        • College of the Arts,
                        • College of Education
                        • Humanities


                        Office: Wilson Building, Suite 209

                        • Holly Sedys, Career & Internship Advisor

                          Holly Sedys

                          Holly received her Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs and Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution from Kennesaw State University. After graduation, she served for a year as an AmeriCorps VISTA at Tennessee State University. During her time at TSU, she developed a passion for working with undergraduate students and underrepresented communities. Holly is ecstatic to be back at Kennesaw State. 


                          • Social Sciences
                          • University College


                          Office: Wilingham Hall, 223D



                        Employer Relations and Career Outreach

                          • Amanda Long

                            Amanda Long

                            Amanda received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Georgia Southern University and a Master of Education degree in Professional Counseling from the University of Georgia. As a Georgia native who grew up in Kennesaw, Amanda was excited to begin working for Kennesaw State University back in 2010 as an internship advisor. She has managed the internship and co-op program for the Department of Career Planning and Development, and now works in the areas of outreach and engagement: building campus partnerships and providing informative and interactive presentations across the university. She enjoys helping students develop the tools and strategies needed to land their dream job. In her spare time, she teaches Zumba and is an avid movie watcher.

                            Areas: Employer Relations, Campus Partnerships, Outreach, Front Office Operations


                            Office: Kennesaw Hall, Suite 2617 (Kennesaw Campus)

                            • Ryan Whitfield

                              Ryan Whitfield

                              With more than 20 years of management, job development, employer relations, and career advising experience, Ryan Whitfield a native of Brunswick, GA has developed a keen sense for how careers are launched. He has a Masters of Public Administration and a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts (Mass Communication) both from Valdosta State University. Ryan’s professional leadership helps him successfully represent The Department of Career Planning & Development in professional and business meetings, events, and other settings in the private and public sectors.

                              Areas: Employer Relations


                              Office: Kennesaw Hall, Suite 2617 (Kennesaw Campus)

                              • Sheri Blight

                                Sheri Blight

                                Sheri received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Visual Art from Kennesaw State University. Her love of events led her to build her career in marketing-related roles in employee engagement, tradeshows, and customer experience marketing. Having grown up in Cobb County and being a KSU alum, she is very excited to join the Career Planning team as the Employer Relations & Event Manager and bring her industry experience and creativity to career and networking events. 
                                In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends doing anything outside. She is an avid traveler, enjoys learning about the culture and history of new places. She also uses her professional skills to lead the fundraising events for a local cat shelter. 

                                Areas: Employer Relations, Events


                                Office: Joe Mack Wilson Student Center, Suite 160 (Marietta Campus)

                                • Robin Knight

                                  Robin Knight

                                  Robin is a native of Michigan and has provided customer service and support in various capacities of career planning and development for over 25 years. She has worked in Employer Relations at Kennesaw State University since 2008. Robin is a member of Georgia Association of College Employers (GACE) and assists with the GACE Career Fair held at the Cobb Galleria each Spring. Robin has developed and presented KSU Recruiting Best Practices Workshops and tips for employer contacts, and she is happy to provide assistance to community members and constituents who are interested in recruiting options. Robin also enjoys traveling, exploring nature, and spending time with family and friends.

                                  Areas: Employer Relations, Customer Support, Handshake Assistance, Career Fair Support


                                  Office: Kennesaw Hall, Suite 2617 (Kennesaw Campus)

                                  • Matias Domingo - Employer Outreach Coordinator - Kennesaw State Unuiversity

                                    Matias Domingo

                                    Matias Domingo received his bachelor of science in business administration and his Master of Education in higher education administration from Georgia Southern University. He previously worked in admissions and orientation at Georgia Southern University and the University of North Georgia. As the employer outreach coordinator, He enjoys connecting with employers daily to help recruit students from Kennesaw State University. Outside of work, Matias enjoys hiking or traveling across the US and the world.


                                    Office: Joe Mack Wilson Student Center, Suite 160 (Marietta Campus)

                                    • Vacant Position


                                       Coming Soon!

                                      • Miranda Caraway

                                        Miranda Caraway

                                        Miranda graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Health Science and Communications. She originally grew up in South Carolina but has now been in Georgia for several years. She enjoys reading for leisure, hiking, and being outside with her Border Collie, Bear.