Career Pathways Coaching
Zarai Elias, STEP Career Coach & Resource Navigator
Location: Bldg 11, Room 210
"As the STEP career coach for Career Pathways, I work with students who are receiving SNAP benefits and want to further their educational goals or career technical goals helping them work through any barriers that will prevent them from succeeding their goal. My passions have always been helping others and being involved with the community. Currently, a student working to attain my Masters in Social Work concentration in Adult and Mental ;health, I enjoy running, family outings to the coast, hiking and trying out new restaurants! I was raised and born in Hermiston, Oregon, and moved to Eugene 6 years ago to finish my B.A at the University of Oregon U of O alumuni (Family Human Services program) and have been here ever since."
Jen Sacklin, STEP Career Coach
"I coach ESL & ABSE students on SNAP benefits. A little about me: I grew up in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming (yes, there were wolves in my backyard!), and I moved to Oregon to go to college. I have a BA in Spanish from Linfield College and an MA TESOL from Portland State University. I've taught English as a Second Language and Adult Basic & Secondary Education in Portland and Eugene."
Jennifer DeRoss, STEP Career Coach
"I spent my early years in the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas and I am the first person in my family to graduate from high school. Having now earned an MA in English from the University of Oregon, I am passionate about helping others rise through education too. I am also a single mother of two boys and an author who engages in discussions on comics history and fandom as well as multi-platform storytelling."