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Meet Our Professional Coaching Staff

Anne ReedAnne Reed

Assistant Director of Student Engagement
Area(s) of focus: First-Year Students; Campus Outreach; Diversity Team

Anne joined the Center in 2012. Prior to Vanderbilt, Anne worked in corporate sales and marketing, and education. She holds a Master’s degree and teaching certification in business education.

Originally from Michigan, Anne loves spending time with her family and being outdoors. She enjoys spending time on the water, traveling, and baking.

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Cathy WeisbrodtCathy Weisbrodt

Assistant Director/Career Coach
Area(s) of focus: Engineering, Health Care; Diversity Team

Cathy works with the following majors: biomedical engineering. Additionally, she works with students interested in non-clinical health care.

Cathy joined the Center in 2012. Previously, she spent five years in the area of health-related fundraising including three years with Development and Alumni Relations at Vanderbilt.

Calling Nashville home for the past 15 years, Cathy is originally from Northville, MI and enjoys traveling, spending time with friends, and experiencing various genres of live music.

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Cynthia WashingtonCynthia Washington

Assistant Director/Career Education and Coaching
Areas of focus: Education, Public Policy, Government, Law, Human/Social Services, Nonprofit; Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives

Cynthia works with the following majors: political science, public policy studies, education, psychology, sociology, anthropology.

Cynthia joined the Career Center in 2011. Her background includes three years at the Engineering Career Resource Center at the University of Michigan and 16 years as a flight attendant. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business management and a Masters of Business Administration.

Cynthia enjoys reading, jazz, sports, visiting libraries and museums, and creative writing.

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Dorrie PressonDorrie Presson

Assistant Director/Career Coach
Area(s) of focus: Finance, Real Estate, Insurance

Dorrie joined the Center in 2012. Prior to Vanderbilt, she worked as a professional career coach in her business, Career Transition Services. She’s also served as a consultant with global talent management companies Drake Beam Morin and Career Partners International.

Dorrie and her husband Ramon have two sons. She’s a sports fan and has lost count of the hours she’s spent along the sidelines of her boys’ basketball, soccer and ultimate frisbee games.

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Ethan FespermanEthan Fesperman

Assistant Director/Career Coach
Area(s) of focus: Consulting, Finance

Ethan joined the Center in 2014. Previously, he spent 15 years in a variety of educational organizations, connecting students to opportunities. He completed his undergraduate studies in education at Warren Wilson College and earned a master’s degree in education from The George Washington University.

A native of Nashville who is returning after stints in Washington, DC and Asheville, NC, Ethan enjoys spending time with friends and family, reading, and adult gymnastics.

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Grace JanoskiGrace Janoski Foy

Assistant Director/Career Coach
Area(s) of focus: Business, Consulting, HR

Grace joined the Center in 2012. She earned her undergraduate degree from Middle Tennessee State University and a Master of Education degree from Belmont University.

A native of Nashville, Grace enjoys country music, working on her parent’s farm, cooking, and playing with her pet rabbit, Rupert.

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Meet Our Recruiting Program Coordinator

Penny BagaPenny Baga

Program Coordinator

Penny joined the Center in 2015. Prior to Vanderbilt, Penny taught elementary and middle school and directed a learning center.

Penny and her husband Chris have three children. She enjoys going to the gym, drinking coffee, and volunteering at an in-house rehabilitation center for women.

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