January 1, 2020 at 4:45 pm

Career Week | Networking & Resume Review with Alumni & Recruiters, Jan. 30

Come meet alumni and recruiters to talk about jobs, internships and careers at the Arts & Sciences Alumni & Student Networking Reception on Thursday, Jan. 30, from 3:30 to 7 p.m., Baker University Center Ballroom on the Athens Campus.

Students are encouraged to bring their resume—or their draft resume—for review one-on-one with alumni and recruiters at the reception.

“Don’t miss out on this opportunity to refine your resume and network with Bobcats in a supportive environment about careers and life,” says Lisa Cohen, College of Arts & Sciences Senior Director of External Relations.

  • Free LinkedIn photos.
  • Resume review with alumni and recruiters.
  • Build your Bobcat network.
  • Free Hors d’Oeuvres

The Alumni & Student Networking Reception is part of the College of Arts & Sciences Career & Networking Week, Jan. 27 to Feb. 1, 2020.

Meet These Alumni & Recruiters

Anne Rubin,, portrait

Anne Rubin

Peggy Lee, portrait

Peggy P. Lee

Zack Eckles, portrait

Zack Eckles

Three Attorneys from Southeastern Ohio Legal Services

Southeastern Ohio Legal Services is a civil legal aid that helps keep the justice system fair for all regardless of how much money they have. SEOLS provides access to legal help so people can protect their livelihoods, their health, their homes and their families. SEOLS provides legal assistance for people who cannot afford an attorney through representation and easy-to-understand information about their legal rights.


Anna Wachtell, portrait

Anna Wachtell

Anna Wachtell, Nationwide

Anna Wachtell ’99 lives in Columbus and works as Counsel for Nationwide Insurance.  Wachtell graduated from Ohio University’s College of Arts & Sciences in 1999 with a B.A. in Political Science. After leaving Athens, she earned an M.A. in English from Wright State University and a J.D. from the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. She has worked in banking, litigation, and most recently, regulatory compliance in the insurance industry. She currently serves as co-chair of the Ohio Center for Law-Related Education’s High School Mock Trial Case Committee. She and her husband live in Columbus, Ohio. She enjoys hiking, reading, lots of coffee, and frequent travel.

Patrick Lang, portrait

Patrick Lang

Patrick Lang, Athens County Common Pleas Court Judge

Patrick Lang served as an assistant county prosecutor before being twice elected as city Law Director. Lang currently serves as Judge of the Athens County Common Pleas Court. After earning a B.A. in Political Science from the College of Arts & Sciences, Lang drifted for a while in Washington, D.C., and Cincinnati, before returning to Athens with a law degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Law. He was named to the College of Arts & Sciences Notable Alumni in 2019.

Brooke Bycofski, portrait

Brooke Bycofski

Janson Campbell, portrait

Janson Campbell

Brooke Bycofski & Janson Campbell, with RXQ Compounding LLC

OHIO alumni Brooke Bycofski ’18 and Janson Campbell ’18M are Quality Assurance Specialists with RXQ Compounding LLC, currently located in Albany, OH. Quality Assurance (QA) is a critical function of any company to ensure manufactured products meet required applicable local, state and/or federal standards and ensure the safety of the consumer. A QA specialist’s job is to ensure that the company’s products meet the established product specifications and quality standards; this is accomplished by working with manufacturing personnel to establish robust processes and standard operating procedures and by using quality system programs i.e. document management, incident reporting, corrective action, audits, training, etc. to capture and address unexpected incidents.

Bycofski earned a B.A in Psychology and a B.A. in Human Biology from the College of Arts & Sciences at Ohio University. Campbell earned an M.A. in Spanish from OHIO.

Carlos Jean-Baptiste, portrait

Carlos Jean-Baptiste

Carlos Jean-Baptiste, Peace Corps Recruiter

Carlos Jean-Baptiste is a regional Peace Corps recruiter. He served in Kenya and Zambia from 2006 to 2009, working on education, health, and community and economic development projects in the deaf community. His international career included work in Ethiopia and Haiti. He has a graduate degree in Community Planning from University of Cincinnati.


Ami Williams, portrait

Ami Williams

Ami Williams, Vice President of New Visions Group

OHIO alumna Ami Williams ’06 is Vice President at New Visions Group. New Visions Group, based in Lancaster, OH, enjoys the challenge of positioning businesses, non-profit organizations and trade groups for business opportunities with municipalities, state legislature’s and government agencies.

Williams is a lobbyist and government relations specialist with finance experience, strategic research skills and targeted solutions connecting business to state and local government. After graduating from Ohio University, she began her career working for Ohio Citizen Action, a non-profit, non-partisan group mobilizing grassroots outreach throughout Ohio. Williams joined New Visions Group in 2010 and became Vice President in 2019.

She has worked on numerous federal, state and local campaigns and on non-partisan ballot issues. She holds leadership positions in several other non-profit groups and sits on various committees in Fairfield County. In addition, she is a registered lobbyist with the State of Ohio, Vice-Chairperson of the Fairfield County Park District Commission, a founding member of Lancaster Alive and former First Vice President of Fairfield Heritage Association.

Williams lives in Lancaster, Ohio, and enjoys working to better her community through various volunteer opportunities, cooking, and her cats.

Williams earned a B.A. in Political Science from the College of Arts at OHIO.

Emiliana Morales, portrait

Emiliana Morales

Emiliana Morales, Associate at New Visions Group

Emiliana Morales is a first year associate and a registered lobbyist with the State of Ohio. After graduating from Kent State University, she joined New Visions Group in 2019. With New Visions Group, Emiliana oversees the intern program, administrative work, and event planning.

Morales’s political career started as a young woman, when she lobbied Washington State legislators in support of Planned Parenthood and was also active in Girl Scouts of America. She is a strong advocate for women’s rights and disenfranchised communities. She also has a degree in Fashion Design and worked in the Los Angeles Fashion Industry for three years in minority

Morales lives in Columbus, Ohio, and spends her free time volunteering with the Boys and Girls Club of Whatcom County, traveling, painting, visiting art museums, and spending time with family.

Michelle Shively, working in waders in a stream

Michelle Shively

Michelle Shively, Rural Action

OHIO alumna Michelle Shively earned a B.S. in Environmental Geography from the College of Arts & Sciences at OHIO, followed by an M.S. in Environmental Science from the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs.

Rural Action is a membership-based nonprofit working in the southeast and central eastern counties of Appalachian Ohio since 1991. Its work is about developing the region’s many assets in environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable ways, focusing on sectors such as food and agriculture, forestry, zero waste and recycling, environmental education, and watershed restoration. Emerging work in social enterprise development, local tourism, and energy are more recent parts of its portfolio.

Dawn McCarthy, portrait

Dawn McCarthy

Dawn McCarthy, Wayne National Forest

OHIO alumna Dawn McCarthy ’08Ph.D. is the Partnership and Community Engagement Specialist for the Wayne National Forest—a position that allows her to put her OHIO coursework to use while engaging with and educating the public.

McCarthy, who earned a Ph.D. in Plant Biology from the College of Arts & Sciences at Ohio University, works in the Supervisor’s Office, currently as a member of the Forest Plan Revision team.

Justin R. McCaulley

Justin R. McCaulley

Justin McCaulley, President of McCaulley & Co.

The arts and sciences, says OHIO alumnus Justin R. McCaulley, “teaches you how to think.”

McCaulley, who graduated from the College of Arts & Sciences at Ohio University in 2001 with a B.A. in Political Science, is president of McCaulley & Co., a consulting firm based in Cleveland that offers communication solutions to local governments, regulatory agencies, higher education, corporations, and nonprofit organizations.

Throughout his consulting career, McCaulley has maintained strong ties to Ohio University. He served on the Executive Advisory Board for the College of Arts & Sciences, was president of the Alumni Association in Cleveland, and is actively involved in alumni events on campus. In 2014, McCaulley was named to the College of Arts & Sciences Notable Alumni in 2017.

Dustin Starkey, portrait

Dustin Starkey

Dustin Starkey, Program Manager for Abbott Laboratories

Ohio University alumnus Dustin Starkey is the program manager for Global Analytical, Food Safety and External Engagement for Abbott Laboratories’ nutrition business.

He earned a B.S. in Forensic Chemistry from the College of Arts & Sciences at Ohio University, followed by a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Cincinnati, and an MBA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He was named to the College of Arts & Sciences Notable Alumni in 2017. (And he was in the Marching 110.)

His primary responsibility is working closely with public and private organizations, government agencies, universities, and laboratories to ensure product quality and safety through use of globally harmonized, fit-for-purpose test methods and standards. He is a member of AOAC International and active participant in AOAC Stakeholder Panel for Infant Formula and Adult Nutritionals, representing Abbott on stakeholder and advisory panels. Additionally, he is an active participant in Codex Alimentarius Committee on Methods of Analysis and Sampling, advocating for endorsement of globally harmonized, fit-for-purpose standard methods for label-claim nutrients.

Starkey began his career in 2002 as a research scientist with Abbott in Columbus, Ohio, where he spent 10-plus years developing, validating and transferring analytical test methods for label-claim nutrients in infant and adult nutritional products. In 2013, he became site manager of Abbott’s office at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Research Park, where he managed operations and facilities and led student interns and projects for R&D, Regulatory Affairs, and Operations. From 2016 to 2017, Starkey was Senior Manager, Operations Professional Development Program, leading global strategy and oversight for Abbott’s marquee rotational leadership program for early career, high-potential employees.

Julia Applegate, portrait

Julia Applegate

Julia Applegate, Director of Equitas Health Institute for LGBTQ Health Equity

Julia Applegate has a goal shared by more than 250 global, national, regional, state and local organizations—end the HIV epidemic in the United States by 2025.

To get there, she’s bringing together public policy, advocacy and healthcare services in her current role as director of the Equitas Health Institute for LGBTQ Health Equity, a leadership role in the state that she’s had since 2016. At Equitas, Applegate doesn’t just talk policy, she helps deliver services from health-care to legal to pharmacy that ensure that those in need get access to the care they deserve.

Applegate’s leadership and advocacy efforts have been building toward this crescendo since she earned a B.A. in Political Science from the College of Arts & Sciences at Ohio University, followed by an M.A. in Women’s Studies from Ohio State University. She was named to the College of Arts & Sciences Notable Alumni in 2019.

Nate Chapman, portrait

Nate Chapman

Nate Chapman, Associate Director of Molecular Manufacturing at Quidel

Ohio University alum Nate Chapman ’04 has put his Biological Sciences degree to work every day for the past 14 years right here in Athens—at Quidel Corp. on East State Street.

Chapman works as the Associate Director of Molecular Manufacturing, a position that requires him to oversee the production of Quidel’s molecular assays.

About Career and Networking Week

This event is part of the College of Arts & Sciences Career & Networking Week, Jan. 27 to Feb. 1, 2020.

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