Eileen is dedicated to the career and professional development of diverse students and alumnx. She is an innovative leader in designing career success programs and services that reach broadly across campus and facilitate meaningful pathways and engaging connections to all stakeholders. She has significant experience leading career initiatives at UNLV, University of Arizona and University of California Merced. Eileen is committed to building career communities and facilitating opportunities that change futures for the better.
Specialties and InterestsLeadership, Program Design, Employer Engagement, Facilitation, Coaching
Kass is a double alum of UNLV, holding both a Bachelor’s in Psychology and a Master’s of Education. With a passion for empowering individuals to design fulfilling lives and careers, Kass currently serves as the Director of Career + Life Design at UNLV, guiding students and community members in discovering their strengths, interests, and true potential.
Kass’ dedication extends beyond the university walls. For over 2.5 years, they gained valuable experience helping job seekers at MAANG companies (Amazon, Google, Meta) through a tech startup, providing expert career coaching and operational leadership, and igniting success stories. Their commitment to social impact is also evident in their previous work with nonprofits, supporting individuals in achieving certifications in IT/Cybersecurity, medical coding and billing, phlebotomy, and other blue-collar professionals to achieve their goals. Kass has also worked with local Las Vegas organizations, such as the Just One Project, providing career and professional development training and support.
Driven by a desire to uplift others, Kass volunteers as a crisis counselor with the Trevor Project, extending emotional support and community to LGBTQ+ youth in need. Recognizing the importance of community, they actively support small businesses and cheer on Las Vegas’s pride and joy – UNLV athletics and the Las Vegas Aces.
In Kass’ life, there’s a beautiful synergy between passion and purpose. As the Director of Career + Life Design, they empower individuals to chart their own course, build meaningful careers, and create lives that resonate with their deepest aspirations.
Associate Director of Operations
Lyndsi Pace oversees operations, data, assessment, and Handshake support for UNLV Career Services and Workforce Development. She is a Las Vegas native, and she is passionate about career development and UNLV student success.
Before transitioning to higher education, Lyndsi worked in nonprofits arts management for 10 years and retail management for two years before that. She has a bachelors in Entrepreneurship from Brigham Young University and a masters in Arts Administration from Boston University.
In her free time, Lyndsi volunteers with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Southern Nevada by teaching classes and facilitating support groups.
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Dr. Darren Vetter
Career & Professional Development Specialist
Dr. Darren Vetter is a Career & Life Design Specialist with UNLV Career Services. Expertise in Life Design, resume writing, cover letters, interview skills, and job search. He can assist with networking and LinkedIn profiles as well.
His previous work experience includes College of Southern Nevada as a tutor and over 20 years of business management experience. In business he managed the summer internship program and was active with the company working career fairs for recruitment. He has worked in the Job Corp program helping students with vocational school and higher education.
His EdD is from Oklahoma State University and Masters/Bachelors from Texas State University San Marcos. He has numerous hobbies including publishing his 3rd book with B&N Press. He is a volunteer with Nevada Promise as a mentor for first generation college students, Faculty Advisor for APO, and completed the UNLV Leadership Experience.
Dr. Chris Hughes
Career & Life Design Specialist
Dr. Chris Hughes serves as a Career and Life Design Specialist with UNLV Career Services.
He is an expert in career related subjects like resumes, cover letters, interviews, job and
internship searching, and career exploration and loves to talk to people about their career dreams.
He has worked with many diverse students and groups including: students with disabilities,
LGBTQ+, first generation, minority students, veterans, and international students.
Originally from Southern California, he moved to Las Vegas in order to study at UNLV where
he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. After working in Risk Management for a
few years, he decided to continue his education and moved to Pennsylvania where he got his
Master’s degree in Counselor Education with an emphasis in Career Counseling at Penn State.
He decided to continue his education at Penn State and completed his PhD in Counselor
Education and Supervision before moving back to Las Vegas and returning to UNLV.
Director for Alumni Career Engagement
Antoinette Hurtado is a career Foreign Service Officer in the U.S. Department of State with 18 years of service. She also has a passion for diversity, equity, and inclusion and has mentored and coached students and young professionals from underrepresented groups throughout her career. She currently serves as the Diplomat in Residence regional recruiter for the Southwest region.
Antoinette has served overseas as a political officer at the U.S. Embassy to Australia in Canberra; as a consular officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; as the Special Assistant to the Director of Communications and Public Diplomacy at the U.S. Embassy to Afghanistan in Kabul; and as the Public Affairs Officer at the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See in Rome.
Antoinette also has served in several assignments in Washington, DC. She was the Course Coordinator for Policy, Planning, and Resources Training in the Public Diplomacy Division at our training facility, the Foreign Service Institute. She was a Lawrence Eagleburger Fellow working in the Marketing Department of celebrity chef José Andrés’ restaurant company, ThinkFoodGroup. Before her Fellowship, she was the Acting Office Director in the formerly-named Bureau of International Information Programs’ Office of Public Engagement, managing teams working on digital public engagement campaigns with youth networks in Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean.
She also served in the 24/7 Bureau of Intelligence and Research watch office and as an advance officer for the Secretary of State, arranging overseas and domestic travel programs and logistics.
Antoinette earned a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and a Master in Public Policy from Harvard University. She has studied Spanish, Portuguese (Brazilian), and Italian.
Hi my name is Mikayla Harris! I’ve lived in Las Vegas my whole life. I graduated this past spring from UNLV with my bachelors degree in psychology, and I am currently working on my Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I am passionate about helping others and can’t wait to hear all about your career goals!
Hello, I’m Eric Remolador, a dedicated graduate student on the path to achieving a Master of Science in Accounting. My academic journey began at UNLV, where I earned my bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a minor in Finance. Currently, I’m excited to be contributing as a Graduate Assistant in the Career Services department, where I aim to provide invaluable support to fellow students. As I look ahead, I am determined to graduate next semester/summer and take the significant step of obtaining my CPA licensure by the upcoming year.
Ingrid Pauline de Oca
I am a Filipina immigrant working on my second bachelors in Graphic Design at the University of Nevada Las Vegas with a double minor in Global Entrepreneurship & Creative Writing. I previously graduated with a degree in Nutrition Sciences at the California Polytechnic University of Pomona. I decided to do a career shift after working in the health field for three years to pursue my love for art & design. I want to be able to use my creative passion to collaborate with other creators and make visual art that others can enjoy. Fun fact: I have lived in 7 states!
Amaya Bolling-McDevitt Hernandez
Hello! I am a Las Vegas native attending the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, pursuing my Bachelors in Psychology with a Minor in Human Services.
I am dedicated to assisting peers in their career and professional development. I am well-versed in resume writing, interview preparation, and crafting professional profiles. I am also proud to be skilled in Life Design, which provides students with the mindset and how-to to pursue a fulfilling career and life!
I am excited to continue working with familiar faces and meeting new ones!
My name is Saaya Parikh. I’m an Aries and a sophomore at UNLV. I’m studying Mechanical Engineering. I was born and raised in Henderson/Las Vegas.
Syeda Alishba Ali
Hello, I’m Syeda Alishba Ali, an undergraduate majoring in Biological Sciences concentration in Microbiology. My passions are making small crafts and pursuing research in science.