Traci Mundy Jenkins is the Assistant Dean for the Office of Career & Professional Development at American University Washington College of Law. In addition to managing the staff and all education and recruitment programs sponsored by the office, she conducts private and public sector employer outreach and counsels JD and LLM students in all areas of their career development. Prior to joining the law school, Traci was the Managing Partner of a Washington, DC area legal placement and consulting company where she specialized in attorney recruitment and counseling, and offered diversity consulting services to law firms and corporate legal departments. She also served as the Director of Placement for a national attorney placement company.
Wes Dunphy is the Data Specialist in the Office of Career and Professional Development. He is responsible for collecting, analyzing, and communicating data as it pertains to the career development of current students and the employment status of alumni. Wes received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Boston University. He previously worked as a loan processor and IT specialist at Guarantee Mortgage Company in San Rafael, California.
Rachel Kohler is the Assistant Director for Public Service Careers in the Office of Career & Professional Development. She specializes in counseling students considering careers in public service, including non-profit organizations and federal or local government. Previously, Rachel worked at the Network for Victim Recovery of DC, providing legal representation to crime victims in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, predominantly serving survivors of gender-based violence. Rachel also has a background in providing legal advice to low-income residents of DC and Maryland. Rachel is a graduate of Georgetown University Law School, and received her BA in English from Franklin & Marshall College.
Matthew L. Pascocello
Director of Career Development and Alumni Counseling
Matthew L. Pascocello is the Director of Career Development and Alumni Counseling. He specializes in counseling alumni as well as directing OCPD's marketing efforts. Matthew also serves as an Adjunct Professor at both AU and WCL. He received a BA in Economics and Political Science from Boston University and his J.D. from Georgetown; he also completed coursework at the London School of Economics and the National University of Singapore. Matthew has worked as a corporate and international trade attorney in Manhattan and served as in-house legal counsel and Manager of Legal Information Systems for a Parisian-based, multinational assistance services company.
Tiffany Simmons is the Career Counselor and Diversity Liaison in the Office of Career & Professional Development. She assists with all aspects of career development for J.D. students through programming and individual counseling. She also specializes in diversity initiatives offered by WCL groups and external organizations. Previously, Tiffany worked as an educational advocate with a focus on assisting many at-risk youth with their educational needs. She also has a background in law school admissions and in legal recruiting. Tiffany is a graduate of Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law and she earned her B.A. in political science from Johnson C. Smith University.
In addition to providing general career guidance, Kirsten specializes in counseling students considering judicial clerkships and internships. Kirsten began her legal career by clerking for the Honorable Frederick J. Scullin, Jr., Chief Judge of the Northern District of New York. She then practiced litigation at Latham & Watkins, LLP, in Washington D.C., for several years, before joining the Office of International Affairs in the Criminal Division of the US Department of Justice for six years. Kirsten received her JD from Cornell Law School, her MA in Comparative Literature from the University of Toronto, and her BA in English from Simon Fraser University.
Christian Tintle is the Senior Administrative Assistant in the Office of Career & Professional Development. He interacts with students, alumni, and employers on a daily basis, providing general information and assistance regarding office operations. He also supports the OCPD staff by helping to organize programs and managing internal and external communications. Prior to joining the law school, Christian worked as a Group Sales Associate at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Christian is a native of Prince George's County, Maryland, and earned his B.A. in Media Studies from the Catholic University of America.