Traci Mundy Jenkins is the Assistant Dean for the Office of Career & Professional Development. 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.
Traci began her legal career at Venable, Baetjer and Howard, LLP (now Venable LLP) where she developed an employment and commercial litigation practice during her seven years with the firm. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, and she received a BA in Economics from Wellesley College.
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.
Kim Harvey is the Manager of Employer Outreach in the Office of Career & Professional Development. Kim conducts strategic outreach to public and private sector employers, with a particular focus on identifying and creating opportunities for recent graduates. Kim has previously worked as a corporate lawyer for large private practice firms in Sydney and London, and as a legal recruitment consultant for a global recruitment company. Kim completed both her law degree and her B.A. in Political Science at the Australian National University.
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.
Rosemary Bajorek is a Career Counselor in the Office of Career and Professional Development. Rose, a WCL alumna, focuses on counseling students interested in law firms, particularly small to mid-size firms. Previously, Rose worked at Arent Fox LLP as an associate in the Complex Litigation Group and in the Office of the General Counsel at the Federal Trade Commission. Rose earned her J.D. from the American University Washington College of Law and her B.B.A. in Marketing from the University of Notre Dame.
Manager of Legal Recruitment and Employer Relations
Cassie Russell is the Manager of Legal Recruitment and Employer Relations for the Office of Career and Professional Development. Cassie oversees and implements the Fall and Spring Recruitment Programs. Previously, she worked at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services where she built partnerships to support the needs of vulnerable individuals and families. Cassie also has experience creating and managing financial capability and career programming for college students and survivors of domestic violence. Cassie received her Master of Social Work from the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis.
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.