As Office Manager, Denise brings the Graham team a wealth of industry experience in customer service and administrative support across multiple organizations, including Kentucky State University, Marriott Hotels and Resorts, and Olympia Church of Christ, in her home state of Washington. She holds an Associate of Technical Arts degree in Information Processing Management from Puget Sound Community College.
Graduate Career Advisor
Jackie Schmidt brings over 20 years of industry experience to the Graham Office of Career Management. In her role as Graduate Career Advisor, Jackie supports Gatton’s one-year and professional MBA cohorts as well as MS-Accounting, MS-Finance, MS-Human Resource Management & Analytics, MS-Marketing, and MS-Supply Chain Management students. Prior to joining the University of Kentucky, Jackie held positions across various HR functions including: Professional Development, Diversity & Inclusion, Internal Communications and Community Affairs. She received her MBA from Portland State University and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Assistant Director of Employer Engagement
Rachel Clark brings over eight years of higher education experience to the Graham Office of Career Management. In her role, she helps students discover and reach their personal and professional goals while also providing outward facing support for employers as they seek to connect with student talent. Prior to her appointment in the Graham Office, she worked in the Gatton College as the Director of Recruitment. Before joining the Gatton College, she served in the University of Kentucky Admissions Office as the Associate Director of Admissions for Recruitment. Rachel graduated from the University of Kentucky with her bachelor’s degree in International Studies with a minor in Economics. She received a Master of Public Administration from Murray State University.
Josh Taylor brings nearly 20 years of experience as a higher education and communications and marketing professional to the Graham Office of Career Management. He is a Gallup CliftonStrengths®, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)®, Strong Interest Inventory (SII)®, and Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF)® certified career management practitioner. Whether in the career center or the classroom, Josh inspires students to up their get-hired game, take charge of their future, and design a life that’s aligned with how they define success.
As Director for the Graham Office of Career Management, Josh is committed to preparing Gatton students to achieve employment success as knowledgeable, world-ready leaders. He began his career as a French interpreter and has held globally-focused communications and marketing roles with Disney, the HandsOn Network, and Rotary International in Quebec, Canada. Prior to joining UK, Josh was a Career Advisor and Experiential Education Coordinator at Morehead State University, where he also taught courses in French, Communications, and Career Development. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Speech Communication and French Linguistics from the University of Georgia and master’s degrees in Strategic Communication and Adult and Higher Education Counseling from Morehead State University. He is actively involved in the Kentucky Career Development Association, where he has served as President.
Angie Evilia brings to Gatton nearly 20 years as a higher education and social services professional. As a Career Advisor in the Graham Office of Career Management she puts into practice her passion for helping students discover and reach their personal and professional potential. For most of her career prior to UK, Angie served Texas students in student support services, enrollment management, and academic advising. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Vanderbilt University, a Master of Divinity from Baylor University, and a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from Tarleton State University.
Raven Gibson joins Gatton with nearly a decade of experience as a social services professional providing case management and counseling in multiple settings. She is excited about preparing students to confidently step into the world of work with increased clarity on who they are and what they are working towards. Her primary goal is to be the career advisor she needed as an undergraduate student. Raven earned her Bachelors degree in Psychology from the University of Tennessee Chattanooga and a Masters in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Tennessee Knoxville. She is a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and Certified Career Counselor (CCC).