Alumni Career Development Professionals List

The goal of the Alumni Career Development Professionals List is to provide resources for UCSF degreed and postdoctoral alumni who are no longer eligible for the Office of Career and Professional Development’s services. These career development professionals were located through searching the “Need Career Help” section of the National Career Development Association website. The National Career Development Association (NCDA) is a professional association for career development professionals.

Lisa Franklin, M.S.
Career Coach
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Lisa Franklin has 20+ years’ experience as a career coach, including six years assisting Kaiser Permanente employees. She believes in helping job seekers understand the value they bring to employers.
Kathy Knudson, LMFT 38737, NCC, LAADC
415-982-2636 ext 2
Career & Personal Development Institute
582 Market St. Suite 410
San Francisco, CA 94104
As a clinician and former recruiter, I work with people who feel "stuck". I help them develop a plan to clarify what they really want and how to present themselves to potential employers.
David Petrovay, PhD
(650) 400-7461
Redwood City, CA 94061
My ideal client is a highly motivated professional committed to personal and professional development. I would prefer to establish a long-term relationship to support my clients in achieving their goals.
Chris Pohalski, M.A., M.S., Engineer
Master Career Counselor / Coach for STEM Professionals and Academics
(415) 982-2636 ext. 1
I have offices in:
San Francisco, CA 94104
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Life science, biopharma, clinical, nursing and health careers in industry / academia.
CV / resume, search strategy, interview, networking, branding, goal-setting, assessments.
Day, evening, weekend, in-person and remote appointments.
Lisa Stotlar, MA, CCC
Career Counselor & Coach
Palo Alto, CA 94303
My style is warm and supportive as well as practical and strategic. I can help you with your resume/CV/LinkedIn, job search, branding, networking, interviewing, salary negotiations and successful career management.
Sheila Weisblatt, MS, NCC
Master Career Counselor
Momentum Career Consulting, Owner/Career Counselor
Career & Personal Development Institute, Associate/Career Counselor
VM 415 436 0343
VM 415 982 2636
San Francisco, CA 94104
I work with individuals at all life stages & backgrounds.
Expertise: offer perspective when clarifying strengths & goals; preparation to conduct job search with confidence.
Knowledge of diverse industries/fields, including medicine, health & biosciences.
Andrea Weiss, MS, MCC, NCC
Career Counselor
Davis, CA 95616
With over 20 years of experience, Andrea specializes in: career assessment and job search support including resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles, networking, interview skills, and salary negotiation to support you in pursuing a satisfying career.

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