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Meet the Career Center Team

Career Center

Tom Munnerlyn

Tom Munnerlyn
Director & Liaison College of Engineering
(909) 869-2337
tgmunnerlyn@cpp.edu

Tom has over 30 years of experience in the university career services field. Tom has worked in career centers at the University of South Carolina, Columbia campus, University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), Oregon State University, and Cal Poly Pomona. Prior to coming to Cal Poly Pomona, Tom was the Director of Career Services at Oregon State University for nine years. Tom received both a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology and Education and a Master's Degree in Student Affairs and Higher Education with a major emphasis on Career Counseling of College Students from the University of South Carolina, Columbia campus. As the Director of the Career Center he leads an outstanding team and is the liaison to the College of Engineering. Tom wants to provide the best programs and services for students and alumni.


Gabe Carranza

Gabe Carranza
Graphic Designer
(909) 869-2333
gcarranza@cpp.edu

Gabriel Carranza is the Graphic Designer in the Career Center. He has more than 5 years of experience working with companies such as Disney and Nickelodeon as a graphic designer and illustrator.


Bryn Hart

Bryn Hart
Administrative Assistant
(909) 869-2330
bahart@cpp.edu

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Diana Ramirez

Diana Ramirez
Events Coordinator
(909) 869-2341
dramirez@cpp.edu

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Lorraine Rigoli

Lorraine Rigoli
Administrative Coordinator
(909) 869-2335
lmrigoli@cpp.edu

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Lorraine Rigoli

Gerry Russo
On-Campus Recruiting Coordinator
(909) 869-2336
gjrusso@cpp.edu

Gerry came to Cal Poly Pomona with familiarity and experience in the University environment. Prior to his current position as Recruiting Coordinator, Gerard worked at Cal State Fullerton as a Human Resources Specialist. Gerry is an Alumni of Cal Poly where he completed his Bachelor of Science Degree in Hospitality Management and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration. As the Recruiting Coordinator, Gerry is responsible for the day-to-day oversight, coordination, planning, and administrative support functions of the On-Campus Interview Program, which includes scheduling employers, students, and over 2,000 interviews annually. Gerry is also responsible for scheduling Employer Information Sessions and conducting Student On-Campus Interview Orientations. Overall, Gerry interacts with employers and students to ensure a successful on-campus interview experience.


Lorraine Rigoli

David Craig
Career Counselor & Liaison College of C.L.A.S.S
(909) 869-4734
dwcraig@cpp.edu

David serves as a career counselor, liaison to the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences and as an instructor for the Career and Personal Exploration Class (CPU 100). He has been a member of the Career Center team since 2006. David has worked in a number of capacities in Student Services, including Interim Dean of Students and Director of Housing at Hope International University, Residence Life Coordinator and Chief Student Conduct Officer for University Housing at Cal State Los Angeles, and Resident Director at Azusa Pacific University. He has a Master's Degree in Social Science, with an emphasis in Student Development from Azusa Pacific University. David's interests include hiking and camping, and a passion for California wilderness landscapes.


Ann Lara

Ann Lara
Career Services Coordinator
(909) 869-4149
aelara@cpp.edu

Ann Lara holds a joint position between the Career Center and The Collins College of Hospitality Management. She has been the Career Services Coordinator since October 2010. Her role is to work with hospitality students, bringing the resources and benefits of the Career Center to students at the Collins College. With two offices, it is convenient for students to get to, no matter where their class schedule leads them. Ann also is the lead for the Collins College Mentor Program and Collins College Career Connection on Blackboard. Her prior experience in higher education includes four years as a Recruitment/Placement Coordinator with teacher credential candidates and two and half years of service with Cal Poly Pomona as an Instructional Assistant. Ann holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Human Services, and a Master of Arts Degree in Education, with a Career Technical Option from Cal State San Bernardino.


Dr. Cheryl Love

Dr. Cheryl Love
Career Counselor Liaison College of Education
(909) 869-4605
calove@cpp.edu

Cheryl serves as a Career Counselor and Liaison to the College of Education and Integrative Studies. She has been a member of the Cal Poly Pomona Career Center Team since the beginning of 2014. Cheryl has 25 years of experience as a Counselor and Teacher in all four Higher Education systems (UC, CSU, Private and Community) as well as the Public School and Non-Profit sector. This breadth of experience has provided her with the knowledge and skills to work with diverse student populations to assist them with identifying their career goals. Cheryl has a Master’s Degree in Counseling with a Pupil Personnel Service Credential from California State University, Fullerton and a Doctorate from the University of California, Los Angeles in Educational Psychology with an emphasis in Counseling. As part of the CPP Career Center Team she is the Coordinator of the Clothes Closet, assists with student development programming, and event/workshop planning. Cheryl is also involved in her community through her volunteer work with the Inland Empire Chapter of the Red Cross in the Community Involvement and Outreach departments and her work with a food distribution organization that helps to feed families throughout San Bernardino County.


Cherrie Peters

Cherrie Peters
Career Counselor Liaison College of Business
(909) 869-2340
crpeters@cpp.edu

Cherrie is a Career Counselor and has over 15 years’ experience in the Career Center environment which includes Administrative, Employer, and Student Services. Prior to her roles at Cal Poly Pomona she worked at Cal State Fullerton in various capacities within the Career Center including Customer Service, Student Services and Events & Promotions. Her extensive knowledge of the many facets of Career Centers in higher education is an asset to Cal Poly Pomona. Cherrie provides daily assistance to employers, students, and staff by way of online tools, in person communication. She has also been awarded Outstanding Staff at Cal Poly Pomona for 2013. Cherrie continues to oversee the Peer Advisor program for the Career Center which provides students with Drop In Advising. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in American Studies and Master’s Degree in Psychology. She is the liaison to the College of Business.


Ed Venegas

Ed Venegas
Career Counselor Liaison College of Business
(909) 869-2339
evenegas@cpp.edu

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Interns

Mathew Kaizer Gonzales

Mathew Kaizer Gonzales
Career Counselor Intern Master of Science in Counseling Student Development in Higher Education
(909) 869-2344
gonzales@cpp.edu

Matthew is a Career Counseling Intern for the Career Center. Mathew holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) and is currently pursuing a Master of Science Degree in Counseling, with an option in Student Development in Higher Education at CSULB. He values personal growth and is eager to make a difference in the personal, educational, and career development of students.


Office Assistant

Monica Bocanegra

Monica Bocanegra
Front Desk Assistant Alumni Psychology Major

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