Meet the Staff

The counselors and staff are here to help you. Whether you are trying to decide on a major, needing clarification on remaining general education (GE) or graduation requirements, looking for a part-time job or internship, or interviewing for your first professional job after graduation, we've got you covered.

Peer Advising Leaders (PALs)

Peer Advising Leaders (PALs) offer the student perspective. They are available  to answer quick questions. Peer Advisors can also assist you in navigating online registration, show you how to access your Degree Audit Report (DAR) and give you ideas on how to write a resume and cover letter. PALs can guide you on how to make the most of your college experience. Connect with PALs at or AACE Facebook.


Joanna Cady Aguilar

FASST  Coordinator (Freshman and Sophomore Success Team)


Shannon Coskran

PACE Advisor

Evelia Jimenez

FASST Counselor (Freshman and Sophomore Success Team)

Tuyen Nguyen

Online Program Counselor 

Aaron Placke

FASST Counselor (Freshman and Sophomore Success Team)

Arianne Riley

FASST Counselor (Freshman and Sophomore Success Team)

Sam Tran

Academic and Career Counselor (International Students)

Academic and Career Counselors

AACE has assigned academic and career counselors to work closely with the College of Business and Economics, College of Education & Allied Studies, College of Letters, Arts & Social Science, and the College of Science. NOTE: Although AACE counselors are assigned to your college, students should still see their major advisor for questions about their program requirements. Who’s Your Advisor? Find out below.

George Hanna

Academic and Career Counselor

Mo Her

Academic and Career Counselor


Terry Peppin

Academic and Career Counselor

Alan Lemus

Academic and Career Counselor


Matt Harris

Career Counselor

Sylvia Head

Employer Relations Coordinator

Jesse Foster

Career Counselor

Mariaelena Marcano

Internship Coordinator

Administrative Staff

Kathryn Palmieri

Executive Director  

Kevin Nguyen

Office Manager, Event Coordinator

Monica Zango