Career Center

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meet the career center staff


Chris Phillips 

 As the Career Center Director, Chris enjoys a wide variety of responsibilities that his job never becomes routine.

  Chris coordinates all the career development and work experience classes on campus and teaches every semester. His favorite part of the job is working one-on-one with SBCC students exploring their education and career goals. Much of his time away from the Career Center is spent with his two children and playing tennis.

  His advice to students is to keep an open mind about their future and to seek out practical experience through internships, volunteering and part-time jobs.

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Kristin Frascella 
Worksite Coordinator

  As the Worksite Coordinator, Kristin helps prepare and connect students to employment and internship opportunities. She also produces the Career Center events and workshops, including the How I Made It panels, and the job and internship fairs.

  Kristin studied Art History and Italian language at Indiana University and has a Master’s degree in Organizational Management. She has worked internationally in events and non-profit management, and taught courses in Event Management and business communications. She loves travel to exotic places and celebrating the little things in life.

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Lydia Deems 
Career Counselor

  Lydia has been a Career Counselor at SBCC since 1991 and still love her job.  It is a privilege to get to work with students and potential students needing clarity, information or help setting goals. She earned her BA degree in Psychology from UC San Diego and an MA in Education, with a Counseling Psychology emphasis from UC Santa Barbara.

  Aside from her job, Lydia loves spending time outdoors in nature. She tries to take a walk on the beach or on a trail in the foothills almost every day. She loves to garden and has over 30 fruit trees and lots of deer, gophers, and squirrels.


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Cami Vignoe
Career Counselor 

  Cami is a Career Counselor and coordinates Career and Life Transitions, a program for students 25 years and older returning to SBCC. Cami is also a professor at Antioch University, and a PhD candidate in the Leadership and Change Program through Antioch University, Ohio. Cami is researching Positive Psychology and Personal Transformation in order to continue helping people find their place through enjoyable work and education.

  As native Hawaiian, Cami enjoys Polynesian Dance, music, all kinds of exercise and lots of adventure.


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Holly Eubank 
Work Experience

  Holly loves her job as a career counselor! She decided to become one after she completed an internship in career counseling. She attended SBCC and graduated from Westmont with a BA in Communications. Her Master’s degree is from Cal Lutheran University and she worked at San Marcos High School for 10 years.

  She teaches General Work Experience 290 and provides career counseling to students. She’s proud to be the mother of two, and loves hiking and camping with her family – they make a point to enjoy beautiful Santa Barbara!


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Val Eurman 
Career Counselor &                     PD 110 Instructor

  Val is passionate about helping students of all ages and backgrounds. Career counseling is like figuring out the jigsaw puzzle of life – sometimes without the box cover!

   Career counseling and teaching are Val’s “encore career”. After 20+ years as a project manager with the UC Education Abroad Program (EAP), she returned to school and completed her Master’s degree in at Cal Lutheran University. She has two kids in college here at SBCC, which helped shape her view of college life. Having studied in Madrid, Spain for a year, she is bilingual and especially loves working with international students. Stop by and say hello in whatever language you choose.


               CONTACT VAL 
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Jenny Cooper
Career Counselor

  Jenny is honored to be a career counselor for SBCC and an instructor for an online career planning class. She helps others understand their personality strengths, interests, values for their ideal careers and then brainstorm career fields and discover specific occupations that might suit them.

  She has a B.A. is in English from UCSB and an Master's Degree is in Counseling, specializing in career counseling from Cal State Northridge. She works mostly from home, which allows her to pursue another dream-job: being a stay-at-home/ home schooling mom.


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