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Staff

Leigh Connell, M.A.

Lead Program Coordinator
(909) 537-7417
lconnell@csusb.edu

Leigh Connell is responsible for planning and implementing employment services, including employment preparation, job development and job placement services for California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) students with disabilities who are clients of the Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) and enrolled in the Workability IV (WA-IV) program. Leigh also coordinates WA-IV's schedule of workshops and events.

Alonso Curiel, MPA

Computer Lab Technician II
(909) 537-3368
alonso.curiel@csusb.edu

Alonso Curiel provides support to WA-IV students on the use of CSUSB and other vocational websites, and provides technology training relevant to the students’ career/vocational goals, including the development of their professional networks. Additionally, Alonso maintains WA-IV's website, social media presence, and program database.

Elizabeth Peréz, B.S., B.A.

Program Administrative Coordinator
(909) 537-7207
peree315@csusb.edu

Elizabeth Peréz provides administrative and program support for WA-IV. She is responsible for the day-to-day operational tasks, budget, and payroll. Elizabeth also compiles reports and types correspondence, maintains schedules, and coordinates meetings and projects for the WA-IV program.

Job Developer, Michelle Varty

Michelle Varty, B.A.

Job Developer
(909) 537-3366
Michelle.varty@csusb.edu

Michelle Varty is responsible for assisting CSUSB students with disabilities with job development, job placement, follow up services, preparing resumes, applications, and cover letters and reinforce job-seeking skills through one-on-one job development. Michelle assists in developing  a disability-friendly network of employers for internship and employment opportunities that are relevant to the students’ area of study by contacting employers throughout the CSUSB service region to establish professional/entry-level internships, obtain individual interviews and provide individualized job placement.