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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.

Robert Beam, B.A.

Computer Lab Technician II
(909) 537-3368
Robert.beam@csusb.edu

Robert Beam provides pre-employment technology skills for WA-IV students, helping set up their LinkedIn profiles, and social media presence. He teaches technological training for career networking and 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.

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Tania Reyes, M.A., P.P.S.

Career Transition Resource Coordinator
(909) 537-3583
Tania.reyes@csusb.edu

Tania Reyes is responsible for helping WA-IV students with job development, placement, and retention services, preparing resumes, applications, cover letters, and reinforces job-seeking skills through one-on-one job development. Tania works closely with employers to establish professional and entry-level internships for WA-IV students, making sure they have all the tools they need to succeed in today’s work environment.

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Tyler Lynne Swanson, B.A.

PDC Employment and Job Development Coordinator
(909) 537-8146
Tyler.swanson@csusb.edu

Tyler Swanson provides WA-IV students at the CSUSB Palm Desert Campus career counseling in employment preparation and job development, placement, and retention services.  Tyler’s goal is to develop a disability-friendly network of employers in the Coachella Valley by obtaining individual interviews, professional/entry-level employment, and internship opportunities that are relevant to the students’ area of study.
 

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Susan Trapp, B.A.

Graduate Student Assistant for Coyote Career Network
(909) 537-3366
Susan.trapp@csusb.edu

Susan Trapp is WA-IV’s graduate student assistant for the Coyote Career Network (CCN). Susan connects WA-IV students with CSUSB faculty, staff, and professionals with disabilities that have agreed to serve as mentors. Students meet with their mentors once a month to explore the career roadmaps that their mentors, who are working in their major or desired career field, followed to obtain their positions. Mentors also provide education and career advice and professional activities such as reviewing resumes and cover letters.