MBA Career Team

MBA Career Center Hours:

Located in the Hariri Building Suite 285, the MBA Career Center is open Mondays through Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.*, and Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Contact us at (202) 687-3741 or

*Hours may vary during holidays and summer break.

Eric Young

Acting Associate Dean, Technology, Media, Entertainment, & Sports Industries and Entrepreneurship

Industry Practice Leader and Certified Career Coach

Eric leads relationship building with employers and students interested in the technology, media, entertainment, sports. He also coaches entrepreneurship students. Eric joined the Georgetown MBA Career Center following a 20-year international career at Accenture, where he began as a technology consultant and served in various human resources roles across the United States, India, and Canada.

Eric holds a B.A. in economics from the University of Maryland, an M.A. in organizational management from The George Washington University, and a certificate in corporate leadership from Georgetown University.

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Maureen Cleary

Assistant Dean, Financial Services, Real Estate, and Hospitality Industries

Industry Practice Leader and Certified Career Coach

Maureen leads relationship building with employers and students interested in financial services, real estate and hospitality. Maureen joined the McDonough MBA Career Center from the NYU Stern Office of Career Development, where she was the director of relationship management, responsible for creating and expanding opportunities for Stern students by building strategic partnerships with diverse organizations.

Prior to joining Stern, Maureen was a vice president in operations at Credit Suisse Securities and Goldman, Sachs & Company where she specialized in oversight of core control functions, business process improvement, campus recruitment, project management, and staff development. Maureen received an MBA in finance from the Wharton School of Business and a B.A. in economics from Georgetown University.

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Lawrence Verbiest

Director, Consulting Industry

Industry Practice Leader and Certified Career Coach

Lawrence advises MBA students interested in consulting. He also manages and expands the MBA Career Center’s recruiting relationships with consulting industry employers. He began his consulting career with Booz Allen Hamilton after a 22-year career as an officer in the U.S. Army. At Booz Allen he supported clients in the healthcare and human capital markets, and led interdisciplinary teams of consultants on eight distinct contracts or task orders with a total award value of $33M during the period 2008 to 2013. He was also very involved with employee recruiting.

Lawrence holds a B.S. from the United States Military Academy, an M.A. in International Policy Studies from Stanford University, and an MPA from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. He also completed a Change Management certification program at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and is a Project Management Professional (PMP).

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Sarah Harbison

Associate Director, Consulting Industry

Industry Practice Leader and Certified Career Coach

Sarah advises MBA students interested in consulting. Her primary focus areas are commercial strategy, M&A and financial services consulting. She also manages and expands the MBA Career Center’s recruiting relationships with consulting industry employers. Sarah joined the Georgetown MBA Career Center from a career in independent consulting. She has also previously worked within the Financial Services practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers and a number of startups in retail, social impact, and technology including and Third Sector Capital Partners.

Throughout her career, Sarah has remained dedicated to education, student life, and mentorship. She holds an MBA in Management, Organizational Effectiveness, & Entrepreneurship from the Wharton School and a BSBA magna cum laude in Accounting & Finance from Georgetown University.

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Renata Scott

Associate Director, Social Impact/Non-profits, Education, Energy, Government, and International Development Industries

Industry Practice Leader and Certified Career Coach

Renata leads relationship building with employers and MBA students for social impact, education, government, energy, and international development careers. She is a workforce and economic development advocate with over a decade of experience providing exceptional career counseling and outreach engagement. Renata began her career in non-profit social services settings by providing case management and rehabilitation services for underrepresented individuals to successfully transition to employment, housing, and health care management.

Before joining Georgetown University, Renata completed her Master’s Degree in Counseling and provided vocational training development and program analysis for the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Kerry Kidwell-Slak

Director, Career Curricula and Communications

Certified Career Coach

Kerry designs and delivers career programming and communications for the MBA Career Center, as well as the Executive Career Development Center, MSB Specialized Degree Programs, and the Undergraduate Career Development Center. She most recently held management roles in membership and education programs with two science-based non-profit associations with an emphasis on cultivating professional development and career opportunities for those with STEM backgrounds. She also has held leadership roles with the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) Career Center and began her career in technical consulting for the nuclear power industry with MPR Associates.

Kerry holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Duke University and an M.A. in higher education administration from The George Washington University.

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Ja’net Y. DeFlorimonte

Director of Operations

Ja’net provides strategic support to the MBA Career Center in the areas of finance, budgets, analytics, and operations. Prior to joining the Career Center, Ja’net was the Director of Admissions for the Master of Science in Foreign Service Program at Georgetown’s Walsh School of Foreign Service. She also held a leadership position with the Medical School for International Health at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Prior to joining academia, Ja’net held various positions supporting students, mostly from untapped and historically underrepresented backgrounds, at National Medical Fellowships, Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, and the Institute of International Education.

Ja’net earned her MPA with a concentration in international management from American University and her BA in political science with a minor in international studies from Wake Forest University. She also recently completed the Professional Project Management Certificate at Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies.

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Adam Paegle

Recruitment and Event Coordinator


As a recruitment coordinator, Adam manages logistics and provides support in the areas of recruitment coordination, event logistics, project management, and internal relations. After receiving his B.A. in English from Georgetown University, Adam worked for Georgetown’s Undergraduate Career Center as a recruiting coordinator, managing employer relationships and recruitment activities for Georgetown’s undergraduate students. Prior to joining the MBA Career Center, Adam worked as a college recruiter in the technology industry.

Adam is currently pursuing his Master’s in Higher Education Administration from the Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies.

Wenhui (Wen) Fang

Manager, Data and Business Intelligence


Wen manages the full cycle of data analytics in the MBA Career Center, including data collection, organization, analysis, and reporting. In his role, he leverages data analysis to draw business intelligence and provide actionable insights to stakeholders. Wen also writes business applications using various programming languages to automate the generation of periodical reports. Prior to joining the MBA Career Center, Wen worked as a financial analyst at Georgetown University’s IT department (UIS).

Wen is originally from Wenzhou, China, and has lived in multiple cities in the U.S. including New York City, Washington, D.C., San Diego, and Milwaukee. Wen holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and is currently pursuing his Master’s in Business Analytics at McDonough.

Marissa Bockeno

Recruitment and Event Coordinator


Marissa supports the MBA Career Center with logistical coordination, event planning, and operational support. While doing this, she focuses on recruitment activities that promote job placement for both students and employers.

Marissa received her B.S from Ithaca College in Communication Management and Design with a Concentration in Corporate Communications and a minor in African Diaspora. During her undergraduate studies, she worked for Ithaca College in the Office of Conference and Event Services where she planned and executed 100+ collegiate related events. Prior to coming to Georgetown, Marissa worked as a Service Team Leader at Wegmans where she focused on employee development and customer relations.

Marissa was born and raised in Syracuse, NY but lived in Ithaca, NY before relocating to the DMV area.