Meet Our Team

Catherine Neiner Director
Catherine Neiner’s path has taken her to number of career centers at a variety of colleges and universities – large, small, public and private. One of the turning points in her path was being awarded a Fulbright to study the beginning of the career services profession in Germany. Some of the leadership opportunities that have crossed her path included serving in leadership roles in her profession on both the state and national level. Her research involves the development of accurate expectations of the first post-college job. She has been invited along the way to speak at state, regional and national conferences. Away from her career path, she will take on any travel adventure, and she collects clothing native to the countries she explores.

Nokwe-Asi Ward Business Services Manager
Contacting Nokwe: Nokwe handles purchase orders, manages student assistants and coordinates business and financial operations for UCS.
Fun Fact: Nokwe spends most of her weekends as a "football mom."

Belinda Lindsey Administrative Coordinator
Contacting Belinda: Belinda is the friendly first face you see when you visit UCS. She assists students with appointment scheduling and answers questions regarding the operations of UCS.
Fun Fact: Belinda is active in the community. Annually, she participates in the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Gospel Choir.

Daniel Edgerton Technology & Communications Coordinator
Daniel“If you like learning, life is large.” - Nick HexumDaniel's path brought him back to Georgia State University after over a decade of utilizing his marketing skills for companies such as Simon Property Group and AT&T. At the core of his career path, serving others has been the through line. Daniel thoroughly enjoys facilitating marketing and communication efforts for his teams as well as coordinating technology resources for students and employers. Aside from his career path, Daniel enjoys learning new skills, reading, traveling and eating ridiculously spicy foods.

Ginny Rae Turner Associate Director, Career Development
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Conquaya James Assistant Director, Career Development
ConquayaAs a child, Conquaya’s desire was to become an Olympic gymnast. While in pursuit of her dream, she was forced to take a break and reevaluate her path. With the help of her parents and eldest sibling, and after conducting information interviews with a psychologist and psychiatrist, she realized her additional passion and natural talents for helping others. Upon discovering her gifts, Conquaya went on to receive her undergraduate degree in psychology from Clark Atlanta University and her Master of Science and Specialist in Education degrees in Counseling and Human Systems with a concentration in Career Counseling from Florida State University. Conquaya has traveled the world, lived in different countries, worked in a few career centers, and now teaches students of Georgia State University what she has learned along the way about developing career paths.

Vacant Career Counselor

Caroline Anderson Assistant Director, Co-op & Internships
Caroline’s path has taken her from growing up in Georgia, to graduate school at New York University, to teaching for several years at universities in Spain and Mexico, and back home to Atlanta to work on student professional development and workforce readiness. She has worked in experiential learning for nearly a decade and truly believes that “Experience Pays” for students looking to get co-ops and internships to get ready for work after graduation.

Michelle Berg Co-op & Internships Coordinator
MichelleMichelle’s path brought her to Georgia State twice—first as a graduate student and now professionally with the Cooperative Education and Internship program. Michelle has worked with experiential learning programs for over nine years and loves working with students as they develop their professional paths. She also appreciates learning and implementing new technology in career services. Aside from her career path, Michelle enjoys reading, singing, cooking, and participating in Atlanta’s nerd culture.

Makesha Hillery Co-op & Internships Coordinator
Contacting Makesha: Makesha provides students with assistance in searching and preparing for co-op and internship opportunities.
Fun Fact: Makesha is not afraid to spark a conversation with any stranger on any topic.

Ramona Simien Associate Director, Employer Relations

Ramona Simien“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” - Oscar Wilde

Ramona started her career journey in the corporate world and soon learned her passion was helping people and not solely numbers. After serving as a Director of Catering Sales in Orlando, she found her way to a nonprofit and led initiatives for workforce development offices. It was there that she cultivated a newfound career for business development while using her skills in event management. The career afforded public speaking presentations, radio and news media, and even corporate celebrations–certainly the right mix for an extraverted personality. Continuing her passion and drive, Ramona joined Georgia State University in 2005. As Associate Director of Employer Relations, she enjoys branding Georgia State University and giving students a fresh, new look at career opportunities. Students and employers can reach out to Ramona for campus engagement and other questions. Ramona is a consultant, coach and mentor to many. In her spare time, she enjoys crafts, volunteering, history, music and sports.

Vacant Administrative Coordinator

Ashley Watts Employer Relations Coordinator
AshleyAshley’s path was lined with notions of being a broadcast journalist, an interior designer, and a policy maker–to name a few–before settling on a degree in Fashion Merchandising at Texas Christian University. A job as an Area Sales Manager brought her to Georgia, but after several years in retail, she decided to go back to school for a Master’s of Education in Higher Education. Upon graduating, Ashley worked as an Academic Advisor and Career Coach with 7th-12th graders and community college students in Alabama before accepting the position of Career Counselor here at Georgia State University. Ashley’s winding path is what motivates her to help others discover their own.

Robert Maxson Job Location and Development Coordinator
Contacting Robert: Robert connects students and employers with the goal of matching talented Georgia State University students with viable part-time job opportunities.