Director of Employer Engagement
Michelle is the Director of Employer Engagement at UTSA’s centralized University Career Center. She partners with all UTSA colleges and centers to work with companies on their campus-wide recruitment strategy. Her team manages all large scale, campus wide recruiting events and supports smaller, boutique recruiting events as well as customized employer recruiting events with corporate partners.
Michelle began her post-undergraduate career as a finance officer in the U.S. Air Force. After 8 years of active duty service, she pivoted into a career in higher education. She worked in MBA Career Management at Texas McCombs, The University of Texas at Austin for 13 years, starting as a career advisor and lecturer for the full-time MBA program and eventually moving over to the employer relations side of the house. As Director of Employer and Alumni Engagement for the Texas McCombs MBA Program, she was on the leadership team recognized by Poets & Quants as The Best MBA Career Centers 2019.
In February of 2021, she took on the newly created role of Director of Employer Engagement at UTSA. The University Career Center has been undergoing a transformation, and she’s thrilled to be a part of the leadership team to develop and implement innovative and impactful new programming and initiatives. She grew up in San Antonio, went to undergraduate school here, was stationed at Lackland AFB while in the Air Force, and she’s happy to be back to where she considers home with her husband Ben, a native San Antonian/UTSA alumnus and their son, Alex.
She earned a B.S. in Business Administration from Trinity University, an M.P.A. from The University of Washington and an M.A. in Advertising from The University of Texas. While attending Trinity University, Michelle took AFROTC classes at UTSA Det 842, so she considers herself an honorary Roadrunner. Birds up!
Assistant Director of Employer Engagement
Regina Gomez currently serves the UTSA University Career Center as the Assistant Director of Employer Engagement. Regina has 13+ years of experience in higher education. Her primary goal is to develop and cultivate relationships with employers interested in recruiting UTSA students and alumni. In addition to connecting employers to students, she helps employers navigate the various departments and centers at UTSA university-wide. Regina also oversees and manages personnel and programming within the unit which serves both employers and students and alumni seeking full-time, part-time, and internship/co-op opportunities.
Regina is originally from Colombia and is fully bilingual in English and Spanish. She holds a Bachelor of Science in General Management from Western Kentucky University. Prior to coming to UTSA, Regina previously worked at Texas A&M University for both the Office of International Outreach and the Center for Retailing Studies, Mays Business School. Regina also has worked in Human Resources and has extensive experience with public service and community initiatives.
Assistant Director of Business Development
Cristina Sanchez serves as the Assistant Director of Business Development for the University Career Center, bringing to the role over a decade of experience in the higher education system with a focus on relationship building and the development of experiential learning opportunities for students and employees. Her comprehension and appreciation for the education ecosystem will create new pathways toward strategic and impactful cross-sectional partnerships with our employer and education communities.
As a first-generation student, Cristina has a passion for working with underrepresented student populations and developing programs and services that eliminate barriers to their success.
Cristina is a double alumnus of UTSA. During her time here, Cristina earned a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and a Master of Education in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies.
Senior Events Manager
Melissa is the Events Manager, she is responsible for planning the Career Fairs and any other events hosted by the Career Center for students and employers.
She is originally from El Paso, TX, but moved to San Antonio to attend UTSA. She recently graduated in May 2018 with her degree in Sport, Event and Tourism Management with a minor in Marketing. She enjoys the whole planning process of events and seeing the whole event come together for employers and students.
Employer Engagement Manager
Chianna currently serves as the Employer Engagement Manager within the UTSA University Career Center (UCC). Her responsibilities include bridging student organizations and employers together, tracking sponsorships and operations of the Employer Engagement Team, and managing the partnerships developed from the UCC Student Advisory Board.
She is originally from Strasburg, Colorado, and is an alum of Colorado State University-Pueblo (CSU-Pueblo), where she holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Mass Communications (emphasis in Integrated Communications) and a minor in Leadership Studies.
During her time at CSU-Pueblo, she had the opportunity to conduct undergraduate research on how different socio-demographic consume the media with a research colleague. Upon conclusion of their research findings, “Satire or Fake News: Social Media Consumers’ Socio-Demographics Decide” was published in the WWW ’18 Companion Proceedings of The Web Conference 2018.
Prior to joining the Employer Engagement Team at UTSA, Chianna worked in the corporate and the non-profit sector. She has a variety of different experiences within higher education, at both the community college and 4-year institution levels, including Admissions, Student Ambassador Programs, Journalism, and New Student Orientation.
She brings a variety of different perspectives as a first-generation college student and a military spouse to the UCC. In her free time, she enjoys spending time exploring new areas with her husband and 2 kids, hiking a variety of different trails, running, cooking, and reading books.
Administrative Associate II
Victoria Tesillo is the Employer Engagement Administrative Associate II.
Victoria has been with the University Career Center for 10 years. Her main responsibility is working with employers who post jobs in the Career Center’s job bank.
Victoria enjoys working with employers who actively recruit UTSA students and alumni.