If you call or email Career and Employment Services (CES), you’ll probably talk with Maya Herran. As the operations, programs, and events manager, she’s the first point of contact for students seeking to connect with career advisors and resources for finding a job or internship. She knows a thing or two about trying different career paths—while she was an undergraduate student, she worked as a nanny, a food truck cashier, an outreach representative, a church musician, and a research assistant. In addition to answering incoming questions about CES, Herran handles the nitty-gritty details of networking and career-exploration events like Click to Connect and Dinner With Strangers, and guides student workers through the campus hiring process. She also supports supervisors in creating professional development opportunities to help student workers apply their employment experience to their academic pursuits. When Herran’s not working, spending time with her family, or exploring Tacoma with her rescue dog, Tuna, she enjoys making her own clothes.