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Meet the CCWP Team Members


Click on the names below to learn about our career coaches and their wealth of experience and knowledge.

Abigail Kies, Senior Director

Abigail Kies
Abigail leads her team, counsels student leaders, provides individual career coaching to Langone and Executive MBA students as well as Stern Alumni, and builds relationships with employers.

Prior to joining Stern, Abigail ran her own coaching and leadership training business, where she worked with large teams as well as individuals clients, including Fortune 500 executives, artists, professors, and entrepreneurs, on topics ranging from leadership to presentation skills to career strategy. Earlier in her career, Abigail worked in consulting (marchFIRST/formerly Mitchell Madison), marketing (American Express), and financial services (Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., Inc.). She holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BA from The Johns Hopkins University.

Beverley Caen, Associate Director

Beverley Caen
Beverley provides career coaching to Langone and Executive MBA students as well as Stern Alumni. She also develops programming and actively builds and maintains relationships with employers.

Prior to joining Stern, Beverley ran her own executive search firm in the financial services industry. Earlier in her career, Beverley worked in Equity Sales on Wall Street (Smith Barney, UBS and Sanford Bernstein). She holds an MBA in Finance from The Kelley School of Business, Indiana University and a BS from Florida State University.

Erika Teresko, Associate Director

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Erika provides career coaching to Langone and Executive MBA students as well as Stern Alumni. She also develops programming and actively builds and maintains relationships with employers.

Prior to joining Stern, Erika held leadership training, career development, and recruiting positions in both the private and higher education sectors (American Express, Columbia University, and Morgan Stanley). Erika holds an MA in Organizational Psychology from Teacher’s College, Columbia University and a BA from Ithaca College.

Martha Patton, Associate Director

Martha Patton
Martha provides provides career coaching to Langone and Executive MBA students as well as Stern Alumni. She also develops programming and actively builds and maintains relationships with employers.

Prior to joining the CCWP, Martha directed Career Counseling in the NYU Stern Office of Career Development. Before that, she managed admissions for the Executive MBA in the Finance program and coached students to improve teamwork. Martha holds an MBA from Columbia Business School, an MSW and Executive and Organizational Coaching certificate from NYU, and a BA from Wesleyan University.

Tracy Handler, Associate Director

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Tracy provides career coaching to Langone and Executive MBA students as well as Stern Alumni. She also develops programming and actively builds and maintains relationships with employers.

Prior to joining Stern, Tracy directed the Graduate Career Management Center for the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College and consulted for various business schools in the NYC area. Tracy has an EdM and MA in counseling psychology from Columbia University and a BA from the State University of NY at Albany. Tracy is a National Certified Counselor and a former member of the board of directors of the MBA Career Services Council.

Lara Klein, Associate Director of Executive MBA Career Services

Lara Klein
Lara provides career coaching and develops programming for the Executive MBA students. She also actively builds and maintains relationships with employers.

Prior to joining Stern, Lara worked in the Human Resources field across a variety of industries (Sony Music, International Creative Management, and Sanyo North America). Lara holds an MBA from San Diego State University and a BA from the University of California at Berkeley. She also completed a year-long coaching program through Accomplishment Coaching.

Alicia Lee, Career Resource Counselor

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Alicia manages all of the programs and newsletters for the CCWP. She keeps us all on track and informed and makes everything run smoothly.

Prior to joining Stern, Alicia conducted new student orientation and provided support for the Office of Student Affairs at Washington State University in Vancouver. She holds a BA in Communication from the University of Washington.

Michael Doshier, Team Administrator

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Michael manages the administrative side of the CCWP, including the office's social media and website.

Prior to joining Stern, Michael worked in student affairs at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. He holds a BFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU with minors in Film Production and History.