We empower students and alumni to be intentional managers of their careers.
Through student-centered programs, quality services and the UBalt Career Cycle, we provide participants with the knowledge, resources, networks and opportunities needed to connect their education to employment in the evolving marketplace. We support students and alumni as they advance professionally and transition beyond the University by engaging the employment community in mutually beneficial relationships promoting a sustainable cycle of success.
Back-up Career Specialist, Public Affairs
Lakeisha leads the career center staff in building bridges between employment and education. She is a certified professional career coach, certified professional resume writer, and certified global career development facilitator. As an educator with 10+ years of experience in higher education, Lakeisha’s experience includes residence life, new student orientation, academic advising and career services. Lakeisha likes to say that she has helped students gain admission into college, remain in college and exit college—with a job! A Baltimore native, Lakeisha currently serves as co-advisor to the National Society of Leadership & Success (NSLS), the largest student group on campus. She also serves on the NSLS National Advisor Advisory Board and the Maryland Career Consortium Directors Board. Lakeisha is a past president of the Maryland Career Development Association and has attained numerous awards and recognition from both national and local organizations. Lakeisha holds a B.A in Communication from the University of Maryland, College Park and a M.S. in Human Resources from Towson University. She is currently pursuing a Ed.D in Higher Education Innovation from Wilmington University. In 2016, Lakeisha co-authored a book for the Association of Training and Development called Find Your Fit.
Assistant Director, Employer Relations
Back-up Career Specialist, Business
Lana Farley is the Assistant Director of Employer Relations in the Career and Internship Center. She has over six years of experience in the career services industry, specifically involving experiential education and recruitment. At her last institution, she worked with undergraduate students, getting them prepared for their internship experiences and connecting them to businesses within their chosen industry. Lana feels that community engagement and relationship building is key to what she does each day. She was very involved in her local community of Frederick, serving on a variety of leadership, education, and workforce development boards. Being new to UBalt, she is eager to work with her team to generate new ideas and events, as well as build and deepen employer partnerships. Lana holds a B.A. degree in Psychology from Salisbury University and a M.A. in Human Sciences with a counseling concentration from Hood College, and is MBTI certified.
Career Manager, Arts and Sciences
Industry Areas: Behavioral Sciences, Legal Studies, Science & Technology, and Communications Design
Daniel Bowley is a career manager and serves students in the College of Arts and Sciences. Daniel is passionate about engaging students and helping them to identify their passions and pursue their career goals. During his college career, Daniel worked primarily with on-campus students to help them acclimate to campus living and facilitate a positive campus community. He is excited to have the opportunity to return to his home state and work with UBalt's students to create a culture of personal and professional growth for the entire UBalt community. Prior to working in career services, Daniel worked as a Graduate Resident Director, Resident Assistant, and Presidential Ambassador across various universities and advocated for student concerns through his roles in student government. He also co-founded a campus a cappella group and continues to hold a deep passion for the arts.
Daniel joins our staff after earning his M.A. in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Prior to this, he completed his B.S. in Mass Communication (Advertising and Public Relations) at Towson University.
Top 5 Strengths: Positivity | Achiever | Woo | Includer | Learner
Career Specialist, College of Public Affairs
Industry Areas: Criminal Justice, Health and Human Services, Public and International Affairs
Cara Martinez is the new Career Specialist for the College of Public Affairs. After graduating with a B.A. in Human Services and a MPA from the University of Baltimore, she feels that this new position is a homecoming for her, and she is excited to join the UBalt family. Cara worked diligently and conscientiously to earn her degrees while working full-time and going to school part-time. With a passion for helping others achieve their educational and career goals, she has worked in both the public and private sectors, and she enjoys working in industries that impact people’s lives. In her time before joining the staff at UBalt, Cara used her knowledge in Human Service Administration and Public Administration to hold positions as a Director of Operations in a clinic for mental health therapy, as an Academic Advisor, and as a COVID-19 contact tracer for the Anne Arundel County Health Department. Cara is very much looking forward to meeting the College of Public Affairs’ students and to continuing to impact others’ lives for the better.