Resources Career Development Staff
Meet the Staff
Desha Peacock, Director of Career Development
As Director of Career Development, Desha provides career counseling to students and alumni in all stages of the career development process. She finds it rewarding to assist students in clarifying their interests, strengths, and goals. She believes self-exploration is key to reaching one’s “higher purpose" and encourages people to seek careers that are meaningful and fulfilling.
Desha is a certified Career Development Facilitator and holds a Masters Degree from the SIT Graduate Institute. Desha has worked in a variety of positions including social worker, professor, Spanish translator, cultural travel manager and writer, and has facilitated workshops and conferences in London, Costa Rica, and the United Arab Emirates. An avid international traveler, she’s been to most countries in Europe and every country in Central America, with a few visits to Africa and the Middle East. She works closely with the World Studies department at Marlboro to assist students who are interested in an international career.
Originally from Arkansas, Desha loves living in beautiful Vermont, as long as she can travel to somewhere warm for a week or two in the winter!
Contact Desha for:
- Career Development & Planning
- Personality Testing
- Job/Internship Search
- Resumes & Cover Letters
- Interview Techniques
- Communications Skills Assistance
- Community Liaison
- International, National, and Local Internship Development
- Graduate & Professional School Planning & Admission
Stefanie Ashlyn, Career Development Associate and Student Life Coordinator
As Career Development Associate and Student Life Coordinator, Stefanie splits her time between the Career Development and Residential Life Offices at Marlboro. Within the area of Career Development, Stefanie is particularly invested in cultivating a strong campus community service ethic and connecting undergraduate students with opportunities for purposeful engagement in the world. She actively searches for and builds new partnerships with local community-based organizations and presently serves on Marlboro College's Community Service Committee.
Stefanie holds a B.A. in Psychology & Education from Mount Holyoke College and is a licensed early childhood educator. She has worked extensively with non-profits such as Girl Scouts USA, the Student Conservation Association, and Community Action's Head Start Program. She is most passionate about service-learning abroad and has worked as a conservation activist in Ecuador and an outdoor educator in the Swiss Alps.
Contact Stefanie for:
- Community-Based Projects & Service-Learning or Volunteer Opportunities
- International Education & Global Citizenship Projects
- Marketing & Public Relations
Nikki Haug, Career Development Work-Study Student
After three years of bouncing from job-to-job, Nikki has landed in the Career Development Office. She is a senior doing her Plan of Concentration in Literature and History while working ten hours a week for Career Development. Nikki primarily works on finding various job and internship opportunities for both current students and Marlboro graduates. Outside of the office, Nikki is the editor of the literary magazine and a member of the Spiritual Life Committee.
Nikki looks forward to graduating from Marlboro in May 2013 and hopes to find an editorial job in publishing or a career in marketing. Either way, she hopes to stay in New England.
Contact Nikki for:
- Job & Internship Postings
- Social Media Development