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Meet the Team:

Nikki Marzano- Director of Career Services

Nikki began her career with John Carroll’s Career Services in 2013 and has worn many hats over the years. She first worked as the internship coordinator and then transitioned to an employer relations role. In 2020, she became the director working with an exceptional team of professionals who make coming to work every day a blast. Prior to working in career services, she had a career in human resources and recruiting. Nikki holds a Bachelor of Arts from Bucknell University where she double majored in Psychology and East Asian Studies. Her Master of Arts degree is in Organizational Management from George Washington University. The students are why Nikki (and the whole team!) do what they do; they also are Nikki’s favorite part of the job. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family and settling in with a good book. 216.397.4431

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Logan joined Career Services in August 2016 after working at Kent State University and North East Ohio Medical University. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Human Services and a master’s in Counseling as well as an ABD for a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision. Logan’s favorite part of his job is the relationships he’s built with students and colleagues. He is an avid music and Cleveland sports fan and enjoys going to shows and watching sporting events with friends.

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Tainne Dallas-Career Advisor

Tainne is a 2018 graduate of John Carroll and holds a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science. In 2021, she completed her master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at John Carroll. Her tenure in Career Services started in 2017 as a Peer Advisor and she was the Graduate Assistant in the office before joining the team full-time in the fall of 2019. Tainne’s favorite part about her work is helping students pursue their passions and watching them take steps toward achieving their career goals. When she’s not checking resumes, you can find Tainne doing puzzles, taking walks, and exploring the neighborhoods around Cleveland.  216.397.4435

Nicki Grimes-Career Advisor

Nicki started at John Carroll in July 2021. Before joining the team, she was a graduate hall director at the Cleveland Institute of Art while completing her Master of Education in Higher Education Administration and Student Affairs at Kent State University. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Interpersonal Communication with a minor in Human Development and Family Studies from Kent State University. Nicki’s favorite part about working in Career Services is seeing the students and alumni she helped get the internship, job, or into a graduate school program they wanted. Nicki is a Playhouse Square season ticket holder and enjoys musical theatre and the arts.


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A 2016 John Carroll graduate, Mary Ellen started working in Career Services in 2018 as the Assistant Director of Communications. She holds her Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Communication and in 2023 completed her Master’s degree in Nonprofit Administration also at JCU. Prior to joining the team, Mary Ellen worked in digital marketing. The best part of her job is the people and helping tell the story of Career Services to current and potential students, parents, employers, and alumni. Outside of the office, you can find her enjoying the sites of the city on a patio with family & friends. 216.397.1676

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Roseanne joined Career Services in November 2015, and before that, she worked as an Administrative Assistant for ReMax Traditions. She has an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. Directing students to where they need to go, solving problems, and engaging with students is Roseanne’s specialty and favorite part of the job. In her free time, Roseanne enjoys collecting children’s books, spending time outside, and being with her dogs and family.  216.397.4432

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Khoa joined Career Services as the new Graduate Assistant in August 2023, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Fulbright University Vietnam. Khoa is currently in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at John Carroll, and his favorite part about his work at Career Services is getting to work closely with students to guide them in taking steps to advance their career. Khoa loves playing chess, tennis, going rock climbing, singing, and listening to music.

2022-2023 Peer Advisors

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Erin Andreucci
Communication Major


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Shannon Hassel
I/O Psychology Major


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Sandy Messiha
Psychology Major


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Jackson Alexander
Accounting Major


2023-2024 Marketing Interns

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Emily Cervenka
Communication Major


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Hannah Humphries
Marketing Major