Center for Career Development Staff

Katherine Scannell, Associate Dean for Admissions and Placement.  She recieved her bachelor's degree from Washington University in Economics and her JD degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia.  Practiced in law firms and in-house.



 Nicole Alexander, Assistant Dean, Center for Career Development , received her JD from Tulane Law School in New Orleans. She previously practiced in-house for 12 years at large publicly traded companies in the energy and consumer products sectors. Most recently, she was head of a global litigation group. Prior to transitioning to in-house, she practiced law with Bryan Cave LLP and Thompson Coburn LLP. She has also volunteered with the juvenile courts in St. Louis and New Orleans, including serving as a St. Louis County Truancy Court Judge. She also served as a board member for the Redevelopment Organization for Women, which helps empower women who have been impacted by poverty, homelessness, and/or intimate partner violence.  


Tanya Bishop, Administrative Assistant, handles the day to day flow of the CSO. Along with providing administrative support, she also coordinates video interviews with employers.



Jim Guest, JD, Career Strategist
Practiced in law firms and 12 years public interest. He received is BS degree from Grinnell College and his JD degree from St. Louis University.



Laura McLaughlin, JD, Career Strategist, received her juris doctor law degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law in 1994, where she was an editor and published author for the Journal of Dispute Resolution, part of UMC's nationally ranked dispute resolution program. She spent the majority of her law practice with small firms in St. Louis focusing on domestic, juvenile and general civil litigation. Her practice included participation in all aspects of discovery, settlements and trials as well as legal research and writing in those areas. During this time, she also accepted multiple appointments from the St. Louis County Circuit and Associate Circuit judiciary to serve as Guardian ad Litem.


Ariane Moore, Career Strategist, received her juris doctor law degree from the University of Wisconsin - Madison Law School and her Bachelor of Arts degree from Emory University. She spent several years in a small firm focusing on domestic litigation. The majority of her practice has been devoted to public interest law; for 10 years she represented over 400 children in foster care as a guardian ad litem in St. Louis.  



Mahrya Fulfer Page, JD, Career Strategist, received her juris doctor law degree from Valparaiso University in 2006 and her Bachelor of Arts degree from Millikin University. She has practiced for almost 10 years in the city of St. Louis as an Assistant Circuit Attorney. She has tried 36 jury trials to verdict as first chair. She has assisted in the prosecution of crimes ranging from homicides, assaults, property related offenses, narcotics related crimes, and sexual abuse cases. During this time, she also handled pretrial motions, bench trials, post-conviction hearings and argued before the court of appeals.


Angela (Angie) Smith, Director, Operations, Diversity and Recruiting, joined the Center for Career Development in 1997. Angie facilitates all of our recruiting programs locally and nationally and is responsible for on and off campus interviews in the Spring and Fall. She coordinates all third party job fairs and Diversity programs.