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Meet the office of career and professional development


Meet the Office of Career and Professional Development

Rae Ann Bories-Easley | Director
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Rae Ann Bories-Easley joined the Office of Career and Professional Development in July, 2010 as the Director. She most recently served as the Director of Outreach and Marketing at the American University Career Center in Washington, D.C. from 2000-2008 after managing the International Internships Program from 1997-2000. There, she worked closely with the faculty, students, staff and alumni from the School of International Service to develop relationships with employers in Washington, New York and abroad and to advise students on career planning.

Mira Morton Luna | Associate Director, Employer and Career Development
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Mira Morton Luna has worked for the Office of Career and Professional Development since June 2006 where she has engaged employers with the school and managed student career planning. Mira has a background in nonprofits, private sector and government consulting. She served as a program director for the Colorado American Diabetes Association and moved on to consult with the Centers for Disease Control and the National American Diabetes Association on outreach to high-risk, diverse populations. From there she worked in the pharmaceutical industry as a Hospital Sales Manager in Albuquerque, NM and El Paso, Texas and then as the executive director for a community-based nonprofit where she consulted with foundations reviewing grant funding requests and evaluating diversity outreach strategies.

Mira has an MA in International & Intercultural Communications from the University of Denver (a joint degree between the then School of Communications and the Josef Korbel School of International Studies) and an MA in Communications from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon.

Joe Livingston | Assistant Director
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Joe joined the Office of Career and Professional Development in January, 2017 following more than a decade of government, nonprofit, and academic experience in international affairs. Most recently, Joe was the Associate Director for Government and NGOs for Project C.U.R.E. where he worked to cultivate partnerships with leading humanitarian and development organizations. Prior to this, Joe spent more than eight years as a Foreign Service Officer with the Department of State, serving in Saudi Arabia, Mexico, New York, Washington, DC, and Turkey. Joe previously worked with the International Institute for Education in New York managing Fulbright programs and the International Catholic Migration Commission in Jordan supporting Iraqi refugees. He is the recipient of three State Department Superior Honor Awards as well as Fulbright and National Security Education Program fellowships to Jordan. He received a BA in Government from Hamilton College, and an MA from the University of Texas in Austin in Middle Eastern Studies. He studied abroad in Jordan, Israel, and Switzerland.

Heather Rutherford | Internships and Data Manager
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Heather joined the Office of Career and Professional Development in 2015 and became the internship program manager in 2017. She has an MA in International and Intercultural Communication from the University of Denver. Prior to her time at DU, Heather served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Telavi, Georgia (2009-2011) and spent five years as a supervisor with the Vanguard Group financial management company in both Pennsylvania and Arizona. Heather graduated from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas with a BS in Business Administration and Speech Communication, and credits her semester abroad in Stirling, Scotland with starting her passion of all things international.