Career Services Staff & Contact Us

Brad Tharpe, Director of Career Services

Brad Tharpe
Director of Career Services
Scott Hall 126

Brad arrived at Pitzer in March 2015 after serving for nearly 3 years as one of the chaplains to The Claremont Colleges. Prior to joining the Consortium,  Brad served as Associate Director of the Master of Arts in Bioethics program and as Administrative Director of The Center for Bioethics, Health and Society at Wake Forest University. Both the academic center and graduate program are designed to facilitate ethical exploration, analysis, and research by persons working in health care, biotechnology, and the basic sciences. From 2004–2008, he worked in college chaplaincy as Director of the Office of Spiritual Life at DePauw University. Previously, he was Assistant Director of the Pro Humanitate Center at Wake Forest University, where he facilitated vocational discernment among students, faculty, and staff. Brad received a Bachelor of Arts in Religion and Classics from Vanderbilt University and a Master of Divinity degree from the Wake Forest University School of Divinity. He enjoys spending time with his family, especially on long car trips, and taking advantage of the wonderful cultural resources in the LA area.

Teresa Flores Roberts, Assistant Director of Career Services

Teresa Flores Roberts
Associate Director, Career Services

Scott Hall 126

Emphasis areas:

  • Employer Relations
  • Career Advising/Coaching
  • Claremont Colleges On-Campus Recruiting Program
  • Career Information Sessions
  • Career Networking Events and Meet Ups
  • Claremont Colleges Career Center Programs

Originally from the Northern California town of Fremont, Teresa has many roles as the Associate Director of a five-person office. She plans, organizes and facilitates career-related programming including programs with Alumni. She manages the Career Fellows, a peer advising program. She counsels students and alumni on writing resumes, finds internships, and improves interview skills and job search strategies. Students should contact her if they are interested in The Claremont Colleges On-Campus Recruiting Program and/or want to plan joint events.

Carolina Rodriguez, Assistant Director for Career Development

Carolina Rodriguez
Assistant Director for Career Development
Scott Hall 126

Carolina is no stranger to the Claremont Colleges! She has worked in the career centers at Pomona College and the Drucker School of Management and earned a Master of Arts in Higher Education at Claremont Graduate University.  She is returning to Pitzer having worked previously in the Office of Admissions. She was previously the Student Engagement Coordinator for Enrichment Programs at Cal State LA.

Her passion for higher education started with her involvement in student government at the University of Redlands.  She was also involved in first-gen initiatives and was a student assistant at their career center! Carolina is excited to meet with Pitzer students one-on-one and provide them with the support they need to kick start their career!

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends & family, trying out new restaurants & cuisines and loves to travel (her goal is to visit all 7 continents)!

Linda Bunch, Career Services Counselor

Linda F. Bunch
Career Counselor, Career Services

Career & Education Counselor/Pre-Law Advisor, Career Services

Scott Hall, 126

909 .621.8519


Areas of expertise:

  • Career counseling & assessments
  • Job search including resumes and cover letters
  • Graduate School
  • Pre-Law

Linda loves higher education and especially Career Services helping students and alumni transition from school to meaningful work. Linda is a former college Career Center Director (11 years) and is a Master Career Counselor (MCC) with the National Career Development Association (NCDA). Currently, she is pursuing training in Life Design counseling.

Interested in law school? Linda is the Pre-Law Adviser, and if she does not know the answer to your questions, she will find out who does.

Alongside her work at Pitzer she worked for 9 years at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) in LA for a group out of NYC titled Career Transition For Dancers (CTFD) where she helped professional dancers transition to new careers.

Linda lives in Sierra Madre with her musician husband and new Ragdoll kitty.

Tammy Muir, Office Manager, Career Services

Tamara Muir
Office Manager, Career Services
Scott Hall 126

Emphasis areas:

  • Front Desk Responsibilities including answering questions for students, helping students access Handshake for appointments and events and helping students find the best way Career Services can meet their needs through referral to counselors, Career Fellows and Office Assistants.
  • Coordinates publicity and other needs for Career Services workshops and special events.
  • Manages Work Study students
  • Runs the Student On-Campus Job Fair each fall
  • Works with staff and faculty to post jobs on Handshake; works with students for on-campus jobs.
  • Approves employers and posts jobs and internships on Handshake
  • Coordinates Pitzer Internship Funding and Winter Break Shadowing Funding

Tammy is a graduate of Albion College in Michigan and received her Masters in Comparative Literature at the University of Michigan. She taught at the Community College level for 21 years before joining the Career Services team. She continues to teach part time in the evenings. She wants to encourage students to come in to our office and explore what we do.