Meet the Staff

Branden Grimmett '03
Director

Coaching areas: Arts Management; Music, Theater, Dance, Performing Arts; Government & Public Policy; Ministry & Religiously Affiliated. Responsible for leadership of the Piper Center and represents the center to internal and external audiences.

Kirsten Cahoon '98
Senior Associate Director, Career Education & Coaching

Coaching areas: Business (Consulting, Finance, Management); Sales & Marketing; Media & Communications. Liaison to International Students and responsible for On-Campus Recruiting, Finance Scholars, Peer Advisors, Ole Biz, First Destination Survey.

Kris Estenson
Associate Director, Alumni Engagement

Coaching areas: Alumni Communications. Responsible for the Connections Program (Chicago, Denver, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington, D.C.) and the Alumni in Residence Program.

Grant Eustice
Assistant Director, Fellowships

Coaching areas: Fellowships & Scholarships; Post-Graduate Service; Education; Undecided. Responsible for administering the St. Olaf Fulbright process and collaborating with the Faculty Fellowships Committee.

Nate Jacobi
Associate Director, Service & Leadership

Coaching areas: Post-Graduate Service; Civic Engagement; Nonprofit & Social Services; Fellowships & Scholarships; Environmental. Responsible for Academic Internships, Quo Vadis, Davis Projects, Social Entrepreneurship Scholars.

Janine Knutson
Associate Director, Career Education & Coaching

Coaching areas: Education; Nonprofit & Social Services; Undecided. Liaison to Student Support Services (SSS), Posse, and Residence Life. Responsible for Workshops, Oles for Public Interest, Career and Grad School Fairs, and Focus on First Years.

Susie Kramer
Assistant Director, Career Education and Coaching (Pre-Health Advisor)

Coaching areas: Healthcare & Medicine; Sports Management & Recreation; Undecided. Responsible for Ole Med, Health Professions Committee, Rockswold Health Scholars, Health Scholars at the Mayo Clinic, and Clinic Health Care Program–Allina Clinic.

Liz Musicant
Administrative Assistant

Liz is responsible for managing Ole Career Central, the Peer Advisor Program, internship funding, Academic Internships, and budget management.

Roberto Zayas
Associate Director, Entrepreneurship (Pre-Law Advisor)

Coaching areas: Entrepreneurship; Legal Professions; Science & Lab Research; Technology; Engineering; Healthcare & Medicine. Responsible for pre-law advising, Ole Law, Legal Scholars, Ole Cup, Mayo & Norway Innovation Scholars, and Finstad Grant.