Career Services at College of San Mateo - Meet the Staff
Career Services
Meet the Staff

Autumn NewmanAutumn Newman
Title: Program Services Coordinator, Career Services and SSSP
Responsibilities: Helping students, staff, and faculty take full advantage of Career and Student Support Services at CSM
Years at CSM: Since 2011
Education: M.F.A., Poetry, University of Southern Maine; B.A., English, CSU Sacramento; Transfer, Cuesta Community College 
Other Interests: Art in all forms, social justice, animal rights, and writing poetry
Martin BednarekMartin Bednarek
Title: Counselor
Responsibilities: As a counselor at CSM, Martin's primary role is to help international students select their classes, explore college majors and reach their goal of earning an associate degree and transferring to a four-year university. He also teaches career and life planning classes at CSM.
Years at CSM: Since 2003
Education: Bachelor's degree, music education, Nazareth College, and master's degree, counseling, San Francisco State University
Other Interests: As a former music major, he enjoys singing with the San Francisco Choral Society, a large 180-voice chorus that performs choral repertoire with professional soloists and orchestra.
Rosaline BegreteRose Yun Negrete
Title: Adjunct Counselor
Responsibilities: Provide career and academic counseling to CSM students
Years at CSM: Hired in 2009 (Started in 2008 as a career counseling intern while in grad school)
Education: M.A., Counseling Psychology, Santa Clara University; M.A., American University; B.A., Northwestern University; Transfer Credit, De Anza College
Other Interests: Social justice, bilingual education; information design and editing; spending time with her children; being outdoors playing tennis or other sports, hiking, or lounging at the beach 
Kathleen SammutKathleen Sammut
Michael VargasMichael Vargas
Title: Adjunct Counselor and Instructor; Transcript Evaluator for SMCCD
Responsibilities: Counseling students regarding personal, educational and career goals; fostering student success
Years at CSM: Since 2009
Education: M.A., Social Work, San Francisco State University; B.A., Gonzaga University
Certifications: Myers Briggs Type Indicator and the Strong Interest Inventory
Other Interests: Cooking, theater, independent movies and my family