Staff Directory


Julie Pittser

Director of COER

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Julie Pittser has a B.S. degree in Communication from Truman State University and is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Human Resources.  She has over twenty years of experience in higher education including  career services, financial assistance and student services.  A transplant from Iowa, Julie joined the Career Opportunities & Employer Relations (COER) team in October 2011.  As the Director, her focus areas include:  staff development, assessment, strategic planning, corporate relations, programming and operations.  Her personal mission is to lead the COER team to be the BEST EVER.

Lauren Hatfield

Assistant Director of COER

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Lauren Hatfield obtained her Bachelor of Art in Communications from Central Methodist University in May of 2012, and graduated with her Master of Science in Performance Improvement from Grantham University in 2014.  Previous to joining the COER team in June of 2016, Lauren worked within higher education in the field of Student Advising.

Jessica Boles

Business Support Specialist

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Jessica Boles is obtaining her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, and she joined COER in July of 2017.   She works primarily with the financial aspects of the department, including payroll and travel arrangements, and provides assistance regarding the director’s schedule and preparing for meetings.  She coordinates the graduating students’ career outcomes reports and compiles data for the yearly starting salary statistics.  She interacts with faculty, staff, employers, and other constituents regarding data requests and COER statistics. She enjoys the interaction with the students, faculty, and staff of Missouri S&T.

Gail Best


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Gail Best joined COER in August 2011 with 35 years of experience in co-owning a business and specializing in customer service. She assists students with correspondence, registration in Minerjobs and scheduling appointments with career advisors for resume reviews, practice interviews and career advising. Gail loves interacting with students and employers and thinks it’s the best part of her job.

Recruiting Assistants

Sara Earl

Recruiting Assistant (A-M)

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After completing her B.S. in Animal Sciences from Missouri State, and working in diverse industries – from insurance to agriculture – Sara found COER as her home base in 2006. Sara loves working with students and staff, but her favorite part of her job is forming friendships with employers over the years. Her primary roles are acting as administrator for HireMiners, scheduling on-site interviews, responding to the diverse needs of employers, coordinating the Career Fair, and reporting employer recruit annually and end-of-semester. Sara is a 19th century history buff who loves to be outside doing yard work and landscaping. She is also an avid fan of AMC’s The Walking Dead.


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Student Service Coordinators

Anastasia Martinez

Student Service Coordinator

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Anastasia is a May 2017 graduate of the Higher Education and Student Affairs master’s program at The Ohio State University (OSU). She holds a BA in English from OSU along with a master’s degree in secondary teaching from the University of North Carolina Charlotte. She joined the COER team as a Student Service Coordinator in May 2017. Anastasia’s primary responsibilities include resume and cover letter review, practice interviews, advising students, and serving as an ambassador for international students. She seeks to encourage students to meaningfully develop as professionals in hopes students find employment opportunities throughout their time at Missouri S&T and beyond! 

Miranda Ham

Student Service Coordinator

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Miranda graduated from Missouri State University in May 2016 with a B.S. in Technical Writing and a minor in General Business. She joined the COER team as a Student Service Coordinator in August 2016. Her primary responsibilities include reviewing resumes, conducting practice interviews, advising students, and operating the suit closet and InterviewStream. She loves working with students who are beginning to pave their way into the professional world.


Anthony Krueger

Programmer Analyst

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Anthony obtained his B.S. in Information Science & Technology at Missouri S&T in 2013. His well-rounded work experience is a combination of Entrepreneurship, Networking & Communications, IT Helpdesk and Business Analysis. During and following his undergraduate degree, he worked at St. James Winery for 4 years, lastly as a Sales Planning Manager (Business Analyst). Anthony joined the COER team in Fall 2015. 

Sammatha Wilcox

Experiential Learning Specialist

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Sammatha Wilcox joined the Career Opportunities & Employer Relations team in April, 2014. One of her goals is to facilitate relationships between student organizations and employers. Before joining COER, Sammatha worked in the Residential Life department on the Missouri S&T campus.  The area of focus was on family housing options.  Sammatha has a Bachelor of Science in Human Services.