Meet the Career Center Staff
Clare Tauriello, Director of the Career Center
Clare has a masters of education degree in counselor education from Penn State University and a bachelor’s degree in communications from Ithaca College. She worked for many years at Penn State Mont Alto as the Career Services Coordinator and as the Division of Undergraduate Studies Coordinator. Prior to Penn State, Clare worked at Northeastern University and Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. She has also taught at Frederick Community College in Frederick, Maryland. She has been interviewed by the Frederick News-Post, the Baltimore Sun and WHAG on a variety of career-related topics.
Matthew A. Pouss, Assistant Director/Internship Coordinator
Matthew earned his master of science degree in counseling with a concentration in college student personnel from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. In addition to his academic experience at Shippensburg, he held positions with volunteer services at Shippensburg University and residence life at Penn State Mont Alto. He also held internship and field experiences with Gettysburg College’s Center for Career Development and Office of Experiential Education plus Penn State Mont Alto’s Division of Undergraduate Studies. Matthew has a strong interest in aiding Mount students as they connect real field experiences to the excellent education they receive. As his initials allude (MAP), he strives to provide clear direction and insight to students as they discern their callings and vocations.
Naomi Frederick Ruth, Administrative Assistant
Naomi earned her bachelor of science degree from Eastern Mennonite University. She joined the Career Center staff in 2012 and enjoys working with students at the Mount.