Inside Linfield - Career Development

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The Office for Career Development is located in Melrose 010. The Career Development staff, including all student career specialists, are trained to assist students with their résumés or cover letters. There are a variety of resources available in the Career Hub for the Linfield community to use including information on graduate schools, general career information, international careers, internships, how to get a job with any major, and tips regarding résumés, interviews and job search items. We also provide high-quality résumé paper that students can use to print their résumés and cover letters. 

Professional staff

Michael HamptonMichael J. Hampton

Senior Program Director of Career Development 
M.A., Counseling with Career Counseling Emphasis, George Fox University
B.A., Speech; Telecommunication & Film, University of Oregon

Michael is the strategic planner for the team and is an exceptional advocate for career development at Linfield and beyond - establishing creative initiatives to serve students and adapt with the changing economic and higher education landscape.

We bet you didn't know...
• Michael began his career in television news photography
• He worked with world-famous athletes at NIKE
• He has a passion for long distance running - he has completed two marathons


Kristi MackayKristi Mackay

Assistant Director of Career Development, Internship Engagement
B.S., Sociology and Business, Linfield University

Kristi is the team's internship guru! She coaches students in their internship search, decisions, and reflection and works with local organizations to develop meaningful experiences for Linfield students.

We bet you didn't know...
• Kristi's own career launched with an internship
• She and her family have two cats, two goats, and seven chickens
• Earlier in her career she was a corporate event planner and market researcher



Donna MontoyaDonna Montoya

Assistant Director of Career Development, Strategic Partnerships
M.B.A., Willamette University
B.A., Economics and Spanish, Linfield University

Donna is the go-to team member for creating professional connections - you will find her working with employers to help recruit Linfield students and guiding students who want to connect with opportunities or alumni.

We bet you didn't know..
• Donna lived and worked in Mexico after graduating from Linfield
• She is bilingual and enjoys serving students in both English and Spanish
• Her most recent hobby is relearning how to play the piano


Sherry DavidsonSherry Davidson

Office Coordinator for Career Development and Academic Advising
A.A.S., Health Information Management, Chemeketa Community College

Sherry keeps the team motivated, productive, and inspired as she seamlessly connects all that Career Development does to our day-to-day operations. She manages all our outstanding Student Career Specialist's and the student employment models around Linfield while also serving Academic Advising in her dual role.

We bet you didn't know...
• She is an avid concert goer and has seen nearly 100 different musicians live
• Traveling is her favorite thing to do and has adventured as far away as Jamaica
• Sherry spent the last 10+ years actively volunteering with her kid's school/PTA


Student Career Specialist Staff

Student Specialist Alex BurkeenAlex Burkeen '23

Major: Finance/Wine Studies

Campus Involvement: Alpha Phi

Current jobs/internships: Student Career Specialist

Career Aspirations: 




Student specialist Kahiau BonacorsiKahiau Bonacorsi '24

Major: Biology/Public Health

Campus Involvement: Woman's Soccer Team, Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC), Student Research, Hui o Lōkahi Club

Current jobs/internships: Student Career Specialist, Athletic Secretary, STEP-UP Research Intern

Career Aspirations: I hope to one day return to my community on the island of Maui where I will give back by striving to improve community health and public health research.



Student specialist KenzieKenzie Feinglas '23

Major: Mathematics

Campus Involvement: Alpha Phi, Track and Field

Current jobs/internships: Student Career Specialist

Career Aspirations: I hope to become a Medical Sales Representative in Texas.




Student specialist McCallMcCall Bennion '23

Major: Psychology/Education

Campus Involvement: Women's Soccer team

Current jobs/internships: Student Career Specialist

Career Aspirations:




Student specialist MeghanMeghan Mullaly '23

Major: Digital Art/Journalism and Media Studies

Campus Involvement: Zeta Tau Alpha, The Linfield Review, Circle K International, Registration and Orientation leader, Order of Omega

Current jobs/internships: Student Career Specialist

Career Aspirations: While I am not exactly sure what job I want to hold, I hope to have a job that utilizes my graphic design abilities and knowledge of journalism/media.




student specialist OliviaOlivia Welsh '25

Major: International Relations

Campus Involvement: Dance team, Political Science work-study team

Current jobs/internships: Student Career Specialist

Career Aspirations: I would love to have a career that involves working with people, keeps me learning, and brings me excitement.




student specialist SinaiSinai Sanchez '25

Major: Biology with a concentration in Pre-med

Campus Involvement: Circle K International, Pre-Med Club, Linfield First Generation Scholars

Current jobs/internships: Student Career Specialist

Career Aspirations: I'm looking forward to becoming an OB-GYN physician or a dermatologist.








Feel free to come by to the Career Hub (Melrose 010) or give us a call at (503) 883-2733 if you have any questions or comments or check out our Frequently Asked Questions. You can also email us at and we will be happy to assist you.