Aimee Laun, M.A., SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Aimee Laun is the Director of the Texas Woman’s University Career Connections Center. Aimee earned an M.A. in Organizational Development form the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas and a B.A.A.S. with business concentration from West Texas A&M University. Aimee is passionate about providing students the connections and tools they need to reach their fullest potential, become their authentic selves and ensure their successful transition into the workplace.
Aimee brings with her the experience of working for two Fortune 100 companies, more than ten years in education, is a Senior Certified Professional in Human Resources (SHRM-SCP), a Certified Gallup Strengths Coach and is credentialed by the Association of Colleges and University Educators (ACUE) in Effective College Instruction.
Aimee’s Top 5 StrengthsFinder results are: Belief, Positivity, Discipline, Maximizer and Individualization.
Outside of work, Aimee enjoys spending time with family and friends, visiting her two daughters one on the east coast and the other on the west coast, reading, going to the lake and strolling with her Great Pyrenees, Lexie.
Brookelyn Bush, Ph.D.
Associate Director for Employer Relations, Technology, & Operations
Dr. Brookelyn Bush is the Associate Director for Employer Relations at the Texas Woman’s University Career Connections Center. Her background is in social work and education. Within her diverse background, she’s learned that her passion lies in enhancing the quality of life for others, finding a balance, and initially guide one back to a structured environment. Brookelyn received her Doctor of Philosophy in Family Studies from Texas Woman’s University. She received her Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction Science from the University of Texas at Arlington, and her Bachelor of Science in Social Work from Texas Woman’s University.
Brookelyn’s strengths lie in communication, listening, problem-solving, and analyzing. These strengths are vital to her because they provide wise counsel to others and allows her to have a different perspective of the world, one that helps to make sense to oneself and to other people. Brookelyn’s Top 5 StrengthsFinder results are Input, Strategic, Futuristic, Learner, and Achiever.
Outside of school and work, Brookelyn enjoys spending time with her husband and children, shopping, and reading a good book. Her favorite quote is from Michele Obama which reads, “The only limit to the height of your achievement is the reach of your dreams and your willingness to work hard for them.”
Lindsley Burgess, M.A., M.S.
Associate Director of Consulting & Programming
Lindsley Burgess serves as the Associate Director of Consulting & Programming for the Career Connections Center at Texas Woman’s University. Lin leads the career consultant team with over nine years of experience in career services in higher education. She earned a B.S. in Psychology from Southern University and A&M College, an M.S. in Clinical Psychology from Northwestern State University of Louisiana, and an M.A. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Houston – Victoria.
Prior to her role with the Career Connections Center, Lin began her career in career services as a Graduate Assistant with the Counseling and Career Services office at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, LA. She then served as the Career & Student Development Coordinator with McNeese State University’s Career & Student Development Center in Lake Charles, LA. She followed this role as a Career Counselor with the University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Career Services office in Houston, TX.
Lin comes to the role of Associate Director with a wealth of knowledge and a strong passion for career counseling and career education. With the goal of enrollment being to earn a degree toward advanced opportunities, universities have an obligation to not only develop students academically but to also invest in their development as professionals. Lin is dedicated to engaging our students, faculty/staff, and employer partners, with the goal being to further develop our students as professionals, enhance their knowledge and experiences beyond the classroom, and assist employers with their recruiting needs!
Lin’s Top 5 CliftonStrengths results are: Empathy, Adaptability, Intellection, Relator, & Learner. Additional Psychological/Career Results include, MBTI: INFP and Strong Interest Inventory: SAI.
CollegesCollege of Business
Christie Shill, M.S. LPC
Career Consultant, College of Health Sciences
Christie serves as a Career Consultant at Texas Woman’s University. Christie received her Master of Science in Counseling and Development from Texas Woman’s University and her Bachelor of Arts in English, with a minor in Psychology, from Brigham Young University.
Christie has a passion for helping students build a meaningful and enriching future. She uses an authentic and empathetic approach to meet students where they are at on their career journey and empower them with the tools and resources they need to reach where they want to be.
During her free time, Christie enjoys reading, painting, and doing puzzles. She can often be found in the kitchen singing to herself and baking a new recipe that prominently features chocolate. Christie loves spending time with her family and cuddling on the couch with Dobby, her loyal and quirky dog.
Christie’s top 5 CliftonStrengths are: Empathy, Input, Strategic, Intellection, Responsibility.
CollegesCollege of Health Sciences
Career Consultant, Dallas Campus
Naomi is the Career Consultant at the TWU – Dallas campus. She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. Naomi’s professional background is in both higher education and healthcare recruiting. She is passionate about helping students reach their goals, professional and personal. She is a strong believer of meeting people where they are at and understanding their “why” to build relationships and ultimately best assist them. Naomi’s Top 5 CliftonStrengths are Achiever, Relator, Learner, Empathy, and Responsibility.
Outside of work, Naomi enjoys spending time with her Cockapoo named Blu. She strives to be outdoors as much as possible and on a nice day, you can often find her sitting outside in the Dallas courtyard. She is passionate about mental and physical health, with interests in volleyball, yoga, and long distance running. Recently moving from the Midwest, Naomi is excited to explore Dallas and is always open to new food and experience recommendations.
CollegesTWU T. Boone Pickens Institute of Health Sciences - Dallas Center
Career Consultant, College of Professional Education
Trinity serves as a Career Consultant for the College of Professional Education. She is currently pursuing her Master of Science in Counseling and Development from Texas Woman’s University. She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in counseling from the University of North Texas in 2022. Trinity has been working in different spheres of higher education since 2021.
Trinity is excited to utilize her strengths developed in working with students to serve those at TWU. She is passionate about exploring what makes a person unique and how they can further develop as an individual both personally and professionally. Each student has a different situation than the next, and meeting each where they are is her philosophy of how to assist them best. As a first generation student, she also has a strong drive to help other first generation students accomplish their academic goals.
When not at work or writing papers for class, Trinity enjoys a gambit of many hobbies. She likes to draw, crochet, make tea, and spend time with friends and family. In the warmer months, she can likely be found hiking or exploring a State Park. Trinity’s Top 5 CliftonStrengths are: Connectedness, Input, Achiever, Communication, and Competition.
CollegesCollege of Professional Education
Nicole Sonkur, M.S.
Career Consultant, College of Arts and Sciences
Nicole serves as a Career Consultant for the College of Arts and Sciences. Nicole earned her Master of Science in Counseling and Development from Texas Woman’s University and her Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Religious Studies from San Jose State University.
Nicole is passionate about supporting students in reaching their greatest potential in education, career and personal development. She believes that with hard work and dedication, every student has the ability to obtain the career and lifestyle that they desire. She provides a caring, non-judgmental environment in which students are able to explore their thoughts, feelings and ideas.
Outside of the office, Nicole enjoys trying new cuisine, styling, shopping and organizing. She loves spending time with her family, listening to music, dancing and creating a bond with her Half Moon Betta fish, Khalil.
Nicole’s Top 5 CliftonStrengths are: Empathy, Strategic, Positivity, Relator, and Developer.