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 eight 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 employer engagement. 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.
Brookelyn Bush, M.Ed
Associate Director, Employer Relations
Brookelyn 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 is currently pursuing 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 daughter, 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.”
Student OpportunitiesUrban Fellows Program
Mallory Metz, M.S.
Career Consultant, Denton Campus
Mallory serves as the Career Consultant for the College of Health Sciences and for students who are still exploring their career and major options. Mallory received her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from The University of North Texas and her Bachelor of Science in Psychology, with a minor in criminal justice, from The University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
Mallory incorporates her counseling background into her consulting approach through her focus on the holistic nature of student development, including career exploration. She is passionate about empowering students to grow and develop in the ways that fit best for them through providing tools for lifelong achievement.
In her spare time, you can find Mallory throwing a ball for her dog, Leo, or contemplating how much she wishes it was fall already. She loves going back home to Louisiana to visit friends and family and enjoy delicious home cooked meals.
Mallory’s top 5 Strengths are: Harmony, Discipline, Developer, Relator, and Achiever.
CollegesCollege of Health SciencesExploratory/Undecided
Emily Harris, M.Ed.
Emily serves as the Career Consultant for students in the College of Business. She received her Master of Education in Higher Education Administration with a focus in Student Affairs from the University of North Texas in 2018 and her Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from Tarleton State University in 2016. Before joining the Career Connections Team at Texas Woman’s University, Emily worked in Orientation for nearly 4 years at the University of North Texas supporting first year students and overseeing the Orientation Leader program.
Emily is passionate about supporting and developing students and approaches her work from a relational lens. She values intentional conversations with students to better understand their unique interests and works to tailor the student experience to support and meet them where they are at in the career exploration process.
When she’s not supporting students at work, Emily enjoys spending her days off with family. She is a new mom to a rambunctious toddler, a loving wife and proud dog mom to her Australian Shepherd named Houston. In her spare time, Emily enjoys being outdoors, hiking, camping, working on DIY projects around the house and watching HGTV. Some of her favorite things include gummy bears, Mexican food, cozy sweaters and Century Gothic font.
Favorite Quote: “Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire” – Jennifer Lee
Emily’s Top 5 StrengthsFinder results are: Individualization | Positivity | Relator | Futuristic | Activator
CollegesCollege of Arts & SciencesCollege of Business
Trevor McCray, M.A.
Career Consultant, Dallas Campus
Trevor serves as the Career Consultant assisting the Nursing, Graduate Physical Therapy, Graduate Occupational Therapy, and Graduate Business students on the Dallas campus. He is from the great state of Louisiana, where the skies are rainy and sunny, but the food and drinks flow like a river. He received his bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Pre-Law and Paralegal Studies from Northwestern State University, his master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from Louisiana State University, and is currently pursuing his doctorate degree in K-16 Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Texas at Arlington.
Trevor’s top five strengths are Focus, Discipline, Command, Significance, and Relator. He inspires and empowers students to be their champion in their career endeavors.
Trevor is addicted to gummy bears and gummy worms for some odd reason, but that’s partially because he’s particular about his teeth. In his spare time, he loves to brush his teeth, learn new boxing techniques, travel randomly, shop via Amazon, juice veggies and fruits, and explore eateries.
A quote that guides Trevor is by Marianne Williamson, “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.”