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.”
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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 Arts & SciencesCollege of Health SciencesExploratory/Undecided
Olivia Hayes, M.Ed.
Career Consultant, Houston Campus
Olivia Hayes serves as the Career Consultant for students on the Houston campus. She primarily works with students in Nursing, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Healthcare Administration. She is from Kansas City, Missouri; home of the best BBQ! Olivia received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from THE best HBCU in Texas; Prairie View A&M University. Olivia received her Bachelor of Arts in History with a minor in Political Science, and her Master of Education in Curriculum Instruction. She is currently pursuing her doctorate degree in Ethical Leadership at The University of St. Thomas (Houston).
Olivia’s top five strengths are Positivity, Includer, Achiever, Self- Assurance, and Arranger. Olivia’s strengths are important within her role because she has the ability to provide enthusiasm, positivity, inclusivity, and confidence to students as they embark on their desired career path.
In her spare time, Olivia enjoys shopping, spending time with family and friends, watching reality TV or historical documentaries, and locating new restaurants on TikTok to try new foods. She loves seafood and could eat it every day if she could.
Her favorite quote she continues to live by as a part of her continued success is by Shirley Chisholm, “You don’t make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas.”
CollegesCollege of BusinessCollege of Health SciencesCollege of NursingTWU Institute of Health Sciences - Houston Center
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.”
CollegesCollege of BusinessCollege of Health SciencesCollege of NursingTWU T. Boone Pickens Institute of Health Sciences - Dallas Center
Chrissy Meek. M.A.
Career Consultant, Denton Campus
Chrissy Meek serves as the Career Consultant for the College of Nursing and the College of Professional Education at the Career Connections Center. She is a passionate counseling professional and a first generation college student. She completed her Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology in December 2019 and is concurrently pursuing a Doctorate of Philosophy degree in Counseling Psychology. Chrissy has served the mental health and college student communities since 2015 working with Denton County MHMR, Friends of the Family, the TWU Social Work Department, Veterans Affairs, and TWU Counseling and Psychological Services.
Chrissy approaches her work from a relational-cultural perspective incorporating connectedness, and student context, culture, identity, values, and goals into the consulting process. Chrissy is also a highly sensitive person and utilizes her sensitivity to connect and engage with her students and colleagues in meaningful ways. She appreciates moving artwork, calm or nostalgic (1980s) music, and mindfulness meditation. She is also a colossal Star Trek fan and will not hesitate to quote Captain Jean Luc Picard at any available moment. Chrissy also shares her Hogwarts house, Ravenclaw, with her colleague and friend, Vianet Garza.
Chrissy’s favorite modern philosopher is Brene Brown and she loves the quote, “Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.” Chrissy believes in wholehearted living and the power of connection through vulnerability and sharing our stories.
CollegesCollege of Arts & SciencesCollege of NursingCollege of Professional Education
Graduate Assistant, Employer Relations
Mikayla is the Graduate Assistant for Employer Relations at the Texas Woman’s University Career Connections Center. She recently earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from Texas Woman’s University and is currently pursuing her Master of Business Administration in Sport Management from TWU.
Mikayla’s Top 5 StrengthsFinder results are Futuristic, Responsibility, Relator, Achiever, and Discipline. She is a sports fanatic, loves to travel, and is always up for an adventure!
Favorite Quote: “The man who has no imagination has no wings.” – Muhammad Ali”