Silicon Valley Program
Meet the Staff of the Silicon Valley Program
Director, Silicon Valley Program
Andrew Ceperley joined Claremont McKenna College as its second Director of the Silicon Valley Program in February 2016. A long time higher education practitioner dedicated to the professional outcomes of the college educated, Andy has worked with students, faculty, alumni, and employers to strengthen the connection between classroom learning and workplace readiness. Prior to joining the CMC community, Andy served as Interim Associate Provost and Consultant for Career and Professional Development at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. Other roles include Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Director of the Career Services Center at UC San Diego; Associate Dean and Director of Santa Clara University’s Career Center; and leadership roles at UT-Austin and the University of Virginia. Andy was also retained by the University of Melbourne in Australia to lead a campus-wide project on the re-establishment of the institution’s decentralized career initiatives. Currently, he serves as a consultant for the University of Michigan’s William Davidson Institute, an organization focused largely on capacity-building employability projects for developing nations. Andy has consulted with many schools throughout the country, including the University of Arizona, the University of Pennsylvania, Michigan Tech, and Occidental College. Andy is active as a speaker, writer, and member of NACE, the National Association of Colleges and Employers. He served on the NACE Board for six years, and in 2012-13 Andy was the first to serve as NACE President from a campus outside the United States. Originally from Philadelphia, Andy earned a BS in Business Administration from the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech and an MA in Communication from the University of Virginia.
Program Coordinator, Silicon Valley Program
Nereida Moussa serves as Program Coordinator for the Silicon Valley Program, working with the Director, students, and professional community to organize the Program’s initiatives. Additionally, she will organize the annual ITAB Silicon Valley Networking Trip each January. Nereida worked at the College Board’s San Jose office as Assistant Director, Professional Development and Operations. She held other positions at the College Board, as well as at Cisco. Nereida earned a professional certificate in event and meeting planning from San Francisco State, and a B.A. in theatre arts with an English concentration from San Jose State.
Director, Off-Campus Study
Kristen Mallory entered the field in 1999 when she received her MA degree in International Education from the School for International Training in Brattleboro, VT. As Director of Off-Campus Studies, Ms. Mallory manages all study abroad academic opportunities as well as CMC’s Washington Internship Program and the Silicon Valley Program. She has held additional International Education positions at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and with the Forum on Education Abroad (ForumEA). She is a NAFSA Trainer Corps Member, and co-wrote the NAFSA CEP Workshop Health and Safety in International Education. She is currently a member of the ForumEA Council, the ForumEA Data Committee, and the IFSA Butler National Advisory Committee Executive Council. She has previously held positions as a QUIP Reviewer for the ForumEA, as the Chairperson for the ForumEA Annual Conference, on the National Advisory Board for the College of Global Studies, Arcadia University, as a member of the Academic Council for IES Abroad, and she has chaired the IES Abroad Nominations Committee. Her international experience includes Peace Corps, Chad, and study abroad Paris. She has led many workshops on the topics of Health and Safety, Home Institution and Program Provider Relationships, and Language Policy in Study Abroad. She was an accountant for the U.S. federal government prior to entering the field.