Mila P. Cooper
Executive Director of Career Education and Community Engagement
Mila Cooper oversees Career Education and Community Engagement. She is an experienced student-centered administrator. Prior to arriving at Earlham, she served in a number of positions including Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students, Vice President for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Director of Community Outreach & Service-Learning.
Mila holds a B.S. in communication studies, an M.A. in higher education administration, a Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry (D.Min). She is a Level III trainer in Kingian Nonviolence Conflict Resolution. Mila is passionate about advocating for and mentoring college students, collaborating with faculty to design service-learning and community-based curricula and supporting her team in the CGCE.
Personally, Mila enjoys spending time with her family – husband Gerald, two daughters and one granddaughter, and traveling. She is committed to social justice and is involved in a number of community-based initiatives.
Specialties and InterestsCareer Education, Community Engagement, Service/Community-Based Learning, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Leadership Development
Senior Career Coach
Katie Breslin is a Senior Career Coach for the education, public affairs and social justice career communities at Earlham College. She came to Earlham to attend seminary at Earlham School of Religion, after becoming a convinced Friends while working for the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL). Katie worked in FCNL’s young adult program as the manager of the Advocacy Corps program, the programmatic lead of Spring Lobby Weekend, and the recruitment of FCNL’s paid internship program and program assistant program. Before working for FCNL, Katie worked on reproductive rights advocacy from a prochoice, Catholic lens, primarily with Catholics for Choice’s grassroots network. Katie is also a freelance writer on issues related to religion, culture, sexuality and technology.
Katie is originally from northeastern Pennsylvania in a small town called Hazleton. She moved to Washington, DC in 2009 to attend Trinity Washington University, where she got her Bachelors of Arts in Political Science. She now lives in Richmond with her wife, Sam, and their three pets, Rufus Bones, Jada and Willow.
Asst. Director of Epic Communications and Career Coach
I am a 2015 Earlhamite with a degree in Comparative Languages and Linguistics (focusing on Spanish and Japanese) and a minor in (what was called) Business and Nonprofit Management. As a student I enjoyed basketball, Dance Alloy, and BSU as a student. I am a Richmond, Indiana native who lived in the Tohoku region of Japan for two years. When I am not chasing down my toddler, I currently love creating designs, tinkering with data visualization, and binging Peaky Blinders.
As a career coach, it is not just resumés and cover letters with me. One of my favorite parts of being a career coach is collaborating with students to map out their four years at Earlham and beyond. In an appointment with me, we will strategize how to go from Earlham to your ultimate career goals with the opportunities provided to you by Earlham and other outside sources. Outside of one-on-one appointments, I collaborate most with the Center for Entrepreneurship Innovation and Creativity (CEIC) to bring together resources for students interested in the arts, business, and technology.
Come find me in LBC 120!
I have been here for 16 years at Earlham and I have loved being here. For my hobbies I act in and costume plays at the Richmond Civic Theater. I am a huge nerd for sci-fi and LOVE Marvel. I have 3 kids and have been married for 30+ years.
Senior Career Coach
Corey serves as a coach, guide and mentor to students as they navigate their Epic journey at Earlham. In addition to overseeing the Science and Environment Career Community, he leads the Center for Career Education’s (CCE) Peer Coaching Program and acts as the CCE’s liaison to the Center for Environmental Leadership. Corey collaborates with students to explore their interests, values, and strengths; develop impactful application materials; think critically about their goals; and pursue a sense of meaningful work in their local and global communities.
He holds a B.S. in youth ministry from Indiana Wesleyan University and a B.S. in psychology from Northwestern College. Before joining the Earlham community, Corey worked in career development, residence life, community and civic engagement, and counseling psychology. He has published research on the cognitive science of religion and mindfulness-based behavior therapy.
When not in the office, you can usually find him spending time with his wife, Amanda, and their son, Silas; roasting coffee; or getting pulled around a new hiking trail by his two dogs, Mulder and Blue.
Assistant Director of Partner Relations
I am a proud Earlham alumni happily serving in this new role of Assistant Director of Partner Relations.
Associate Director of the Center for Global Health
Career Community Coach: Health & Medicine
Hello again – my job is to help students who are interested in careers in health & medicine identify potential careers and opportunities. I have worked at Earlham since July 2017, first as a Career Coach and now as the Associate Director of the Center for Global Health. I also serve on the Health Careers Advisory Committee (HCAC) here at Earlham and am a member of the National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (NAAHP).
In addition to running some of the center’s key programming, I also advise our student clubs/organizations: Health Club, MAPS, and HOSA, and supervise the Pre-Health Peer Mentors — who are all wonderful and happy to meet with you!
When I am not working in the CGH, you can find me in the classroom teaching a LIFT course for our first-generation students or assisting with the McNair Program.
Chances are if you have met a fluffy, high-energy, cocker spaniel taking his student friends for walks around campus . . . it’s Earl. In addition to my dog baby, we recently added a human to the mix. I can’t wait for you to meet Ingrid!
Associate Director of Career Education and Student Employment
Lea is the Associate Director of Career Education and Student Employment. She has been working in the CGCE, where she started out as a career coach, for the past 5 years. She manages on-campus student employment at Earlham, oversees the Science and Environment Career Community and supervises some of the Peer Career Coaches. In her free time you can find her spending time with her cats or playing roller derby at the Skate.