Meet the OCS Staff

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(L to R): Rachel DuBois, Mary Snowden-Lorence, Alex Cobus, Pat Eaton

Mary Snowden-Lorence, Director

Mary brings 10+ years of experience in career development and recruitment to her work in order to help Wagner students and alumni connect to careers with meaning. Previously serving at NYU’s Wasserman Center for Career Development as Senior Associate Director based in the Tandon School of Engineering, and as Assistant Director of Multicultural Career programs in the main Wasserman office, she has supported a variety of NYU students and alumni. Mary has also supported mission-driven nonprofit organizations focused on college access and career development, within recruitment and talent management roles. Most recently, she was Director of Talent and Leadership Development at Color Of Change, a nonprofit civil rights organization focused on social justice. Passionate about people, professional development, and public service, she enjoys creating and supporting opportunities to connect great talent with social impact careers. Mary attended the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee for both her undergraduate and graduate degree programs. She received her BA in Journalism and Mass Communication and her MS in Administrative Leadership (Adult and Continuing Education).

Rachel DuBois, Associate Director

Rachel counsels current students and alumni on career development and job search strategies, creates career education programs, cultivates relationships with Wagner student groups, and develops job and internship leads. Rachel is a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach and enjoys helping people identify, articulate, and achieve their unique professional goals. Rachel came to NYU in 2010 after teaching for several years at Eastern Michigan University. Rachel received her MA from Eastern Michigan University and a BA from the University of Georgia. In addition to her work at NYU Wagner, Rachel is also the Board Chair for iCouldBe and is committed to issues of education, expanded pre-k, and mentoring for underserved students.

Alex Cobus, Associate Director

Alex oversees employer engagement and supports NYU Wagner students and alumni in all stages of their career development. Prior to joining NYU Wagner OCS, Alex worked at NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development and the Office of Global Services (OGS) at Tandon, before that. Alex received a BA in Sociology from Binghamton and MA in International Education from NYU Steinhardt. She brings over 10 years of experience in the nonprofit sector and has worked and volunteered abroad in the UK, Spain, Poland, Germany, Afghanistan, Kuwait and Cambodia. She is thrilled to be a bit closer to home supporting NYU Wagner students & alumni reach their academic and career goals in public service and social impact.

Pat Eaton, Program Coordinator

Pat manages operations, coordinates event logistics, and serves as a database administrator and data analyst for the Office of Career Services. He enjoys helping students and alumni advance their careers in public service and connecting employers with excellent candidates to fulfill their missions. Pat is also a Task Force Member of the NYU Office of Sustainability and has volunteered with many organizations including City Harvest, New York Cares, and the Bowery Mission. He holds a BA in Mathematics from Rutgers University.