Career Connections Staff

Mailing Address:

Rady School of Management
Attention: Career Connections
UC San Diego
Otterson Hall, 9500 Gilman Drive #0553
La Jolla, CA 92093-0553

Phone: 858.822.7413­

For general questions, please contact

Terra Saltzman-Baker, Director, MBA/Masters Career Connections

Terra Saltzman-Baker joined the Rady School of Management team as Director, MBA Career Connections in December 2013.  In this role, she will continue to build upon existing corporate relationships, strategize new partnerships, create and execute on Rady recruiting activities - all to increase the visibility of Rady students for internship and full time opportunities and work with Rady alumni on career transitions.

Terra’s background includes nearly five years as the Corporate Relations Manager with the University of San Diego’s MBA program.  The position was cultivated by her connections and efforts to distinguish the USD MBA and increase program reputation at a local and national level.  This was achieved through targeted outreach and creative corporate partnerships.  The foundation of her experience developed from five years of recruiting in San Diego for finance and accounting positions with nationally-based staffing firm Ajilon and two years of nation-wide recruiting in corporate retail with Marc-Allen Associates.

Stephanie Boomhower, Career Development Advisor

Stephanie Boomhower joined the Rady School of Management in April 2006 as the Career Development Adviser. She coaches MBA students, both one-on-one and in small groups, on how to navigate through the internship and career-search process - from developing a focused career to negotiating salaries. In addition to coaching, she organizes a Careers deep-dive during orientation, Rady @ Work group sessions, alumni mock interviews and various other career-search programs to help MBAs explore the marketplace. She is the point person for all international MBAs as they navigate the hiring process with employers.

Prior to her position at Rady, Stephanie was the Associate Director of Career Services at the University of San Diego School of Law, where she advised students and coordinated on-campus interview programs. Stephanie and her husband started their own business in 2002 working with churches and nonprofits in the areas of construction and facilities management. Prior to moving to San Diego, she completed an M.S. in College Student Personnel and a B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Architecture from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Stephanie spent the majority of her childhood living in Asia and various cities throughout the U.S.

Chris Kelly, Careers Program Manager

Chris Kelly is the Careers Program Manager for the Career Connections team. Chris's role is to work with employers to plan company presentations, panel discussions, interviews and career fairs, providing the students an avenue for meeting with companies on a personal level. She also works to strengthen and grow Rady corporate partners. Chris is responsible for planning career fairs, corporate activities with students and corporate visits and treks. She also works with student organizations, assisting with club activities such as company visits and treks, company information panels and recruitment presentations.

Prior to working in the Careers Department, Chris coordinated the Middle East Entrepreneur Training (MEET) programs and activities for the Rady School under a State Department funded grant and the Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI). Chris has lived and worked in over 30 countries across Europe, South America and Asia. She has more than 20 years of international project management experience which included management system implementations in over 25 countries, and designing and writing training materials and implementation documentation. She attended University of California, Berkeley.

Career Coordinator and International Student Support

Provides support to the Rady Careers team and successfully planning special Career events. Assists the international students at Rady to give them additional support in their career development and job and internship searches. Also provides information to students, corporate visitors and potential employers about events and job/internship postings.