Career Pathways Coaching

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Marcia Koenig, Lead Career Pathways/STEP Career Coach
Phone: 541-463-5818
Location: Bldg 4, Room 215
Book an Appointment with Marcia
"With over 20 years of work to advance the opportunities and rights of immigrants, I landed at LCC’s Career Pathways in 2016 because I see education as a force for change - toward economic and social justice. I work here because I want to increase access to education and employment opportunities for immigrants, newcomers, and others with vibrant dreams. I'm here to help connect you to resources, to help define your journey, to not let anything that gets in the way stop you, and to cheer you on as you move forward. A win for you is a win for our community!"

Michael Walker

Michael Walker, Career Pathways/STEP Career Coach
Phone: 541-463-4702
Location: Bldg 4, Room 223
Book an Appointment with Michael
"My name is Michael Walker, and I am a Human Service graduate here at Lane. My goal is to work with people who want to transition from one place in their life to another. This could be somebody coming out of high school to someone else learning how to retire. College is a wonderful environment created by those who want to grow."

Tonya Mildon

Tonya Mildon, Career Pathways/STEP Career Coach
Phone: 541-463-5057
Location: Bldg 4, Room 222
Book an Appointment with Tonya
"As a first-generation college student, I am familiar with the struggles and confusion so many students experience when navigating the complex waters of higher education. And as an educator with over 20 years’ experience working at colleges and universities in the United States and abroad, I am passionate about helping students explore their interests, meet their career and educational goals, and gain the tools they need for both short-term and long-term success, and to be lifelong learners."

Jennifer DeRoss

Jennifer DeRoss, Career Pathways/STEP Career Coach
Location: Bldg 4, Room 219
Book an Appointment with Jennifer
"I spent my early years in the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas and I am the first person in my family to graduate from high school. Having now earned an MA in English from the University of Oregon, I am passionate about helping others rise through education too. I am also a single mother of two boys and an author who engages in discussions on comics history and fandom as well as multi-platform storytelling."

Laurie Kinder

Laurie Kinder, Career Pathways/STEP Career Coach
Phone: 541-463-4709
Location: Bldg 4, Room 219
Book an Appointment with Laurie
"I love learning and teaching! Community College is a wonderful place with many opportunities for educational advancement. My role is to help students navigate education, life, and create choices to move them forward towards their goals and dreams."

Rebecca Ramos

Rebecca Ramos, Career Pathways/STEP Career Coach
Phone: 541-300-6307
Location: Bldg 4, Room 214
Book an Appointment with Rebecca:
"As a daughter of immigrant parents and first generation college student, I was very lost when I began my post secondary education journey but thanks to TRIO programs I was able to receive a lot of support/resources that set me up for success. Thus, I'm a huge advocate for holistic services as students navigate not only the complexities of higher education but their own lives. I also truly believe that affordable education is pivotal in addressing economic mobility for historically marginalized communities."

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Kristie Potwora
Phone: 541-578-6669
Location: Bldg 4, Room 222
Book an Appointment with Kristie

"As the daughter of teachers, and as a life-long learner, I am passionate about education. I have taught at universities and colleges since 2004, currently teach part-time in the Art Department, and was a motivational Employment Specialist for several years. One of the most empowering and exciting things in life is learning! I’m thrilled to be here to help and encourage students as they work towards accomplishing their goals, developing new skills, and achieving their dreams."


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Stephanie Russell
Phone: 541-780-7056
Location: Bldg 4, Room 211

Book an Appointment with Stephanie
“I am a first-generation college student with real life experience navigating through barriers in order to meet my basic needs. Thus, I understand the possible struggles students may have. Going back to school after 10 years seemed overwhelming at first, until I learned about the available resources to help students succeed. Today, I am a Human Services student here at Lane, graduating this Spring of 2023. I am passionate about helping others reach their dreams in life, while supporting students through their educational journey. I genuinely believe that everyone can go back to school in order to obtain sustainability.”

Contact Career Pathways

Lane Community College
Career Pathways
4000 East 30th Ave.
Eugene, OR 97405

Building 4, Room 210
In Person Services: Mon-Thurs: 8:30am - 5pm, Fri: 8:30 - 2pm.
We also offer in-person services at LCC's Downtown Campus (101 W 10th Ave, Eugene OR 97401): Mon: 2pm - 8:30pm, Wed: 8:30am - 2:30pm.

Live Remote Services: Mon-Thurs: 9am - 4:30pm | Fri: 9am - 2pm. Available in the Lane Support Hub. Enter the Support Hub by going to Enter the Zoom link, and and ask to join the "Career Pathways Room". Or by appointment by emailing