Meet the CCA Career Development Team.

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Erin M. Wheeler
Interim Director for Career Development | Oakland & San Francisco

Erin previously served as CCA's Assistant Director of Career Development for three years. Erin most recently served as the Studio Education Director at the Richmond Art Center and has held leadership positions in New York City with the Cooper Hewitt and the Center for Architecture Foundation.

Erin has developed curriculum, events, programs and curated lecture series for museums and arts organizations on both coasts and is known for her ability to develop new audiences, utilize institutional resources, and create opportunities to work more efficiently and collaboratively. Her coaching style follows this same model and she is excited to help students and alumni find new career paths and creative trajectories.

Erin is an artist and alumna of CCA’s MFA Writing program and holds a dual BA in Art History and Studio Art from Beloit College.


Emily Tareila
Assistant Director for Career Development | Oakland

Emily has over eight years' experience working with artists and arts organizations including four years of advising/coaching in higher education.

As an artist and facilitator engaged in social practice and writing projects, her work explores the ways in which people seek out the ideal conditions to actualize ideas, create a context, make and come together.

In particular, she enjoys working with artists/students in stages of transition creatively and professionally.

She earned a BA with a visual arts concentration from Bennington College.


Andrew Knutson
Interim Assistant Director for Career Development | San Francisco
Andrew has a background in education and the arts. He has both an undergraduate degree in English and a master's degree in the History of Art and Design.

Through his work and studies at Pratt Institute, Andrew has developed a passion for helping students achieve their personal and professional goals.

Andrew is the point of contact for internships, on-campus recruiting, and the CCA Works Job Board.  

Virginia Medrano Rosales
Graduate Intern for Career Development | San Francisco

Virginia is a third-year graduate student in the Masters of Science in Counseling Program at San Francisco State University with a specialization in college counseling and an emphasis in career counseling.

Virginia was born in San Francisco and raised in the Bay Area. She graduated from Skyline Community College with an associate of arts degree, transferred to SFSU, and graduated in 2010 with a bachelor degree in sociology.
Virginia has a background in college leadership with student clubs, associations, and government. She served two years as the Student Trustee for the San Mateo County Community College Board.
Virginia has a passion for supporting students in identifying and working towards achieving their academic and career dreams.