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Jessamyn Perlus, Ph.D.

Interim Senior Associate Director, Career Exploration Unit Manager

103 Barnes Hall

Jessamyn joined Cornell Career Services in 2019. In addition to student appointments and workshops, she runs the Career Services liaison program, programming committee, and professional development committee. 

Jessamyn earned Bachelors degrees in Psychology and in Spanish from the State University of New York at Geneseo (SUNY Geneseo). She took two gaps years to work as a research fellow in the Health Behavior Branch of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, focusing on adolescents and young adults. She completed her M.S. and Ph.D. from the Counseling Psychology program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has worked in counseling centers, disability services and career services at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Grand Valley State University.

Jessamyn is a Certified Carer Counselor (CCC) and has taught career courses and specializes in career assessments. As a counseling psychologist, Jessamyn is enthusiastic about integrating theory, research, and practice. She is particularly interested in the intersection of career and mental health. Her research investigates how the impostor phenomenon ("imposter syndrome") impacts career and education outcomes. She enjoys helping college students define and achieve their career goals.

Jessamyn grew up in Ithaca.

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Liaisons: Counseling and Psych Services (CAPS), Skorton Center for Health Initiatives, Women's Resource Center

Top 5 Strengths: Input, Analytical, Discipline, Individualization, Deliberative