Leadership & Operations Team

Carina Salazar

Executive Director for Career and Immersive Experiences

As the Executive Director for Career and Immersive Experiences at UCLA, Carina provides direct leadership for the Career Center and oversight for First To Go and the Transfer Student Center.

Carina is a proud UCLA alumna who was a transfer and first-generation student herself, and brings over 23+ years of caring, thoughtful, and supportive student service and leadership experiences to this role. Carina’s passion to help UCLA students reach their personal and professional aspirations runs deep, from her time supporting students as an Academic Advancement Program (AAP) advisor for 17 years to serving in leadership positions over the last 6 years with the Career Center, Transfer Student Center, and Bruin Resource Center.

Carina’s abilities to develop strong relationships and collaborations with staff, faculty, administrators, and students across the campus has enabled her and her teams to deliver innovative programs and initiatives over the years as well as engage in efforts to enhance student access and participation with campus services and information. In her spare time, Carina enjoys spending time with her family and friends.