Staff Directory

‌Linda Whitfield, Esq., Assistant Dean of Career Development
Linda Whitfield received her J.D., Order of the Coif,  from Loyola Law School in 1992. She earned a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Southern California in 1987. Linda practiced law at Perkins Coie and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and worked as a volunteer at Legal Aid in Atlanta. In her current position, she advises students and alumni, and develops strategies, initiatives and collaborations to maximize student and recent graduate preparation for the job market.
‌Graham Sherr, Esq., Assistant Dean of Employer Engagement
Graham Sherr is a 1980 graduate of Vanderbilt Law School and has been involved in legal recruiting and career counseling since leaving law practice in 1982. His combined legal experience as a law student and attorney includes stints at a state agency, two public interest programs and a large Los Angeles law firm. Prior to joining the Career Development Center in 1994, Graham spent nearly 12 years as a legal "headhunter" placing attorneys in major Southern California law firms. In addition to counseling students and alumni, Graham works to expand the Law School's network of employers.
Marla Najbergier, Associate Director
Marla Najbergier has worked with the Career Development Center since 1999.  She is responsible for counseling students and recent graduates. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and worked as a recruiter for seven years prior to her time at Loyola. She uses her extensive knowledge and experience working with students, graduates and employers to help increase employment prospects. She also coordinates the Resident Associate Program (RAP), working with small and mid-sized firms as well as corporate legal departments to hire recent alums.
‌Jolene Horn, Esq., Associate Director
Jolene Horn graduated in 2006 from Loyola Law School’s evening division while working full time as the school’s Recruitment Coordinator in the Career Development Center.  After law school, Jolene practiced litigation at a large, international law firm, Jones Day, for six years, and at a mid-sized trial-practice firm, Yukevich Cavanaugh, before starting her own solo practice.  As an Assistant Director, Jolene utilizes her legal and career services experience to counsel students and graduates on identifying career goals, drafting and revising resumes and cover letters, polishing interview and networking skills, and formulating job search strategies.
  Jill Myers, Esq., Assistant Director
Jill Myers received her JD from Boston University School of Law in 1994 and earned her BA in English and American Literature from Brandeis University.  A Los Angeles native, Jill began her law practice as a litigation associate at Loeb & Loeb. After several years as an attorney with large firms, she transitioned to the field of legal recruiting and career counseling.  At Loyola, Jill applies over two decades of experience to assist students and alumni in articulating career goals, crafting search materials and mastering interviewing and networking skills.

Kandice Kovac, Esq., Assistant Director
Kandice Kovac received her J.D. from the University of Southern California in 2013 and earned a B.A. in Art History from the University of Southern California in 2009.  Kandice was a litigation associate at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP for three years before joining the Career Development Office in 2017.  As an Assistant Director, Kandice counsels students and alumni regarding their job search strategies and application materials, and assists them with honing their interview and networking skills.
Megumi T. Horinouchi, Assistant Director, Recruitment & Operations 
Megumi Tomatsu Horinouchi serves as the Career Development recruitment coordinator, data analyst, and office administrator. She organizes the annual On-Campus Interview (OCI) programs, manages the law school Symplicity system, maintains its databases, and compiles various reports. Additionally, Megumi leads the administrative team in providing general support for the entire department. Before joining the Career Development team in 2007, Megumi worked at UCLA where she earned her Bachelor of Arts cum laude in Sociology and Asian American Studies, and earned a Minor in Education.
  Arion Rogers, Career Development Coordinator
Arion Rogers joined the Career Development Staff in the summer of 2016. She received her Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from UC Irvine with a focus on Global Society and Culture. Prior to Loyola Law School she served as a Peace Corps Ambassador for the UC Irvine campus where she assisted students in preparing for life abroad. As the Career Development Coordinator, she organizes many of the Career Development Center events and workshops.
  Katie Mori, Job Listings & Operations Coordinator
Katie Mori is the initial contact for the Career Development Center for in-office visitors, telephone callers, and email senders. She assists with processing job announcements, outreaching to employers, entering and maintaining data, overseeing Loyola Law School’s reciprocity program and supporting the Career Development Center Assistant Deans and Directors. She has a Bachelor of Arts cum laude in Psychology with a minor in Social Work from California State University, Monterey Bay. She is a proud member of Psi Chi and the National Society of Leadership and Success.