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Office of Career Planning Staff

Heather Day DiFranco (h.d.difranconull@csuohio.nulledu)

Director, Career Planning
(216) 687-2540

Heather joined the Office of Career Planning in July 2013. A graduate of Baldwin-Wallace College and The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Heather practiced domestic relations and school law in Columbus before moving back to Cleveland. She has been a legal career adviser since 2007, working in all aspects of career planning including student advising, employer outreach, interview programs, professional development training, programming, social media, marketing and more. Heather is an active member of NALP, the Association for Legal Career Professionals, having authored several articles and presented at the 2016 Annual Conference and the 2016 and 2017 Newer Professionals Forums. Heather is currently a member of NALP's Board of Directors and is a 2016 recipient of the NALP Service Excellence Award. Heather is also a member of the American Bar Association and the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association. Outside of the office, you'll find Heather shuttling her children to sports and activities, enjoying a good book, or hanging out with her family.

Sarah Dylag Beznoska (s.beznoskanull@csuohio.nulledu)

Assistant Director, Career Planning

(216) 687-2260

Sarah joined the Office of Career Planning in November 2013. She graduated from Duke University School of Law and then practiced law at a private firm in Washington, D.C. She also worked as Committee Counsel for the Washington State House of Representatives in Olympia, Washington. Sarah grew up in the Cleveland area and returned in 2007 to focus on assisting law students with career and professional development. Her experience has included student advising, professional development programming for students, externship program administration, and employer outreach. She enjoys learning about each student’s individual background and goals, and working with students, alumni, and employers to achieve successful professional outcomes. She earned her B.A. in American Studies and Spanish from the University of Notre Dame. Sarah is a member of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, the West Shore Bar Association, the National Career Development Association, and NALP, the Association for Legal Career Professionals. She also serves on the National Advisory Council for Equal Justice Works. She has presented at two of NALP's Annual Conferences. Outside of the office, you will find her spending time with her family, running, or hiking somewhere on the fantastic park and trail systems in Northeast Ohio.

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