Meet the Career Development Staff

The Career Development Office is invested in the learning experience and keep students at the forefront of all its day-to-day activities. Feel free to connect with us!

Career Development
Elson S. Floyd Building 140
2710 Crimson Way
Richland, WA 99354-1671

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Rita Rienhardt
Sherita ReinhardtDirector, Career DevelopmentFloyd 140509-372-7610Rita Reinhardt joined WSU Tri-Cities in May 2017. Prior to joining the Student Affairs team, Rita was a Career Specialist at St. Louis Community College-Meramec where she has served in many leadership roles advancing the career and professional development of the students at STLCC. Prior to working at STLCC, she gained career development experiences from Indiana University and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Rita holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Eastern Illinois University, a Master of Arts in Communications from University of Missouri-St. Louis, and is pursuing a PhD in Organizational Leadership from Indiana Wesleyan University. Rita also has been extensively involved in her previous communities by providing services to organizations such as the Urban Artists Alliance for Child Development, Missouri History Museum, Deaconess Foundation, Women’s Empowerment Movement, and the Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition. It is her goal to provide a strategic plan and vision for career development while creating and implementing a comprehensive process that will allow students to gain access to occupational-related resources.
Jason Yi
Jason YiCareer and Internship CoordinatorFloyd 140509-372-7613Jason Yi joined WSU Tri-Cities in October 2017. He holds a bachelor of science in social sciences and a minor in business administration from Portland State University. He has an extensive background in career and workforce development in the Portland and Kansas City areas where he focused on working with students on portfolio development for externship/internship opportunities. Jason is responsible for developing co-curricular internship and career-connected opportunities for students.
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