Juliet Valdez

Assistant Director of Recruitment, MBA for Professionals

Born in Germany and raised in Southern California, Juliet began her professional career in higher education at the University of California. Prior to joining Willamette University, Juliet worked as a consultant at QS, an education firm where she focused on MBA candidate recruitment for North American MBA programs.

Juliet worked her way from MBA Coordinator to Assistant Director for Recruitment and Admissions at UC Irvine's Paul Merage School of Business. In her time at UC Irvine, Juilet worked in marketing, CRM management, applicant interviews, conducted consultations, international and domestic recruitment and served as part of the Admissions Committee.

Before UC Irvine, Juliet also worked at the Rady School of Management at UC San Diego, where she specialized in MBA Recruitment and Admissions and Graduate Student Services.

She knew she had a passion for helping students succeed during her undergrad extracurricular activities as a resident adviser, VP for the Resident Student Association and worked part-time at the Career Center. This passion was then nurtured as she traveled around the U.S., Asia and Latin America where she connected and advised prospective MBA students with their career and educational goals.

Juliet completed her undergraduate education at California State University, Fullerton where she earned her Bachelor's degree in Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations.