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ICAP Career Counselors


A central feature of the ICAP schedule in Aspen and subsequent follow-up events involves career counseling, both individual advice and group workshops. As a result, the career counselors are among the most important participants in the program.

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Gihan Fernando currently serves as Executive Director of the Career Center at American University and has extensive experience in career services and in the legal and academic fields.


Mina Jefferson Jones is currently Associate Dean and Chief of Staff and Director of the Center for Professional Development at the University of Cincinnati’s College of Law.

Mira Morton Luna is the Associate Director of Employer and Career Development at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver, and has over 20 years of professional experience and training.


Patrice Ford Lyn is currently an Executive Life Coach and Founder and Director of Catapult Change.

David Montoya currently serves as the Assistant Dean for Career Services at the School of Law at the University of Texas at Austin and has over 14 years of career services experience.


Sandra Rivera, PhD has served as an ICAP Career Coach and senior mentor, sharing insights from her 20+ years’ experience conducting leadership training/mentoring for mid-career professionals and scholars; she also is Crucial Conversations trainer, National Hispana Leadership Institute Fellow, Harvard Senior Executive Fellow, and led strategic planning for GTAP (Purdue University); currently serves as Associate Director, Office of Economics (USITC).

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LeaNora Ruffin currently serves as Assistant Dean for Career Development at Widener University's Delaware Law School and is the Founder of Total Radiance Coaching, LLC.


Richard Roper is an independent public policy consultant and adviser with a long career in administration and strategic planning and who earlier served in career services at Princeton University.

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