Lisa Kastor

Director, Career Planning

Lisa Kastor

Conversations with college students energize me, change my perspective, and transform my thinking.  They open doors to new worlds and possibilities.  My position as director of Career Planning gives me the opportunity to engage in these transformative conversations daily.  I am a native Ohioan who has been blessed with many opportunities to travel to dozens of countries.  My wanderlust has pushed me to develop and grow strengths that I didn’t even know were in me!  These experiences have driven me to guide and coach students to develop a life of purpose and meaning.  I believe each student has their own “super powers” and I absolutely love being a part of their growth during the time they are at Wooster.

I have devoted my entire adult life to advising 18-22 year-olds.  I have worked in a community college, a state university, and two private liberal arts institutions.  My heart belongs to the liberal arts and the high impact practices students engage in during their four years.  Reflection work with students and writing are two of the practices that energize and motivate me.  Collaboration with faculty and staff members also drive the projects I love the best.

I grew up in a family of classically trained musicians and amazing storytellers.  I love all genres of music and welcome any chance to listen to live music.  Truth be told, I enjoy rock music the best when performed live.  If you love good stories too, ask me about having a cup of tea with David Bowie during my days at Oberlin College.

Strengths: Connectedness | Maximizer | Adaptability | Communication | Ideation