Career Counselor and Internship Coordinator

I have been part of the Rubenstein School community since 2011. I currently serve as the Career Counselor & Internship Coordinator. Additionally, I am a First Year Advisor and part of our Student Services Team. From 2005-2011, I worked at the UVM Career Center as a Career Counselor and Pre-law Advisor. I earned my Master's Degree in Higher Education from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Prior to my graduate work, I lived in Washington, DC where I worked for two nonprofit organizations for a number of years. I attended the University of Vermont as an undergraduate student. I greatly enjoy talking with students and alumni about their interests, passions, and life directions.

My professional interests include, but are not limited to, experiential learning, career development, social justice, as well as student support and empowerment. Some of my outside-of-work-passions include outdoor adventures, social justice, local community involvement, jewelry and card making, as well as spending time with family and friends.

Anna Smiles-Becker

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Experiential learning, career development, social justice, service learning, holistic student support (academic, personal, social)


  • M.Ed. Higher Education, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2005
  • B.A. Anthropology, University of Vermont, 2000


  • 802-656-3002
Office Location:

220G Aiken Center