Your Dedicated Excel Network Team


Dan Meier
Assistant Director of Experiential Learning

Dan coordinates and advises for experiential learning programs such as study abroad/away, international internships and service learning in the College of Arts & Letters. He has a bachelor’s degree from MSU and a master’s degree in International Studies from the University of Denver.  As a student/recent graduate, Dan studied abroad in Spain, taught English in Chile, and participated in a service learning program in India. He has over 10 years of experience in the fields of international education and nonprofits.

Linda Karbo
Assistant Director of Alumni Relations

Linda serves as the alumni engagement officer for CAL and liaison to MSU Alumni Association. With a focus on alumni identification, engagement, relationship building, connectivity, and data capture, Linda works to keep our alumni network thoughtfully connected to MSU and the College of Arts & Letters. She works closely with various departments within CAL including Development and Marketing / Communications, and coordinates advancement events both on and off campus. In addition, Linda manages the CAL Alumni Board of Directors. Linda has a BA in English from MSU and over 10 years of experience in public relations, fundraising, communications, and professional networking.

Victoria Morris
Internship Developer

Victoria serves as an Internship Developer at Michigan State University tasked with the daily challenge of connecting employers in the arts and humanities with internship opportunities to students that are interested in pursuing careers in these fields.  She spends her days coordinating with organizations and nonprofits to facilitate and formalize their programs to ensure both students and employers have a quality and symbiotic internship experience. 

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Christie Schichtel, LMSW
Career Consultant

Christie supports College of Arts & Letters students in exploring their career options, preparing for life after MSU, and connecting to future career opportunities. Christie joins the Excel Network team with a background in service-learning and community engagement initiatives. She has a Bachelor of Arts in French from Grand Valley State University and a Master of Social Work from the University of Michigan.



Peyton Del Toro

Peyton is one of CAL’s Peer Advisors, serving as an intern for the college. She is a senior studying English with cognates in Spanish and Education and a minor in Chicanx/Latinx Studies. Peyton has participated in two study abroad programs, one summer studying literature in the UK and the next studying Spanish in Spain. Peyton also attended CAL’s Chicago: Culture, Community, and Social Impact study away last summer. She assists students with resumes and cover letters while acting as a knowledgeable resource for Handshake and LinkedIn. Peyton also is responsible for collaborating with the Excel Network interns to send out the weekly CAL newsletter.


Cassie Feith

Cassie acts a peer advisor for our Publishing, Editing, and Authorship career community as well as our International Affairs, Law, and Government community. She is currently a junior studying English, Spanish, and TESOL (teaching English to speakers of other languages) and is pursuing a career in secondary education.She has studied abroad in Ireland, studying fairy tales, and in Germany, studying Human Rights.


Kellen Harris

Kellen serves as a peer advisor and liaison for the Non-Profit/Education/Social Impact and Entrepreneurship/Business/Innovation Career Communities. He is a French major and Teacher Education student, and plans to teach French at the high school level upon graduation. He is passionate about serving as a mentor to his fellow CAL students, and is excited for all that the Excel Network has in store!


Mary Rooney

Mary acts as a peer advisor for the Visual Arts, Arts Administration, and Performing Arts career community as well as the the Design, Technology and Media community. She is a current junior studying Film Studies and Media Information with a concentration on Film Production, as well as a minor in Anthropology. Mary works as a freelance director and editor, currently working with local bands from the Lansing area. Upon graduation she plans on continuing her work in the film industry.

Career Communities

Entrepreneurship, Business, and Innovation

Visual Arts, Arts Administration, and Performing Arts

Publishing, Editing, and Authorship

Design, Technology, and Media

International Affairs, Law, and Government

Nonprofit, Education, and Social Impact