Karina Vals, our President of SHRM at SJSU is graduating Spring 2018 and majoring in Business with a concentration in Human Resources. Karina joined SHRM in order to broaden her network in the HR field as well as connect with peers. Through SHRM, Karina interned with NetApp in the HR field, and competed in the national SHRM competition. In her free time, Karina likes to cook, spend time with friends and family, watch movies, and relax with a good glass of wine.
Rick Partridge is an accomplished senior HR leader with demonstrated success in increasingly responsible roles across all areas of human resources. His career spanned 25 years in a wide variety of HR roles at IBM, Georgia-Pacific, BEA Systems, and Second Harvest Food Bank. He has taught in the HRM concentration since Fall, 2006, and serves as a faculty advisor to the SHRM@SJSU student club. Additionally, he provides a variety of career services to students. He has a BS from Vanderbilt University and M. Ed. and Ed. S (one-year post Masters) degrees from the University of Florida. He holds certifications in Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Professional Qualifying Program, Corporate Coach University, and Achieve Global Leadership Skills Training