University of Minnesota
Office of Human Resources

Employment Profiles for Spouses/Partners

The spouses and partners of new faculty and staff at the University offer a rich array of talent, education, and experience. They have recently relocated (or are in the process of relocating) to the Twin Cities and are eager to apply their skills in challenging employment settings. Their employment profiles, including links to resumes/vitae, are given below. If you are interested in communicating with any of the spouses/partners, please directly contact that person.

  • Baishali Bakshi. I am an economist specializing in qualitative and quantitative modeling, financial options, risk analysis, asset pricing, natural resource management,international trade, economic development, and climate change. I have held research positions in sustainable development, natural resource management, regulatory effects and data analyses in the Wisconsin DNR, South Coast AQMD, the National Marine Fisheries Service, and University of California-Irvine, and teaching positions in Economics and Statistics at Saint Catherine University, Concordia University, University of Minnesota, and University of California-Irvine. I am currently pursuing another graduate degree in wildlife ecology at the University of Minnesota and am looking for part-time employment in the Twin Cities area. I am legally authorized to work in the United States and available for interviews. Resume/Vitae (pdf)
  • Mike Guyer-Wood.Highly qualified, accomplished marketing and fundraising executive with over 20 years of experience in both public and private sector leadership roles. Significant contributions and success in the areas of community relations, project management, business development, direct sales, and client service. Superior oral and written communication skills to lead to reasoned conclusions. Intelligent decision-maker. Excellent business judgment and use of cost-benefit analysis. Dedicated community volunteer.

    Specialties: Fundraising, Community Relations, Finance, Business Development, Human Resource Management, Employee Relations, Brand and Culture Development, Public Speaking, and Facilitation/Training. Resume/Vitae (pdf)
  • Rachel Rivard. I am a seasoned Recruiter with a BA in business management and developed account management, administrative, and human resources abilities. My interpersonal/communication skills are excellent and include the ability to build strong professional relationships with coworkers and clients. I have also been recognized for having excellent organizational/administrative skills and for using those skills to manage a highly productive workload. It is my belief that the combination of my interpersonal skills with my administrative skills is unique and makes me a strong asset in any organization. I am looking for fullā€time employment near Minneapolis in recruiting, account management, or human resources. Resume/Vitae (pdf)
  • Justin Samuels. I am a senior engineer with significant project management and technical leadership experience. As a senior level innovator and implementer, I am eager to join an organization in an analytical and cross-functional role. Currently, I successfully manage multiple projects simultaneously in the Aerospace/Defense Industry. I am an excellent writer and communicator with a reputation for building productive teams. I have extensive interdisciplinary academic training in applied sciences & engineering. Complex problems requiring strategic and visionary thinking personally challenge me. I hope to apply these strengths to a systems engineering, project management, medical devices, operations research, or other role where my analytical capabilities can provide significant benefit. **Active Security Clearance**  Resume/Vitae (pdf)

Please contact the Relocation Assistance Program if you have any questions. Thank you for your support of the University of Minnesota.