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Emily Jahsman

Host of Pathways: A Career Podcast from the Idaho State University Career Center

Emily Jahsman is the Associate Director of the Idaho State University Career Center. A self proclaimed multipotentialite, Emily's professional journey has taken her from for-profit to non-profit to higher ed where she currently enjoys her time. Emily's intrepid spirit has led her across the globe including a five year stopover in Australia, treks through numerous jungles, and forays into farming. If you know someone who would be a great guest, or are interested in appearing on Pathways yourself, email:

Former Host: Mark Beaver is a Career Advisor in Experiential Learning for the Idaho State University Career Center. An ever curious mind has led Mark down quite the path himself, holding jobs with the service industry, the outdoor sector, secondary education, environmental non-profits, and state and federal agencies, with forays into entrepreneurship and now higher education and radio.

  • On today’s episode, Emily Jahsman interviews Tiphanie Anirah, founder and CEO of CreeAnna LLC, a local bakery specializing in African pastries, cookies, sweet breads, and classic cakes with a twist. Tiphanie takes us on her journey from working in the healthcare industry to opening her own small business and bringing delicious treats to Southeastern Idaho.
  • On today’s episode, Emily Jahsman interviews James Ruchti, a Pocatello attorney with Ruchti & Beck Law Offices who also serves as an Idaho State Senator representing Pocatello. Ruchti guides us through his academic and professional career starting at West Point Military Academy, traveling onto his time at University of Idaho’s Law School and ending at his own practice in Pocatello.
  • On the July episode of Pathways, Emily Jahsman interviews Maxwell Daniels. Maxwell is currently working as a Nuclear Physical Scientist for the Defense Threat Reduction agency, a part of the Department of Defense. We’ll follow Maxwell ‘s story including dreams of being a firefighter, and aspirations to become a nuclear engineer. Instead of choosing either/or Maxwell found a way to combine his pursuits. Join us on Maxwell’s trip across the US and Europe.
  • On today’s episode, Emily Jahsman interviews Keith Weber, Director and Founder of the GIS Training and Research Center at Idaho State University. Keith takes us on a journey through his career, including how he was first introduced to geographic information systems (GIS) and how his natural inquisitiveness led him to a fulfilling career in building “information” through GIS.
  • On today’s episode, Emily Jahsman interviews Dr. Kristin Stewart Yates, Staff Counselor at Idaho State University’s Counseling and Testing Services. Kristen talks to us about how she followed her heart and ended up in a career that she loves and enjoys helping people through counseling, teaching and mindful self-compassion.
  • On the latest episode of Pathways, Emily Jahsman interviews Amber Greening, Career and Experiential Opportunity Coordinator at Idaho State University’s Career Center. Amber takes us on a journey through her career path, one that spans North America and multiple disciplines. Please, join us on that journey and learn how Amber molded experiences into a satisfying job in a place she loves.
  • On the latest episode of Pathways, Emily Jahsman interviews Dr. David Lawrimore, associate professor of English at Idaho State University. Dr. Lawrimore describes his path through academia and what it takes to become a professor in the arts. Join us for sage advice and a look into what research in the English field looks like.
  • Todd Johnson is the Director of the Veterans Student Services Center at Idaho State University. Todd had a goal from a very young age, and he achieved that goal at a fairly young age. After that he really just followed his interests and took advantage of opportunities that arose. Along the way he found work he was passionate about, and eventually found a career that integrated those newly found interests with his original goals as a young man.
  • Peter Pruett is the Director of Zoo Idaho in Pocatello. Peter knew he wanted to work with animals. However, he was never afraid to take the risk of tackling new responsibilities and adapting to the demands along the way. Now, he is in charge of a whole lot more than just a few animals.
  • Karina Rorris is the Director of Disability Services at Idaho State University. Karina definitely did not have the typical pathway through her education and career. However, she was lucky enough to realize her strengths early on and leaned into those every step along the way, which has ultimately led to a position of leadership at Idaho State University.