Conference & Event Services
Maya arrived at CMU in 2018 and joined the Conference and Event Services team in January 2023. She earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Ohio University, where her enthusiasm for event planning was sparked. Maya’s event experience ranges from conferences and workshops to elaborate celebrations and weddings. She loves that each event is unique and finds helping them come together extremely rewarding. Collaborating with colleagues and vendors is Maya’s favorite part of the job and she thrives on the variety and energetic pace of event life. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Maya enjoys exploring new cities with her friends and family and travels frequently. In her free time, she likes to stay active, bake different kinds of sweets, and watch reality TV such as The Bachelor and Real Housewives.
Although Jaime has only been with Conference & Event Services since October 2016, she is anything but new to CMU. Jaime has learned the ins-and-outs of campus throughout her nine years with the university where she has held various roles. Above all, Jaime’s favorite aspect of her current role with CES is that it allows her to simultaneously peruse two of her biggest passions: problem solving and helping others. As a service industry vet, having the opportunity to work in a high-stress environment was instrumental in helping her master the skills of multitasking, time management, and efficient customer service. When she’s not in the office, Jaime can be found experimenting with new recipes in her kitchen or going on adventures with her fiancé and two dogs, Lucy and Prudence. Amidst her demanding schedule, Jaime always carves out the time to devote as an event volunteer and a part-time foster mom to Biggies Bullies, a foster home based bully breed rescue here in Pittsburgh.
Chelsea joined the Carnegie Mellon community in May 2017 and truly enjoys the art of anticipating her clients’ needs before they do. The face-to-face interaction with clients and campus partners is one of her favorite aspects of the job. Chelsea believes that the difference between a good event and a great event is the attention to detail. Prior to joining CMU, Chelsea planned large fundraising events for the Make-A-Wish Foundation in both Columbus, OH and Sacramento, CA. Chelsea is a graduate of Bowling Green State University with a bachelor’s degree in Tourism and Event Planning. In her spare time, Chelsea enjoys spending time with her daughter, Vanessa, going on long hikes with her yellow lab – Chevie, making handmade-with-love greeting cards with her mom, and trying new restaurants around the city with her husband, Bryan.
Dallas is a graduate of Kent State University earning her B.A. in both History and Political Science. Her time at Kent was where her love of events and event planning started. Prior to joining the CES team in 2022, Dallas worked in almost every aspect of the hospitality industry. Most recently, Dallas was the operations arm of events at the Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History. Planning and executing events ranging from lectures, concerts, and performances to weddings and even a Netflix movie shoot. Dallas’ favorite part of events is not only helping a client’s idea come to life but seeing guests enjoying themselves and gaining something from the experience. When she is not working, you can find her at any bookstore, record store or thrift store within sight. She also enjoys spending time and going on adventures with her husband Sean.
Senior Director of Strategy for Event & Program Development
Beth joined CMU in 1997. In her current role, she leads Conference & Event Services and Pre-College Summer Studies. One of the most enjoyable aspects within her role is the opportunity to work with so many members of the campus community including the interactions with prospective students and parents. Prior to CMU, she spent 8 years at Penn State University in various financial roles within the College of Engineering. Beth received her undergraduate degree in Business Management, with a minor in Human Resource Management, at Carlow University. She enjoys spending time with her husband, son and daughter. Favorite family affairs are beekeeping, cooking, baking, playing board games and cards. Beth and her family are avid cat lovers!