portrait of Ana Baida

Ana Baida

Executive Director, Department of Career Planning and Development, Kennesaw State University

Ana Baida, a native of Texas, began her career in Career Development in 2008. She began as an internship and co-op advisor in the College of Science and Mathematics at Kennesaw State University. It was in this position that she became passionate about building bridges between student and academic affairs. After just a year and a half, Ana was promoted to serve as the Assistant Director of what was then Career Services. In this position, she broadened the scope of her work, and began to partner more closely with faculty all around the university. In 2014, she became the Interim Director of Career Services and shortly thereafter was named the Executive Director of what she and her team rebranded as the Department of Career Planning and Development to better frame the work. Ana enjoys working at Kennesaw State, because it is an innovative institution that provides opportunities to think strategically and holistically about best practices on an ongoing basis.