Mariella De Alba Ortiz
Associate Director, Career Education and Advising
Mariella De Alba is an associate director in the Career Development Office. She partners with MBA students to help them strategize their job search to meet their professional goals. Before career advising, Mariella assisted employers with their recruiting needs at Rice Business. She collaborated with companies to develop branding and engagement strategies to maximize their presence on campus.
Mariella has over ten years of experience in career services.
Prior to Rice, she worked at the C.T. Bauer College of Business, where she taught career development, did instructional design and career coaching. She earned her undergraduate degree in Mexico from Tecnologico de Monterrey (ITESM) and her graduate degree from the University of Houston. Mariella has studied and lived in different countries and loves working with students from a diversity of backgrounds.