About Your Career Counselors



Karl Cameron, M.A., MBA (Lead Career Counselor)

Karl Cameron is a career counselor who has a background as a long-time community college counselor and career development professional with 10+ years of experience in higher education (outreach/counseling/advising) before his tenure with San Diego College of Continuing Education. Karl’s focus has been and continues to be helping students navigate through career and academic pathways with expertise in general, transfer, career counseling, college event programming, student development, and career assessments. The diversity of his professional experience has spanned the telecommunications, professional placement, account management, pharmaceutical, and academic sectors.

Karl earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from San Diego State University. He also earned a Master of Business Administration degree with an emphasis in Technology and Innovation from Walden University. Additionally, he earned a Master of Arts in Education in Counseling and Guidance with an emphasis in College Counseling and Student Development from Point Loma Nazarene University. Karl served as the San Diego Education Consortium president from March 2016 to Sept 2017. He was selected for the SDICCCA internship program in 2016 and completed his counseling program internship at San Diego City College in May 2017. Karl began his career with the San Diego Community College District at San Diego Miramar College as a career counselor. During that time, he also served as a career and general counselor at Grossmont Community College. Karl is a committed lifelong learner and mentor with a commitment to inspiring people to discover their gifts and talents. He believes that his role in academia is to create conditions to help students succeed.


Juanita Ledesma, M.A., NCC, MCC 

Ms. Juanita Ledesma has worked at San Diego Continuing Education (SDCE) providing educational, academic, career, general, and crisis counseling services to students since February 2003. She has worked at several locations throughout SDCE including: the Centre City, West City, Mid-City, CE Mesa and the North City Campus. Ms. Ledesma has worked with several instructional programs including HSDP/HSE, ESL, Cisco, Webserver Maintenance & Security, Culinary Arts, Business Information Technology, and Certified Nursing Assistant.

Ms. Ledesma earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and holds a Master’s degree in counseling from the University of San Diego with a minor in career development. She has certifications with the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) and with the National Career Development Association (NCDA). She has worked at South Metro Career Center as a career counselor and also with outplacement agencies, Veterans, and MiraCosta College Non-Credit, and Palomar College. She has taught Career Development courses at Palomar College and Poway Adult School. She is also the author of "Return and Succeed, Continue Your Education Now".


Lisa A Carulli, Ed.D.

Dr. Lisa Carulli has worked for San Diego Continuing Education (SDCE) since March1998.  During her tenure with SDCE, she has worked with students in the Acquired Brain Injury program and as a general & career counselor. She provides educational and vocational counseling support and guidance to students .  Dr. Carulli has worked throughout the San Diego Community College district as well as with Southwestern College’s Veteran Student Services, and at Grossmont College. Currently she works with students in the consumer science certificate programs at the West City campus. 

Dr. Carulli’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Science in Therapeutic Recreation, Master of Science in Vocational Rehabilitation (with an emphasis in cognitive/ neuro rehabilitation) , and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership (with an emphasis in Community College systems) from San Diego State University.   She has worked in the private sector as a career counselor helping persons with work related injuries and permanent disabilities return to gainful employment.  She has published two articles examining persons with disabilities and school / job retention.