Welcome to our New Career Counselors

On behalf of the Career Development & Experiential Learning Center and Campus Life Office, we would like to extend a warm welcome to two new members of our team. Please join me in welcoming Estela Saldana and Corrie Hawes!


Estela Saldana is an FPU alum and long-time resident and supporter of the Central Valley community. She earned an M.A. in School Counseling and Pupil Personnel Services Credential from Fresno Pacific University, and a BA in Liberal Studies-Blended Program from CSU Fresno. Estela’s career has focused on providing educational support services for farmworkers and their children in a K-12 setting, including facilitation of academic, career readiness and health services. She has enjoyed the opportunity to help migrant families discover the calling to pursue a career that will provide the opportunity to advance towards professional, academic, and personal goals. Estela’s passion for career development is at the roots of career exploration and discovering a calling for a career in which students may find happiness and enjoyment! She will be supporting traditional undergraduate students in programs at the main Fresno campus.


Corrie Hawes was born and raised in the Central Valley in the rural farming community of Strathmore. She earned a B.A. in Sociology with emphasis in Communication Studies from Fresno Pacific University and M.S. in College Counseling and Student Development from Azusa Pacific University. Corrie’s career began in vocational ministry within the church, serving as administrative and operational support, as well as a Children’s Ministry Director. Her professional work then shifted to career counseling, serving within the Center for Career and Calling at Azusa Pacific University. Corrie is married to FPU Alum, Casey Hawes. They are proud parents to four-month-old Caroline. Corrie’s passion for student support is rooted in establishing meaningful connections, especially through building strong rapport with students as they dream about their own careers, interests, and callings! She will be supporting degree completion students in regional campus and online programs.