Career Services Team
Faiza Shirazi, JD
Director of Career Services
Prior to joining the University of San Francisco School of Law, Faiza was a Career Advisor at Golden Gate Law School. Faiza’s legal career has been focused on helping underserved members of the community. She worked as a Staff Attorney at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development through the Honors Program after law school and continued her work in housing at the Cook County Department of Planning and Development. She also litigated misdemeanors and felonies as a Cook County Assistant Public Defender.
After relocating to San Francisco, she worked at a small law firm doing plaintiff side employment law work. She has also served as a bar grader and is familiar with the challenges of preparing for the California bar exam. She is excited to use her varied legal experiences to help students determine what career path may suit them best.
Faiza received her BA in Sociology with Distinction from the University of Michigan and her JD from Northwestern University School of Law. While in law school, Faiza was a founding member of the Diversity Coalition, an organization that was created to address issues surrounding diversity. She is a first-generation immigrant and the first in her family to attend law school.
Traci Sharpe, JD
Senior ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF CAREER SERVICES
Traci manages all aspects of employer relations, including USF School of Law’s On Campus Recruitment (OCR) program. She remains an active member of the legal community in order to build invaluable relationships with alumni and employers. In addition, Traci works with students and alumni in the career development process to expand employment opportunities. She enjoys working with students and making an immediate and tangible difference in their lives.
Traci practiced securities law in southern California, in both the private and public sectors, at Keesal, Young & Logan, P.C., the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission, and the Financial Industry Regulatory Association (FINRA), before transitioning to the legal recruiting field. She was the Executive Director of the Los Angeles office of a national legal recruiting firm and worked in the legal recruiting industry for several years before working as a Senior Corporate Recruiter at Countrywide Financial. Her background includes significant experience counseling law students, and attorneys at all stages of their careers. Throughout her career, Traci has been actively involved in diversity and inclusion initiatives, and is currently the Co-Chair of the National Association for Law Placement's (NALP) Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Section, and a Member of the Bay Area Legal Recruitment Association’s (BALRA) Diversity Committee.
Traci received her BA in Political Science from the University of California at Berkeley, and her JD from McGeorge School of Law.