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Languages Spoken

English and Farsi

Favorite Quote

"I would like to be remembered as someone who used whatever talent she had to do her work to the very best of her ability." – Ruth Bader Ginsburg

First Year at West Valley


Most Memorable Campus Experience

End of the year celebrations

Favorite Place on Campus

North Campus Walk

Affinity Words/ At-Promise Factors

First generation, low-income, immigrant, ESL, re-entry


I joined WVC as a social work intern in the Fall of 1996, and found my niche in the Educational Transition/Adult Re-entry (ET) Program. Since then, I have the joy of serving students from all walks of life.

Academic Service

Currently, I am not a member of any formal committee. Every single day, I try to do my counseling job as best as possible. I am in the position that students look up to me, so I have the responsibility to make a positive impact in their lives by empowering and preparing them to reach their highest potential.


Master of Arts, Counseling Psychology, 2001-2004
National University

Master of Arts, Counseling Education and Student Personnel, 2001-2003
San Jose State University


Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Last Updated 6/23/23