Courses Taught

Psych 1

Psych 1 -Online

Psych 7

Psych 9 -Online

Psych 25

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Community Service

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Some of the community service I have engaged in over the years includes working with elderly ESL clients, four severely autistic adults, and clients at a battered women's shelter, tutoring pregnant teens in a GED preparation course, and helping to build houses with Habitat for Humanity.

In the past, I have been a member of many committees in the district, a few of which include the academic senate, several hiring committees (both full and part-time), the minority advocacy committee (the chair briefly and a member for years), the accreditation committee, and serving as a Puente mentor.

Since I began working at West Valley, I also served on the powwow committee until 2013), and I was the co-chair for seven years.

Please attend the West Valley College Annual Pow Wow. Enjoy a fun-filled day of singing, drumming, and dancing while broadening your understanding of Native American individuals, tribes, and nations.


M.A. Counseling Psychology
University of San Francisco

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B.S. Psychology
Santa Clara University

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Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Alpha Sigma Nu Graduate

Recipient of the Senior Psych Award for Academic Excellence

Additional education at UC Santa Cruz & UC Berkeley Extension.

Teaching & Clinical Experience 

West Valley College - 1999 to present

Clinical Experience - 1994-2000

  • Age range of clients: 3-84 years
  • Types of clinical work: primarily individual, child, & group counseling
  • Area of specialization: domestic violence & trauma-related issues
  • Additional experience: working with criminal populations (in & out of jail)
Last Updated 9/24/20