Instructor & Department Co-Chair
Psych 1 -Online
Psych 9 -Online
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 Powwow
. 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
Santa Clara University
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)