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Department ofPsychology


Ever notice those friendly faces behind the front desk in the Psych Department?

Ever notice those friendly faces behind the front desk in the Psych Department? We have three student assistants who help everything run smoothly behind the scenes. If you have any questions about waitlists, petitions to graduate, where to find a professor’s office, or even what the answer to the weekly riddle is, you know who to ask! 

Psych major and transfer student Amanda Nolan (‘18) has been working in the department 2016. When she’s not in the Psych Department, Amanda spends her time working towards helping the homeless and families in need. Amanda volunteers for the SCU Arrupe partner Estrella Family Services in San Jose which provides childcare and ESL classes for low income families. Amanda has also given speeches across the country sharing her family’s story of how they overcame homelessness. After graduating, Amanda hopes to earn a Master’s Degree in Child Psychology and open a private practice to help children and their families to receive counsel on issues such as homelessness, domestic violence, and mental disorders.



Cory Mason Gong is currently a second year Psych major from Palo Alto, CA. When he's not working, you can find him planning and attending service events, hanging out with friends, riding his bike, or building Legos! A few of his all-time favorite Legos include the Avenger's Helicarrier (2996 pieces) and the Ultimate Collector Series Star Wars BB-8 (1106 pieces). Community service and Legos are the two passions Cory has cultivated since elementary school. After graduating, Cory hopes to study everything there is about Behavioral Psychology or attend graduate school for Counseling Psychology. His current ultimate goal would be to return to his local high school, Henry M. Gunn High, to be a crisis and mental health counselor.



Second year psychology major Stephanie Zhi is our newest student assistant.  Outside of the workplace, Stephanie is very involved in music and the arts. She took private vocal lessons through high school and currently sings in the only all female a cappella group on campus, Measure Up. She also enjoys drawing, dancing, and playing instruments, such as the piano, guitar, and ukulele, in her free time. Singing and psychology remain her top passions, and she hopes to pursue both after graduating in 2020.