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Student Profiles

  • Ellie Angeletakis

    "Last month I experienced a pivotal moment in my professional career. I presented for the first time at a California Council on Teacher Education Conference in San Diego! I have always wanted to be a presenter, and I feel so fortunate to have presented on a topic I am so passionate about: Trust, specifically how you need trust in order to build effective teams in schools. This journey started from a simple research paper I wrote in my grad class this summer based on my copious practitioner experience coupled with literature evidence. And with the suggestion of one of my amazing professors, morphed into a topic proposal and it got accepted, and now here I was presenting to university professors, deans, principals and doctorate students. I was around like-minded people who are advocating for teachers and students, and who are fighting for social justice and inspire action everyday. I am so humbled to be part of this profession, and to hear their stories on trust building in their schools. Who knows, I may end up doing a Ph.D. on this topic some day!!"

  • Alisha Cassarino-Skeeters

    M.A., Counseling Psychology, emphasis in Correctional Psychology Alisha Cassarino-Skeeters knew she wanted to work with at-risk youth and, fortunately, Santa Clara University's School of Education and Counseling Psychology is one of a few graduate schools that offers course-work directly tied to working with at-risk populations.

  • Layna Harris

    M.A., Counseling Psychology Layna Harris knew from her first visit that she “absolutely needed to attend" the counseling psychology graduate program at Santa Clara University.

  • Marla Lane-Parks

    M.A. in Counseling Psychology with a Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) emphasis. Marla Lane-Parks, a graduate of San Jose State University, was nervous about applying to the Counseling Psychology graduate program in SCU’s School of Education and Counseling Psychology (ECP).

  • Stephen Lucia

    M.A., Educational Administration Stephen Lucia came to SCU after he graduated cum laude in English from the University of San Francisco.