Lucila Ramos-Sánchez was born in Mexico and raised in Northern California. She received a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Psychology from California State University, Chico. She received a master's degree and doctorate from the University of California, Santa Barbara in Counseling/Clinical/School Psychology, with an emphasis in counseling psychology. Ramos-Sánchez joined the Santa Clara University faculty in fall of 2000 and holds dual teaching positions in the Departments of Counseling Psychology and Psychology. Her research interests focus on Latino mental health, specifically examining variables that affect counselor credibility, the effects of bilingualism in the counseling process, and stress associated with acculturation issues. Her research also includes the examination of the relationship between self-efficacy and academic achievement of Mexican-American high school and college students. From a clinical perspective, her interest is in the area of multicultural counseling. Ramos-Sánchez lives in Santa Clara with her husband, Hector, who works at the University of California, San Francisco. Her interests include spending time with family, running, cycling, reading and traveling.