Alliant International University CSPP – Irvine, CA
2009, Psy.D., Psychology, Emphasis in Marital and Family Therapy
2006, M.A., Marital and Family Therapy (NKA, Couples and Family Therapy)

University of California Irvine  – Irvine, CA
2003, B.A., Psychology and Social Behavior
Minor: Criminology, Law, and Society


United States Peace Corps – Washington, D.C.
Counseling and Outreach Unit (COU)
07/2016- Present, Psychologist

Private Practice
01/2011-Present, Licensed in Psychologist in the State of California and Washington D.C.

California State University Long Beach (CSULB) – Long Beach, CA
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
2011-2016, Psychologist
2012-2014, Grant 
Coordinator California Mental Health Services Act (CalMHSA) Project OCEAN

University of Southern California – Los Angeles, CA
Student Counseling Services (currently Engemann Student Health Center)
2011-2012, Per Diem Crisis Counselor


2015, Mexico City Cultural Immersion Program, Faculty Team
Co-facilitate group process for student participants. Participated in service project in a rural community in  Oaxaca for 200 children. Provided consultation in faculty team meetings.

2014,  Cambodia International Exchange in Counseling Therapy Program, Faculty Participant
Presented for students in psychology at Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP). Facilitated intensive process groups for country nationals. Participated in service-learning projects with Cambodian agencies addressing issues of domestic violence, poverty, HIV/AIDS intervention, landmine victim recovery, acid burn victims, and crisis intervention.  

2008, 2011, 2013, India Cultural Immersion Program, Researcher/Consultant/Coordinator
Collaborated with students and faculty at Madras School of Social Work (MSSW) in Chennai, India. Consult with faculty program leaders. Facilitate pre-program orientation. Coordinate cultural immersion program activities. Provide non-clinical counseling related to all facets of immersion program. Collected data on efficacy of program to increase cultural competence of student participants.

2007, 2008, CSPP Mexico City Immersion Program, Student
Alliant International University – Mexico City, Mexico
Courses: MFT Supervision, Biological Bases of Behavior, Spanish Language, Political Issues in Mexico.

2002, Italian Language and Culture Program, Student
University of California Center – Siena, Italy; UC Irvine Study Abroad Office
Courses: Intensive Italian Language, Italian Culture and History



Alliant International University – Mexico City, Mexico
Summer 2015, Adjunct Instructor for Summer Cultural Immersion Program
Sex Therapy Course

Alliant International University – Irvine, CA
Summer 2014, Adjunct Instructor
Practicum Seminar for Couples and Family Therapy (CFT)

Alliant International University – Mexico City, Mexico
2010, Co-Instructor 
Individual and Family Life Span Development  

Alliant International University – Irvine, CA
2006, Teaching Assistant
Interviewing Techniques Lab


University of San Francisco – San Francisco, CA
International Students and Scholar Services (ISSS)
2010, Outstanding Advocate for International Students and Scholars Merit Award

Alliant International University – Irvine, CA
2009, Honorary Award for Outstanding Doctoral  Student

Alliant International University – Irvine, CA
International and Multicultural Education, Research, Interventions and Training (i-Merit)
Honorary Student Award for Research in Multiculturalism and Internationalism


University of California, Irvine (UCI) – Irvine, CA
Center for International Education (Currently Study Abroad Office)
2005-2008, Academic Integration Analyst 
Perform curriculum analyses and design website to aid faculty, staff, and students in curricula integration. Liaison between CIE and all departments on campus. Present curricula integration tools to UCI department faculty and staff. Work with UC system-wide counterparts on Curriculum Integration Project.

Global Cafe Steering Committee – California State University, Long Beach
05/2015- 05/2016

Society for Human Diversity (SHD) – Alliant International University  – Irvine, CA
09/2007-06/2009, Secretary/Founding Member
Student-led organization on campus to promote cultural diversity awareness.  

Centro del Refugiado – Mexico City, Mexico
2007, Interpreted in Mandarin for Chinese refugee with limited Spanish language ability.  


Native Fluency: English
Intermediate Proficiency: Mandarin
Beginner-Intermediate Proficiency: Spanish


American Psychological Association – Asian Pacific American Women Div 35, Sec 5

American Psychological Association – International Psychology, Div 52