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Alumni Spotlights


Our alumni are professionals, leaders, researchers, educators and changemakers who have gone on to build successful careers. Our alumni have utilized their psychology and counseling education to improves lives and make a better world.  Here are some of their stories:

Featured Alumni Spotlights

Terell Sterling, B.S. Business Psychology  - Entreprenuer & Founder/CEO of Go Paladin

Terell Sterling is the founder and CEO of Go Paladin a Silicon Valley nonprofit that connects underrepresented and underserved entrepreneurs to the vast startup ecosystem. In this Alumni Spotlight, Sterling talks about what inspired him to pursue a business psychology degree, his career in high-tech and private equity, and his experiences working with budding entrepreneurs. More.

Stefany Fuentes, M.A. Counseling - Founder of Vida Counseling

Since graduating from PAU’s M.A. Counseling Program with an MFT emphasis, alumna Stefany Fuentes has opened Vida Counseling, which provides mental health care in-person and virtually for Spanish and English speakers of all ages. In this Q&A, she discusses why she chose a career in mental health, her experience as a student at PAU, and her career today. More.

Megan Jones Bell, Psy.D. Clinical Psychology - Chief Science Officer, Headspace

As part of PAU’s Superstar in Technology series, President Maureen O'Connor interviews PAU Alumna Megan Jones Bell, Psy.D. to learn about her work in mental health technology. Watch.

Diane Raleigh, Ph.D. Clinical Psychology - Psychologist & Founder of the Olmoti Clinic

PAU Alumna and Founder of the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology Diane Raleigh, Ph.D. ‘Just Do It’ approach changes lives in Africa. More.




Amanda Harris, Ph.D. Clinical Psychology  - Attorney

To highlight the importance of work done on behalf of survivors of domestic violence, we spoke with PAU alumna Amanda Harris (née Feldman), J.D., Ph.D., a psychologist and attorney representing domestic violence survivors. More.


Katie Taylor, Psy.D. Clinical Psychology - Psychologist and Mental Health Tech Developer

As part of PAU’s Superstar in Technology series, President Maureen O'Connor interviews PAU Alumna Katie Taylor, Psy.D. Dr. Taylor's work focuses on providing evidence-based, effective, accessible mental health services using technology-based behavioral health tools to create greater public access. Watch.

Yvette Rico, Psy.D. Clinical Psychology - Professor and Researcher, San Francisco State University

Yvette Rico graduated from the PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium in 2019. Her dissertation, “Stress and Burnout in Psychology Doctoral Students” was accepted for publication in Psychology, Health & Medicine. We connected with Dr. Rico to learn more about her research and the stressors that impact psychology doctoral students. Read more.

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