Kami Leonard

B.A., Psychology. I taught overseas in Africa before returning to grad school. Got licensed as a LMFT in 2012 and have a beautiful private practice in Woodland Hills, CA. I specialize in anxiety disorders and family therapy, and also enjoy working with pastors to help counsel people in the church.

Shannon (Ryan) Brascia

BA Psychology. Since earning a Masters in Counseling from the University of San Diego and a Pupil Personnel Services Credential in 2004, I have been working as a school counselor. After a few years as an elementary counselor in San Diego I relocated and have been working with 7th and 8th grade at a 7-12 school. I live in Glendale with my husband and 3 kids.

Lindsey (Reed) Pollack

Is an Associate at RS Investments in the Institutional Services Group, serving DCIO and Sub-Advisory clients. Prior to joining RS Investments in 2006, Lindsey was Client Service Ad- ministrator at Symphony Asset Management for over five years.

Greg Ngo

Moved to Chicago and received an MS in Financial Markets at Illinois Institute of Technology. Since 2005 he has been working as a Fixed Income Prop Trader at Breakwater Trading LLC in Chicago.

Shannon Ryan Brascia

Works full-time as a School Counselor for grades 7/8 in La Canada, CA. Married with two daughters, 1and 4.


Diana Ginns

I have been very fortunate to have had the opportunity to travel the country and the world a lot these last three and a half years. When not traveling, I was working at Devereux in Goleta and after that, at a rape crisis and domestic violence center in Colorado. Recently, I just returned home from a year in Chile, South America, where I was living, volunteering, and learning Spanish. I also traveled through Argentina and Bolivia, two beautiful countries. Currently, I am living in Los Angeles, and applying to grad school for school psychology. dyanarama@hotmail.com.

Anoushka Moseley (Yekiazarian)

B.A., Psychology.I worked in the Cognitive Psychology Department for a short period of time under Dr. Hegarty, then worked at Devereux supporting teenagers with mental health issues. I obtained my M.A. in Cinical Psychology at Antioch University in Santa Barbara and worked to obtain my Marriage and Family Therapy hours at Pheonix of Santa Barbara, Devereux, and Tri-Counties Regional Center (TCRC). I am a licensed M.F.T. and continue to work for TCRC as manager of the Community Placement Program, which assists with moving individuals with developmental disabilities from institutions into the community. I live in Santa Barbara with my husband and one year old son.


Eric Heng

After graduating from UCSB, I earned a Masters of Education in Counseling in Student Affairs from UCLA. Since 2007, I have worked in Student Affairs at the University of California, Office of the President, facilitating system wide student engagement with UC leadership and addressing policy and legislative issues impacting UC students. My wife Emmalee (also a UCSB alumnus) and I live in Pleasant Hill, CA with our three children: Jacoby, Logan, and Bailee.

Mauricio Buchner

B.S. Biopsychology. I found my passion working with children at the Devereux Foundation while attending UCSB. A few years after leaving Santa Barbara, I went back to school and earned my master's degree in education. I have now been working as a school psychologist in the Sacramento area for the past 11 years. I married one of my graduate school classmates and we have two wonderful daughters together.

Adam Leventhal

Ph.D. Adam is currently an assistant professor of preventive medicine and psychology at University of Southern California. He is director of the USC Health, Emotion, and Addiction Laboratory, which conducts research on the emotional and biobehavioral determinants of drug addiction and other behaviors that influence health. Adam has authored more than 70 articles in peer-reviewed journals and has been the principal investigator of external grants in $7.5M in total costs. He has received early career investigator awards from the APA Division of Psychopharmacology and Substance Abuse, APA Society for Clinical Psychology, and American Academy of Health Behavior. He is very grateful to Drs. Aaron Ettenberg and Diane Mackie for their mentoring when he was an undergrad at UCSB. Adam.leventhal@usc.edu


Navid Papehn

Navid went on to receive his MA in Clinical Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University. He graduated in 2005, returning to Los Angeles. At the start of 2006 he began working at an inpatient eating disorder treatment facility, of which he was the Program Director for 3 1/2 years. During this time, Navid also began his studies at Fielding Graduate University in pursuit of his doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology. He hopes to graduate in 2014. Navid is currently the Program Director at The Bella Vita, an outpatient clinic in Los Angeles that specializes in the treatment of eating disorders. He and his wife married last year and live in Thousand Oaks, CA.

Crystal Ramirez

BA, Psychology and Sociology. I became a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in 2010 after completing an MA in Counseling Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute. I work for the Santa Barbara County Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Services Department supervising a psychiatric crisis clinic. I am on track to complete a PhD in Depth Psychology with Emphasis in Psychotherapy at Pacifica this year. My research was approved for presentation at the 3rd annual European Congress on Assertive Outreach in Oslo this June. I am happily married and grateful to live and work in the community which I was born and raised.


Amanda Wilson

Amanda is currently closing out a 15-month tour to Afghanistan. As a Military Police Lieutenant and an Executive Officer she is responsible for tending the needs and issues of over 200 soldiers. Stationed out of Bamberg, Germany she hopes to continue the pursuit of a Masters in Counseling Psychology with a focus on combat stress, upon return from OEF 07-09.

Caroline Jönsson

BA, Psychology. After finishing my degree at UCSB I moved to San Francisco to work for a while before moving to New York. At NYU I got my Clinical Social Work degree and then worked in the behavioral health field in Manhattan. In 2011 I moved back home to Sweden and now I'm working as a Social worker, assessing suitable treatment for dysfunctional family systems. It's really interesting and awesomely challenging to experience both American and Swedish approaches and school of thoughts within two very different Health care system.


Erika Schmidt

Psychology and Black Studies (double major) as well as a minor in Asian American Studies. In 1999-2000 I completed my MA in Education (School Counseling) and Pupil Personnel Services Credential at CSU Dominguez Hills. Shortly after I began working as a school counselor at Banning High School (LAUSD). I also completed an MS in Marital Family Therapy (also at CSUDH) in 2004. I decided to continue as a school counselor because of the variety of responsibilities I hold throughout the year and the opportunities that arise to work with a diverse population of students. I don't mind the vacation time either!

Lauren (Mantey) McCracken

Received a MS in Psychology from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and a Pupil Personnel Services Creden- tial from CSU Fresno to be a school counselor. Currently working for San Luis Obispo County Drug and Alcohol Services as a bilingual addic- tions specialist. She has accumulated 3000 hours towards Marriage and Family Therapy licensure and is anxiously awaiting to take the exam.


Tiffany Werner

B.A., Psychology. Immediately after graduation I attended the U.S. Air Force Officer Training School and earned a commission as a 2Lt. Now I am a Major, married to another Major, living all over the world with two beautiful sons.


Christopher Flynn

B.A., Psychology. A former intern for UC Santa Barbara's men's soccer team, Flynn entered the sports industry after graduation. After managing teams at Sporting Kansas City and Georgia Tech, Flynn returned to California for the Oakland Athletics in 2017 and currently serves as a sales manager. Recognized by Major League Soccer on multiple occasions for his sales efforts, Flynn was a manager on the 2013 MLS Ticket Sales Team of the Year. With the Oakland Athletics, he's been instrumental in creating The CORE, the innovative first-of-its-kind sports business development program. He lives in Patterson, California, with his wife and three children.

Cheryl A. Cohen

Ph.D., Cognitive Psychology, 2008. I am a Research Health Scientist and Education Lead for the Veterans Administration Information Resource Center in Hines, Il. I also collaborate with STEM researchers investigating the role of spatial thinking in their disciplines (currently engineering and astronomy).


Arabo Beiki

B.A., Psychology. A few years after my tenure as a Gaucho, I continued my educational career at Pepperdine University where I obtained my MBA. After brief stints with the NBA's Sacramento Kings and LA Clippers, I transitioned to General Manager of Washos, a mobile car detailing start-up

Catherine Corbin

B.A., Psychology. After getting an MA in Education and Social Policy and working at a social policy research firm for a few years thereafter, I entered a Ph.D. program in Educational Psychology and Applied Developmental Science at the University of Virginia. I am entering my last year, preparing my dissertation, and lookingfor a post-doc. I live in Charlottesville with my partner, and we look forward to getting a dog soon!