Mercedes E. Vasquez, MA/ MS
Adjunct Faculty Member
I am very excited to be returning to CLU as an adjunct professor after graduating from the MS School Counseling program in 2020.
My background is in non-profit & educational leadership, direct student/family services, and educational curriculum development, all within Los Angeles.
In this work I have grown a deep passion for building student advocacy, empathy, & resiliency. School Counseling is where I have currently landed, as a means to live these passions and to promote the importance of a trauma informed lens and prioritizing mental wellness/health for our students, teams, and communities.
MS School Counseling w/ PPS Credential, California Lutheran University, 2020
MA with Distinction, Educational Psychology, California State University Northridge, 2016 (Emphasis: Development, Learning, Instruction, and Evaluation)
BA Anthropology, University of California Santa Barbara, 2012 (Minor: Applied Psychology & English)
Educational Leadership/ Management
Curriculum Development/ Facilitation
Trauma Informed Practice in Education
Mental Health & Wellness in Education
College & Career Counseling