Mercedes E. Vasquez

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 

School Counseling

Curriculum Development/ Facilitation

Trauma Informed Practice in Education

Mental Health & Wellness in Education 

College & Career Counseling