Alumni Career Panel

The Alumni Career Panel is hosted by the SF State Psychology Department and is a great opportunity to learn about career options available to Psychology majors. Attendees will observe a live informational interview with SF State Alumni and have an opportunity to ask questions about their career journey.

All events are held via Zoom Webinars. No need to dress-up or worry about your Zoom background because only the host and alumni speakers will have video/audio enabled. The audience can enjoy the show and ask questions via the chat feature.

Zoom ID: 880 3758 6669

Zoom Password: brains

Zoom Link


Fall 2021 Schedule:

All events are from 6:15pm to 7:30pm (Pacific Standard Time).

Monday, September 20, 2021

  • Crystal Alba, RBT
    Crystal is a Registered Behavioral Technician (RBT) in the state of Virginia. She received a BA in psychology from SFSU in 2015. She is in the field of ABA (applied behavioral analysis) while working with school aged children in-home and in a school based setting. Her intent was to become a clinical psychologist but after discovering ABA (applied behavioral analysis), her plans quickly changed. 
  • Francine Sanfalippo, MFT
    Francine experienced a career change toward Psychology at the age of 40.  Francine worked in hospital based, dual diagnosis out-patient behavioral health programs for 15 years, in part-time private practice for much of that time. For the past 3 years, Francine has been exclusively in private practice. Francine pursued Eye Movement and Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) training because of her interest in working with trauma, and a credential in group therapy since all of the hospital based programs were group format, dual diagnosis.  While Francine currently works with individuals and couples, the hospital based programs were for adolescents, seniors and adults.

Tuesday September 21, 2021 

  • Lisa McGee
    As the Director of User Experience at Spot, an insurtech startup, Lisa plays many roles, but she’s happiest when she’s playing researcher. Through primary research and user-centered design practices she uncovers real customer needs in order to create products and services that put people first. 
  • Danielle Pizzi, LCSW
    Danielle is a licensed clinical social worker, currently providing individual and family therapy at Native American Health Center in Oakland. Danielle has experience providing individual therapy and case management support for youth, LGBTQ+ community members, and individuals dealing with trauma, depression, bipolar disorder, psychotic disorders, and personality disorders. Danielle has a specific focus and interest in providing gender affirming care and advocacy for transgender and nonbinary community members, as well as providing mental health care for youth. Danielle grew up in San Francisco, went to SFSU for a Bachelors of Psychology in 2009, and completed a Master of Social Work degree from CSU East Bay in 2014.
  • Eric Valladares
    Eric graduate from SF State in 2010 and is the Department Director for a non-profit in San Mateo County. Eric oversees 7 different programs that focus on  early childhood mental health, child abuse prevention, youth engagement services, and crisis intervention. Eric supervises program directors, secures funding for programs, and provides clinical supervision. 

Monday, October 11, 2021

  • Linda Johnson, M.S., LMFT, LAADC
    Since graduating from SF State in 2003, Linda has treated adolescents within the San Mateo County's juvenile justice system.  Linda specializes in delivering trauma-focused, gender responsive services, and substance use disorders with youth and their families. Linda also operates a private practice serving couples and adults. Linda draws from a variety of theories and modalities (CBT, DBT, EFT, MI, solution-focused, parts theory, etc.) but am always grounded in Attachment Theory and psychodynamic training.   
  • Imelda Vera
    Imelda graduated from SF State in 2007 and is currently working for Siyan Clinical Corporation. Imelda has a background in social services,  case management, and community involvement. Imelda has also worked for non-profit organizations. 

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

  • Christine Randolph, M.S., CRC, LPCC
    Christine is a Behavioral Health Clinician at ZSFG Inpatient Psychiatry Dept. Christine provides person centered clinical counseling within San Francisco County. Christine has a BA in Psychology and M.S. in Counseling from SF State University and is nationally certified by the Commission on Rehabilitation Counseling, and Cornell University Yang Tan Institute on Employment and Disability. In her spare time, you can find Christine rooting for all the local bay area sports teams!
  • Jennifer Harrison, PsyD., ABPP, ATR-BC
    Jennifer graduate from SF State in 2002. Jennifer is a board certified licensed psychologist and a board certified art therapist. Jennifer's expertise is trauma and has a private practice.