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


Spring 2022 Schedule:

All events are from 5:15pm to 6:30pm (Pacific Standard Time).

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

  • Cathryn Waters, M.S., LMFT
    Cathryn is a Psychotherapist and graduated from SFSU in 2003. Cathryn currently works as a psychotherapist doing teletherapy with adolescents, adults and couples through an organization called Foresight.
  • Sunny Dhanota
    Sunny is a Marketing Specialist and graduated from SFSU in 2014. Sunny's work focuses on marketing, graphic design, web design, and SEO Analytics. Sunny has an expertise in how people navigate the internet, word associations, and faciliting a user's engagement with a webpage.
  • Jessica Dow, M.A.
    Jessica is a Senior User Experience Researcher and graduated from SFSU in 2016 with an Master of Arts in Psychology. Jessica currently works at Google conducting in-depth interviews, usability testing, and surveys.

Thursday, February 24, 2022

  • Kristin Anderson
    Kristin is a Consumer Neoroscientist and graduated from SFSU in 2010. Krstin has had many roles in the field of neurscience, including neurophysiologist, equipment specialist, and logistics supervisor for Neilsen in the Bay Area. 
  • Lesley Amor Gutierrez Harris, M.A.
    Lesley is a Counselor at a Title I middle school and graduated from SFSU in 2011. Lesley's primary duties include individual and group counseling, classroom presentations, professional development for teachers, conducting parent meetings, refer to in and out of district support, and advocacy for social justice and systemic change.

Monday, February 28, 2022

  • Julio Brionez, Ph.D.
    Julio is the Assistant Director and Outreach Coordinator at the University of Wyoming's Counseling Center and graduated from SFSU in 2009. Additionally, Julio provides suicide prevention education, training and operates a private practice.
  • Jesika Gonzalez
    Jesika work in Human Resources as a global HR Coordinator for a technology company in San Francisco and graduated from SFSU in 2017. Jesika's job consists primarily of onboarding new hires, administering compliance training, partnering with benefit and healthcare brokers, and working cross functionally with different teams (i.e payroll, immigration, IT).

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

  • Elvina Lui, LMFT
    Elvina is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and graduated from SFSU in 2005. Elvina currently has a private practice.
  • Christina Walker, M.S.
    Christina is a school psychologist and graduated from SF State in 2012 with an MS degree. Christina has also taught undergraduate psychology courses at SF State.


Past Alumni Speakers:

If you are an alumni at SFSU and would like to be a guest speaker, please email Professor Kevin Eschleman (
  • Crystal Alba - Registered Behavioral Technician 
  • Francine Sanfalippo - Marriage Family Therapist
  • Lisa McGee - Director of User Experience 
  • Danielle Pizzi - Clinical Social Worker
  • Eric Valladares - Department Director for a mental health non-profit
  • Linda Johnson - Marriage Family Therapist and Specialist for San Mateo County juvenile justice system
  • Alissa Olson - Student Connections Counselor for at-risk youth
  • Christine Randolph - Behavioral Health Clinician at ZSFG Inpatient Psychiatry Dept.
  • Dr. Jennifer Harrison - Clinical Psychology and Art Therapist in Private Practice
  • Imelda Vera - Social Worker and Case Manager