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Our Team

 

Jennifer Young, Psy.D., Project CoordinatorPhoto of Dr. Jennifer Young

Doctorate Degree: Psy.D.,

Psychology, California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, 2009

Master's Degree: M.A., Marital and Family Therapy, California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, 2006

Undergraduate Degree: B.A., Psychology and Social Behavior, Minor in Criminology, University of California, Irvine, 2003
Professional Interests: integrative counseling; multicultural issues; LBGT affirmative counseling; identity; attachment; couples counseling; interpersonal neurobiology; trauma; spirituality; global nomad

Past-time Activities: Reading, writing, hiphop, salsa, traveling, languages, and yoga.

 

Jane Duong, Assistant Project Coordinator

Photo of Jane Duong

Degree Program: M.S.

Graduate Institution: California State University, Long Beach
Specialization: Student Development in Higher Education

Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Microbiology, Minor in Chemistry, California State University, Long Beach, 2010

Professional Interests: Student Services-- Student Governance, Students with Disabilities, and Student Life and Development.

Past-time Activities: Self-reflection and journaling, planning get-togethers, spending time with loved ones, listening to country music, eating peanut butter and chocolate Haagen Daz ice cream while watching movies with extremely predictable endings designed to appeal to a large female audience, aka 'chick flicks'.

 

Graduate Peer Educators

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Nancy K. Trinh

Degree Program: M.A.

Graduate Institution: California State University, Long Beach
Specialization: Social Work

Undergraduate Degree: B.A., Social Work, California State University, Los Angeles, 2008

Professional Interests: Children, Youth, and Families (CYF); Community Mental Health within the Asian American community; Substance Abuse Prevention; Suicide Prevention; Public Child Welfare; School Social Work; Probation; Mentoring

Past-time Activities: Arts & crafts, volunteering at community events, watching movies, listening to music, reading, and hanging out with family and friends.

 

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Crystal M. Vartanian

Degree Program: M.A.

Graduate Institution: California State University, Long Beach
Specialization: Marriage and Family Therapy

Undergraduate Degree: B.A., Psychology, Minor in Business Management and Philosophy, University of San Diego, 2012

Professional Interest: Integrative counseling; children and adolescents; families; couples counseling; attachment; substance abuse prevention; suicide prevention; trauma

Past-time Activities: I love being active by doing outdoor activities like hiking and playing sports, especially soccer. I enjoy watching movies with my family and going to Disneyland every chance I get. My favorite foods are ice cream, guacamole, pineapple, tuna, and french fries.

Undergraduate OCEAN Peer Advocates

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Cristina Chavez

Undergraduate Degree: B.A., Social Work, Minor in Child Development and Spanish

Professional Interest: Macro social worker or lawyer working with children, families, and those who are underrepresented.

Past-time Activities: I like to go salsa dancing and go skateboarding as well as try different cultural foods. I love roller coaster rides and trying new things.

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Francisco Granados

Undergraduate Degree: B.A., Psychology and Human Development

Professional Interest: Counseling specifically with youth

Past-time Activities: Going out to the movies, hanging out with friends, traveling, playing sports, hiking, playing an instrument, and going to theme parks.

 

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Project OCEAN Personnel

Project OCEAN has the support of several key departments in Student Services. The Steering Committee meet bi-weekly to discuss:

    • Policy development
    • Program Recommendations
    • Assessment of project direction
    • Identification of funding resources for ongoing stainability

Steering Committee Members

  • Dr. Mary Ann Takemoto, Associate Vice President, Student Services / Project OCEAN Principle Investigator
  • Dr. Brad Compliment, Director, Counseling and Psychological Services / Project OCEAN Program Coordinator
  • David Sanfilippo, Director, Disabled Student Services
  • Rachelle Ang, Case Manager, Counseling and Psychological Services and Disabled Student Services
  • Dr. Jennifer Young, Licensed Psychologist, Counseling and Psychological Services / Project OCEAN Coordinator
  • Jane Duong, Project OCEAN Assistant Coordinator
  • Dr. Yuing Tsong, Project OCEAN Evaluator / Consultant

Project OCEAN Committee Members

  • Dr. Ferdinand Arcinue, Clinical Coordinator / Licensed Psychologist, Counseling and Psychological Services
  • Dr. Diane S. Hayashino, Training Director / Licensed Psychologist, Counseling and Psychological Services
  • Dr. Pamela E. Ashe, Group Coordinator / Licensed Psychologist, Counseling and Psychological Services