Kristina Lovato

Dr. Kristina Lovato, PhD, MSW, joined the School of Social Work faculty as an Assistant Professor in the Fall of 2017. Dr. Lovato’s scholarly work has been published in peer-reviewed journals and she has presented at national conferences. As a social work educator, Dr. Lovato draws upon over 10 years of clinical experience serving diverse children and families as a bilingual child welfare social worker, child therapist, and school-based mental health clinician. She formerly served as a lecturer and the Project Coordinator for the Title IV-E Program in the School of Social Work at San Francisco State University and as a Lecturer in the Department of Social Work at CSU Fullerton. Dr. Lovato serves on the Board of Directors at Long Beach Immigrant Rights Coalition.