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Sarah Z. Kahn, Ph.D.



Dr. Kahn is the Director of the Counseling and Social Change undergraduate program at San Diego State University (SDSU) and has been teaching at SDSU for the past seven years.

She is a licensed marriage and family therapist and is an AAMFT Approved Supervisor Candidate. She received her MA in Marital and Family Therapy from Alliant International University and earned her Ph.D. in Multicultural Education from the Joint Doctoral Program at Claremont Graduate University and SDSU.

In addition, Dr. Kahn maintains a therapy practice and supervises marriage and family therapy interns at Narrative Health Initiatives, a community based therapy practice and training center located in San Diego. 

Delia Contreras

Delia Contreras

Graduate Mentor & Program Data Analyst

Career Goals: To work with students, communities, and institution towards educational equity and accessibility


Lupe de Jesus Olguin Covarrubias

Graduate Peer Advisor 

Career Goal: To work in a Community College as Educational Career Counselor and advocate for those who are disenfranchised in society by providing the tools to transfer to higher education. 

SDSU Affiliations: Graphic Specialist for the San Diego Puente Alliance, SWC Basketball Camp Program, EOP Transfer Bridge Mentor


Andrea Davila

Andrea Davila

Peer Advisor 

Major: Psychology

Career Goal: I have my mind set to become a neurologist and change the world. It is my passion to work with people with disabilities, but it is my dream to diagnose and treat all health issues related to the brain. 

SDSU Affiliations: Vice President of Public Relations in the College of Education and College of Education Student Council


Jamie Garcia

Peer Advisor & Special Events Coordinator, Counseling and Social Change Club Liason 

Major: Psychology

Career goal: I am passionate about education and hope to pursue a career that helps underrepresented students, particularly those with disabilities eliminate barriers to their learning. 

SDSU Affiliations: I am the President of the Counseling and Social Change Club and a Peer Advisor for the Psychology Undergraduate Advising Office. For the past year, I have also volunteered as a research assistant for Dr. David Armor's Self and Social Judgement Lab. 






Grecia Montes

Peer Advisor & Community College Outreach Coordinator 

Major: Chicano and Chicana Studies

Career Goal: To become a High School Counselor in order to help underrepresented first generation students by teaching them how to navigate the educational system and help them believe in their potential as a student and as an individual. 







Viviana Samaniego

Peer Advisor & Classroom Presentation Coordinator

Major: Women's Studies 

Career Goal: To be involved in an organization that helps victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse, to become a resource for those who need them. 





Megan Varra

Peer Advisor & Campus Outreach Coordinator 

Major: Sociology

Career Goals: I aspire to help students in the realm of higher education whether that be in counseling, student affairs, or admissions. I want to help and inspire students that are the future. 

Campus Affiliations: SDSU Ambassadors, Scholars without Borders, and the National Society of Leadership and Success



Brian Yeager

Peer Advisor & Social Media Coordinator/Secretary 

Major: Psychology

Career Goal: I would be greatful to be a counselor in an underserved community. I am interested in attending the SDSU's Marriage and Family Therapy Program after I complete my Bachelor's degree.

SDSU Affiliation: Andres Bonifacio Samahan (Filipino Organization). 





Brian    11:00-2:00


Grecia   10:00 - Noon

Grecia   2:00 - 3:45


Jamie    10:00 - 1:00

Andrea  1:00 - 4:00 


Viviana  9:00 - Noon

Megan   12:30 - 3:30