Student Ambassadors | Applied Psychological Science

Our Ambassadors offer insight about Pacific University School of Professional Psychology's Masters in Applied Psychological Science program to prospective students and any other party requesting information about student life or the area. In addition to this, the Ambassadors help assist with open house, interview days, and other events. They also work very closely with the Admissions office in providing an invaluable resource for prospective students.

If you would like to speak with a current student about their experience applying to or choosing Pacific University, you are invited to contact one of our student ambassadors. They will be happy to help you.

Class of 2020

List coming soon.

Class of 2019

Kaitlyn Iseminger

Second Year | Clinical Psychology

Undergraduate Institution | East Texas Baptist University, Psychology Major

Hometown | Houston, TX

One reason I chose Pacific: I chose Pacific because I wanted an institution that would continue to challenge me to be all that I can. I wanted an education where not only would I grow to learn more about the field I love, but more about myself. Pacific was the perfect environment I was seeking for continuing my education. 

Hobbies: I love to paint, read, and write- all three of those are major self-care tools of mine. I am always down to dust off my old basketball shoes to hit the court. I also love hiking and stargazing, which Oregon is one of the best places to do that. Aside from my other hobbies, I am probably brushing up on my favorite fandoms!


Natalie Weber

Second Year | Clinical Psychology

Undergraduate Institution | Oregon State University

Hometown | Corvallis, OR

One reason I chose Pacific | One thing that I love about Pacific University is the faculty and professors. They really care about your learning and what you're interested in - they're always supportive. It feels like a tight knit family here and you have the freedom to be yourself. The atmospheres is warm and welcoming - you really do become close your cohort. 

Hobbies | Hiking, exploring, movies, food, drinks, music, and camping.


Ravi P. Desai 

Second Year | Clinical Psychology

Undergraduate Institution | The State University of New York at Buffalo

Hometown | Hillsborough, New Jersey

One Reason I Chose Pacific | I chose Pacific because of their approach in teaching psychology and healthcare. Pacific views healthcare as an integrated approach by all healthcare professions. Since the industry is treading in this direction, getting an education here will better prepare me for the work place after I graduate. It is an exciting time to be in graduate school and I am ecstatic to be here at Pacific!

Hobbies | I love playing tennis and watching all sports especially football! I enjoy exploring the city for interesting things to do. I also love to watch movies and eat amazing food.


Caitlin Hines

Second Year | Clinical Psychology 

Undergraduate Institution: University of Oregon, Biology and Psychology major 

Hometown | Fallbrook, California 

One Reason I Chose Pacific: One major reason I was drawn to Pacific was the great reputation the program had in the community. I understood why this was when I learned more about the program itself and met the faculty at interview day. Everyone here has a clear investment in a student's success as well-rounded members of the field. 

Hobbies: I love exploring the Oregon coast! I’m constantly amazed at how different the coast and beaches are here compared to the ones I grew up on in Southern California. When I’m not able to make it out for an adventure, I enjoy watching Netflix (of course), cooking and baking. 


Heather Hodel

Second Year | Clinical Psychology 

Undergraduate Institution: 

Hometown | Albany, OR

One Reason I Chose Pacific:  I fell in love with Pacific University because Psychology its integrated in the broader healthcare system. Pacific sees Psychology as an important tool that needs to be brought to many, if not all, healthcare communities.

Hobbies: Netflix, art, crocheting, and cooking


Prianka Maharaj

Second Year | Clinical Psychology 

Undergraduate Institution: Washington State University - Major: Psychology, Minor: Neuroscience

Hometown | Ewa Beach, HI/Pullman, WA

One Reason I Chose Pacific:  One main reason I chose Pacific was the close-knit atmosphere it brought to students. I did not want to be another face among my peers and faculty members in graduate school - Pacific was able to eliminate that fear immediately. 

Hobbies: Netflix, napping, hiking, gaming, adventuring to new places, crafts, listening to music, and anything I do with my two best friends!


Katie Austin

Second Year | Clinical Psychology 

Undergraduate Institution: University of Oregon, Psychology Major

Hometown | Albany, OR

One Reason I Chose Pacific:  I was born and raised in Oregon and definitely wanted to stay in this beautiful state for graduate school. I admired the values of pacific University but was truly sold once I visited the campus. The faculty, students, and environment were amazing. I loved the idea of being apart of a program that focused on building a community, with both students and faculty encouraging growth and success of every student. We are in this together inside of competing against each other. As a student, it is extremely beneficial to have such close relationships with your peers and faculty.  

Hobbies: I love exploring the outdoors, hiking, fitness, reading, food, and music. 


Alecc Quezada

Second Year | Clinical Psychology 

Undergraduate Institution: Utah State University

Hometown | Rohnert Park, CA

One Reason I Chose Pacific:  The main reason I chose to attend Pacific University is because of the welcoming atmosphere. Their is an immediate sense of family that resonates from faculty and students. The faculty here are dedicated to seeing you succeed and are willing to help you through any obstacles that school, or life, may throw at you. The community, including PhD, PsyD and other healthcare professionals on the campus, is extremely integrated. We are one big team and everyone wants you to succeed. 

Hobbies: I love soccer, volleyball, frisbee golf, rock climbing, mountain biking, snowboarding, and the outdoors. I also enjoy movies, video games, music, food and a good book. 


Lara Quan

Second Year | Clinical Psychology

Undergraduate Institution: University of Washington 

Hometown | Bothell, WA

One Reason I Chose Pacific:  I chose to attend Pacific Universality because of the highly collaborative atmosphere that is fostered by both the faculty and the students. 

Hobbies: In my spare time, I enjoy hanging out with friends, eating, playing with my dog and watching Netflix.