Student and Alumni Profiles.

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Alvina Rosales
M.A., Psychology, 2008

  • Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Student in the Psychology Department at Georgia State University
  • Cal State L.A. experience:

  • "In order to become a competitive doctoral student candidate, I needed to develop strong research skills, and Cal State L.A., along with the Minority Opportunities in Research Program offered the opportunity to dedicate my time to research alongside an experienced professor."
  • "With the guidance of Dr. Ramani Durvasula, I strengthened my methodological, critical thinking and clinical skills, which enabled a smooth transition into my doctoral studies."
  • "Some of the highlights of my experience at Cal State LA included presenting research studies at multiple professional conferences and representing Cal State LA by obtaining first place in my division at the CSU Statewide Research Competition."

    Why Cal State L.A.?

  • "Cal State L.A. graduate programs operate on a mentorship model, where students are paired with professors in their area of study. Certain programs offer this opportunity to undergraduate students as well. In my view, this experience has been invaluable."
  • "There are multiple opportunities for students, including scholarships, participation in research symposiums, and research-related financial assistance."
  • "Cal State L.A. is a university with one of the most diverse student populations."

    Future plans

  • To become a licensed psychologist and pursue a career focused on research and academia.
  • Contact the Graduate Studies Web Administrator
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    Phone: 323.343.3820 | FAX:323.343.5653