Karen Gonzalez

Peer Educator (2020-2021)


Karen is a Senior who transferred to UCSB from Palomar College in San Diego. She would like to pursue a PhD in Clinical and Counseling Psychology, with the hopes of becoming a clinical psychologist. She is currently a research assistant in the Psychology Department focusing on factors that lead to student success. Karen enjoys going to new places with friends, hiking, gardening and binging a good show.

Gender Pronouns: She/her/hers

Campus Involvements:Peer mentor at the Transfer Student Center, Research Assistant in the Psychology department, Intern at Acacia Health and Wellness, EOP, SUP

Major(s)/Minor(s):Major in Psychological Brain Sciences with a Minor in Applied Psychology

Advice for Transfers: Your time at UCSB will go by faster than you think, so jump into UCSB life and get involved! It can be hard adjusting to the University environment, but actively joining clubs, orgs, and working towards finding your community will make the biggest impact on your time here at UCSB. Don’t forget to take care of yourself in the process, school can be overwhelming at times so remember to check in with yourself and give yourself what you need.