Josh Chou (he/they) is a Clinic Coordinator for the UCLA PEERS® Clinic. He coordinates and leads behavioral coaching in the PEERS® Social Skills Classes, PEERS® 5-Week Dating Classes, PEERS® Summer Boot Camps, as well as assisting aspects of the PEERS® for Adolescents and PEERS® for Dating programs. Josh graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychobiology with double minors in Disability Studies and Global Health. His career interests focus on researching internalizing symptomatology development, maintenance, and treatment in socially-marginalized populations.
Kyra Fisher is a Clinic Coordinator for the UCLA PEERS® Clinic. She manages aspects of the PEERS® for Adolescents, the PEERS® for Preschoolers, and the PEERS® Virtual Boot Camp. She serves as a behavioral coach in these groups. She has also been involved with the PEERS® Social Skills Classes for Adolescents and Young Adults and has done research for the PEERS® Dating and the PEERS® for Careers Research studies. Kyra graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles where she earned a bachelor's degree in psychology and disability studies. Kyra intends to pursue a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology in the future. Her research interests include the early assessment and intervention of young adults and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder, mood and anxiety disorders, and the intersection between these disorders and chronic illnesses.
Stephanie Gonzalez is a Clinic Coordinator for the UCLA PEERS® Clinic. She manages aspects of the PEERS® for Young Adults, PEERS® for Adolescents, PEERS® for Preschoolers social skills intervention, and the PEERS® for Careers research study where she serves as a behavioral coach. She coordinates the UCLA PEERS® Certified Training Seminars as well as the PEERS® for Dating research study. Stephanie graduated from Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology where she earned her Master of Arts in Psychology. Prior to that, she graduated from California State University, San Marcos with a Bachelor of Arts in Child and Adolescent Development and a minor in Spanish. Stephanie intends to pursue a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology in the future. Her research and clinical interest include assessments and interventions for underserved adolescents with trauma history along with the impact parenting styles have on development.
Gabrielle Sotomayor (she/her) is a Clinic Coordinator for the UCLA PEERS® Clinic. She manages aspects of PEERS® for Young Adults and the UCLA College to Career Research Study. Additionally, Gabrielle supports PEERS® for Preschoolers and PEERS® Summer Boot Camps where she serves as a behavioral coach. Gabrielle graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Applied Developmental Psychology. Her career interests focus on researching early intervention and assessment of children with neurodevelopmental disorders. She is especially passionate about the importance of mental health in neurodivergent populations and working with children and their families to foster positive relationships and mental health outcomes.
Diana Rodriguez is an Administrator for the UCLA Tarjan Center and the PEERS® Clinic. She provides administrative and financial support for the programs. Administratively she assists with meeting planning, coordination of events, and the director's calendar, general staffing support and reimbursements for all Tarjan PEERS® faculty and staff. Diana joined the UCLA Tarjan Center and PEERS® clinic in November of 2023. Her previous experience includes 7 years at the UCLA Department of Internal Medicine as an Administrative Assistant and 5 years in Family Medicine at St. John's Hospital as a Medical Assistant.