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Meet Our Staff


Meet Our Staff
Carolina Peralta Ventura


Carolina Peralta Ventura
Associate Director, Practicum Education and Telebehavioral Health Operations

Years with the school: 11

Carolina earned an undergraduate degree in business administration with an emphasis in organizational management from the University of La Verne, and a Master of Education from USC Rossier School of Education. She developed her passion for the field of education and academia through her life experiences of being the first born in her family and her parents instilling the value of education throughout her childhood. She is very passionate about her work, and values the opportunity to make a positive impact in the lives of many through her current work in the Practicum Education Department and the Telebehavioral Health Clinic. 

Fun fact: Loves to dance, help others, spending quality time with family and friends, and eating with great company.

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