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Alaina is a staff psychologist and the Coordinator of Prevention Programs with Student Health and Counseling. 

Alaina earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park and holds a doctorate degree in clinical psychology from La Salle University. 

In her work as a psychologist, Alaina specializes in creating and facilitating outreach initiatives that aim to help students in distress and crisis, like Counseling’s i care training, and promotes skills for self-care and mindfulness. She has been working at Penn since 2015. 

Outside of her professional life, Alaina loves to spend time with friends and family, exploring Philly, being creative, and grabbing dinner at her favorite restaurant, Parc! Alaina’s favorite part about working at Penn is seeing students, staff, and faculty come together to build a caring community and learn skills to support themselves and each other.