Thank you PIQE, I’ve decided to be a school counselor.

“My mother graduated from PIQE’s program in 2007 when I was in high school.  Witnessing my mom’s active participation in my education encouraged me to want to help other families have the same opportunity.  This is one of the main reasons I’ve decided to become a school counselor.  As a school counselor, I will work hard to engage parents.  I feel that having a parent that understands, even on the most basic level of how the school system works, can make a difference in the achievement of their children. Thanks to PIQE, I have no trouble discussing typical issues with my mom that are associated with being in college because she understands.  Being able to have these conversations with my mom made us closer even though we are nearly 200 miles away” stated Lizette.

Lizette Neri Mancilla graduated from California State University, Sacramento with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a minor in Counseling. In fall 2015 she began the Master’s Program in Counseling.