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Alumni Spotlight - Meet Dr. Richard Pedroza (BA ’03, MA ’07, Ed.D. ‘19), Educator, Los Angeles Unified School District

April 28, 2022

Richard Pedroza

Dr. Richard Pedroza

Teacher at Abraham Lincoln High School; Adjunct Professor at USC

CSUN, Bachelor, Psychology ‘03
CSUN, Master, Special Education ‘07 
USC, Doctor of Education, ‘19

Why did you choose CSUN?

Dr. Pedroza chose CSUN for its well-known psychology program, with an interest in becoming a forensic psychologist.  While at CSUN, he had a great experience in his classes and particularly enjoyed exploring the campus.  He was impressed by the dedicated professors and important research of the university, and after earning his bachelor’s degree in psychology, he pivoted toward a career in education and began work on a CSUN master’s degree in special education. 

As a teacher at Abraham Lincoln High School and Adjunct Professor at USC, Dr. Pedroza was intrigued when he received an email about the CSUN Education Alumni Chapter.  He decided to join the board to represent his culture, to be a voice for Latinx educators, and to be an advocate to students with a disability.

Dr. Pedroza encourage others to join the Education Alumni Chapter so that they too can bring their passions and perspective to others in the chapter.

We encourage all Michael D. Eisner College of Education graduates to join the Education Alumni Chapter and become part of a growing group of Matadors who gain access to wonderful benefits while supporting the next generation of CSUN alumni.  Join Us (it’s free!) today.