Formerly working for Notre Dame De Namur University, California College of the Arts and other institutions in psychological studies, Dr. Sophie Wasson will be the new upper school psychologist.
She earned a Bachelor of Arts at Bates College, a Master of Arts, a Doctor of Psychology degree at University of California, Berkeley and received training in adolescent psychology, related to academic and social pressure.
After working with Diane Erhensaft, another psychologist from the San Francisco Bay Area, Wasson became more focused on engagement with transgender teens and is now focusing on her own studies.
“I look forward to getting to know the students in various settings—whether in Choices and Challenges, Peer Support or counseling,” Wasson said. “I am most excited about offering the students a space to become curious about their own thoughts and feelings and where meaning and identity can be discovered.”