Lena Woo

Lena Woo

Youth Drug and Alcohol Prevention Specialist

Pacific Clinics-Asian Pacific Family Center

Rosemead, CA USA

Keeping in mind that you have to keep challenging yourself and not being afraid of those challenges because you will learn the most about yourself in both achievements and failures.


My road in life has taken me all over.
Attended Cal State Fullerton as a computer engineer major
Did poorly in the fall semester
Took a semester off from CSUF and attended community college to make up the units
When I came back, I was introduced to a lot more psychology classes and chose psychology as a major
Graduated at the time of the recession, so it was hard to find a job in the psychology field
Worked at Santa Anna Unified School District as a T.A., tutoring center, and CVS
Then landed a job at Asian Pacific Family Center as a Youth Prevention Specialist
Keep following my journey


High School
Corona High School
Psychology, General
California State University, Fullerton
Social Work
University of Southern California


Youth Drug and Alcohol Prevention Specialist

I mentor high school youth who are identified as at-risk from their counselors.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Non-Profit Organizations
Helping People

Day to Day

On a typical day, I work 9am-5pm and have the weekends off. I go to the gym and look into volunteer opportunities.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Going into this career, I recommend having a thick skin because you deal with a lot of different cases. There are days where it is emotionally heavy and you have to have self-care.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:


The Noise I Shed

From Family:

"Enroll in a UC instead of a Cal State university."

Challenges I Overcame

Language Barrier
First-Generation College Student

Interviewed By

Anonymous Student

Student at CSUF