Alia Aizenstat
Alia Aizenstat is a Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice. Alia is the published author of Psychotherapy in the Digital Age: The Integration of Online Identities in the Therapeutic Process. She is a lecturer and educator teaching psychoeducation and digital responsibility in Jr High Schools, High Schools, Graduate Programs, and therapeutic treatment centers. Alia specializes in Internet Addiction and the use of dreams and imagination as a path to healing. She has trained in EMDR trauma therapy with an attachment focus through the Parnell Institute, and in Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) with one of the programs founders Steven Hayes. Alia is certified in: Leadership Development through Leadership Santa Barbara County; Dream Tending, a depth psychological approach to working with dreams; and is a Registered Yoga Teacher.

Stephen Aizenstat
Stephen Aizenstat, Ph.D., is the founder of Dream Tending, Pacifica Graduate Institute, and the Academy of Imaginal Arts and Sciences. He is a renowned professor of depth psychology, and imagination. He has served as an organizational consultant to major companies and institutions, and as a depth psychological content advisor to Hollywood filmmakers. He has lectured extensively in the U.S., Asia, and Europe. He is affiliated with the Earth Charter International project through the United Nations, where he has spoken. Professor Aizenstat is the Chancellor Emeritus and Founding President of Pacifica Graduate Institute. He has collaborated with many notable masters in the field including Joseph Campbell, James Hillman, Marion Woodman, and Robert Johnson.

Heather Beck
Heather McCloskey Beck is an international author, speaker, somatic energy healer, and creativity/life coach. Heather’s most recent book, Take the Leap, focuses on how to embrace your unique genius and create a life you truly love; a life that is creatively inspired, and aligned with your own inner calling. Heather is a Ph.D. candidate in Depth Psychology with a Somatics specialization, and on the board of directors for PGIAA, Pacifica’s alumni program.  As healer and mentor, Heather practices a depth/somatic blend of her own uniquely designed Metamorphic Healing® modalities, to facilitate deep, personal transformation and somatic healing for her clients, students, and readers.

Eleanor Fishburn
Barbareno Band of Chumash Indians, Chairwoman, Santa Barbara
Eleanor is a documented Chumash descendant from the Arellanes and Tumamait family lines, tied to the Channel Islands and the mainland, including influential provincial capitals including Mikiw (Dos Pueblo), Mishopshno (Carpinteria), and Humaliwo (Malibu), as well as other historic Ventureño and Barbareño communities. She is a khete (mother) of three children and kmamawas (grandmother) of two as well;  and,  spends time supporting them in many of their activities. Eleanor is an active and outgoing woman who finds great pleasure in bringing unity to our community. She noted that, “She looks forward to strengthening her role in the community by enhancing her education and sharing her knowledge and culture with others.”

Joanna Gardner
Joanna Gardner, PhD is a writer, mythologist, and magical realist. She serves as Senior Editor on the Educational Task Force of the Joseph Campbell Foundation, and as a thought leader with the think tank iRewild, where she works on the Healing Stories initiative. Joanna is a founder of the Fates and Graces Mythologium, a conference for mythologists and friends of myth. She earned her PhD at Pacifica Graduate Institute in mythological studies. Joanna’s work appears in a variety of venues, available on

Harry Grammer
Dr. Harry Grammer is a Depth Psychologist, Pacifica graduate, PGIAA Board President, and the President for New Earth. Harry and his wife Yana (Executive Vice President) founded an agency called New Earth nearly 17 years ago. New Earth is a trauma-informed multi-faceted organization that brings heightened levels of therapeutic support to youth and young adults in the juvenile justice system and aging out of the foster care system. Their programs include: a high school designed to meet their needs, employment readiness/ and employment, arts enrichment, advocacy, counseling, various types of trauma-informed therapies, and wilderness retreats. The New Earth Arts and Leadership youth center is located in Los Angeles. Los Angeles has the largest youth incarceration rate in the world. Since 2004, they’ve directly served over 25,000 young people through their programs.  During the pandemic, New Earth’s staff and students sourced fresh produce from local family farms and grocery distributors each week to give away to families in the community impacted by unemployment. Since March, they have fed 2000 families per month and have donated over 70,000 lbs. of food.   

Olivia Happel
Olivia Happel, PhD, teaches Latin, Mythology, Theory of Knowledge, English, and Film Studies at Dos Pueblos High School in Goleta, California. Dr. Happel created her own curriculum for both the Mythology and Film Studies courses and also serves as the Extended Essay Coordinator for DPHS

Catherine Ann Jones
Catherine Ann Jones holds a graduate degree in Depth Psychology and Archetypal Mythology from Pacifica Graduate Institute where she has also taught. After a career acting in New York in over 55 plays, eleven of her own plays, including Calamity Jane (both play and musical) and The Women of Cedar Creek, have won multiple awards and are produced both in and out of New York. Her films include The Christmas Wife (Jason Robards & Julie Harris), Unlikely Angel (Dolly Parton), and the popular TV series, Touched by an Angel. Her seven books include The Way of Story, Heal Your Self with Writing (Nautilus Book Award 2014), Freud’s Oracle, Buddha and the Dancing Girl: A Creative Life, and East & West: Stories of India. Based in Ojai, California, she leads The Way of Story and Heal Your Self with Writing workshops both here and abroad and over 56,000 have subscribed to her online courses. For online courses, blog, workshop schedule, writing consultant, and psychic readings visit  

Minh Tran
Minh received his master’s degree in counseling psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute, where his education and psychotherapy training was steeped in Jungian, post-Jungian, and contemporary psychodynamic approaches to mental health treatment. Minh has worked in community mental health and public behavioral health settings since 2010 in various capacities: health educator, HIV-testing counselor, substance abuse prevention counselor, nonprofit middle-manager, community organizer, case worker, and mental health clinician. As a licensed marriage and family therapist, Minh considers interpersonal relationships to be the primary measure of mental health and wellness. He has since returned to Pacifica Graduate Institute, where he is working on his PhD.

Dianne Travis-Teague
As Director of Alumni Relations and the Pacifica Graduate Institute Alumni Association, Dianne is creating and maintaining pathways for alumni participation that advance the goals of the Institute: partnering with colleagues to identify, cultivate, and steward alumni giving in a multiplicity of ways. Our alumni are, in so many ways, the blood soul of Pacifica. Their work is an expression of Pacifica’s mission to tend the soul of and in the world. Clear to all who have interacted with Dianne, her commitment and enthusiasm is remarkable and infectious. Her efforts are central to the Alumni Association’s success. 

Lorraine Warren
Lorraine “Dr. Rain” Warren, PhD is a facilitator, educator, and trainer in peace-building, dialogue, and conflict mediation. Her career has spanned over 20 years and has taken her to over 100 countries around the world, touching five continents. She was honored in 2016 with the Legacy International Humanitarian Award in acknowledgement of having directly impacted the lives of over 34,000 youth and in 2018 with the Josephine “Scout” Wollman Fuller Award, by Psychologists for Social Responsibility, recognizing her outstanding contributions to the advancement of peace and social justice. As an administrator at higher education institutions, she has provided leadership at institutions such as Florida State University, The Johns Hopkins University, and The Juilliard School. Dr. Rain completed her doctoral degree at Pacifica Graduate Institute in 2017 and conducted research in Rwanda, Central Africa interviewing survivors of the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi.  This research inspired her to create a project, “Creating A World That Listens”, in which she takes two red chairs to public places and listens to whatever people want to and need to say. She often asks the question, “What would you say if the world listened to you?” Dr. Warren is currently working on several book projects including a memoir inspired by her life and work, ecopsychology themed poetry, and a tribute to a South African Freedom Fighter who was a college friend. She obtained her doctorate from Pacifica Graduate Institute, Santa Barbara, CA in Depth Psychology with an emphasis in Community Psychology, Liberation Psychology, and Ecopsychology. She also holds Master’s degrees in Higher Education Administration and Spiritual Psychology from Indiana University in PA and the University of Santa Monica in California respectfully. ( 

Stephanie Zajchowski
Stephanie Zajchowski, PhD is a mythologist, coach, and marketing strategist. She is a co-founder of the Fates and Graces Mythologium, a conference for mythologists and friends of myth, founder of Soul Story Coaching, and a marketing strategist in the airline industry. Stephanie currently serves as Treasurer on the board of directors of the Pacifica Graduate Institute Alumni Association. She holds a doctorate in Mythological Studies from Pacifica Graduate Institute and a certification in Spiritual Direction from Southern Methodist University. Learn more about her work at

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