“My role at Pitzer College is to promote resilience, wellness, and academic success while using a student-centered and strengths based approach”.
Stephanie Hannant joined the Pitzer community in August 2017 after spending the past four years on Skid Row serving as a clinical social worker for women experiencing homelessness, complex trauma and mental and physical health issues. Stephanie received her BA in psychology from Dominican University of California and her thesis Understanding Girls’ Circle As An Intervention on Perceived Social Support, Body Image, Self-Efficacy, Locus of Control and Self-Esteem was published in the journal, Adolescence. Stephanie spent the following seven years working in drop-in day centers, residential treatment facilities and high schools dealing with complex issues such as severe and persistent mental illness, chronic health issues, homelessness, poverty, trauma, substance misuse, and other vulnerable and under-served populations. Stephanie decided to seek Higher Education and received a Master’s in Social Work from University of Southern California with an emphasis on mental health and systems of recovery. Stephanie received her license from the BBS in October 2017. Stephanie is passionate about self-care, wellness and mindfulness.