LaShandra Rinas (2002)

LaShandra Rinas ’02 is employed as a Research Assistant for Casa Pacifica in Camarillo, California. Casa Pacifica serves abused, neglected, and severely emotionally disturbed children and adolescents from Santa Barbara, Ventura, and Los Angeles Counties. As one of LaShandra’s responsibilities as a Research Assistant, she conducts surveys to assess Casa Pacifica’s strengths and challenges and presents reports to board members, committees, and staff. “It is really nice to be in a job where I can use my talents and be challenged … I am helping ensure the quality and effectiveness of the agency and its programs for its clients.”