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Priyanka Dinesh

Priyanka Dinesh

Priyanka Dinesh


Phone: 408-855-5537
Office Location: SEC-133J
Department: Counseling Services

I have been a Counselor at Mission College since 2017. Prior to Mission, I was a Counselor at Las Positas College and De Anza College. I have previously worked with K-12 population across various schools in East Side San Jose. Among my other work experiences, I was an Academic Curriculum Writer developing academic content for K-8 school textbooks with specific focus on English as a discipline. I was also a Lecturer of Psychology, my first job, first love and my favorite subject. 

I love helping community college students achieve their goals, complete their education successfully and eventually land their dream jobs. As a Counselor, my goal is to help you navigate the ever so complex community college system, advise you on classes pertinent to your major, develop an individualized education plan, transfer to a four-year school, and overall ensure your academic and personal success.


Pupil Personnel Services Credential, Counselor Education (Completed at San Jose State University)
M.S., Psychology and Education, University of Cambridge, UK
M.S., Counseling Psychology, Bangalore University, India
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Bangalore University, India

Areas of Interest

First generation students' college experience, Immigrant education, hope and dreams, Cultural humility and intercultural exchange.

Campus Work
  • Mental Health and Well Being Committee, Member
  • Women of Wonder Wednesdays (WoWW) support group, Co-facilitator
  • Orientation and Probation Action Team, Member
Favorite Quote

The best portion of a man's life is his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love. ~ William Wordsworth