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Biography: Kathy O’Byrne, Ph.D.

Dr. Kathy O’Byrne has been the Director of the UCLA Center for Community Learning for the last 11 years, supporting academic courses and programs that connect the university with community partners throughout Los Angeles. She was previously a tenured professor at Cal State Fullerton, where she worked in campus-wide administration as the Director of Freshmen Programs and Director of Service Learning. Dr. O’Byrne graduated from Vassar College, earned a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology from Arizona State University and a Ph.D. from the University of Southern California. As a licensed Clinical Psychologist, she maintained a private practice for many years, and has over 30 years of experience working with non-profit organizations.