The University of Southern California’s Rossier School of Education Master’s Program Office (MPO) serves as a hub for academic and professional development and career advancement for graduate students in the Learning Design and Technology Program, Marriage and Family Therapy Program, Post-Secondary Administration and Student Affairs Program, and Educational Counseling Program within the Rossier School of Education. MPO and Rossier prides itself on preparing counselors, administrators, and educational leaders for an impactful career in education. Our office hosts many seminars throughout the year to help our students feel more equipped in the classroom and after graduation. MPO fosters many opportunities for students to acquire internships as well as professional careers within USC and elsewhere. It is our mission to ensure student success within Rossier’s Master’s Programs and to serve as a viable resource to our students during the duration of their program.



Kristan Venegas
Chair of Masters Program
WPH 304D | (213)-740-0507

“Dr. Kristan Venegas is a Professor of Clinical Education and a Research Associate in the Center for Higher Education Policy Analysis at Rossier. She is an expert in the areas of college preparation and planning, higher education, financial aid policy and college. Prior to joining the Rossier faculty, she served as an assistant professor of educational leadership at the University of Nevada, Reno. With more than 15 years of experience in student services, she teaches courses related to postsecondary administration and student affairs.”

Julienne Jose-Chen
Associate Director
WPH 304E | (213)-821-3406

“Hi Trojans! My name is Julienne Jose-Chen and I am the Associate Director for the Master’s Programs Office. I have been part of the Rossier family since 2007, first as a student in the PASA program (go Class of 2009!). I’ve interned and worked at different institutions such as Art Center College of Design, Santa Monica College and UCLA. Now I have returned to USC as an administrator for the Master’s Program and am so glad to work with different students who are changing the landscape of education and accomplishing great things in their fields. Fight on!”

Danielle Clark
Student Services Advisor I
WPH 304F | (213)-740-2677

“My name is Danielle Clark and I am the Academic Advisor for the Rossier School of Education Master’s Program. I am, and have always been student focused and an educational advocate so I am very happy to be here.  My passion for educational exploration is what drives my motivation to help all students reach and exceed their professional, educational, and personal goals. I am very excited and humbled to be joining the USC family, in particular the Rossier School of Education. I am looking forward to meeting you all and learning more about your needs, wants, and concerns. My door is always open, so if you ever need anything, or just want to drop in and say hello, please do not hesitate to come in. I welcome the company!”

James Hayashi
Writing Advisor
WPH 304G | (213)-740-2727

“James is the writing advisor for USC Rossier Online and Rossier’s Masters Programs office. He earned his Master of Professional Writing from USC, and enjoys writing in the field of creative non-fiction in his (limited) free time.”

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