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Jennifer Parada, M.A.

Tenured Full-Time Faculty


I joined the psychology department at Bellevue College in 2019. I regularly teach PSYC& 100 General Psychology, PSYC 202 Physiological Psychology, and PSYC 225 Drugs and Behavior. I have a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Washington, Tacoma and a master’s degree in Psychological Sciences from Northern Arizona University. My research experience includes quantitative and qualitative research examining psychological and social factors that influence our responses to stress.

Since the beginning of my teaching career in 2016, I have been committed to promoting educational equity and access, especially for students from historically marginalized communities. I have also been involved in outreach efforts aimed to enhance participation in STEM education. I strive to empower students with the tools and voice they need to navigate these challenges and advocate for their individual and communal needs.