Student Spotlight


Jessica Rincon is a first-year international graduate student in the Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling program. Jessica currently serves as a graduate assistant to Dr. Frain in the Department of Counselor Education. Her passion for counseling came from her curiosity about human behavior and her younger brother who was always a little “different”.

Jessica developed an interest in children with autism and is currently seeking to expand her knowledge of various disabilities and diagnoses. She finds it rewarding to be able to help someone else have a better quality of life.

In her free time, she enjoys the beach and nature, yoga and exercising, and spending time with friends and family.


COE Guy Beauduy, Jr. is a graduate student in the Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling program.  His passion for counseling stems from his notion that there needs to be more practitioners in the field of counseling to address mental illness.

Guy has developed a special interest in eventually working with veterans suffering from PTSD and those affected by substance abuse issues. After completing his graduate studies, Guy plans to work toward obtaining his CRC and LMHC licensures, as well as pursue a Ph.D. program in Counseling.

In his leisure time, Guy enjoys the hobbies of working out, watching football, and spending time with family and friends.




Gabriel Peña is a graduate student in the Clinical Mental Health counseling program. Gabriel currently serves as the graduate assistant for Department of Counselor Education and a research assistant in The Alliance Lab, which he’s actively been a member of since his freshmen year of undergrad.

Currently in his first year in the program, Gabriel's passion for the clinical mental health field is driven by his work in The Alliance Lab. Having studied the therapeutic relationship, Gabriel has a strong desire to learn the skills that will help him become a great clinician.

Gabriel is a fanatic of the arts, who loves photography, music, and literature. He stems from a big family, and he enjoys spending time with them (along with his friends) when he isn’t consumed with work. He also likes hanging out at the beach, which he attributes to being a Cancer.