Kailey Jo Palmer (she/they)
Academic Advisor Trainee, AACE
Kailey Jo (KJ) is a first-generation American and a first-generation college graduate. Her college journey was anything but straightforward, but thanks to the support she received from mentors, advisors, and campus resources, she successfully earned her B.A. in Psychology from Stanislaus State in Spring 2019. Inspired by her faculty advisor, she pursued a Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology at UC Santa Cruz. However, the drastic shift in higher education that arose out of the pandemic forced KJ to re-evaluate her career goals. With a fierce desire to serve students just as her mentors served her, she threw everything she had into finding an open door. Now, she's here in COPA 2 and on track to becoming a full-fledged advisor who can help students along their own paths in life.