Meet the Staff

  • M. Elaine Walton, Psy.D.
    Director of the Women’s Resource Center

    Elaine is the director of the Women’s Resource Center and also serves as a staff psychologist at APU’s University Counseling Center. In addition to providing therapy and teaching on campus, she conducts seminars and workshops on women’s issues, empowering women for success, faith and domestic violence, African-American college students, and professional ethics.

  • Heather Garza
    Undergraduate Intern
    APU Class of 2015

    Heather is currently working on a B.S. in Biochemistry at Azusa Pacific University. Originally from Visalia, California, she is excited for what is ahead in the new year. She is passionate about the Women’s Resource Center and encouraging APU women to wholeheartedly pursue our Lord and Savior.

  • Mariana Pedroza
    Administrative Assistant
    APU Class of 2016

    Mariana Pedroza is a first generation Mexican American and the first in her family to attend a university. She is a Bay Area native raised in San Jose, California, and she is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a minor in Pre-Law. Her passion for human rights has led her to become part of the Women’s Resource Center where she is excited to help educate and empower all women.

  • Quanesha Moore
    Undergraduate Intern
    APU Class of 2015

    Originally from Greensboro, NC, Quanesha Moore is currently working on her B.A. in Psychology. She is a Multi-Ethic Leadership Scholar, an extraordinary leader on the APU campus, passionate, and intentional about sharing Christ’s love and building meaningful relationships. She desires for her life to be a shining light everywhere she goes.

  • Phylicia Williams
    First-Year Graduate Assistant
    B.A. in Linguistics

    Phylicia (Pie) Williams graduated from the University of California Santa Barbara with a B.A. in Linguistics and minor in Education and Applied Psychology. She is pursuing her master’s degree in College Counseling and Student Development at APU. She is passionate about multicultural affairs and women’s issues on campus. Pie is excited to be working with the Women’s Resource Center to celebrate, educate, and empower women to be the person God created them to be.

  • Lisa Nena
    Second-Year Graduate Assistant
    B.A in English

    Lisa Nena graduated from APU with a B.A. in English with a Creative Writing emphasis. She is pursuing her master’s degree in College Counseling and Student Development at APU. She is passionate about women’s issues and empowering people to use their voice. Lisa is thrilled to be working with the Women’s Resource Center to affirm and empower students to continue to grow.