Laura Pirazzi (she/her/hers)

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Lecturer and Academic Advisor, Child & Adolescent Development

Laura Pirazzi has spent over 20 years working in the field of Child and Adolescent Development. Her previous positions included teaching in early childhood education settings and serving as a mental health counselor for adolescents. Laura also has experience as a behavioral therapist and as a child life specialist volunteer. She loves sharing these experiences to enhance learning for her students at SJSU. Laura has served as a major advisor in the ChAD department since 2019 and enjoys helping guide SJSU students through their college journey.


  • M.A., Child and Adolescent Development, San Jose State University
  • B.S., Human Development, UC Davis

Noteworthy Grants and Awards

  • Spartan Advising Professional Development Academy - San Jose State University, 2021-2022
  • TEAM (Teaching with Engaging and Affordable Materials) Grant - San José State University, 2018-2019

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Personality Playlist

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