Lia D. Falco (Ph.D., Educational Psychology) is an assistant professor of Counseling in the department of Disability & Psychoeducational Studies. Her M.Ed. is in School Counseling. She is a certified school counselor (inactive) in the state of Arizona and worked as a middle school counselor prior to completing her doctoral degree. Career counseling and development are her areas of expertise, and her research examines the ways in which young people view themselves as future workers and how their self-beliefs inform their educational and career decision-making, especially in STEM. She is a member of several professional organizations, including the AERA, ACA, and AzCA, and she is actively involved in the Association for Specialists in Group Work and National Career Development Association.