Isabella Ahrens

Isabella Ahrens is a fifth-year doctoral candidate in the School Psychology Program. She is currently working at an elementary and high school in San Francisco Unified School District as a school psychology intern. Isabella has engaged in assessment, consultation, and therapy practicum experiences in schools in the East Bay and a private practice in San Francisco.

Her research explores parent involvement in youth sport and student athlete academic engagement. Isabella has contributed to research exploring Native Hawaiian mental and behavioral health, patients receiving integrative medicine interventions, gifted student identification practices, and student engagement in extracurricular activities. Prior to entering graduate school, Isabella taught courses in chemistry, environmental science, and plants and animals of Hawai’i at a high school on the westside of Oahu for two years.

Specializations and Interests

Parent Involvement in Youth Sport; Student Athlete Academic Engagment; School Psychology


MA, Education, UC Berkeley

Program and Credential Studies in Education, Johns Hopkins University School of Education

BA, Medicine, Health, and Society & Anthropology, Vanderbilt University