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from the PGIAA
Executive Board


Pacifica Graduate Institute:
Statement on Addressing
Systemic Racism


Guidance and
ongoing updates


Voices through the Crises:
Finding our place
during adversity



Let’s share a little love and welcome the new Pacifica Graduates to our Alumni Family!

2022 Toast Heard 'Round the World!

2022 Toast Heard 'Round the World!

Marking its tenth year, PGIAA is gearing up for its annual global celebration on New Year's Eve starting at 7pm PST

PGIAA 2021 Moments of Strength Report

PGIAA 2021 Moments of Strength Report

A current overview of PGIAA initiatives, programs, services, and community engagement

Featured News



Let’s share a little love and welcome the new Pacifica Graduates to our Alumni Family!

Our Sites

Coming Home to Pacifica

Toast Pacifica

PGIAA Support Network

Pondering Peace

PGIAA Community Network

PGIAA Community Network

Introducing our new PGIAA Community Network!

Here you can network with other alumni, see who's in your area, search for jobs, find out about events, read about alumni news, and more.

The website is exclusive to our alumni, current seniors, and faculty and staff. What are you waiting for? Register now -- it'll take 60 seconds.

Alumni Spotlight

Alumni Spotlight: Patricia Taylor, PhD

Alumni Spotlight: Patricia Taylor, PhD

Recognizing 30 Years of Service, University of LaVerne

Patricia Taylor is, at heart, a teacher. Dr. Taylor worked at the Los Angeles County Office of Education for twenty-one years: first as an aide, then a teacher, then as program specialist, and finally, as the youngest principal ever, on a campus for children with emotional challenges. That experience shaped and honed her overwhelming passion for teaching.

Alumni Spotlight: Harry Grammer

Alumni Spotlight: Harry Grammer

Harry Grammer is an activist, scholar, and poet and founded New Earth in 2004 and since then has been an integral part of reforming the juvenile justice nationwide system. In 2017, Harry was honored as a CNN Hero and in 2018 selected as an inaugural Obama Foundation Fellow. As the Founder and President, Harry brings his leadership and visionary spirit, along with an extensive background in teaching poetry, advocacy and leadership to incarcerated and at-risk youth.


Quotes Worth Sharing

  • Find a place you trust, and then try trusting it for awhile

    Corita Kent (Sister Corita)
  • Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.

    Harriet Tubman
  • It's important to ask yourself, How am I useful to others? What do people want from me? That may very well reveal what you are here for.

    James Hillman
  • Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough.

    Oprah Winfrey
  • Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.

    Melody Beattie
  • Be the change that you wish to see in the world.

    Mahatma Gandhi
  • The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases.

    Carl Jung
  • The road ahead is not going to be easy. It never is, especially for folks like you and me.

    Michelle Obama
  • Pacifica Graduate Institute is a unique place, as anyone with an experience of it will attest. Among the questions most frequently asked of Pacifica alumni include “Why did you go?” and “What was it like?” This is dedicated to sharing reflections of the Pacifica experience. The Alumni Association of Pacifica Graduate Institute brings together favorite memories of teachers, students, staff, alumni, community, and visitors alike. Together, these personal gems convey a sense of Pacifica’s collective light.

    Johanna Hayes
    Johanna Hayes PsyD Clinical 2013
  • Pacifica has offered to me a unique perspective that spoke to me deeply. It allowed me the ability to explore and find my voice as a practitioner. I was enrolled at another very conventional university when I found Pacifica, or rather, when Pacifica found me! I didn’t know what Depth psychology was at that time, but i knew I had been introduced to something very special. It has truly been a transformative experience.

    Aaqilah Islam
    Aaqilah Islam “CLE” Program
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