Rancho Santa Margarita Location
Rebecca Bollar, BA
Clinical Director, Rancho Santa Margarita
Rebecca graduated from the University of California – Irvine in 2015 with degrees in both Educational Sciences and Drama. She is passionate about making people laugh and is constantly looking for new ways to spread joy to the people around her. She started her career at Pathfinders as a Trainer and quickly proved her abilities through hard-work, dedication, and creative problem-solving. In her time at Pathfinders, she has expanded her knowledge and expertise in working with students with learning challenges and grew into the role of Clinical Director. Rebecca prides herself in her commitment to excellent quality service, her intuition with her students, and most of all, her ability to add fun and positivity to even the most challenging tasks. When she is not at the office, she is usually outside enjoying nature with her dog, Hugo, making art, or attending a live performance.
Megan Klein, BA
Lead Trainer, Rancho Santa Margarita
Megan graduated from California State University, Fullerton, earning her Bachelors in Liberal Studies. Her emphasis of study was educational therapy, specifically relating to early mathematics education. She’s always possessed a passion to teach, as well as a strong desire to learn new things. Like many, her love for education stems from the numerous inspiring teachers she had in the past; all who have helped her grow and see the world a bit differently. Working at Pathfinders has granted her a wonderful opportunity to be a champion for other struggling students, just like her past educators were for her. She is able to reach students in ways that others cannot, and to be apart of such a journey towards success is truly a humbling experience. As for the future, time will tell, but she hopes to continue her own education with a Master’s Degree in educational therapy.
Trainer, Rancho Santa Margarita
Stephanie works at Pathfinders Learning as a cognitive trainer. Right now, she is studying Child Development at California State University, Fullerton. Before Pathfinders, she worked as a nanny and from there she decided that helping children learn and grow was how she wanted to spend her time. When she’s not working, chances are she’s near the beach or spending time with her dog. Her favorite thing about Pathfinders is how supportive and positive everyone is.
Aliso Viejo Location
Lauren Bailey, BA
Clinical Director, Aliso Viejo
Lauren came to Pathfinders Learning after working at the California Science Center’s Education department in Los Angeles. While there, she enjoyed the opportunity to educate and entertain museum guests of all ages in Science Spectacular shows, summer camp classes and in demonstrations for field trip groups. Later, Lauren managed the science theatre on tour program traveling to diverse schools in and around Los Angeles County. Her love for live performance and scientific study were cultivated in this placement.
Being a curious, discovery-oriented person, Lauren is drawn to the variety of roles she has held while at Pathfinders. As a Pathfinders administrator, cognitive trainer, and office manager, Lauren developed the skills to step into her current role of Director in Aliso Viejo. Building up team members and deepening skills for both students and coworkers is a truly fulfilling role for her.
Outside of work, Lauren is happiest outdoors, hiking, swimming in the ocean or soaking up some sun with a good book. Other favorite pastimes include traveling with her husband and volunteering at her local animal shelter.
Katie Ulrich, BA
Assistant Clinical Director, Aliso Viejo
Katie earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Global Studies from University of California, Santa Barbara, where she enjoyed the sunny beaches, warm weather, and volunteering at a local non-profit organization dedicated to providing homework assistance to local students. After graduating, she joined Pathfinders Learning and fell in love with the company’s mission and purpose: to make school easier for students struggling with learning challenges.
Katie is passionate about helping students to overcome their obstacles to learning and to reach their full potential. Her favorite aspect of working at Pathfinders is seeing the enormous increase in students’ confidence as a result of their training. When she is not working with students in the office, Katie is often taking road trips to national parks, getting lost in the world of her current novel, or indulging in a television series marathon with her fiancé.
Trainer, Aliso Viejo
Carolyn is originally from London, England and moved to Orange County about 4 years ago. She is currently in the process of getting her Master’s Degree in Social Work. Her passion is working with youth and has goals to be a school social worker, addressing mental health and educational needs. She loves working at Pathfinders because she gets to help youth make positive changes and make a difference in their lives.