PVC Pride Designee Team


Meet your Designee Team!

Kim Dieu
Psychology Instructor

Greetings, everyone! I'm Dr. Kim Dieu (she/her), and I'm a queer psychology professor at Palo Verde College (PVC). I received my Ph.D., in education, with emphasis in School Psychology, from Chapman University. I teach courses such as general psychology, personal and social adjustment, introduction to statistics, intentional interviewing and counseling, human sexuality, lifespan development, and positive psychology.

Prior to my arrival at PVC, I worked as an elementary school psychologist, where I assessed children for special education eligibility and implemented multitiered systems of supports. During my doctorate, I worked at UCI's Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders, where I supported families and children in navigating the special education process. Upon completion of my doctorate, I worked as a tenure-track School Psychology professor, at a four-year, private university, where I supported graduate students in their pursuit of the school psychology profession.

I feel energized by serving those around me and relishing in the joy of improving lives, alongside educators, families, and community members. I believe this work is part of an equity-mindset, which seeks to address social justice issues, within the context of community. When not working alongside others, I like to spend time with loved ones, including my cats, reading, watching Ghibli films, doing DIY home projects, dancing, listening to music, and participating in queer related events within Los Angeles County.

Alice Dean
CalWORKS Student Services Technician I

I am Alice Dean (she/her). I worked part time as the CalWORKs Clerk (2018-2022) and started full time July 2022 as the CalWORKs Student Services Technician I at Palo Verde College. Prior to working here, I raised four sons at home while earning my bachelor's degree in Professional Studies minoring in Family History Research from BYU-Idaho. I love raising my own chickens, genealogy, walking, exercising, traveling, architecture and learning.

Bianca Rodriguez
Advancement Services Specialist

Hi! I'm Bianca (she/her) a born and raised Blythe local. I have been a staff member at Palo Verde College since 2018 where I started out as a part-time staff member in the IT Department. Now days you can find me in the Business Services Office, working on something to do with scholarships or marketing for the college.

I graduated from Arizona State University with a B.S. in Graphic Information Technology with a focus on Web Design and Development in December of 2019. I like to keep my skills sharp by continuing to shape my craft and learn as much as possible.

Aside from work, I love watching horror movies, reading, creating art and music, and spending time with my family and friends. This summer I was finally able to attend my first Pride event. The feeling of being around other members of my community expressing themselves for a joyous occasion was such an amazing feeling. My hope as a designee is to be able to foster that kind of feeling here at PVC.

Elizabeth Pope
Curriculum & Catalog Specialist

Hello! I am Elizabeth Pope. My pronouns are She/Her/Hers. I am the Curriculum and Catalog Specialist here at Palo Verde College. I have worked full-time at the college since 2008. Prior to getting a full-time job, I worked as a student worker for three years (2005-2008). I was born and raised here in Blythe, CA. I am a mother to a son and a wife. I love all animals and gardening.

Jaclyn Randall
Dean of Needles Center

Hi, students and colleagues! I am Jaclyn Randall Crowe (she/her/hers), a Blythe native and a Needles lover. I am the Dean of the Needles Center in the tri-state area. My educational background starts as a baby Pirate when I attended Palo Verde College Child Development Center. I returned to PVC earning an A.A., transferred to CSU San Bernardino where I earned a bachelor's in psychology. Currently, I am working towards a Ph.D. in Social Psychology after earning two masters (psychology and philosophy) along the way.
Being a woman of color who has seen some things and lived even more, I am here to be someone to hear you, see you, and speak to you. I will also listen. Sometimes just having a person listen can be just what is needed. I will take your lead and direction. The Needles Center is here for you.
Serving the community is one of my greatest joys. I want to make sure people are wanted, loved, and welcomed at Palo Verde College. The Needles Center serves as a safe haven for the community. If you are a student or know someone who needs resources, please stop by. We are on Route 66 in downtown Needles.