Dr. Tejada earned her Ph.D. in counselor education and supervision from the University of Akron. She has worked as an elementary classroom teacher, school counselor and marriage and family therapist in a community agency setting. Her classroom teaching experience has been in rural areas of New Mexico and Arizona primarily with students from Native American cultures. Her school counseling and clinical marriage and family therapy experience focused on low-income families and children who had experienced trauma. Her research interests include long-distance relationships and professional relationships between school counselors and their colleagues.