Educational Coaches

Educational coach sessions complement therapeutic sessions to support Falcone Institute's seven program areas. Our educational coaches differ from traditional tutors through their intensive training. Whereas tutors work with existing skill sets, our coaches help clients ‘un-block’ their pathways to learn critical skills.  They are trained to mesh curriculum with emotional management techniques.


Austin Schramm

Lead Educational Coach

Austin joined Falcone Institute as an educational coach in 2010 after earning his B.A. in Psychology from UCSD.


Alixandra ("Ali") earned her M.S. in Speech Pathology from New York Medical College, and brings five years of clinical experience as a Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist.

Alixandra Treviso

Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist


Kelly Birch

Educational Coach

Kelly has an undergraduate degree in Behavioral Neuroscience with a Minor in Chemistry from University of San Diego.


Irene has a Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering and an Executive MBA from Stanford University. She was part of the initial launch of the Neuro-Cognitive Program in 2014, and is also a certified BodyTalk Practitioner.

Irene Pecenco

Educational Coach /
Business Processes


Tiffany earned a B.A. in Psychology as well as a B.A. in Sociology from UC Santa Barbara.

Tiffany Delapaz

Educational Coach Intern


Business Operations


Kristin has been a part of the  Falcone Institute team since 2013. She attended UC Irvine for her B.A. in Social Ecology, with a Minor in Psychology, and later returned to complete her MBA. 

Kristin Belsky 

Office Manager


Betsy holds a B.S in Nursing and is a Certified Financial Planner. 

Betsy Suskind 

Business Manager