Fall 2024

Section 0580 of ENGL5
Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking -- : Sep 09 - Dec 13 2024

Section 1354 of ENGL1A
College Composition -- : Sep 09 - Dec 13 2024

Section 1392 of ENGL5
Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking -- : Sep 09 - Dec 13 2024

Section 1454 of ENGL1A
College Composition -- : Sep 09 - Dec 13 2024

Summer 2024

Section 8361 of ENGL1A
College Composition -- : Jun 17 - Aug 11 2024

Section 9522 of ENGL1A
College Composition -- : Jun 17 - Aug 11 2024

Spring 2024

Section 5988 of ENGL1A
College Composition -- : Jan 29 - May 12 2024
This is an online course. (No Zoom and no Face-to-Face meetings).

Section 6141 of ENGL5
Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking -- : Jan 29 - May 12 2024

Section 6414 of ENGL5
Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking -- : Jan 29 - May 08 2024
This section is part of the Puente Program and is linked to COUN 80, #6390 M 9-10:15am (1/27-5/11). Students are automatically enrolled in both sections.

Section 6430 of ENGL5
Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking -- : Jan 29 - May 12 2024
This is a late start short term section that has no regularly scheduled meetings.

No office hours

Office Hours by Appointment 

California State University, East Bay 

Master of Science, Education (2018)

Online Teaching and Learning


California State University, Fullerton

Postsecondary Reading and Adult Learning Certificate (2013)


California State University, Sacramento

Master of Arts, English Literature (2008)

Certificate in Teaching Composition (2008)


California State University, Sacramento

Bachelor of Arts, Journalism (2005)

Minor in Philosophy

Minor in English


Community Colleges Attended:

American River College, Sacramento, California

Shasta College, Redding, California

Academic Experience

Courses Taught: 

Faculty, English Department (Fall 2013 - current)
Santa Rosa Junior College, Petaluma Campus

English 307 (Improvement of College Reading and Writing)
English 100 (College Reading and Writing)
English 1A (College Reading and Composition)
English 1B (Literature and Composition)
Journalism 1 (Introduction to Journalism)

Adjunct Assistant Professor, English Department (Fall 2008- Spring 2013)
Yuba College, Marysville

English/Mass Communication 20LR (News Media Production)
English 1C (Critical Thinking and Advanced Composition)
English 1B (Critical Thinking and Writing about Literature)
English 1A (College Composition and Reading)
English 51 (Preparatory Composition and Reading)
English 105R (Pre-Collegiate Composition and Reading)
English 110AR (Fundamentals of Composition 1)

Adjunct Assistant Professor, English Department (Fall 2008- Spring 2013)
Sierra College, Rocklin

English 1B (Critical Thinking and Writing about Literature)
English 1A (Introduction to Composition)
English A (Mechanics and Basic Composition)

Instructor of Record, English Department (Fall 2006- Spring 2008)
California State University, Sacramento

English 1A (College Composition)
English 1 (Basic Writing Skills)

Teaching Associate, English Department (Spring 2005)
California State University, Sacramento

English 180H (American Identities)

Journalism Instructor (Fall 2002)
American International School
Dhaka, Bangladesh

Middle School Journalism Course and Publication Production

My academic and professional journey began in journalism, and evolved towards philosophy and English, all of which are represented within my commitment to cross-disciplinary endeavors and service learning. My master’s degrees in English literature and online teaching and learning, and graduate certificates in teaching college composition, reading, and adult learning theory have enhanced my ability to be an effective instructor to the diverse student population served within community colleges. Throughout my thirteen years of teaching at three community colleges in Northern California, including my current position as a tenured instructor at Santa Rosa Junior College, I have taught a range of developmental and college-level English courses, including composition, reading, news media, and literature. I also have training and experience in teaching online, hybrid, compressed, and accelerated courses.

Within my student-centered classes, I assist students in navigating, locating, and utilizing language to learn more about themselves and our society. My aim is to be inclusive of, and increase tolerance for, the diversity within our population. Beyond that, I aim to show students that language is a powerful resource used to create and change our individual and collective opportunities and realities. 

My course philosophies and materials are in many ways an extension of my experiences. In addition to living and working in Bangladesh, I have lived and attended school in Syria and traveled through Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Europe, which has led me to a heightened awareness of and response to the various ways of learning I must address within each class I teach. Furthermore, as an alumna of the California community college system, I not only understand the needs of the student population, I am part of the statistical makeup that defines them.

Work and Consulting Experience

Santa Rosa Junior College, Accreditation Faculty Co-Chair (2020-2022) – Within this role I have been responsible for providing leadership and guidance in the development of SRJC’s Institutional Self Evaluation Report (ISER). This includes trainings, presentations, and drafting and editing the ISER.


Santa Rosa Junior College, Petaluma Campus Puente Instructor As the Puente instructor, I teach a year-long, first-year experience set of courses for primarily Hispanic students who are first-generation college students. As part of this program, I organize and facilitate service learning with English-language learners at a local junior high school. 


Santa Rosa Junior College, English Department Online Committee – Within this role, I evaluate and schedule new online courses and am part of a team that determines the direction of our online English course offerings.


Santa Rosa Junior College, Community of Practice (CoP) Participation/Leadership – I co-lead a community of practice focusing on online curriculum and navigating the current course management system. I have also been actively involved in CoPs focused on best practices in acceleration, Habits of Mind, Reading Apprenticeship, and the implementation of SB705. 


Santa Rosa Junior College, Journalism Advisory Committee member – As part of this advisory committee I work with campus colleagues and community members to determine the direction of the journalism program in conjunction with academic and professional trends. 


Santa Rosa Junior College, Accreditation Report (2014-2015) – I worked with college administrators, faculty, and staff within my role as a writer and editor of Santa Rosa Junior College’s response to sanctions regarding the college’s accreditation report. 


Yuba College 2012 Accreditation Report (2011-2012) – As the “one-voice” writer and editor of Yuba College’s 2012 Accreditation Report, I worked with committees comprised of faculty, staff, and administrators to create a comprehensive document for the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC). Through the year-long process of informational meetings, reviewing research materials, and writing and editing drafts of the report, I learned about all aspects of community colleges.

Faculty Co-adviser: The Prospector; Yuba College’s Independent Student NewsSource (Mass Comm/English 20) – I served as an adviser for the staff of The Prospector. The curriculum included concepts and applications for creating and maintaining student news sources – print and online. I also accompanied the students on enrichment activities, including to regional publication production offices and a national conference for college newspaper staff and advisers.  


Presentations and Publications


Accreditation Faculty Co-Chair                                                      Summer 2020 – Spring 2022

Santa Rosa Junior College

ACCJC 2022 Accreditation Report


Writing Center Tutor                                                                                    Fall 2014 – Present  

Santa Rosa Junior College 


Writer and Editor                                                                                       Summer 2014 – Winter 2015 

Santa Rosa Junior College 

ACCJC 2014 Accreditation Report


“One-Voice” Writer and Editor                                                                Spring 2011 – Summer 2012

Yuba Community College District

ACCJC 2012 Accreditation Report


Faculty Co-adviser                                                                                         Fall 2009 - Spring 2013 

The Prospector, Yuba College’s Independent Student News Source            

Yuba College, Marysville


Writing Center Intern Tutor                                                                       Spring 2008

California State University, Sacramento


Writing Across the Curriculum Fellow                                                  Spring - Summer 2006

California State University, Sacramento


Freelance Writer                                                                                             Summer 2004 - Fall 2005

Inside Roseville Magazine, Roseville, CA


Staff Writer                                                                                                       Summer 2002 - Fall 2003

Mountain Democrat, El Dorado County, CA


Staff Writer                                                                                                        Spring 2002

Holiday Weekly, Dhaka, Bangladesh


Staff Writer and Photographer                                                                Spring - Fall 2001

Grapevine Independent, Rancho Cordova, CA



“Teaching and Learning: It’s the Little Things.” Santa Rosa Junior College, Professional  Development, multiple presentations, Fall 2016-2019. 


“Service Learning Across the Curriculum: Writing Partners.” Sierra College Flex Workshop.

 Sierra College, Rocklin. Fall 2013. 


Seeing the Social Relevance of Writing Across the Curriculum: Utilizing Media in the  Classroom.” Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum Conference. California State  University, Sacramento, Spring 2011. 


“Alternatives to the Research Paper: Service Learning Across the Disciplines.” Writing  Across the Curriculum Campus-Wide Workshop. California State University, Sacramento, Spring 2006. 

Honors and Awards