Spring 2020

Section 6135 of ENGL1A
College Composition -- : Jan 30 - May 14 2020
The above section is a late start section. The first class meeting is 1/30.

Section 7254 of ENGL5
Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking -- : Jan 13 - May 13 2020

Fall 2019

Section 0873 of ENGL1B
Literature and Composition -- : Sep 04 - Dec 09 2019
This is a Petaluma Transfer Track class and is open to all students. Transfer Track classes start late and end early and do not meet during finals week.

Section 1375 of ENGL309
College Reading and Writing -- Extensive Writing Emphasis -- : Aug 20 - Dec 12 2019
The above section is a NEW course, English 309, is open to all students placing into 305.1, 307, and 100. The class meets for five hours each week: students will need another 10 hours each week outside of class to complete reading and writing assignments. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be eligible to enroll in English 1A.

BA, University of Vermont
MA, Sonoma State University

I was born in Tokyo, raised in Louisiana, and schooled in Vermont before landing in California 12 years ago. I teach English at both Sonoma State and SRJC, which is (awesomely) within biking distance of my house. When I'm not teaching or grading, I'm reading the Berenstain Bear books to my 3 year-old daughter, trying out a new recipe, organizing my desk drawers, or working on my warrior pose. My desire to see every corner of the globe has led me to 25 countries so far. I___ЕЅ█А_К__Ѕ█А_К____Л______ынЅ█А_К____Л____Ѕ█А_К__ve done outdoor aerobics in Bangkok, scaled the jungle to reach Machu Picchu, dined with pink pelicans in Turkey, and survived the month of July in Cuba.

Professional Areas of Interest: 

Media Literacy
Class and Inequality
Journalism, Creative Nonfiction, and Memoir
Gender Identity, Hyper-masculinity, and Feminism

Presentations and Publications: 

Writing is my passion and, occasionally, my bread and butter. For several years I freelanced for the local alt-weekly the Bohemian, where I wrote mostly about food and parenting and even interviewed cool folks like Joel Salatin, T.C. Boyle, and (gasp!) Weird Al Yankovic.

I've also penned essays for Superstition Review,,, Recess Magazine, Fractured West, Prick of the Spindle, Fwriction Review, Mutha Magazine, Brain, Child Magazine online, Hobo Camp Review, The Whistling Fire,, Cobalt Review, and others. My essay "Cuba Libre" won a silver award from Traveler's Tales and "A Hot Night in Hat Yai" was named the Story of the Month at Long Story Short.