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Doctorate in Education

University of San Francisco, CA

International and Multicultural Education

Emphasis in Second Language Acquisition


Master of Arts 

Grand Canyon University, AZ

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages


Master of Science 

Dominican University, CA

Education with an Emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction


Single Subject Credential

Dominican University, CA

English Language Arts with Crosscultural, Language, & Academic Development (CLAD) Emphasis


Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature

Sonoma State University, CA

Secondary Education Emphasis, Graduated Cum Laude and With Distinction


Associate of Arts Degree in English

Santa Rosa Junior College, CA

High Honors and Dean’s List


Proud Santa Rosa Junior College and Puente Program Alum!



Work and Consulting Experience


Santa Rosa Junior College Faculty Since 2014

University of San Francisco Faculty Since 2013

Healdsburg High School 2004-2014

Migrant Education 2003-2016




Presentations and Publications


  • Community of Practice Facilitator (Santa Rosa Junior College)

  • Professional Development Activity Day Presenter (Santa Rosa Junior College)

  • Career Pathways Series: California Community Colleges (USF)

  • Humanizing ESL Instruction (CATESOL)

  • Latinx Bienvenida (Santa Rosa Junior College)

  • Demystifying Community College Careers Panel (USF)

  • Google Apps for Educators (CATESOL)

  • Quizlet in the Classroom (CATESOL)


  • Mexican American Women: Testimonios of Academic Success Beyond the Baccalaureate Degree

  • Mexican American Males in Higher Education: A Qualitative Study

  • Research in Second Language Acquisition: The Use of Sequence Transition Words in a High School English Language Development Class

  • Student Motivation in High School

  • Second Language Acquisition Theory: A Literature Review

  • Literacy Practices in an English as a Second Language Discourse Community in Sonoma County
  • Best Practices in Higher Education: Classroom Assessment Techniques (CAT)