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Spring 2020

Section 4851 of ENGL100
College Reading and Writing -- : Jan 13 - May 13 2020

Fall 2019

Section 0789 of ENGL1A
College Composition -- : Aug 20 - Dec 12 2019

Section 2482 of ENGL1A
College Composition -- : Aug 19 - Dec 11 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Wright Institute

2019 Master of Arts, Counseling Psychology

 

California State University, Northridge

2000 Master of Arts, English Literature

1995 Bachelor of Arts, English Literature

 

Academic Experience: 

  • Solano Community College

    • 8/2015 - Present Adjunct English
  • Santa Rosa Junior College

    • 8/2015 - Present Adjunct English
  • College of Marin

    • 8/2009 - Present Adjunct English
  • Contra Costa College

    • 1/2009 - 5/2016 Adjunct English
  • Laney College

    • 1/2009 - 5/2010 Adjunct English
  • West Los Angeles College

    • 8/2008 - 12/2008 Adjunct English
  • Santa Monica College

    • 8/2005 - 12/2008 Adjunct English
  • El Camino College

    • 1/2005 - 12/2008 Adjunct English
  • California State University at Los Angeles

    • 8/2004 - 7/2006 Adjunct English
  • Los Angeles City College

    • 1/2000 - 8/2008 Adjunct English
  • Glendale Community College

    • 8/2000 - 12/2001 Adjunct English
  • East Los Angeles College

    • 1/2000 - 8/2000 Adjunct English
  • Pasadena City College

    • 8/1999 - 5/2000 Instructional Assistant
  • California State University at Northridge

    • 1/1998 - 5/1999 Adjunct English

A San Francisco native Los Angelino, former Berkeleyite and now Marinite, Tristan (MA, AMFT) has been instructing College English as an adjunct at more than ten California Community Colleges and two California State Universities. Tristan has just earned his MA (2019) in Counseling Psychology from The Wright Institute in Berkeley. He enjoys incorporating into his college reading and writing courses pro-social Happiness Practices learned from the edx MOOC “The Science of Happiness,” giving college students the opportunity to practice their academic habits of mind and critical thinking skills as they summarize and analyze articles about gratitude, altruism, compassion, empathy, forgiveness, happiness, and mindfulness. Other reading and writing themes include Food, Nature, Mind, and Environment. Tristan has also participated in an MA program in live-food nutrition under world-leading, live-food medical doctor and spiritual nutrition expert, Gabriel Cousens.  Tristan continues to discover the need for deeper knowledge in wellbeing and participated in a 200-hour yoga teacher training at Yoga Mountain Studio in Fairfax, CA.

Professional Areas of Interest: 

Psychotherapy

Mind, Body, and Environment

 

 

 

Professional Involvement and Community Service: 

Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern at Holos Institute in San Francisco.