UCLA, Los Angeles, CA — Master of Education in Principal
Leadership and Administrative Credential
Master of Education with a concentration in social justice and an
Administrative Credential from the Principal Leadership Institute.
UC Irvine, Irvine, CA — Teaching Credential
Secondary Education teaching credential in English & Journalism.
UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA — Master of Journalism
Master of Journalism with a concentration in print.
UC Irvine, Irvine, CA — Double BA; Literary Journalism and
Psychology & Social Behavior
Double Bachelor of Arts in Literary Journalism and Psychology & Social Behavior.
Ventura Unified School District, Ventura High School
Assistant Principal, overseeing Activities, Attendance, and more.
JULY 2020 - Present
Oxnard Union High School District, Oxnard High School
ASB Director, Journalism Advisor, English Teacher & Social Justice Educator
JULY 2015 - July 2020
Empower student leaders and Journalism/English students to be skilled writers, storytellers, and build community through high-quality learning and engagement with peers.
Create campus-wide events for the student body and in collaboration with major stakeholders as the ASB Director.
Provide the development of socially just and equity-minded students in a diverse student body through literature, discussion, and dialogue in order to motivate student success from grades 9-12th and beyond.
Strategically plan, budget, evaluate and collaborate to execute activities from rallies to dances, and pathways to build inclusion and equity amongst all students through events such as a ‘PRIDE Day,' and co-hosted 'Baile,' and ‘Week of Kindness’ to enhance overall student experience and build a culture of care.
Temple City Unified School District, Temple City High School
Yearbook Advisor & English Teacher
JULY 2011 - JUNE 2015
Provided a rigorous, safe and positive learning environment, where students were engaged in nonfiction/fictional literature at the 10th grade level. Created new units, lessons, and created summative assessments, analyzed data and shared best practices through constant collaboration.
Differentiated instruction to a diverse student population, which included ELD, visually impaired and SpEd students. Created 3 yearbooks: Every Little Thing, No Big Deal and From Here to There. Instructed and lead a group of 30 students in the fields of photography, design, and copywriting. Collaborated with administration, teachers, counselors, classified staff and Yearbook company to produce an outstanding and competitive yearb
UCLA Declaration Project 2018-2019 — An action-civics workshop with a focus in freedom, equality and resistance that provided the tools and teachings of Youth Participation Action Research (YPAR) on social issues, which will be utilized and provide the background to initiate civics projects at OHS in Fall 2018 - Present.
LINK CREW TRAINING 2019 — Attended and engaged in a 3-day training on how to effectively create and nurture a successful high school student orientation, transition programs, and student-to-student mentorship programs through The Boomerang Project: Link Crew Conference.
LGBTQ+Youth Identity Training 2018 — Engage and learn from a nonprofit in collaboration with the Ventura County Office of Education to provide culturally proficient training in order to better serve our LGBTQ+ youth.
The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History 2015 — A one-week seminar of The Great Depression and World War II from historians at Stanford University.
Oxnard High School Teacher of the Year Award 2020
Outstanding Leadership Program Award 2019 & 2020 — Recognized as one of the best Associated Student Body Leadership organizations in the state. Awarded through the California Association of Student Leaders.
California Association for Directors of Activities (CADA) - 2020
American Educational Research Association (AERA) - 2018
California Association of Student Leaders (CASL) – 2017-2019
Advanced Via Individual Determination (AVID) - 2016
Journalism Education Association (JEA) - 2014, 2016 & 2019
California Association of Teachers in English (CATE) - 2014 & 2016
City of Oxnard, Arts Commission
Greater Oxnard Organization of Democrats (GOOD Club)
NAACP, Ventura County Chapter, Member
League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)
Previous Member of California Federation of Teachers (AFT) and Oxnard Federation of Teacher and School Employees (OFTSE)