Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

M.A. in English (With Distinction)
Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA

2012

2005

B.A. in Communications, Film and Media Arts (Magna Cum Laude) Minor in Religious Studies
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2015-Present

2014-Present

Sonoma State University

English Department Lecturer

English 101, English Composition 100A/B Stretch Program

English 303 Writing Center Theory and Practice
Early Start English (Summer Online)
English 460 TA Units

English Composition 101 (Art-Centric Freshman Interest Group) TA

2012

Freshman Learning Communities

Educational Opportunity Program

Service-Learning Certified Courses

Certified Substitute Teacher

K-12 Sonoma County Office of Education

2007-2009

SONOMA STATE SERVICE EXPERIENCE

Arts Integration ~ Pirates of Penzance (Theater/Composition Collaboration)

McNair Scholars Program (Lecturer Contributor)

Summer Bridge (Lecturer Contributor)

Educational Opportunity Instructor
Lower Division Composition Committee

Professional Development (Coordinator)

Service-Learning Instructor

Campus Faculty Canvas Pilot
Arts Integration Faculty Learning Committee
Written English Proficiency Test (Reader & Advisor)
Faculty Advisor – Triathlon Club
Faculty Advisor – Best Buddies
The California Forum for Diversity in Education,
Student Recruitment Committee
Research Coordinator/Journal Editor, McNair Scholars Program

2022

2020

2019

2016-Present

2017-2019

2016-Present

2016-2017

2015-2016

2014-Present

2019-2020

2015

2013

2015-2018

SERVICE LEARNING PROJECTS/PARTNERSHIPS

Reciprocity Mural (Koret Scholars, SocoImmigrants, Petaluma Bounty)

Postcrossing Global Postcard Project
Sonoma County Library Covid-Diary Project
Sonoma State Library Special Collections Project

Discovery Day Roseland Collegiate Prep
Writing Partners Village Elementary Multicultural Charter School
Dreamer Mural Montgomery High School Partnership (Santa Rosa’s Art Start)

St. Vincent De Paul Society & Petaluma Bounty Fire Relief Efforts
Shadow Day Roseland University Prep

2020-2021

2020-2021

2020-2021

2019-2020

2017-2019

2018-2019

2018-2019

2017-2018

2016-2017

SONOMA STATE WRITING CENTER EXPERIENCE

Faculty Director, Writing Center
Learning and Academic Resource Center
IWCA Member
Assistant Director, Writing Center
Editorial Staff, Writing Center
Master Tutor, Writing Center
Writing Tutor, Writing Center
WEPT (Written English Proficiency Test) Workshop Facilitation

Creative Workshop Facilitation and Curriculum Development

2019-Present

2019-Present

2011-2012

2011-Summer

2010-2011

2009-2010

2010-2012

2009-2010

PRESENTATIONS

“The Reciprocity Mural”, COPLAC Undergraduate Showcase

(Faculty Mentor/Presenter)

"Replace Space with Showcase: Creative manifestations across communities of practice " (Virtual presenter/workshop) 2021 IWCA Annual Conference, Oct. 20-23

“Tips and Tricks for Writing the Graduate Personal Statement” (Virtual presenter) McNair Scholar Presentation, Sonoma CA

“Inclusivity and Diversity in the Writing Center Space”
NCWCA (Northern California Writing Center Association) Conference Modesto, CA

“Investment and Service-Learning:
Designing a Fulfilling Project for Both Instructors and Students” USF ARC Adjunct Rhetoric Conference (Presenter)
San Francisco, CA

“Reframing Turnitin and Academic Integrity” (Presenter) Sonoma State University, CA

Bay Area Composition Alliance (Contributor)

“New Media/Cinema Integrated Lesson Planning” (Presenter) Arts Integration, Sonoma State University

“Redrawing Lines of Authority and Advocacy: How Lead Tutors Bestride the Boundaries of Peer and Mentors” (Panel Presentation)
IWCA Conference, San Diego, CA

“Strange Navigations: Demarginalizing the Writing Center in Response to Budget Realities” (Panel Presentation)
IWCA Conference, San Diego, CA

NCWCA 17th Annual Conference “Writing Center Palooza” (Workshop)

NCWCA (Northern California Writing Center Association) 17th Annual Conference

“Tutoring to Multiple Intelligences” (Panel Presentation)

Nov 2021

Oct 2021

Sept 2019

Mar 2020

Feb 2020

April 2019

Jan 2017

May 2016

Oct 2012

Oct 2012

Sept 2010

Sept 2010

PROFESSIONAL EDITING

May 2014

McNair Scholars Program, Sonoma State University 

McNair Scholars Research Journal Volume 3 (Edited)

McNair Scholars Program, Sonoma State University
McNair Scholars Research Journal Volume 4 Issues 1 & 2 (Edited)

Feb 2014

GRANTS

Sept 2020-May 2021

Koret Scholar Award
[ Led team of 4 scholars in research supporting the success of service-learning pedagogy in the first-year classroom with a particular focus on the first-generation student and other underrepresented population. Additionally partnered with local artist and non-profit in creation of public and permanent mural titled Reciprocity)

Sonoma State University’s Innovation Grant Recipient 

[Designed Canvas English Stretch Program Course Template and Professional Development Course for continuing and incoming English Faculty]

Sonoma State’s Affordable Learning Grant Recipient

[Designed OER-centric course and Course Reader to reduce material and text costs for students]

Sonoma State University’s Innovation Grant Recipient
[Facilitated Professional Development Brown Bag Series for English Faculty]

Jan 2019

Jan 2019

Aug 2018

OTHER UNIVERSITY AND EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE

2020-2021

Koret Scholar Faculty Mentor

McNair Scholars Program Coordinator,

Sonoma State University, CA

Course work and acceptance to MLA program

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Research Specialist

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

President of CASA, Campus Alcohol and Substance Awareness

Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

2013

2005-2006

2002-2006

2001-2002

CREATIVE WRITING PUBLICATIONS/VISUAL/FILM

“Superstition or The Conductor” (Novella Excerpt)
Volt, Sonoma State University

“Believability or The Mother” (Novella Excerpt)
Pomona Valley Review V.6, Cal Poly, CA

“Dopamine” 2011 Zaum 16, Sonoma State University

In The Shadow of the Goddess

Freelance Editing & Post Production, Philadelphia, PA
Lansdowne Friends School

Freelance Production, Philadelphia, PA
Global Pimp Trailer

Assistant Editor, Philadelphia, PA
East Of Doheny Productions

Development & Research, Los Angeles, CA 2003 Post Logic Productions

Editing & Post-Production, Los Angeles, CA

2013

2012

2011

2004

2003

2003

2003

2003

2002

EXHIBITIONS

Kodak Grant Awarded For 16MM Short – Van Gogh’s Paradox 2003 Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Infiltration, Video Installation

Fringe Festival, Inliquid & Minima Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Intoxicated by Art, Panel Presentation by Local Artists

Moore College, Philadelphia, PA
Repetition, Day-By-Day, Video Installation

The Painted Bride, Philadelphia, PA

2003

2003

2002

2002

HONORS/AWARDS/AFFILIATIONS/CERTIFICATIONS/LANGUAGES

Magna Cum Laude, Temple University
International Honors Society, Temple University
Substitute Teaching Credential K-12 (non-active)
IWCA (International Writing Centers Association), Active Member
The California Forum for Diversity in Education, Student Recruitment Committee

NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English), Active Member
CCCC (Conference on College Composition and Communications), Active Member

Safe Zone Ally and Training, Sonoma State University
DSS (Disability Student Services Training), Sonoma State University
Emergency Preparedness Training/Workshops, Sonoma State University
CCE (Center for Community Engagement Workshop Series), Sonoma State University

Biblical Hebrew (Reading Knowledge)

SAMPLING OF AUTHORS/PODCASTS/TED TALKS/FILM/TV

Authors: Sherman Alexie, Ta-Nehisi Coates, John Gatto, Carlos Andres Gomez, Jean Kilbourne, Jamaica Kinkaid, Carmen Lugo-Lugo, Mike Rose, Gary Soto, Mimi Shippers. Sherry Turkle, Malcolm X

Podcasts: Serial ~ Adnan Syad (Season 1), Harper High School; This American Life (2 Part Series); “G” ~ Radio Lab

Ted Talks: Dezi Gallegos, “Human Behind the Hashtag”; Chimamanda Ngozi, “Danger of a Single Story”; Stella Young, “I’m Not Your Inspiration”

Film/Television: America Beauty, American History X, Black Mirror, Goodfellas, The Incredibles, The Nutty Professor

Units: Ableism, Civic Engagement, Gender Spectrums, Myth and Identity, Myth and Education, Myth and Family Life, Service-Learning, Technology and TV/Film and Caricatures/Stereotypes