I am an instructor of political science with a specialization in American politics and political theory at Foothill College. I hold a Master of Arts in political science, and a Bachelor of Arts in political science and international relations from San Francisco State University. At SF State I received the Graduate Student Award for Distinguished Achievement. My research interests include the history of liberal political thought, gender, feminist jurisprudence, and minority group politics. My most recent paper looks at the blanket primary system in California and electoral success in the context of gender. I also hold a second M.A. in history, with a focus in North American history, specifically gender and political history in the context of women's political engagement and slavery from Arizona State University. I earned a certificate in online teaching and learning from California State University East Bay. Currently I am working to complete a third masters degree in higher education at Rutgers and a PhD in Philosophy, Art, and Social Thought at the European Graduate School.