Curriculum Vitae

Education

Expected 2021 Ph.D. Philosophy, Art, Critical Thought European Graduate School
2018 M.A. History, North American History Arizona State University
2014 M.A. Political Science, Political Theory & American Politics, Graduate Distinguished Achievement Award San Francisco State University
2011 B.A. Political Science & International Relations, Cum Laude San Francisco State University
2009 Liberal Arts, Honors Santa Monica College

Academic Positions

Assistant Professor, Foothill College, Fall 2018-present 

Adjunct Professor, City College of San Francisco, Spring 2017-present 

Adjunct Professor, Santa Rosa Community College, Summer 2016-present 2 

Adjunct Professor, Solano Community College, Spring 2016-present 

Adjunct Professor, Foothill College, Fall 2015-Summer 2018 

Adjunct Professor, Hartnell College, Fall 2015-Summer 2018 

Adjunct Professor, Monterey Peninsula College, Spring 2015-Summer 2018 

Instructor, Contra Costs Community College District, Fall 2015 

Lecturer, San Francisco State University, Fall 2015-present 

Adjunct Professor, Diablo Valley College, Fall 2014- Summer 2015 

Awards and Fellowships

Certificate of Recognition for dedication and commitment to the students of Monterey Peninsula College, 2016

Graduate Student Award for Distinguished Achievement, 2014

Political Science Department Teaching Assistant of the Year, 2013

Chair’s Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Political Science Department, 2013

John Randolph and Dora Hayes Fellowship Award in California Governance, 2012

Chair’s Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Political Science Department, 2012

Dell Brooks Award for Leadership, 2012

Chair’s Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Political Science Department, 2011

The Wasserman Prize for the Best Undergraduate Paper in Political Science, 2011

California State University Future Scholars Award, 2009

Faith and Jerome Pearlman Scholarship Fund, Santa Monica College, 2009

Teaching Experience

POLS 10 / GWOS 10 Gender in American Politics, Monterey Peninsula College 

POLS 1 Introduction to American Government and Politics, Monterey Peninsula College

POLS 2 Introduction to Comparative Government and Politics, Monterey Peninsula College

POLS 4 Introduction to International Relations, Monterey Peninsula College 

POLSC 120 Introduction to Politics, Diablo Valley College 

POLSC 121 Introduction to United States Government, Diablo Valley College

PLSI 105 Principles of Government and Politics, San Francisco State University

PLSI 200 American Politics, San Francisco State University 

PLSI 477 Congress and the Presidency, San Francisco State University 

PLSI 417 / IR 417 Gender, Equity, and Politics: A Comparative Perspective, San Francisco State University 

PLSI 473 California Politics & Government, San Francisco State University

POLI 1 Introduction to American Government & Politics, Foothill College

POLI 15 Introduction to International Relations / World Politics, Foothill College

POL 1 American Political Institutions, Hartnell College 

POL 6 Introduction to Political Theory and Thought, Hartnell College 

PLSC 1 Introduction to American Government and Politics, Solano Community College

POLS 1 Intro to U.S. Government, Santa Rosa Junior College 

POLS 18 Intro to Political Theory, Santa Rosa Junior College

POLS 1 American Government, City College of San Francisco

TA Critical Pedagogies, Contra Costa Community College District 

Research Experience

May 2013-November2015: Executive Assistant, The Palm Center, San Francisco, CA. 

January 2010- August 2010: Legal Research Assistant, Superior Court of California, San Francisco, CA. 

University Service

2015-2016: Adjunct Faculty Representative of Social Sciences Division, Monterey Peninsula College. 

2015-2017: Faculty Advisor Unicef Club, Monterey Peninsula College. 

2016-2019: COOL & DEAC committee member, Foothill Community College. 2018-2019: Distance Education committee member, Solano Community College. 

2018-2020: Academic Senate Executive Council member, City College of San Francisco.

2018-2019: Faculty Advisor Model UN Club, Foothill Community College. 

Conference Presentations

“The Effect of California’s Top Two Primary on Chances for Women Candidates.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, San Francisco, CA, August 2017. 

“Blanketing Women Candidates: A Gendered Analysis of the Blanket Primary.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Western Political Science Association, San Diego, CA, March 2016. 

“Rawls and the Family: A Reply to President Nixon’s Veto of the Comprehensive Childcare Development Act.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Western Political Science Association, Las Vegas, NV, April 2015. 

“Interests, Threats, and Strategic Response: U.S. Grand Strategy and Understanding the War in Afghanistan.” Paper presented at CIPSS Graduate Conference, Montreal, Canada, March 2012. 

Working Papers & Projects in Progress

“American Hawaii: Gender as a Tool of Manipulation.” Working Paper, Arizona State University. 

“The Effect of California’s Top Two Primary on Chances for Women Candidates.” (with Dr. Jason McDaniel) Under review. 

“Devolution in the Pluralist Classroom”, accepted for presentation at APSA Teaching & Learning Conference, February 2016. Working paper, San Francisco State University. 

“Rawls in the Family: A Reconciliation of Rawlsian Liberalism with Feminist Theory Through the Politics of Childcare.” Under review. 

Community and Public Service

May 2011-May 2013: Secretary Commissioner, Contra Costa Commission for Women. 

Professional Memberships

American Political Science Association

Western Political Science Association

Midwestern Political Science Association

Association for Political Theory 

Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society

American Historical Association 

Additional Certifications & Training

Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning, California State University East Bay 2017.

Contra Costa College District, Teaching Academy, Teaching and Learning with Multilingual Students, Spring 2015.

Contra Costa College District, Learning Community Development, Spring 2015.

San Francisco State University, COLT, summer institute, Summer 2015. 

Lynda.com, Flipping the Classroom, Instructional Design Essentials: Adult Learners, Classroom Management Fundamentals, The Neuroscience of Learning, and Gamification of Learning, 2015. 

Monterey Peninsula College, At-risk, Veterans on Campus, and LGBTQ on Campus trainings, 2015. 

Monterey Peninsula College, Quality Online Teaching and Learning, Intro to Online Teaching and Learning, Summer 2015. 

Foothill College, Student-Centered Syllabus, Flipped Classrooms, and Re-envisioning your first day of class workshops, 2015. 

Online Teaching Certification, Foothill College 2016. 

Disability Awareness and Support, University of Pittsburg 2016.