|2022||Ed.M. Adult & Continuing Education||Rutgers University|
|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|
Associate 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
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 Costa Community College District, Fall 2015
Lecturer, San Francisco State University, Fall 2015 – Summer 2018
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
- 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 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
- POLI 4 California Politics and Government, 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
- PLSC 2 Introduction to Comparative Government, 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
May 2013-November 2015: Executive Assistant, The Palm Center, San Francisco, CA.
January 2010-August 2010: Legal Research Assistant, Superior Court of California, San Francisco, CA.
University / College Service
2015-2016: Adjunct Faculty Representative of Social Sciences Division, Monterey Peninsula College.
2015-2017: Faculty Advisor Unicef Club, Monterey Peninsula College.
2016-2020: 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.
2019-2020: Faculty Advisor, Faculty Association Political Action Committee Internship Program, Foothill College.
2021-2022: Faculty Advisor, Owl Council on Foreign Relations, Foothill College.
2020-2022: Academic Senate BSS Representative, Foothill College.
2020-2023: Co-Chair, Committee on Online Learning, Foothill College.
2019-2023: Faculty Association Executive Council Member, Foothill College.
“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
“Increase Success through Active Learning: Making Party Systems Personal.” accepted for presentation APSA Teaching & Learning Conference, February 2020, Albuquerque, NM. Working paper, Foothill College.
“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.
American Political Science Association
Western Political Science Association
Midwestern Political Science Association
Association for Political Theory
Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society
American Historical Association
Association for Talent Development
Additional Certifications & Training
CVC_OEI Peer Online Course Review, Foothill College, 2019
Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning, California State University East Bay 1017
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 Classroom, and Re-envisioning your first day of class workshops, 2015.
Online Teaching Certification, Foothill College 2016.
Disability Awareness and Support, University of Pittsburg 2016.