- New Mexico State University, B.S. Biology
- San Francisco State University, M.A. Community Education
- University of California, Berkeley, Ed.D. Higher Education Policy
- Credential: California Lifetime Credential Elementary Education
My main area of research interest area is social justice. I have worked with school-age youth who are not traditional college-going to create a program, Step to College, that works to increase graduation and college attendance. The program is located in schools in San Francisco and San Mateo counties. It serves 200+ students each year.
My area of teaching is varied, including undergraduate, credential, graduate-level, and high school courses. These classes are in the areas of cultural education, policy and implementation, bilingual education, policy and pedagogy, and general education.
I am also interested in international education and coordinate and work with student teachers in a Chinese Language credential program as part of a collaboration with the Nanhai campus of South China Normal University, Guangzhou China.
In addition I am active in San Francisco Bay Aria Latino and American Indian communities in the area of education and alcohol and drug abatement.