I graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus in American Literature. I studied literature from the perspective of sociology, psychology, history and philosophy. I have been teaching in various capacities since I was in college, working with the Upward Bound Program, summer camps, community organizations and in classrooms teaching English and History. I have with worked with our principal, Mr. Versage in the past and I am enjoying working with him again.
Prior to coming to ESAT, I was director of two non-profit community organizations that worked with the arts and urban design. One organization created Art Parks here in Los Angeles and the other used the arts to look at history, culture and politics in our city as a way to engage young people in developing solutions to some of our city's problems.
I really enjoy working with the students of ESAT. Teaching the skills students need to be successful in college and working them on engaging and meaningful projects that have real world, practical applications is my focus.
It's wonderful to be working at a place where everyone obviously has a great attitude about doing good things for young people.