I completed my transfer requirements at Reedley College before earning my B.A. and M.A. in Communication from California State University, Fresno (go Dogs!). At Fresno State, I was an active member of the Barking Bulldogs forensics team (competing in interp, impromptu, and parliamentary debate events), a member of the Lambda Pi Eta National Communication Association's Honor Society, and presented my research (largely focused on feminist rhetoric) at various regional and national conferences.
After teaching as an adjunct instructor throughout the Central Valley and as a full-time instructor in Nevada, I joined MJC's faculty in 2009. I have a passion for technology-enabled communication, hold an Online Teaching Certificate from Cerro Coso College, and am working through the @ONE Online Teaching Certification Program. I currently serve as the advisor for the Alpha Kappa chapter of the Sigma Chi Eta National Communication Association's Honor Society, am a member of the Campus Technology Committee, and coordinate tutor training in the Communication Studies Lab. While at MJC I have traveled to (and often presented my research at) professional conferences sponsored by Campus Technology, the Western States Communication Association, the National Communication Association, and the International Communication Association.
Outside of the classroom, I serve as a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) for a child in the foster care system in Stanislaus County. I unwind through Zumba, reading for pleasure, fantasy sports, and digital photography. On the weekends you will likely find me working in my garden clad in grungy Lakers’ or Niners' gear, sipping a Lodi Zin while listening to a Giants game.