UCSC, BA, Philosophy and Anthropology
LMU, MA, Philosophy
UCLA, MA, Education
Awards and Recognitions
A quote that inspires me
“Become who you are”–Friedrich Nietzsche
Reading, writing, hiking, philosophy, chess
Who was your favorite teacher and why?
Professor Jackie Goldberg for igniting the flame of social justice education within me.
I think all of my students should read…
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe and Night by Elie Wiesel, because if they didn’t read them, it means they didn’t do their homework.
What advice or words of wisdom would you offer to students?
You cannot change the situation you were thrown into. However, you are fully responsible for the choices you make within that situation. Those decisions are what give meaning to your life. Own them and make them matter.
Who is/are your hero(es)?