Young professional experienced in working with diverse populations, looking to support community mental health and promote wellness and recovery.

Work History

Work History
Aug 2013 - Present

Teaching Assistant

Binghamton University
  • Engaged undergraduate students with diverse backgrounds, interests and educational levels with creative, unique and impactful presentations utilizing multimedia and popular culture
  • Applied understanding of general education and major/minor graduation requirements when offering individual counseling and support
Jun 2014 - Aug 2014

Academic Mentor

Binghamton Enrichment Program
  • Provided daily instruction, tutoring and mentorship for incoming freshmen in this summer bridge program for EOP students
Aug 2011 - May 2013

Graduate Teaching Associate

California State University, Fresno
  • Taught diverse classes of 15-25 including NCAA Division I athletes, second language learners and non-traditional students
  • Developed and implemented interactive learning mediums to increase student understanding of course materials
Jun 2012 - Aug 2012

Writing Facilitator

AACE Upward Bound
  • Created and facilitated writing activities for use in this academic enrichment program targeting low-income, minority high school students
  • Provided 1:1 mentorship and advising during biweekly office hours
Jan 2010 - Aug 2010

Residential Advisor

Treasure Island Job Corps
  • Mentored participant groups enrolled in this national no-cost education and career technical training program targeting at-risk students ages 16-24
Apr 2004 - May 2005

Youth Intern

Pacific Center for Human Growth
  • Provided outreach in area high schools and spoke with students regarding issues of sexuality and identity


Aug 2013 - May 2017

PhD English 

Binghamton University
  • Specialized coursework in educational theory & communication strategies
Aug 2011 - May 2013

MFA Creative Writing

California State University, fresno
Aug 2005 - Feb 2008

BA Liberal Arts

Goddard College
  • Coursework in education, psychology & sociology