2016.     UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SAN DIEGO. Ph.D. Department of Communication. Research focused on Latin American media systems and the mediatization of Latin American politics. Dissertation: Democracy, Television, and the Mediatization of Chilean Politics: How the Medium Became the Message in Post-Pinochet Chile. Co-Chairs: Michael Cole and Daniel C. Hallin. Committee: Jaime Concha, Luis Martin-Cabrera, Nancy Postero, and Natalia Roudakova.

2009.     UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SAN DIEGO. M.A. Awarded degree in Latin American Studies from the Center for Iberian and Latin American Studies. M.A. Thesis, Democracy & the Political Ascendancy of Broadcast Television in Latin America: 1950 through 1970. Committee Chair, Daniel C. Hallin.

2000.     SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY. TEACHING CREDENTIALS. Awarded two bilingual (BCLAD) credentials: a Single Subject (k-12) in Social Science with a Language Arts Supplemental, and a Multiple Subject (k-8) from the Department of Policy Studies in Language and Cross Cultural Education.

1995.     UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SAN DIEGO. B.A. Awarded a degree in Ethnic Studies, with a minor in Teacher Education from Thurgood Marshall College.