Professional Experience

2017-2018 Lecturer, University of California San Diego, Department of Communication. COMM 102DMethods of Media Production Practicum (MMPP) Practicum in Child Development: Language and Culture – “La Clase Mágica. Principal Investigator, Dr. Olga Vásquez. This was one of the original models for the UC Links program. UC links “is a network of university and community partners, working together to develop innovative after-school programs. UC Links sites bring underserved P-12 youth together with university students in guided activities that engage their minds and connect them to each other, their communities, and the world around them.”
2016 Lecturer, University of California San Diego, Department of Communication. COMM 102C: Practicum in New Media & Communication – “UCSD Democracy Lab. Principal Investigator, Dr. Angela Booker. Fall Quarter of 2016.
2015 Instructor, Associate-In, University of California San Diego, Department of Education Studies. EDS 50: Chancellor’s Associates Scholars Program (CASP) Introductory Course. Fall Quarter of 2015.
2014-2015 Instructor, Associate-In, University of California San Diego, Department of Communication. COMM 102D/HDP 135: Practicum in Child Development: Language & Culture – “La Clase Mágica. Principal Investigator, Dr. Olga Vásquez. Fall & Spring Quarter of 2014-15.
2014 Videographer, eBook The Dragon in the Cliff: A Novel by Sheila Cole, New York: FlickerLab, 2014. <>.
2008–2014 Teaching Assistant, University of California San Diego. Duties included leading discussion sections, lesson planning, keeping office hours, attending staff meetings, and grading.

– COMM 10: Introduction to Communication, Fall Quarters of 2010 & 2013, Summer 2014.

COMM 100C: Social Formations, Spring Quarter of 2014.

– Lab Instructor/ Project Director for COMT 175 (COMM 121): Practicum in Community Based Communication, Fall & Winter Quarter of 2011.

– Lab Instructor for COMM 101 (COGN 22): Methods of Media Production Lab, Spring Quarter of 2011.

COMM 168 (COHI 114): Bilingual Communication, Winter Quarter of 2011.

Dimensions of Culture (DOC), the three quarter undergraduate writing program at Thurgood Marshall College, 2008-09 academic year.

2013 Project Director, University of California San Diego, Department of Communication. Directed a yearlong effort to mark the 30th anniversary of the UCSD Department of Communication, ending with a 3-day celebration entitled The Future of Communication: Questions of Power, Publics, & the New Media Environment. <>.
2011-2012 Instructor & Project Director, University of California San Diego, UCSD Extension, the Department of Communication, and the Laboratory of Comparative Human Cognition. I worked with Professor Michael Cole in the design and implementation of the UCSD Community Stations Initiative during 2011 and 2012. This was an experimental collaboration between the  Departments of Communication, UCSD Extension, Visual Arts, and the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2), focused on exploring the use of digital media technologies to support geographically distributed urban education. I directed the community centered course on digital media production, cross-listed on the main campus with Advanced Topics in Communication, Media Methods – COMT 175: Practicum in Community Based Communication<> & <>.
2011-2012 Cinematographer, UC San Diego Laboratory of Comparative Human Cognition. Beyond the Fifth Dimension: University-Community Partnerships in Learning. <>. Run time: 54:50.
2010 Assistant Coordinator, University of California San Diego, Department of Communication. COMT 175A: Advanced Topics in Community Media Production, The History of Chicano Park. Assisted Professors Zeinabu Davis and Olga Vásquez in this media production course documenting the 40th anniversary of Chicano Park in San Diego.
1996–2007 Teacher, Memorial Academy of Learning and Technology. Taught 9th grade World History, Language Arts, and English as a Second Language (ESL). During this 11-year period I served as teacher’s union representative, Secretary of the PTA and the Parent Inclusion and Advocacy Committee, Yearbook Teacher/Advisor, Deputy Chair of the school Management Team, MEChA Club Advisor, school representative to the California Charter School Consortium, leading member of the Technology Team, Department Chair for Social Studies, Supervising (Master) Teacher for six Student Teachers from SDSU PLC Department, and presenter at numerous education and Ed-Tech conferences.
1995–1996 Teacher, Sweetwater Union High School. Taught 9th grade World History, 11th grade Economics, and Peer Counseling.
1994 Mentor, UCSD Partners in Learning (PAL) program to connect TEP students at UCSD with elementary schools in Southeast San Diego.
1992–1994 Teaching Assistant, Sherman Elementary & Memorial Academy.