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Educational Background:

  • Bachelor of Arts in English, University of California, Los Angeles (2005)
  • Masters in Education, Pepperdine Graduate School of Education and Psychology (2008)
  • California Single Subject Professional Credential with CLAD emphasis, Pepperdine University (2008)
  • California Single Subject Clear Credential with CLAD emphasis, State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (2010)

Work Experience: 

2005-2007, English/Social Studies Teacher

                •               7th and 8th Grade English

                •               7th Grade Social Studies

                •               10th Grade Creative Writing

                •               11th Grade American Literature

2007-2008, Student Teaching (through Pepperdine credentialing program)

                •               Parcticum 1: Nobel Middle School: 6th Grade English

                •               Practicum 2: Granada Hills Charter High School: 9th Grade English


                •               9th Grade Honors and College Preparatory English

                •               10th Grade Honors and College Preparatory English

                •               11th Grade College Preparatory English

                •               12th Grade College Preparatory English

                •               Advanced Placement Literature and Composition (Grade 12)

                •               Advanced Placement Language and Composition (Grade 11)

                •               Creative Writing Elective (Mixed) 

                •               Drama Elective (Mixed)

                •               Journalism Elective (Mixed)

                •               UC/College Board approved Curriculum and Pacing Guide development for all classes taught

Other Experience: 

  • Student Council Advisor at two schools
  • Senior Class Advisor 
  • National Honors Society Advisor
  • AYF Day Camp, Founding Executive Committee Member  


  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Art
  • Music
  • Travel


Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher.                  –Japanese Proverb