Lecturer

I am a passionate educator, deeply committed to my students. I believe in their right to access meaningful educational opportunities and to develop skills and knowledge that will prepare them for future challenges.

  • Undergraduate Instruction

Instructor | University of Southern California. Los Angeles, CA. COMM 204: Public Speaking. Fall 2016, Spring 2016, Fall 2015, Spring 2015, Fall 2014, Summer 2014, Summer 2013.

Instructor | University of Southern California. Los Angeles, CA. COMM 205: Communication Practicum. Fall 2016, Summer 2016, Spring 2016, Fall 2015, Summer 2015, Spring 2015.

Instructor | University of Southern California. Los Angeles, CA. COMM 375: Business and Professional Communication. Fall 2016, Fall 2014.

Program Assistant & Media Literacy Curriculum Coordinator | University of Southern California. Los Angeles, CA. IML 420: New Media for Social Change. Professor Vicki Callahan. Spring 2013.

Teaching Assistant | University of Southern California. Los Angeles, CA. COMM 395: Gender, Media, & Communication. Professor Alison Trope. Fall 2011.

Teaching Assistant | University of Southern California. Los Angeles, CA. COMM 200: Communication as a Social Science. Professor Ken Sereno. Fall 2010, Fall 2009.

Teaching Assistant | University of Southern California. Los Angeles, CA. COMM 465: Gender in Media Industries and Products. Professor Alison Trope. Spring 2010.

Teaching Assistant | Tufts University. Medford, MA. CD 167: Children’s Media. Professor Julie Dobrow. Spring 2006.

  • Mentorship

Spark Mentor | Spark Program. Los Angeles, CA. One-on-one, project-based learning with 12-year-old, urban Angeleno apprentice. Spring 2013.

Participatory Action Research Facilitator | USC Joint Educational Project. Los Angeles, CA. Best practices, non-verbal communication, and teachable moments in JEP mini-courses. Spring 2013, Fall 2013.

Directed Research Supervisor | University of Southern California. Los Angeles, CA. COMM 490x: Peer influences on disordered eating. Professor Sheila Murphy. Spring 2010.

Directed Research Supervisor | University of Southern California. Los Angeles, CA. COMM 490x: A Look at females on-screen in top-grossing 2007 films. Professor Stacy Smith. Spring 2009, Fall 2009.

Directed Research Supervisor | University of Southern California. Los Angeles, CA. COMM 490x: Clash of Both Worlds: Femininity and Masculinity on Hannah Montana. Professor Stacy Smith. Fall 2008.

  • Professional Development

Trainer, Supervisor | USC Joint Educational Project. Los Angeles, CA. Program Assistant/Peer Educator Program. 2012-present.

Co-Designer, Co-Instructor, Co-Investigator | USC Annenberg Innovation Lab. Los Angeles, CA. PLAY! (Participatory Learning And You!): Summer Sandbox, PLAYing Outside the Box. 2011-2012.

Workshop Designer, Facilitator | CityYear Los Angeles. Los Angeles, CA. Play and Problem-solving. Winter 2012.

Designer, Instructor, Principal Investigator | African Network for Health Education (RAES). Dakar, Senegal. Sunukaddu. Summer 2010.

Parent-Teacher Learning Group Facilitator | Eliot-Pearson Children’s School. Medford, MA. EPCS Media, Commercialism & Childhood Parent-Teacher Learning Group. 2004–2006.

Workshop Co-Designer, Co-Facilitator | New England Association for the Education of Young Children. Worcester, MA. Problem-solving with Preschoolers: Recommendations for Early Childhood Educators. Winter 2004.

Workshop Co-Designer, Co-Facilitator | Teaching for Change Conference. Somerville, MA. Problem-solving with Preschoolers: Recommendations for Early Childhood Educators. Summer 2004.

Media Literacy Educator | Jamaica Plain/Roxbury Early Childhood Cluster. Jamaica Plain, MA. Conversations with Early Childhood Educators and Parents about Media Violence, Toys, and Play. Winter 2005.

Media Literacy Educator Chicago International Children’s Film Festival. Chicago, IL. Post-film Reflections with Teachers and Students. Fall 2002.

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