Writer . Educator

“When the teacher is ready, the student appears.”

Work History

January 2022 - Present

English Instructor/ Puente Program Co-Coordinator, Merritt Community College

Teaching English composition. Providing a supportive and stimulating environment for Puente students to build confidence in their writing skills by incorporating Latinx literature, and principles of language equity in the curriculum. Faculty advisor to the Puente Club.

April 2019 - Present

Creative Writing Instructor, San Francisco Senior Center

Designing and teaching an 8-week creative writing class for members of the San Francisco Senior Center. Initiating discussions on craft, and incorporating  writing prompts to inspire new work and in-class readings. Creating activities to encourage interpersonal connection.

January 2020 - May 2020

Teaching Fellow, University of San Francisco

Designed and taught Introduction to Creative Writing for Non-English Majors. Created lectures, applied active learning methods, and collaborated with other teaching fellows and English Department faculty at USF.

August 2019 – May 2020

Participant & Intern, Faculty Diversity Internship Program, Peralta Community Colleges

Attended monthly workshops in preparation for a teaching position in the Peralta Community College district. Observed English classes at Berkeley City College, Merritt, and Laney. Interned with Puente English 5 class during the Spring 2020 semester at Merritt College. Supported students as they finalized their research papers, providing feedback, assistance with research, and guidance on formatting citations.

September 2008 – February 2020

Tech Writer,  Oracle-NetSuite

Wrote about NetSuite’s Commerce platform and Commerce applications. Created user-assistance documentation, maintaining accuracy, and refining information in online help and user guides through interaction with engineers, product managers, customer support, and professional services representatives.


USF, MFA Writing
Tufts University, BA English