Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

Certificate in Creative Writing, University of California Extension, Los Angeles (in progress)

Certificate in College Counseling, University of California Extension, Los Angeles

M.A. in English Literature, California State University, Los Angeles

TESOL Certificate, University of California Extension, Los Angeles

Masters in Education, University of California, Los Angeles

Single Subject Credential, University of California, Los Angeles

B.A. in English, University of California, Los Angeles

CREDENTIALS

Professional Clear Single Subject Teaching Credential; Authorized Field: English; Bilingual, Cross-Cultural, Language & Academic Development Emphasis: Spanish, UCLA

CERTIFICATES

College Board Endorsement AP English Literature — UCLA Extension

College Board Endorsement AP English Language — UCLA Extension

National Board Certification – Early Adolescent English Language Arts, National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, Renewal

National Board Certification – Early Adolescent English Language Arts, National Board for Professional Teaching Standards

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

English/ESL/ELD Secondary Teacher, Los Angeles Unified School District

Reed Mentor, Roybal Learning Center, Los Angeles Unified School District

Rater (CSU-EAP, CAHSEE) Educational Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey

District Intern Instructor, Los Angeles Unified School District

Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment Provider, LAUSD

National Board Support Facilitator, Los Angeles Unified School District

ESL Teacher, Belmont Community Adult School, LAUSD

ESL Teacher, Fremont Community Adult School, LAUSD

Teacher Training Academy Facilitator, LAUSD

National Board Support Facilitator, Los Angeles, Unified School District

SB1969 Facilitator, Los Angeles Unified School District

Mentor Teacher, Los Angeles Unified School District

ESL Teacher, Fairfax Community Adult School

Title VII Participant, Los Angeles Unified School District

PUBLICATIONS

Magazine

Decolonial Passage Literary Magazine, Founding and Managing Editor (Dec 2020- present)

ESSAYS AND POEMS

“Swimming Towards Africa” an essay in A Long House, May 2022

“Black Pride, 1968, and the Godfather of Soul” an essay in Sapphire Hues, December 2021

“Haiti and the US-Mexico Border” an essay in Pure Slush, September 2021

“Aunt Jemima, Headwraps, and Hair” an essay in Another Chicago Magazine, June 2021

“Dear Galactic Living (From the Dystopian Letters)” an essay in LitroNY, July 2020

“Dear Rap Music” an essay in LitroNY, June 2020

“Dear Northern Hemisphere” an essay in LitroNY, May 2020

“Dear Africa,” an essay in LitroNY, May 2020

“Dear Corporate State” an essay in LitroNY, April 2020

“Dear Pandemic” an essay in LitroNY, April 2020

“Nina Simone Who Drinks Milk at the Liquor Bar is Still Singing in Liberia” an essay in A Gathering Together, Spring 201

“Jim Crow, White Fanaticism, American Fascism” an essay in LitroNY, October 2019

“Damn Darnell” & “Migration” & “I Slip Away Sometime” three poems in Linden Avenue Literary Journal, July 2018

“Love for Foreigners and Other Foolish Flights of Fancy” an essay in A Gathering Together, Spring 2018

“La Chanteuse of Jazz” & “La Pachanga” & “Boca Oficial” three poems in The Américas ReviewArte Público Press, Vol 19, Nos 3-4

READINGS, WORKSHOP, AND PRESENTATIONS

“College Readiness: Elementary to High School” professional development for teachers and counselors: Creator and Facilitator

COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER WORK

Posse Foundation, Los Angeles, Writing Coach for 12th-grade scholarship recipients

CONFERENCES ATTENDED

Margins Literary Conference, Aug 5-7, 2022, Denver, Colorado

Writers Program Now Summer Writers-in-Residence, July 7-Aug 8, 2022, Los Angeles, California

Antioch University MFA Residency, June 17-25, 2022, Culver City, California

AFFILIATIONS

Association of Writers and Writing Programs

California Association of Teachers of English

California Teachers Association/National Education Association

Community of Literary Magazines and Presses

Independent Writers of Southern California

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards

Pen America

Rewrite London

Study Hall

UCLA Alumni Association

Writers Program Network of Writers, UCLA Extension

LANGUAGES

Spanish: read, write, speak fluently

French: read, write, speak partially

Portuguese: read partially