Curriculum Vitae

Objective

To obtain employment at a community college or university which would enable me to use my teaching, administrative experience and interpersonal communication skills to impart my love of history to young scholars.

Skills Summary

  • Highly organized, detail oriented and effective communicator. 

  • Dedicated to enthusiastic and dynamic teaching.

  • Eagerly seeks and adopts the latest methods of providing inspiration to students. 

  • Committed to providing engaging and effective educational opportunities.

  • Highly skilled in Microsoft Office suite, Google, and Adobe Photoshop applications. Skilled in Blackboard, ARC GIS and VoiceThread applications. 

Education

California State University, East Bay (Hayward, CA)

Master of Arts in United States History, Teaching Option, Summa Cum Laude (3.96 GPA) May 2020

  • Teaching Practicum: Teaching Historical Thinking Skills in a Lower Division U.S. History Course

  • Capstone Project: Engaging Community College Students to Think Like Historians

  • Digital History Project: ARC GIS Mapping Project entitled, "1960s - a Decade of Revolution"

  • Published: “Fought Together, Feared Together, Witnessed Together: A Historiography of the Catholic Struggle for Interracial Justice,” East Bay Historia, Volume 4, 2020 

  • Published: “Women’s Roles and Religious Observance in Classical Athens,” East Bay Historia, Volume 3, 2019 

 

Bachelor of Arts in United States History, Magna Cum Laude (3.77 GPA) May 2018

  • Teaching Project: Challenges to Conventional Understandings about the Study of History 

  • Published: “The Ross-Yorke Controversy: Anti-Catholic Sentiment in Gilded Age San Francisco,” East Bay Historia, Volume 2, 2018

Education

Cañada College (Redwood City, CA)

Associate of Arts for Transfer, History, Magna Cum Laude (3.73 GPA) May 2015

Associate of Arts, History, Magna Cum Laude   May 2011

Dean’s List of Honor Students  July 2011

    

Experience

Teaching Assistant, US History 110 to 1877 for Prof. Samantha Francois      Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 Semesters

  • Attended large survey class assisted with leading student group work.

  • Graded papers and offered constructive feedback to students.

Experience

Pastoral Associate/Faith Formation Director                                                                                1999 - Present

  • Responsible for developing curriculum, planning and facilitating intergenerational faith formation gatherings, adult faith formation and parish-wide evangelization efforts, middle school and high school youth ministry, sacramental preparation programs for Reconciliation, Eucharist and a two-year high school Confirmation process.

  • Collaboratively plan and provide Catechetical Formation including presentations, workshops, talks, and retreats for all parish catechists/youth ministry volunteers in Deanery 11.

  • Organize and co-chaperone a pilgrimage to Ecuador for a small group of high school students bi-annually.

  • Scheduling events, supervising Receptionist, Bookkeeper and teams of volunteers tasked with office projects. Work with Councils, Commissions and Boards to provide and support collaborative leadership for the parish community.

  • Establish office procedures, databases for both financial contributions and talent. Design, compose and edit weekly bulletin. Manage a staff of 24 employees including all human resources and payroll related processes and procedures.

  • Master Catechist Certification from the California Conference of Catholic Bishops. Pius X Award for 15+ years’ experience leading catechetical programs from the Archdiocese of San Francisco.

Interviews

“Beyond Charity: Conference urges Catholics to build social justice,” Catholic San Francisco, Dec 13, 2018 https://catholic-sf.org/news/beyond-charity-conference-urges-catholics-to-build-social-justice

“Forming a domestic church: Parish hosts discussion on bringing parents into catechesis,” Catholic San Francisco, Sept 13, 2018 https://catholic-sf.org/news/forming-a-domestic-church-parish-hosts-discussion-on-bringing-parents-into-catechesis

Awards and Acknowledgements

Recipient of the Kwon-Irish Award for Outstanding Work in HIST 610 for Historical Research, 2020
Honors Convocation Magna Cum Laude, May 12, 2018 
Recipient of the Richard B. and Evelyn Whitman Rice Award for Outstanding Work in HIST 4031 for Historical Research, 2017

Memberships

  • Member of the Organization of American Historians

  • Member of the Sisters and Associates of Notre Dame de Namur Anti-Racism Team

  • Member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society