I taught my first college class, Multimedia Journalism, in 2015 at Diablo Valley College. Since then, I have taught the following classes:
- Multimedia Journalism (DVC)
- Mass Media of Communication (DVC, Los Medanos College)
- Data Journalism (CSU San Francisco)
- Video Journalism (CSU San Francisco)
- Digital Newsgathering (CSU San Francisco)
- News Laboratory (DVC, Contra Costa College)
- News Production (DVC, Contra Costa College)
- Newswriting (DVC, CCC)
In total, I have taught 134 units at the college level since 2015.
Teaching mantra: You belong here
In my experience, many students are shy and/or lack confidence. That’s why my classroom is a judgment-free zone. We’re all here to learn: myself included! You belong here and I can help you accomplish your goals.
I utilize fun videos and lectures to draw students in and capture their attention. Here is an example of an intro video for an online class in Fall 2020.
I have attended more than 20 hours of college-sponsored teaching workshops and training programs. Among the topics covered:
- Equity-based learning
- Equity vs. Equality
- Anti-bias Training
- Online Teaching
- Building Student Relationships
- Member – Journalism Association of Community Colleges (JACC) since 2016
- Member – Latinx Faculty and Staff Association at Contra Costa College (2020)