I am an Assistant Professor at Kingsborough Community College. I earned a Juris Doctorate from Seattle University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science focused on political participation and communication. I am primarily focused on enhancing motivation among all learners. I have co-created digital structured learning opportunities and practice digital dialogue with learners through my teaching portfolio website (by clicking here). My research includes the rule of law, political ecology, cultural issues within law and society, and civic education. My current projects involve undocumented immigrants and the rule of law, and changing paradigms of inaction to climate change in vulnerable, underserved communities.
Publication: “Supporting Critical Civic Learning with Interactive Technology”, Civic Engagement Pedagogy in the Community College: Theory and Practice .
Juris Doctorate: Seattle University School of Law; Concentration: Social Justice & Community Development; International Law & Comparative Law; June 2006 – May, 2009; Successfully passed NY Bar Exam February 2010.
Visiting Research Student: CUNY School of Law (2009);
Bachelor of Arts: University of Washington; Cum Laude with Distinction; Major: Political Science, September 2003 – June 2005.
Associate of Arts: Highline Community College; Focus: Liberal Arts; September 2001 – May 2003.
Teaching Appointments :
2012-2017 Kingsborough Community College – Appointment: Assistant Professor
2011-2012Kingsborough Community College -Appointment: Substitute Assistant Professor
2010 – 2011 Kingsborough Community College – Appointment: Substitute Lecturer
2010 Kingsborough Community College- Adjunct Lecturer
Co-Founder, Director Eco-Urban, a New York Not-for-Profit
2005-2006 : Americorps Vista Community Organizer, Rainier View Elementary School, Seattle, Washington.
2002 : Campaign Manager – 30th Washington Legislative District, Jim Ferrell for State House of Representatives, Federal Way, Washington.
2000-2001 : Regional Political Director, Citizens for Transportation Solutions; Pierce County Transit Union; Council of the Blind; the Audobon Society, Tacoma, Washington.
2000 – 2000 : Program Director, YMCA Youth & Government, Olympia, Washington.
2000 – 2001 : Volunteer and Outreach Director, “Zoo Trek Parks” – Point Defiance Zoo, Northwest Trek, Metro Parks, Tacoma, Washington.
2009 -2010 : Legal Research and Writing, Gentile & Associates, New York, New York.
2007 – 2008 : Legal Assistant, Law Offices of David Ruzumna, Esq., Seattle, Washington.
2007 – 2008 : Legal Research and Writing, Workplace Counselor – Beth Van Moppes, Esq., Fremont, Washington.
2007 : Research and Writing & Litigation Preparation, Hainline & Associates, Seattle, Washington.