Professional Bio


  • PhD, Educational Equity and Cultural Diversity, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Master of Arts in Teaching: Elementary Education, Brown University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies and Spanish; minor in Mathematics, Santa Clara University 


  • Colorado Teaching License, K-6
  • Qualified Administrator (QA) of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI)
  • Certified, Level 1 Kingian Nonviolence trainer
  • Certified, Level 2 Kingian Nonviolence organization and mobilization 

Academic and Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Master of Arts in Education, College of Contemporary and Liberal Studies, Regis University, January 2016-present
  • Associate Professor, Teacher Education, Colorado Mountain College, August 2015-December 2016
  • Affiliate Faculty,  Master of Arts in Education, College of Contemporary and Liberal Studies, Regis University, June 2015-December 2016
  • Instructor, University of Colorado, Boulder, January 2015-May 2015
  • Graduate Research Assistant and Instructional Coach, Collaborative Strategic Reading, University of Colorado, Boulder, 2010-2015
  • Practicum Supervisor, University of Colorado, Boulder, February 2012-April 2012
  • Teacher, Sherwood Charter School, Sherwood, OR, 2007-2010
  • Teacher, CVS Highlander Charter School, Providence, RI, 2005-2007
  • Paraprofessional, South Lake Tahoe High School, CA, 2003-2004
  • Teacher, Teaching Temps Inc., Minneapolis, MN, Fall 2003
  • Teacher, El Centro del Muchacho Trabajabor, Quito, Ecuador, 2002-2003 


  • Teacher Education Advisory Committee, Colorado Mountain College
  • Higher Educators in Linguistically Diverse Education (HELDE)
  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)
  • Comparative and International Education Society (CIES)
  • Culture, Language and Social Practices (CLASP)