I am a first-generation college student from a low-income minority family. During my youth, I moved around and went to different schools. This experience gave me a first hand look into the public education system, and as I grew older I found myself drawn to the field of education and technology.
My passion for education technology stems from my experience as an elementary school educator. I taught for three years, two of which were with Teach For America. During this time, I had the opportunity to work in schools with 1:1 device programs, and saw firsthand the transformative potential of technology in education.
I am currently pursuing an MBA with Smartly. I also hold a California Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential, a Masters degree in Urban Education from Loyola Marymount University, and a Masters degree in Technology, Innovation, and Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
I received my bachelor's degree in Broadcast and Digital Journalism from the University of Southern California. I also received minors in Digital Studies and Interactive Media and the Culture of New Technologies. During my time at USC, I was in the Honors in Multimedia Scholarship Program at the Institute for Multimedia Literacy.
Before teaching, I spent a considerable amount of time at USC's Annenberg TV News, where I had hands-on experience as a web producer, reporter, video journalist, camera operator and graphics artist. I was also a writer and editor for HerCampus USC.
I'm interested in combining these different areas of expertise to create a positive impact in the world.