Mt. San Jacinto College
A little about me...
I earned my B.A. in Art with an emphasis in Photography from San Jose State in 1994. After graduation, I took a 6-week backpacking trip through Europe and found myself standing in a narrow corridor in the Uffizi Museum in Florence, Italy with an indescribable feeling. At that very moment, I knew I had not completed my study of art. The next year, I received a fellowship to pursue my Master's in the History of Art at the University of California, Riverside. My focus area became the History of Photography and I was very fortunate to also intern at the UCR/CA Museum of Photography in Riverside, a magical place. In 2015, earned my doctoral degree in Educational Leadership and Management.
My formalized education experiences, however, are just a small part of my journey, however. My professional career has changed dramatically, as I remain committed to following my heart to find roles that fulfill me and allow me to contribute my talents in meaningful ways. I have been a full-time art history instructor at a community college, a part-time instructor at a community college, a consultant for high-tech and educational technology companies, an faculty development specialist, an online community coordinator, and a teaching and learning innovation specialist (my current role at CSU Channel Islands).
In short, I am a passionate educator and am grateful to be alive at this incredible moment in history. I believe there are endless ways for educators to leverage technology to make learning more accessible and meaningful for the diverse learners in higher education.