My passion, as most educators, is to teach to impact lives.
Currently, I am working as a research specialist at the University of California Irvine, working with Mark Warschauer on a project to introduce computational thinking concepts to 4th grade English language learners. I am committed to creating CS learning opportunities to underserved populations through creating curriculum to address specific needs of the population, teacher education, and the reinforcement of learning objectives through effective assessment.
I have spent most of my career in the TESOL/TESL/TEFL (Teaching English as a Second Language/Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language) field supporting others in the ability to communicate effectively with others. I have been given the opportunities to teach in k-12, intensive English programs, certificate, and graduate courses in Costa Rica, Germany, Utah, Southern California and online. Particular areas of interest included: educational technology, pragmatics, online education, assessment, teacher education, instructional design, and curriculum development.
Other interests: Being a Girl Scout leader, involvement with CELEA (Christian English Language Educators Association), cybersecurity education, hiking, camping, seeing new places.