Associate Professor, Math & Engineering
I have been teaching at LBCC since 2015. I enjoy teaching the diverse student body at the community college level because I relate to them on a personal level. I am the underrepresented minority, low-income, first-generation, non-native English speaker, and community college transfer student. Both my parents are from a small farming town in Mexico and raised me in Santa Barbara with a limited understanding of higher education. My B.A. is in pure math from UC Berkeley and M.S. is in applied math from CSU Channel Islands.
I am passionate about teaching math and enjoy helping students navigate their own academic journey (even if it is not math). I have a student-centered learning approach that relies heavily on group work. Students that enjoy a group-learning environment are highly encouraged to enroll in my courses. Go Vikings!