Assistant Professor, History
I was born in East Los Angeles and grew up in the West San Gabriel Valley (aka the 626). I attended Alhambra High School then UCLA, where I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in History with a Minor in Chicana/o Studies. After taking some time off to work, I attended UC Riverside (UCR) and earned a Master’s Degree in History with a specialization in U.S. and Native American History. Once I completed my work at UCR, I returned to UCLA and I am currently a Ph.D. Candidate in U.S. History with a specialization in U.S. and Chicana/o History. Prior to returning to Southern California in the Fall of 2017 to join Long Beach City College, I taught full-time at the College of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas from 2015-2017 and full-time at Bard College from 2010-2015. I have also taught courses at UCLA. (Go Bruins!) I look forward to getting to know all my students so please feel free to come by my office for a chat about class, the transfer process, or whatever you want to discuss!