Master of Arts- Political Science, Cal State University, Fullerton
Bachelor of Science - Business Administration and International Marketing, Cal Poly Pomona
Cal State University, Fullerton
Irvine Valley College
I am honored to have been a Political Science professor since 1997! Wow, how time flies when you are having fun! I have experienced many changes in methodology, politics, and curriculum over the years, and I am continuously inspired by my students to stay current. I aim, always, for a neutral presentation of relevant material, and an open, respectful dialog in the classroom.
I began my love of teaching, here, at Saddleback College, when I volunteered for, and created the first student-teaching position at Saddleback. Saddleback College has been a part of my community, and giving back to my community is very important to me.
I have served as Head Liaison to the Sunshine Readers Literacy Program at the Orange County Public Libraries, volunteered at Operation Valentine, Kostumes for Kids(CHOC Hospital), Orange County Senior Centers, Orangewood Children's Home, and the Friendship Shelter in (Laguna Beach). My love of service even inspired one of my students to start the "Lending Love" club on Saddleback campus. I became their first Faculty Advisor, as they matched Saddleback student volunteers with needy charities.
Finally, my dad and I are working on our goal of visiting all of the presidential libraries! These trips have been incredible, and I love sharing all of the information with my students when we return! We can all learn from each other, and from history!