949 582-4701 (HSHS Div)
Human Services Instructor
Human Services (SC)
Division of Health Sci & Human Services
Instructional Experience: Prior to my tenure at Saddleback, I was an adjunct Human Services instructor at Long Beach City College (2008 - 2012), which is where my instructional journey began. Beginning that same year (2008), I had the good fortune to teach two courses at my alma mater, Los Angeles City College, where I received an AS degree in Human Services and Chemical Dependency Certificate.
Career Experience: In 1997, I began a 'second' career which spans from working as a Chemical Dependency Counselor to Program Director (4-years) of a residential drug treatment program for women transitioning from prison and/or who were on some form of social control. My career developed simultaneously with my academic progress. I have worked with diverse populations, including: adults with co-occurring disorders, severe and persistent mental illness and homelessness, and chronic addictions. Also, I have worked with men and women with forensic histories, in several capacities: counselor, care coordinator, group facilitator, and a supervised therapist, while accumulating clinical hours for licensure.
Hobbies: I am a ‘home-body’ and cat-lover. I enjoy spending time with my husband, siblings, nieces, nephews, and friends.