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'We don't see the world as it is, we see it as we are' - Anais Nin
B.A. Political Sci & French 1988; M.A. Cultural Anthro California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) 2000; Ph.D. Humanities CIIS 2006
I am a 4th generation Bay Area native, currently living in Santa Cruz. I have been teaching since 2001, and have been full-time at De Anza since 2005. I love working with De Anza students, as they continue to teach me more every day. I spent 12 years living in New Mexico, and 1 year as an International student in France. I speak French and Spanish - not perfectly, but well enough to communicate. I want my classes to give students opportunities to know themselves more deeply, to learn in ways that are meaningful to them, and to discover and respect what they already know.
"As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live." -Goethe
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