About Me

“Education either functions as an instrument which is used to facilitate integration of the younger generation into the logic of the present system and bring about conformity or it becomes the practice of freedom, the means by which men and women deal critically and creatively with reality and discover how to participate in the transformation of their world.” ~ Paulo Freire


Born in a humble neighborhood in San Antonio, Texas, I got involved in ethnographic research on local Chicana/o and multi-racial and multi-gendered social justice non-profits while I attended university. I moved to California in 2001 to attend graduate school at UC Santa Cruz where I studied media, activism, and social change. I am currently doing collaborative research on student equity and theories of social change and racial and gender representation.

Classes I Teach

Winter 2019

35642SOC 11Introduction to Sociology
35643SOC 15Introduction to Sociology
35639SOC 352Marriage, Family, and Intimate Relationships

Fall 2018

02282SOC 14Introduction to Sociology
22247SOC 15Introduction to Sociology
24790SOC 351Marriage, Family, and Intimate Relationships
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