- Class of 2003
- Master's Degree(s): Latin American Studies MA
- Additional Master's Degree(s): Single Subject Teaching Credential, CSULA, 2006
While At UCLA
Study Abroad: Gilder Lehrman Institute for American History Cambridge University, UK 2007 Gilder Lehrman Institute for American History Oxford University, UK 2010.
Awards: Latin American Studies Fellowship 2001-2002
Since graduating from UCLA, I have been teaching American and world history in Los Angeles. I have participated in several grants that have allowed me to further my study of history and international studies. These opportunities have taken me to historical sites in Chicago where I studied the Industrial Revolution, to Philadelphia where I studied the founding of the nation and creation of the Constitution, and to Birmingham where I studied the 1960s Civil Rights movement and spent time at the Civil Rights Institute. I have also traveled throughout England where I spent time at Cambridge University studying the 1960s Civil Rights movement and this past summer at Oxford University studying the civil war and Abraham Lincoln.
Advice for Current International Institute IDP Students
I'm so happy that I chose to attend UCLA and study Latin American studies. The degree provided me with opportunities to examine the world from a broad range of perspectives. Because of the degree I feel that I am a better teacher to my students. Most importantly the degree made me feel enthusiastic about continuing to learn about the world. The International Institute provided me with skills I need to function and comprehend this rapidly changing and shrinking world.