I believe in education through learning-centered institutions which gear efforts toward enhancing student comprehension of curriculum and enabling students to reach their highest potential in life. I employ a combination of short lectures, class discussions, group work activity, and motivational speaking in order to inspire student thinking and development. My goal as a college instructor is not only to instruct, but to encourage students to find their own sense of agency and motivate students to take independent action over their own lives. Student responsibility, equity, and inclusion are all fundamental elements apart of my teaching process and philosophy.
I received my Master's degree in Political Science at the University of Central Florida in 2010. During graduate school, I developed a strong passion for the political science discipline and thoroughly enjoy imparting this passion for politics and world events into teaching my classes. Bringing connection and genuine engagement into my classroom and in my one-on-one relationships with students over the years has made me both an effective teacher, mentor, and advisor to my students.
Outside of teaching and tutoring, I enjoy practicing yoga, playing guitar, working out with weights and moderate cardio, biking, reading, writing, and surfing.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Central Florida - Bachelor in Arts, Political Science and Government
Graduate Degree: University of Central Florida - Master of Science, Political Science and Government
guitar, yoga, writing, reading, weight lifting, running, biking, surfing
College Political Science
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Writing
High School English
High School Level American Literature
High School World History
High School Writing
IB Global Politics
IB Social and Cultural Anthropology
IB World Religions
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Writing