Machu Picchu, Wayna Picchu – Version 2#medievalist #publichistorian #teacher #bringinghistoryalive

I received my Ph.D. from the UCLA Department of History in 2015. My new goal: Bring history alive in the classroom and community.

Making history accessible, exciting, and relevant is my passion. Over the past nine years, I have taught a wide range of students with diverse backgrounds and skill sets, including undergraduate students at UCLA, LMU, and West LA Community College, high school students in LAUSD and charter schools throughout San Diego County, as well as adult learners at Job Corps. I have designed and led large lecture courses (90–120 students) as well as seminars (15–20 students) both in a traditional classroom environment and online. I have also developed composition courses and writing workshops intended to introduce students to discipline specific research and writing practices. My efforts to make history and the historical method accessible have been recognized by both students and faculty.

Now, as Program Coordinator of the UCLA Public History Initiative, I am taking my passion one step further. My mission is to empower students to become productive, analytical, and engaged citizens through public outreach and community involvement. History teaches us to better-informed decision-makers, to recognize patterns, and to appreciate cultural differences. We make history together as students and community members. Let’s learn from each other!

 

 


  • I heart teaching!
    I heart teaching!
  • With my students, at the Getty Center.
    With my students, at the Getty Center.
  • Exploring medieval castles in Lithuania.
    Exploring medieval castles in Lithuania.
  • Celebrating with fellow AABS presenters at UPenn.
    Celebrating with fellow AABS presenters at UPenn.
  • Summer session students study hard.
    Summer session students study hard.