I am a passionate teacher with the goal to give students the tools to investigate, create, question, and acquire knowledge and become positive agents of change. I have taught various courses including, Sociology of Immigration, Sociology of Families, Elements of Sociology, and Social Problems, from these experiences I won the Bernstein Award for Future Faculty at the University of Kansas in 2019 an the Carlin Graduate Teaching Award in 2014.
“Whoever teaches learns in the act of teaching, and whoever learns teaches in the act of learning.” –Paulo Freire
I work closely with students to develop strong mentoring relationships. I have helped students apply to graduate school and gain prestigious awards such as the McNair Scholars Program. I also mentored the student club KU UNITED , connect students to resources within and outside the university, provide guidance in academia, and promote peer support.