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.


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“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.

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