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Favorite Activities

I love Michael Jackson, Janis Joplin and Elvis! They are my triumvirate. I also enjoy watching true crime, hosting my podcast Generation Mixed, reading voraciously, traveling, graphology, astrology, Tarot card reading, and finding new adventures!

First Year at West Valley


Most Memorable Campus Experience

Being a part of creating the Anti-Racism and Inclusion Action Plan

Favorite Place on Campus

Fox Center

Affinity Words/ At-Promise Factors

BIPOC, Queer, First-Generation College Graduate, mixed race identified


I was born and raised in NYC to a multiracial couple. I attended Catholic school from grades 1-12. I attended my first college, Marymount Manhattan College on scholarship, but flunked out due to it being a wrong fit for me. I found redemption at a CA community college, Bakersfield, attended 2 1/2 years, the transferred to SFSU, where I changed majors in my junior year and was able to graduate with my degree in Developmental Psychology within three semesters. I started working at my alma mater, and have been working in the educational field for the last 23 years. I graduated from Argosy University after surviving a brain injury in 2012, with an MA in Forensic Psychology. I started working at West Valley at 2015, and enjoy interactions between myself and students the most. I was built to work in education; when I was a student at Bakersfield College, I used to help my dormies select their classes based on GE requirements and scheduling. I found it to be fun, so I decided to forgo a job at the post office upon graduation, and chose education instead.

As a Gen Xer, I look and act a lot younger than my age is on my driver's license. I believe in making a positive impact on this world starting with one person-myself-and then bringing that forward to others. I am the flame that illuminates the candle. I am a hippie at heart and believe in bringing joy, happiness, and empowerment in anyone's life. Life's too short to dwell on anger and negativity.

Academic Service

Commission on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, 2018 – present

CSEA EBoard Member at Large, 2019 – present

Anti-Racism Working Team A3, 2021 – present

Member of the Sunshine Committee, 2023 – present


BA, Developmental Psychology
San Francisco State University

MA, Forensic Psychology
Argosy University, Bay Area

Last Updated 10/3/23