About Michelle's Classroom

It is a joy to be at West Valley College and learn from all of you! In any classroom, my goal is that we intentionally create a passionate, transformative community--a space where every individual is fully seen, heard, and known. My hope is that by engaging and practicing communication theory, we can better understand ourselves, others, and make a meaningful impact in the world around us!

Courses at West Valley

COMM 001: Public Speaking

COMM 001H: Honors Public Speaking

COMM 004: Small Group Discussion

COMM 008: Interpersonal Communication

Other Courses Taught

COMM 010 and 010H: Persuasive Speaking and Honors Persuasive Speaking
West Valley College

Critical Thinking
San José State University

Communication Fundamentals
Gavilan Community College


M.A. Communication Studies
San José State University

B.A. Communication Studies (Minor in Human Development)
San José State University

A.A. Communication Studies & Liberal Arts
West Valley College

Distance Learning Certification
West Valley College

Nonviolent Communication Certification
West Valley College

Academic Service

Tenure Chair

Caring Campus Team

Professional Development Committee

Student Learning Outcome Coordinator

FYE Instructor, and Embedded Tutor Mentor

Summer Bridge

Professional and Workplace Communication Certificate Coordinator

Last Updated 11/3/23