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About Me

Native to Southern California, I join my inherent aesthetic intuition for design with a healthy dose of creative curiosity into my role as Associate Librarian at MiraCosta College Library and most recently, outreach coordinator, a role I unexpectedly stumbled into. With a knack for problem-solving, I turn ideas into meaningful, engaging visuals that advocate for all culturally diverse backgrounds.

Whether working independently with students to track down the right article “fit” for a research paper, or teaching a whole class an information literacy skill or two, I approach each teachable moment with patience, an empathetic listening ear, and most importantly, a supportive, genuinely caring “helping hand” to build lasting connections. From the very first interaction, you’ll notice my personable, contagious enthusiasm and uplifting positivity for helping them become critical thinkers.

I bring my unique background as an endlessly ambitious lifelong learner, who continues taking online college classes in her spare time, into forming connections with community college students and in partnerships with faculty members.

Interesting Fact About Me

I volunteered for 3 years with the Braille Institute Library Services assisting the Los Angeles branch director with marketing and communications in support of blind and visually impaired children and adults.

Education

Master in Library and Information Science I San Jose State University

Bachelors in Human Development, Children's Services I California State University San Marcos

Additonal Training

User Experience Certificate

San Diego/Imperial County Community College Regional Fellowship 

Advanced Certificate in Online Teaching Principles 

Spotlight

Portfolio

I completed the Advanced Certificate in Online Teaching Principles, a professional development program to learn equitable humanized online teaching courses for community college students.

The Online Network of Educators - Digita
The Online Network of Educators - Dynami
The Online Network of Educators - Equity
The Online Network of Educators - Humani
The Online Network of Educators - Advanc