Hello! I was excited to join the esteemed faculty at Cabrillo College. I started my own collegiate journey at a community college and have a love of both psychology and teaching. Rather than choose between the two, I decided to teach psychology!
After earning my Associate's Degree, I transferred to UC San Diego to complete my Bachelor's Degree. I then took two years off to get valuable research experience before entering graduate school. I earned my Master's Degree from San Diego State University and was very fortunate to study for a short time at the University of Geneva in Switzerland. I was able to translate my research materials to French (with much help from my labmates!) and build a multi-cultural research collaboration. This sparked a series of research presentations around the world, including Vancouver and Edinburgh, and even a few published articles. Soon after my graduation I began teaching at multiple community colleges in San Diego. I was excited to relocate to Northern California to join the full-time faculty at Monterey Peninsula College in 2012 and now part-time at Cabrillo.
One of my most treasured roles is as a mother. My kind and smart son, Jonathan, is in third grade and Alyssa, my daughter, is a rambunctious, sweet and sassy new Kindergartener. You can bet that I'm busy preparing for class while keeping one eye on those little mischief makers (they just love to climb on anything and everything!) or busily working after they are in bed for the night.
I care deeply for the success of my students and want to be helpful in any way that I can. Please don't hesitate to contact me at any time.
You can expect our Canvas class to become available the Friday before the semester begins, as well as a welcome message to appear in your Canvas Inbox.
For access in Canvas, go to: https://www.cabrillo.instructure.com
Use your Student ID and your password to login.
There is NO campus orientation. Please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions, comments or concerns. I generally respond within 24 hours Monday-Friday, if not sooner. If you don't receive a response within 48 hours, please assume I didn't receive your message and resend.
I look forward to working with you!