- PhD in Social Work, Arizona State University
- MSW, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
- BA in Social Sciences, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
First arrived in Fall 2006 as an Assistant Professor
I currently teach in the MSW Program in courses such as SW 520 Social Welfare History and Policy, and SW 541 Societal, Community, and Organizational Structures and Processes. I have also taught qualitative research methods in the MSW and PhD programs in the past.
My research focus lies in the development, implementation, and evaluation of culturally-specific and consumer directed services for Latino and Asian migrants/immigrants in the U.S. in the contexts of education, parenting, health and mental health using qualitative research methods.
Related to my academic work, I am very active in our faculty union (AAUP) where I currently serve on the Executive Council.
Outside of work I like to travel all over and camp out a lot, too.