Areas of Interest
Passionate about increasing accessibility (especially in K-12 Special Education) via Understanding by Design and Universal Design for Learning.
Why USD? What prompted you to want to teach for USD’s online M.Ed. program?
I had the privilege of obtaining my graduate degree at USD. I’ve been surrounded by phenomenal professors who continue to mentor me and also strong peer relationships that I continue to grow with. I am grateful for the opportunity to pay it forward to teach others and share my learning. It takes a village!
Advice for Future Students?
Build relationships with your students. Strive to start from your heart when making decisions regarding your students and act with love. Be courageous and don’t get discouraged. Never stop advocating for your students and teach them how to use their voices to advocate for themselves. Step back and empower them. They are capable and so are you!
“You can catch more flies with honey.”
Anything else about yourself?
To all the young moms (or dads), first-generation students, and students with disabilities out there pushing through the obstacles and trying to stay focused— Never, ever give up! You got this!