Teaching Experience

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Teaching assistant

University of Southern California

Human Language as Computation (Ling 385), Spring 2016
Language and Mind (Ling 275), Fall 2014, 2015
Drugs, Behavior, and Society (Psych 165), Spring 2015


Instructor of Record

University of Southern California

Writing and Critical Reasoning – An introductory course in composition (Writ 140), Fall 2013, Spring 2014


Seeker’s Class Leader

First Congregational Church of Los Angeles

Fall 2015-Spring 2018, member of the team that led weekly sessions of the Seeker’s Class, an adult education class on topics related to the Bible, social justice topics, and Church history.


Academic Bible Study Leader

University of Southern California

Fall 2015-present, Mixed graduate/undergraduate progressive Christian Bible study looking at various Biblical texts and themes through an academic lens.


Adult ESL Teacher

Interfaith Refugee and Immigration Service, Los Angeles

Designed/taught curriculum and lessons for a mixed-level and age weekly adult ESL class, Fall 2017-Spring 2018


Library Student Assistant, Fall 2008 – Spring 2012

Teacher Resource Center, Henry Madden Library, CSU Fresno

Helped student teachers find materials needed for teaching in K-12 classrooms, including ESL and foreign language materials as well as the core subjects.


Private Tutor

Loma de Luz Bilingual School, Balfate, Honduras

Tutored individual students in basic reading and math, Spring 2007