I am an innovative educator with nearly two decades of experience teaching, advising and mentoring diverse students in higher education. I have an enduring commitment to fostering inclusive learning communities, connecting lessons in the classroom to issues in the world, and supporting each student in their learning process. My teaching compliments and is informed by my ongoing research. As an applied cultural anthropologist, I employ critical ethnographic and mixed methods to address issues of inclusive success in higher education, with a focus on broad access institutions. Currently, I serve as a faculty member in the Department of Anthropology and Director of the Individualized Degree Program (IDP) at Cal Poly Humboldt. I am also a publicly elected member of the Redwoods Community College District, Board of Trustees.