What made you decide to join the Crew at Alma?
Alma’s values and commitment to the community, service, integrity, and accountability are what resonated with me most. I wanted to be a part of a community that shared common values and vision for what’s possible for students–a community that truly places students at the center and believes in the unlimited potential of young people–and Alma fits that bill.
What do you hope to contribute to Alma?
I hope to be a leader that builds bridges, cultivates kindness, spreads positivity, is unrestricted in my authenticity and always allows space for the light in others to shine.
What teacher made a difference in your life, and how?
My 6th grade English teacher, Mr. Sanchez. He saw my strengths and capabilities in its seed form and helped me to start to recognize my own power and potential.
Why did you become involved in education?
Education is what I know. It’s intrinsically lined into the fabric of my being. From childhood, I have taught or been involved in program and community organizations that promoted the power of education. These entry points created a passion, desire and commitment within me to make my contribution to the world by creating educational experiences that allow students to feel seen and that values their whole selves.
Where did you go to college or post-secondary school?
Mount Holyoke College
What did you like about your college?
I loved attending an all-women’s college and loved how diverse our student body was. We had a huge international student population so I gained sisters from all around the world.
What is your favorite food?
What is your favorite book?
So hard to answer! In terms of education, it would definitely have to be Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire.