I am an Associate Dean of Students at a large public state university on the Central Coast of California. In addition, I am an adjunct professor in the Psychology program at Brandman University, where I teach Multicultural Counseling. I have been in Student Affairs over a decade and have broad experiences working with first-generation college students, underrepresented populations, non-traditional students, veterans, sexual assault survivors, and foster youth. Prior to my recent position, I served for ten years as the Coordinator for the Center for Community Engagement.
I am passionate about social justice and building community. Originally from the Central Coast, I returned to San Luis Obispo to work in the non-profit sector before transitioning to higher education. I have served as a Board Member of United Way and Chair of the United Way Agency Advisory Committee. I am also a founding member and former chair of the Asian Pacific Islander Faculty and Staff Association. Currently, I serve as a Board Member for Transitions-Mental Health Association and am a SLO Chamber of Commerce Ambassador.
Disclaimer: I have chosen to create this site and my blog as a creative outlet, a place to reflect, to share my observations, and a way to stay active in my profession. The views expressed here are my own and do not represent the views, beliefs, intentions, plans, or strategies of my employer(s). All information is provided “as is” for informational purposes only. This is my personal blog, and everything contained here is solely my own opinion. In addition, as a lifelong learner I reserve the right for my thoughts and opinions to evolve over time.