Journalists don't always know what beat we're going to be covering next. I've touched every facet of journalism: print, digital, and TV. I've covered issues ranging from academia to real estate to tax policy, and so much in between. That versatility is what I teach my students every day.
I previously served as the editor of California Real Estate, the official publication of the California Association of Realtors® (C.A.R.). My earlier work as an editorial writer and assistant deputy editor for The Orange County Register, the most respected paper serving California's third largest metro area, prepared me for covering sensitive policy, culture, and trends. In my 13+ years in the media, I have been a contributor to KCET, Fox Business, Realtor Magazine, Robb Report, The Press-Enterprise, The Orange County Register, Florida Realtor, California Real Estate, The Guardian, Scientific American, Times of Israel, Opportunity Lives, and other esteemed publications.
My "day job" takes me to Glendale Community College, where I serve as a full-time journalism instructor and oversee official student publications. Prior to my full-time post, I was honored to serve as an adjunct professor at Glendale Community College and California State University, Northridge in the Greater Los Angeles Area since 2013 and 2014, respectively.
I earned my Master of Arts in Journalism at USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism. I am also a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, receiving my Bachelor of Arts in English with distinguished honors. In 2020, I earned my Doctorate degree in Education Studies from California State University, Northridge. My research focused on student engagement and social media, and seeks to inform the educators of tomorrow on the relationship between the two.
An ambitious person by nature, I've always had dreams that I turned into short- and long-term goals. In the summer of 2019, I published a children's book. A labor of love, this project was something I've always known I would eventually complete.