Professional Experience



M.A.,  Policy Analysis and Evaluation

Stanford University, School of Education, Stanford, CA.  1997


B.A. Political Science & B.A. Sociology (Double Major)

University of California, Los Angeles.  1996


Evaluation & Research Consultant

As an Evaluation & Research Consultant, I contributed to research and program evaluations in education and social services using both qualitative and quantitative data collection methods and analysis. 

I wrote, edited and provided analysis on projects such as:

    • Impact analysis of school-based professional development and capacity-building programs funded by a regional foundation in Florida
    • Longitudinal evaluation of a model school in an urban setting in New Jersey, focusing on the impact of the program on professional development, student learning, and families and the community
Education Resources Group Program Manager

Education Resource Group worked with school systems across the country to improve educational outcomes. My role managed evaluation, documentation, and research projects in education and public service programs including research studies for the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards regarding the impact of the certification process on teaching practices and student learning.

Truman State University Ronald E. McNair Program Coordinator

The McNair Program is designed to prepare undergraduate students for doctoral studies through involvement in research and other scholarly activities. McNair participants are either first-generation college students with financial need, or members of a group that is traditionally underrepresented in graduate education and have demonstrated strong academic potential. 

As the program coordinator, I advised and coordinated activities for first-generation college, low-income and underrepresented ethnic students in matters related to academic progress and graduate school admissions. 

James Madison Middle School Teacher

As a teacher in LAUSD, I was responsible for teaching 6th grade English & social studies and  7th grade English in an ethnically diverse, low-income urban school. It was this role in a challenging environment that furthered my passion and interest in education policy.


“A Preliminary Evaluation of The Academy Project at Lincoln School Annex,” Co-Author.  Princeton, NJ:  Education Resources Group. July 2004.

“Education Initiative/Grants-To-Schools: A Final Evaluation Report for 2001-2004,” Co-Author.  Princeton, NJ:  Education Resources Group.  April 2004.

“New Voices National Fellowship Program Documentation: First Year Findings.” Author.  Princeton, NJ:  Education Resources Group. August 2001.  Presented at the New Voices National Fellowship Program Annual Summer Conference (Washington, D.C.), August 2001.

“National Board for Professional Teaching Standards:  National Board Certified Teachers Survey”, Co-Author.  Princeton, NJ:  Education Resources Group. Spring 2001.

“National Board for Professional Teaching Standards:  Assessors Survey,” Co-Author.  Princeton, NJ:  Education Resources Group. Winter 2001.

“An Evaluation of How Teachers As Scholars Contributes to Learning and Teaching 2000-2001,” Co-Author.  Princeton, NJ:  Education Resources Group.  September 2001. 

“Undergraduate Research Internships and Graduate School Success.” Co-Author, Journal of College Student Development, vol. 42, no. 2, March/April 2001.  Co-Presented at the MO-KAN-NE Mid-America Educational Opportunity Personnel Program (Kansas City, MO), April 2000.

“Stanford Teacher Education Program 1997 Summer School Evaluation Report.” Co-author. Stanford, CA: School of Education, Stanford University. 1997.