STAFF & FACULTY DIRECTORY PROFILE
Phone: (510) 577-9100
Started at O'Dowd:
B.A. (Human Biology), Stanford; J.D., UCLA; M.A. (Counseling), St. Mary's College
Why I Teach:
I love helping people (especially kids) find solutions to problems.
Most powerful teaching technique:
Being a good listener, staying calm and maintaining a sense of humor. I'm also big on encouragement.
Why are the subjects you teach important?:
"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take." --Wayne Gretzky
"You can observe a lot by just watching." --Yogi Berra
"Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken" --Warren Buffett
I was a member of a trivia bowl team in college as the Star Trek trivia specialist (trivia about trivia!)
Recommended visual media:
I am drawn to stories in film that are real, heartbreaking and well-directed, such as "Ordinary People," "Witness," "Terms of Endearment" and "Manchester By The Sea." I'm a sucker for a good cry!
Hobbies or outside interests:
skiing, swimming, needlework, food, sailing (new addition!)