STAFF & FACULTY DIRECTORY PROFILE
Phone: (510) 577-9100
Started at O'Dowd:
BA in Political Science from UC Berkeley; MS in Counseling, AMFT, and PPS Credential in School Counseling from Cal State East Bay
Why I Teach:
I am a counselor because I love empowering students with the tools they need to be successful inside and outside of the classroom.
Most powerful teaching technique:
Listening, being empathetic, validating students' experiences
Why are the subjects you teach important?:
High school is such an important time as students begin to define who they are and who they want themselves to be. I am excited to support them in that journey as I remember how important my own teachers and counselors were to me.
"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are." Theodore Roosevelt
Fruit Loops are different colors, but they're actually all the same flavor
Recommended visual media:
Schindler's List, Get Out
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell, Educated by Tara Westover, Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Hobbies or outside interests:
Cycling, hiking, watching Cal Football, playing video games.