K-12; Class of 2001 Valedictorian; my mom was my 1st grade teacher; 2006-2008 K-12 substitute teacher and H.S. tennis coach

U.C., Santa Cruz
2001-2005, B.A. Sociology, with Honors; Thesis: …through Transcommunal reparation…
2009-2012 M.A. Education, Equity and Social Justice; Thesis: “Student Resistance as Achievement and Transformation: Exploring New Theoretical Definitions”

My Ongoing Teaching blog

Family Histories and Positionalities

My uncle, Terry Curtis, gives my maternal family’s immigration story to Oakland, CA.
On my paternal side, I am First Generation North American: my father immigrated to Toronto from Dublin, Ireland, and lives there still.