I founded Peninsula College Advising programs in 2013 following more than 25 years as an English professor, writing instructor and academic advisor at the high school and college levels. I have served as an academic advisor at Stanford University, worked with students from diverse populations and backgrounds, and gained experience in advising students on financial aid and testing. In addition to college advising, I founded and direct Peninsula Young Writers, a nonprofit organization that has sponsored popular creative writing summer camps since 2005.
College Admissions Counseling Certificate, UCLA Extension (completion March 2016)
PhD in American Literature, Columbia University
Community College Teaching Credential in English and Composition
Secondary Education Teaching Credential in English
BA, English Stanford University
I struggled to write essay on my own for the schools, but I was able to work my main essay written in the workshop into many of the essay responses and am very thankful for the strength it gave my applications.