What is your favorite lesson to cover and why?
I like to lead Socratic seminars on moral dilemmas. Why? Because unlike old movies, life is not always in black and white. It’s gray.
What do you hope students take from your classes?
That each person is unique and has a valuable story to share.
What is your favorite project to assign?
The “Mystery Narrative Project” for my class “LA Noir: Studies in Mystery Fiction.”
What has been your favorite teachable moment outside of the classroom?
Touring historic downtown Los Angeles to learn more about the City of Angels and to explore potential settings for mystery stories.
Besides teaching, what other roles do you play on campus?
As a Pandas Explore International Travel Leader, I’ve taken students around the world and out of their comfort zone for enriching experiences.
What is your favorite Immaculate Heart tradition?
Mary’s Day. By honoring Mary, the mother of Jesus, we celebrate all women, everywhere.
What school tradition shows the spirit of the Immaculate Heart school community best?
Welcome Day, the day each lonely freshman discovers hundreds of new friends.
What do you love about the all-girls environment at Immaculate Heart?
The way girls grow into confident young women capable of accomplishing whatever they want in life!
What do you love about Catholic education?
A supportive, welcoming environment where all are respected and accepted for who they are.
What is special about an Immaculate Heart graduate?
Our graduates are passionate individuals who seek to serve others and better this world in whatever endeavors they pursue.
What is something special about working at Immaculate Heart?
My colleagues and I are part of a tight-knit supportive community.
What advice would you give to students looking at Immaculate Heart?
What has been your favorite place to travel?
Kyoto, Japan, where I hiked alone through a pathway of red Torii gates to the summit of Mt. Inari-san. There was a pilgrimage circle around the shrines near the top and an incredible view! It was so memorable. I’m ready to go back.