Social Science Teacher

Born in San Jose, California but I was raised in Stockton California. I am a first-generation college student. I decided to attend community college at San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton before I transferred to UC San Diego. I was the first graduating class at UC San Diego in the Black Diaspora African American Studies Department, (1 of 2 students for the whole class)I earned my bachelor’s degree in Black Diaspora African American Studies with an Interdisciplinary Focus on the Diasporic experience alongside the African American experience. I also minored in political science. During my undergrad, I conducted research specializing in the Prison Industrial Complex and its correlation to the incarcerated juvenile population. While attending UC San Diego I was awarded the Black History Month Scholarship and the Harriet Tubman Undergraduate Advocacy Award from the UCSD Black Studies Project (BSP).