Teaching

My teaching focuses on sustainable and socially just systems. I bring my unique perspective from agroecology, a transdisciplinary, action-oriented, and participatory approach to the study of sustainable food systems. I have an estimated 8 years of cumulative practice in experiential and project-based undergraduate and popular education. My contributions to undergraduate education at UC Berkeley were recognized in 2017-2018 by an American Cultures Engaged Scholarship award and by a Lecturer Teaching Fellowship. The sections below describe my experience with undergraduate education, as well as my involvement with two projects of popular education.

I co-coordinate the Certificate of Achievement in Urban Agroecology at Merritt College in Oakland. Previously at UC Berkeley, I facilitated engaged, experiential, and project-based learning for 6 semesters and 3 summer terms through Urban Agriculture and Food Justice (ESPM 117). I also taught the Food Systems minor capstone course, Experiential Learning Through Engagement in Food Systems between 2016 and 2018.