I have a B.A. in Communcations from CSUF concentrating in Public Relations and an M.A. in Speech Communication from CSUF concentrating in Argumentation and Persuasion and Interpersonal Communication.
I currently teach Business Communcation 201 and 301 at CSUF. In addition, I also teach courses in Small Group Communication, Argumentation & Debate, Interpersonal Communication, and Effective Speaking at El Camino College.
When I am not teaching, I spend my time coaching the El Camino College Forensics Team (currently number one in the nation)! I teach students how to compete in individual platform speaking events and debate rounds.
My main areas of research include argumentation and persuasion. I am specifically interested in compliance gaining in interpersonal relationships.
My career experience includes currently working in HR at a carbide manufacturing tool company in Lawndale. I have also managed a traffic school and worked as a proofreader/editor for a vocational rehabilitation firm.
During my spare time (what is that again?) I enjoy traveling, eating, reading and spending time with my dogs, Ryland & Kyra. My volunteer experience includes writing the Weekly Pet of the Week Column for the Hermosa Beach Easy Reader and PV News. In addition, I volunteer my time with SPARE (Save Pound Animals Through Rescue and Education) where I help place abused and abandoned animals in loving homes.