I found my way to social work after working for many years on community development projects in rural Nicaragua. I am a graduate of Humboldt State’s MSW program (2006), and I have been teaching at Humboldt State since January, 2011. As a CalSWEC student, I have experience working in child welfare services. Currently, I teach field education in addition to working in the community. I am interested in promoting bilingual social work and providing support to students who would like to utilize their language skills in their social work practice.
My professional interests include community development and collaboration. My experience in child welfare made me an advocate of prevention. I am passionate about supporting social workers and others who are providing services in the preferred language of the client. I am also interested in exploring how services can be provided in a way that is respectful of the unique culture of each individual, family, or community.